Little Pnuts: filling little hearts with joy

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What kid does not like toys? Even though boxes may still be a favorite, there is that special something about toys that boxes dont’t. Needless to say, my boys love toys. And something that they both love just as much as toys is getting packages in the mail!! This time they got an amazing package from Little Pnuts that blew all of our minds away!

Box opening: Curiosity at its best!J. was awake when the package was delivered and he was so happy about it. He rarely gets to be the one to open any packages but this time he did and he was quite happy about it…even though he is as serious as serious gets (both my boys got that from their dad).

 

What is Little Pnuts?

Little Pnuts is a quarterly subscription box service that feature only the best toys out there. Toys that are organic, ecologically friendly, handmade, made of natural materials and sustainably made.

Little Pnuts has four special deliveries: September, December, March, and June. Each month costs $25. That would make it a grand total of $240 a year…a year full of toys that will not only entertain your child, but toys that will help increase his/her creative and imaginative play. And to be honest, $25 a month is not bad, specially since if you were to buy the toys in every monthly box separately it would be way more expensive.

 

Little Pnuts: Preschool March

Time to play!

We got to review Litte Pnuts’ Preschool box for the month of March which contained:

  • Plan Toys Shape Sorter Puzzle $20
  • Mini Construction Vehicles
  • Hape Lacing Pony $10.90
  • Haba Orchard Card Game $9.99

 

Little Pnuts Preschool: Shape Sorter Puzzle

Shape Sorter PuzzleIt feels that, somehow, Little Pnuts was able to read my boys’ minds. Instantly, as soon as the toys came out of the box, J. went straight for the Shape Sorter Puzzle. This little boy is a pro at puzzle building. Ever since we got an iPad (over a year ago) this boy has been playing with puzzles.

I didn’t even have to say anything, as soon as the pieces were out of the box he was right on top of it. In a matter of minutes all the pieces were where they belonged. But still…

Oh so frustrating!…once the big pieces came into play frustration showed its face (and he looks so cute when frustrated, pout and all).

I simply explained what to do with it and then his smile came back.

 

Little Pnuts Preschool: Mini Construction Vehicles

Mini Construction VehiclesBoth my boys love cars so it was no surprise that a fight would erupt over who will be sovereign of the Mini Construction Vehicles. I guess boys will be boys, specially when there are cars involved.

A. thinks that every single car that makes it into our house is his. Thankfully they have been very good at sharing.

Mini Construction Vehicles

Little Pnuts Preschool: Lacing Pony

Lacing PonyThis little pony gave us all a headache. Even though it is geared towards 3+ year old children it is tougher that it looks; specially the legs! A. gave it a try a couple times but all the strings got all tangled and then he gave up. After all there were cars in the package, right?!

J. gave it a try as well. But he was more interested on stringing the beads. the next day after we opened the package he would walk around the house holding all 4 strings.

Even I got to lace the pony. It took me a bit, but once you master it then it is pretty easy.

 

Little Pnuts Preschool: Orchard Card Game

Haba Orchard Card GameI have never seen this little boy enjoy a game so much! The premise of the Orchard game is so simple it is super easy to grasp: all the players have to harvest all the fruit before the raven reaches the orchard.

We got to try this game just as Grandma got home to hang out with us. Each player gets their own card with a bunny and its basket. Each player then rolls a dice, if you roll a color side then you pick a fruit card; if you roll a basket then you get to pick up any two cards you want. If you roll the raven then it gets to move one step closer to the orchard (cards lined up in the middle).

The idea is to harvest all the fruit before the raven makes it to the orchard.

It was so much fun!! A. would have the greatest reactions to this game. If anyone got to harvest a fruit he would yell and celebrate and if anyone rolled a raven he would be so devastated. It got so loud that I ended up with a headache! But it was amazing seeing him having so much fun!

 

Little Pnuts: Imagine. Create. Play.

