Christmas is over, presents have been opened. We are all sitting around enjoying the rest of the year and reflecting on what was hopefully a lovely holiday season. We know that presents aren’t the true meaning of Christmas, but they can definitely be fun!
What was your child’s FAVORITE gift this year? After all is said and done, what has gotten the most use so far?
His other gifts probably would be getting much more attention if he hadn’t gotten something so perfect for him!
If you have been following Little Prince Leopold on any platform, you will know about his serious love for his animals. If you look closely in almost any photo, he is clutching one or two animals in his hands. We had a wild animal themed birthday party, and his bedroom is all decked out with an animal theme.
This kid loves animals.
Since he loves his ‘amimals’ so much, I took a leap and reached out to the company that makes these awesome toys, Terra. I didn’t think they would even get back to me! We found these toys at Target and I just assumed it was a big brand with no time for ‘little people’. I was so wrong!
Terra was quick to respond and happy to send over their wooden horse barn, and a huge box full of horses.
I had been telling my family that I wanted to get him this barn for his ‘big gift’ this year since he is so into animals. We try to keep a tight budget, so I wasn’t sure we would be able to make it happen this year, so getting this barn was the biggest blessing!
On Christmas morning, Leopold was so thrilled to come downstairs and see his new barn and horses waiting for him. He immediately started playing and it was hard to get him to care about anything else after that! We left after breakfast to visit family and of course we had to fill up his little backpack with his new animals to take with us.
Since we have been back home, his new barn has been the focal point of his playtime. He loves filling up the stalls with all of his animals and creating stories with them.
I love this brand and all of their toys because they encourage imaginative play. These toys are simple, realistic, and easy to cart around. They don’t get moldy if he wants to take them in the bath (which he does). They don’t get ruined if we accidentally leave one in the yard (which we have). The animals don’t break easily when dropped, either.
We are almost to the point where we have all of the animals they have to offer. I’m sure it won’t take long to get there! I’m currently battling with whether or not to just clean out all of his other toys and have his animals be the focus. He rarely plays with anything else!
The barn itself took me about an hour to put together by myself. It wasn’t too difficult, just a lot of pieces, and I’m a stickler for reading the directions. The instructions were very easy to understand. Every single piece was labeled with stickers that matched up with the diagrams in the booklet. There were a couple parts that I had to get help from my husband with, however. And one bit that could have used a screwdriver. All in all it wasn’t terrible to assemble.