I'm excited to share my discovery of Rubbabu, an awesome toy collection that kids and the environment love. I'm going to show you items I tested and the ones I still want!
My mother-in-law has a bin of toys she keeps at her condo for when the boys come over. To be honest, some of the toys are hack jobs such as an oatmeal canister; but, others are the real deal. In fact, one of them is a timeless, fan-favorite of all 3 grandkids: Rubbablox Building Blocks.
It wasn’t until I was matched up with Rubbabu on a marketing site called Hubba.com that I realized its importance. This brand was award-winning for its natural rubber foam toys that are eco-friendly, biodegradable, hand-made, ethically produced, simple yet imaginative, super soft like velvet, and safe for all ages.
In exchange for an honest review, Rubbabu hooked me up with a set of 7 toys I chose based on my kids’ ages and interests. Their catalog was extensive and very stimulating , making it hard to choose what we wanted; but, here is the list of products that we finally decided upon and then received to test. ps. The videos can be found on my Instagram.
Ah, exercise. It doesn’t hurt to start early with healthy influences. So now along with serving up fruits and veges, I can hand them over some light-weight dumbbells to lift and lunge. All 3 kids had a riot playing with these and feeling like they were doing what mom and dad do at the gym.
My youngest son had to endure watching his big brothers play in a baseball little league program this past spring/summer. He was always grumpy about not being able to participate with them – even though he’s only 15 months. Thankfully, the consolation prize of holding his own plush bat and ball was enough to make him a bit more patient and happy!
I tried all summer to get my kids to join a local drama camp. To put it mildly, they were not into it. To my surprise, the first thing they did with this set of toys was create a play with a background set and all; go figure.
Once the theater activity described above had ended, I later found some of the characters hiding out in our Calico Critter house. The boys had said that they were staying for a visit.
The highlight of our summer was visiting a bowling alley with our family, aunt, and grandma. We spent 2 hours rolling the ball down the lane … sometimes with bumpers and rollers and other times without them. It was super nostalgic and quite fun so we agreed to make it an annual outing. Meanwhile, a more cost effective and accessible way to enjoy the game was with our new toy bowling set. As you can see, our runners make great lanes!
There is nothing more simple and yet strategic than a classic game of tic-tac-toe. My son and his grandma passed the time of day with multiple rounds of this game. View the video to see if if Xs or Os takes the winning spot!
My kids find this to be a very enjoyable indoor activity. And, so that the pieces don’t get lost in our living room they sometimes play on the stairs so that the pieces stay in one zone … quite creative, if I do say so myself!
While these toys are now very popular in our household and have earned a permanent bin in our toy shelf (partly because the packaging was not super long-lasting), my kids have already begun to curate our next batch of wish list items that will likely arrive as future birthday, holiday, or surprise gifts. Specifically, the big kids want Medieval Knight Swords and Shields and the little kid wants a Fruit/Vegetable Sorter.
Rubbabu is for sure, hands down the first thing I think of now when it’s time to purchase or recommend a gift. And, there is no better time than now as they have just launched a campaign in which they will donate one toy for every one bought on http://rubbabu.com. I'm confident that they have something for every child and will continue a pipeline of innovation that makes me proud. I encourage you to support this growing brand too and follow #LetsGiveRubbabu to see updates of their giving campaign!