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Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Each month as a Guidecraft Educator’s Blogger team member, I get very excited to be able to introduce you to a wonderful new toy from Guidecraft. The Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes ($44.95) is recommended for children ages 2 and up and features a set of 28 wooden farm barns and critters. There are six wooden barns in green, blue, purple, red, orange and yellow with coordinating farm animals such as adorable geese, chickens, cows, pigs, a horse and sheep.

Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes Review

What I appreciate most about the Guidecraft brand and this product in particular is that each toy is designed to be fun and yet it is educational too. The Barnyard Activity Boxes help children practice valuable learning skills such as counting, shape-sorting, color-matching and sequencing while having lots of fun at the same time. Each barn features the coordinating animal on one side with a shape-cutout on the opposite door and a barn door with elastic hinges making it easy for little children to manipulate and open. The color-coordinating Acrylic panel is a neat feature which lets children who is living inside each barn. This set is durably designed and the perfect size for children as each barn measures 3.5”w x 3.25”d x 4.25”h.

Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes Review

Parents or teachers can refer to the Activity Guide that is included with this Barnyard Activity Boxes set which gives ideas for interacting with your child as they learn colors, counting and sorting. I especially love that children can also uses this set for role playing and imaginative play which is a very important part of child development in my opinion. After completing a few learning activities with your child, just enjoy sitting back and watch them using their creativity.

Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes Review

You are invited to visit Guidecraft to learn more about the Barnyard Activity Boxes and to browse the entire line of high quality toys. Guidecraft has lots of great holiday gift ideas for children of all ages and the toys are sure to be a hit.

Don’t miss out on your chance to enter to win the Guidecraft Barnyard Activity Boxes set by visiting my fellow Guidecraft blogger, MommyPR who is hosting a fabulous giveaway for this toy!

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Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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