The International Toy Fair in New York is just a couple of weeks away and my email is full of invitations to special events for attendees. I just can’t wait. I’ll have things to write about for the next year! As a warm up I want to do a few product reviews in the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first.
The trunki is a combination ride-on toy and sturdy children’s suitcase. (Perfect for overnight visits to Grandma’s house). It took Zach two seconds to use it as a ride-on and then we showed him that it was also a suitcase. Young children love containers that carry things. He put his shoes in the Trunki and closed it up. It’s a good thing we saw him or he would have gone home barefoot!
Grandparents – for some of us Melissa and Doug is not a familiar brand name. Melissa and Doug was founded 23 years ago by Melissa and Doug. That’s the name of the owners – not “characters.” Melissa and Doug have 6 kids of their own and they know their toys. Their philosophy is to make classic toys that help children develop their imagination. When you see their whole line, you can see that they are true to this philosophy. They specialize in high quality toys. M&D have a full line including food play, classic, puzzles, arts and crafts, games, trains, puppets, stuffed animals, and more.
Take my word for it, All parents know the Melissa and Doug line. It can be a little pricey and since sometimes grandparents get to make “special purchases" you may want to become familiar with Melissa and Doug. They are sold everywhere from ToysRUS to upscale specialty stores and online at Amazon and at Melissa and Doug’s own website. You can sign up for email specials at the website.
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If you’d like a trunki click below to see it at Amazon.com