All in all, Little Pnuts is a great subscription box; the best I have seen so far. Not only will your kids get to look forward to what the next box will have but you can rest assured that these toys are not only safe but that they also increase your child’s imaginative and creative skills. And to me there is no better thing that that! Just seeing my boys master something new fills my heart!

 

 

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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

25 Comments
  • Alisha Kostiuk
    April 8, 2013

    I have never heard of this before, We love subscription boxes. It is like Christmas monthly for the kids. So fun to see them so excited.

  • Kristyn
    April 8, 2013

    i have never heard of this box before but it looks like a wonderful one i will have to try out 🙂

  • Natalie Z
    April 8, 2013

    We always seemed overwhelmed with toys, but mostly toys bought at birthday parties or holidays that they don’t often play with or don’t inspire creativity or education. This sounds like such a great idea! Sounds like it’s time for us to start donating some more toys 😉

    • Sofia
      April 8, 2013

      I am all about toys that inspire creativity and imagination. These were a hit!! Little Pnuts is definitely a must try 🙂

  • April Wray
    April 8, 2013

    I have never heard of this! Interesting idea! Thanks for the review. I will be looking into this for my nieces.

  • Healy Harpster
    April 8, 2013

    I agree! Paying $25.00 per month for educational toys is not that much, it’s worth it… I liked this idea, thank’s!

  • Kristy - Savvy and Sassy
    April 8, 2013

    These would be perfect for my 2 1/2 year old daughter who is starting pre-school soon!

  • Brittany @ The Domestic Geek
    April 8, 2013

    This looks like a great subscription box!

  • Nickida
    April 8, 2013

    I have a question your total says $240 a year, but are you paying $25 twelve times? If so I am getting $300 a year.

    • Sofia
      April 8, 2013

      You can either go month-to-month or get the full year, which would save you $60. Pretty neat if I may say so myself 🙂

  • Heather McD
    April 8, 2013

    I have never seen this subscription service before. That is really cool that they only send organic, homemade, and natural toys.

  • Annabelle
    April 8, 2013

    You had me at natural and sustainable! I would have loved this for my daughter at preschool age. I’ll pass this along to my mother friends of younger kiddos!

  • Rosey
    April 8, 2013

    These look fantastic (all of them!) and you’re right, boxes are fun, but the toys are too. 🙂

  • Amber Edwards
    April 8, 2013

    This might actually be the first subscription box that I could enjoy! I love those toys! They are fantastic for developmental growth.

  • amber whitehead
    April 8, 2013

    I love the lacing car that one’s pretty cool . we have lacing farm animals but I think my son would like the car better.

  • JDaniel4's Mom
    April 8, 2013

    What a great idea! This would make a wonderful gift!

  • amber whitehead
    April 8, 2013

    I need to look for the shape sorting puzzle. What a great educational tool.

  • Alaina Bullock
    April 8, 2013

    This is the first I have heard of this, but what a great idea! I cannot wait until my niece is old enough!

  • Nicole w/ Mama to 4 Blessings
    April 8, 2013

    I have never heard of this brand before, sounds great for my little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  • Andrea Kruse
    April 8, 2013

    Love the wooden toys! I can’t find items like that locally and a subscription service is a great treat for everyone in the family. I will have to give this service a try. My kids would love it. One question, the boxes are not monthly? You listed special boxes? Just curious if that means they have more or it is only delivered those months?

  • Dee from MadameDeals
    April 8, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, glad to discover this brand.

  • Kayla @ TheEclecticElement
    April 8, 2013

    It still amazes me how many subscription services are popping up lately for everything imaginable! I loved the pictures of your boys in the midst of their playing, especially that cute little frustrated face ^.^

    What a fun package to receive in the mail if you were a little kid!

  • Susan McNeill
    April 9, 2013

    What a great gift idea!!!

  • Rhonda @Laugh Quotes
    April 9, 2013

    I never heard of this toy before, but I can see why your kids love it!

    Thanks for checking out my AtoZ.
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

  • Jennifer
    April 10, 2013

    looks like kids would have a lot of fun with these! id love to give one to my little cousin!