Mega Bloks First Builders {review and giveaway}

by Jennifer Donovan

Building toys are pretty awesome. Toys that appeal to younger preschoolers and toddlers and are made so that they can play independently are even better. The Mega Bloks First Builders line is targeted to ages 1 to 5, and they are fun, age-appropriate, and inspire imaginative play.

I don’t have preschoolers anymore, but I knew that my sister-in-law had the perfect test-group for these toys. My nieces are 1 1/2, 3 1/2, and 7 years old. Her two younger daughters loved these toys from the first time they opened the boxes, and three weeks later they are still providing lots of entertainment.

In fact, her daughters fight over who gets to play with what. No one likes all that sibling bickering, but when they are fighting over a toy, it’s actually a pretty cool thing, because there’s nothing worse than toys that immediately become brightly colored clutter.

A lot of building toys are trying to reach the girl market. You’ve seen them with the pinks and purples. The Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess line does that. These don’t have as many pieces to build, but do have a lot of creative play options. Shortly after being introduced to the Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess 3-Story Enchanted Castle, my 3-year-old niece moved all her princesses in.

I think it’s great that more “girly” colors can possibly open the door to building activities, but don’t think that just because it’s pink, your girl won’t play with it. The most coveted toy is Sonny School Bus. My first thought is that it’s perfectly priced for all those birthday parties!

Speaking of imagination and cross-play value, did you know that Sonny the bus driver doubles as a prince? Yep, he does.

I’m so glad my nieces have gotten to enjoy these toys, and I’m thrilled to offer this fantastic prize pack (pictured above)  to one of you, U.S. shipping addresses only. It’s provided by Mega Bloks and is valued at $100.

Just follow the instructions below to enter. Confused? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter! The giveaway will close on September 28.

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Jennifer Donovan misses her children’s preschool years, but is happy to have nieces and nephews she can watch grow up. She was happy to be able to pass her review samples along to them to enjoy and thanks Mega Bloks for them. She manages 5 Minutes for Books and blogs at Snapshot.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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