Thursday, October 6, 2011

Music is a big thing at my house!  Not only do my husband and I love it, but all of our kids do as well, and none more than Lil Man and Lil Diva.  image

A couple of Christmases ago Lil Man received a drum set from Santa, I’m still trying to figure out why Santa let  that happen, and he played that drum set every single day, three hundred million times a day until it eventually fell apart (no, I didn't  have anything to do with that—even though I may have secretly plotted it several times before it happened).  The drum set was just the start of Lil Man, and eventually Lil Diva’s love affair with all things music…especially instruments.

Over the years I’ve bought several keyboards for my children, most they grew bored with almost immediately and some broke before the terrible two ever had a chance to become bored.  I had never had any luck with a keyboard for Lil Man and Lil Diva until I came across B. Toys!

If you have little ones and you’ve never heard of B. Toys—you’re going to love this!

About B. Toys:

B. ready for the unexpected.

You’re right. The colors are a little different.

We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how things are supposed to be.

Instead, we create toys that inspire individuality.

The designs don’t line up with mathematical precision.

The look, feel and function are inspired by the world around us. By our children’s faces. Our dreams. Our own childhoods. Our travels. By Peruvian textiles and New England foliage. By a pretty bar of soap that gave us a moment of delight.

Our process? Part joy. Part love. Part mischief. Part serendipity.

You’ll notice even our packaging feels a little different, both in your hands and to the Earth. We try to make life easier for moms and dads whenever possible. And our commitment to children goes well beyond the one chasing his sister around the house with one of our drumsticks.

At the end of the day, our goal is to be bigger than a toy company.

We want to be a voice to children that says it’s okay to be curious, to be pensive, to be loud, to be happy and sad all at the same time, to be generous, to be afraid, to be quiet, to be wild, to be fun, to be open, to be scientific, to be poetic, to be giddy, to be serious, to be smart, to be free, to be you.
Just B. Just you. B. you.

When you go online to B. Toys’ website you immediately know that you are not on your average toy store’s website—there’s something different, something unique about B.—and you know it instantly!  I love that B. is all about fostering a children’s imagination, curiosity, and creativity—as a parent there it’s comforting to know that there are still brands out there that believe in the simple things!

We had the chance recently to review one of the many fabulous toys that B. offers—the Meowsic!  At first glance the Meowsic is enough to illicit an “Awww” out  of nearly anyone, but it’s so much more than its cute exterior! 

The Meowsic is for children 2 to 6 (but believe me when I say that my 9 and 11 year olds had as much fun as my little ones did with this keyboard) and is a keyboard with cutest and lots of attitude!

Remember, Mozart may have been playing piano by the age of three, but he never mastered being you!image

Meowsic Features
  • 5 instruments & 5 rhythm sounds
  • 20 familiar songs
  • 7 witty kitty songs
  • Retractable sing-along mic
  • Lyrics included
  • Control volume, beat & tempo
  • B. forgetful. Meowsic purrs itself off with an auto-off feature!

And since I always believe that seeing is truly believing I thought I’d share a couple of videos of the Meowsic in action.  The first is Lil Diva showing off her keyboard playing skills and the second is me giving a little more in depth demonstration…enjoy!

Now, is that not the cutest keyboard that you’ve ever seen?  I have a feeling that B. Toys will be THE place to shop for unique, creative, inspiring children’s toys this holiday season!  Trust me when I say that your child WILL love this and that you will love B. Toys!  You can buy the Meowsic (and so many other fabulous toys from B.) @ Target and at select specialty stores (you can find a complete list at the B. Toys website!

* We received the Meowsic to facilitate our review—all opinions expressed are our own and were not influenced by the sponsor.  Truth is, I would have blogged  about this keyboard had B. Toys not sent it to me because it is SO darn cute!*


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