Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: HABA Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game


It's mid-afternoon here and there is silence in my household. On Vivian's part, the quiet is because she is asleep, but Ethan's wide awake and playing contentedly in his room. And he has been playing in there with the same toy for almost 30 minutes now, which is a very long period of time for an energetic four-year-old! The toy that's captured his attention is the HABA Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game. Here's a bit about this toy, from its website:



A special moment for small lovers of color! The colored pegs and rings offer many different plug in variations. The rings can also be piled up on the pegs. The stacking game is ideal for free play. Material: 32 parts and pegging board made of beech wood.
The pegs, board and rings are made of beech wood and are stained with a non-toxic water-based stain.  When I first took the toy out of the box, I was impressed by how sturdy everything is.  The rings, peg and board are all very solidly made. This is definitely the type of toy that will last for a long time- no disposable, flimsy pieces here!  The pegs and rings are a nice size, and are easy for my kids to grasp and play with. 

In addition to being a high-quality toy in its construction, I really like the versatility of this toy.  When my husband saw it, he asked "what exactly are you supposed to do with it?", to which I responded "whatever you want!" It's been interesting to watch Vivian and Ethan play with this toy, since they play with it in very different ways. Vivian likes to line up the pegs and make towers, while Ethan tends spend his time pretending that the pieces are trains, or asking me to mix up the colors so that he can put the matching pieces back together on the board. It's a toy that gives the kids the chance to use their imaginations and make up their own games, which is great.
Ethan

Vivian and her beloved Panda play with the pegs and rings

Vivian builds a tower
Even though this toy lacks the bells and whistles of many of my kids' toys, it's a toy that my kids have been asking for frequently since it arrived, and they've been really enjoying their playtime.  If you're looking for a toy that's bright, colorful and makes your child use his/her imagination, check the Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game out!

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Disclosure: I received this game from Maukilo to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

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