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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Educational Toys Planet: Gradient Sorter review!

I am really excited to tell all of my readers about an amazing website they may not know about. Educational Toys Planet is exactly what it sounds like. They have SO MANY different toys that will help my boys and your children learn and develop. I am really impressed by their huge selection of toys. There are so many in the two year old section that I would love to get for Brayden. We received the Gradient Sorter Wooden Learning Toy (Guidecraft brand). It can be found in the shapes and colors section, as well as countless other shape toys. The toy we received is on sale right now. It's originally $29.97, marked down to $21.97 so you save 27%! I love sales. You can get even more!

He was anxious to play with it. He kept grabbing the toy and saying "I want it out" over and over.

 He immediately took it apart and put it back together repeatedly.

Getting creative.

About the sorter: Match, sort, stack! The Gradient Sorter Wooden Learning Toy by Guidecraft gives your toddlers everything they need to explore shapes, colors and construction fun. Featuring a unique nesting design, this set from Educational Toys Planet allows your child to match together circles, squares, ovals and triangles. Guidecraft’s Gradient Sorter Wooden Learning Toy includes a smooth wooden tray and 12 colorful shape blocks that can be nested together or stacked up high. The entire set is made from eco-friendly rubberwood and stained with low VOC aniline dyes. Guidecraft’s durable toddler activity set also meets the highest safety standards, making it perfect for all young children. Enhance your motor skills and problem solving skills while having tons of fun. Start sorting away! Age: 2 years+ Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.25 x 2.45 inches. Skills: Color and Size Recognition, Shape Sorting, Manipulative Skills, Hand/Eye Coordination, Thinking Skills

What we thought: Right away he wanted to play with the sorter. He LOVES solving puzzles, sorting, stacking, naming colors and shapes. This was the perfect toy for him to do that with. I love that the toy is made from wood and dyed safely. One negative is something that Rj said, which is that all of the color transitions of the blocks make sense except the orange. It goes from orange to really red, not a darker orange. I don't mind that but maybe it could be confusing for an older child? Regardless, we love the toy! It's perfect for Brayden and I know Lincoln will enjoy it in the future. It's a perfect toy to help develop motor skills.

Their site is extremely easy to use. You can narrow it down by age. It makes it really simple to find the perfect toy for your little one. You can also narrow it down by interest or price. They even have free shipping for orders over $75. I am absolutely getting Christmas and birthday presents for my boys from Educational Toys Planet. They have gift certificates as well. ;) You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. They also have a email newsletter that you can sign up for to get coupons and news.

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.


  1. Love the look of this toy! I am a sucker for wooden toys, especially aesthetically pleasing ones that are great for development. Thanks for the review!

  2. It's a really great toy. I absolutely recommend it. The website has many more like it, Of course! I love sharing products with everyone!

  3. Thanks for that review! I'm going to keep that brand in mind for when my baby gets older!

  4. I love that there are so many different levels of development that kiddos can use with this toy. It is definitely a toy that will grow with a child unlike traditional stackers.

  5. Exactly! That's why I love this toy. There are so many aspects too.


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