Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Felt Tales by Babalu, Inc.

A felt story board is not a new concept in toys. In fact, it's anything but new, it's a classic. I remember being a young girl playing for hours during "quiet time" with a felt doll that I could dress up and change her clothes. When I think about it, I think my mom might have even hand made it for me.

This classic toy is making a big comeback thanks to a company that recognizes that kids using their imaginations is a good thing - Babalu, Inc.

I'm happy to introduce to you all FeltTales. FeltTales is a fun, open ended felt toy that is perfect for quiet times, travel time, or even improvisational story time.

Each storyboard is made from at least 19 movable felt pieces to arrange and play with. We're loving the "Pups in the Park" and also think Riding School and Noah's Ark look pretty fun too!

As a parent, I highly recommend Felttales as a perfect gift for holiday season. A few reasons I love them - no batteries, no annoying sound effects, promotes creativity and can store/travel easily.

Recommended for the +3 crowd, I also love that both my 5 year old and 2 (with my supervision) year old wants play with it.

FeltTales by Babalu, Inc. are reasonably priced at $19.95 each, making them a great gift for this holiday season.

WIN ONE! Thanks to the very generous folds at Babalu, Inc. - we have one FeltTale to give away to a lucky Simple Reader. To be entered, visit Babalu Inc, look around, and come back here letting us know your favorite toy or FeltTale in their shop! Sorry - this giveaway is only open to US shipping address.

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Winner will be randomly chosen and announced November 7, 2009. Good Luck!

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92 comments:

  1. The "day at the aquarium" felt set would be perfect for my son. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I love the riding school! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  3. We are very into princesses around here so the Cinderalla one would be perfect!

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  4. SO cute! I was planning on making my own at some point but these are way cuter than anything I could make! I would love the Noah's Ark one although Christopher would prolly like the farm one LOL :)

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  5. This is my favorite - FeltTales - Pretty Princess.

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  6. tweet @JalapenoMama
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  7. LOVE the pups in the park one!

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  8. "Busy day on the farm" would definitely fill the need for my son's Christmas gift. He loves farm animals, most especially cows. :) Good thing we're moving to the country soon!

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Heroes to the Rescue or Noah's Ark. Super cute!!

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  10. All of the princess themed ones are adorable. My daughter is into princesses right now.

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  11. These would make great gifts!!! The "happy tails" looks like a lot of fun! I'm sure kids of all ages would enjoy this too!

    phgeerlings @ gmail

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  12. How fun! I love the "pups in the park" one because of the bigger pieces on it. And dogs are just so dag-on cute. My little girl would love to do this with my help!

    aaclampitt@gmail.com

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  13. I love the Noah's Ark and Busy Day on the Farm ones!! My daughter would have so much fun with these!!!

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  14. "Heroes to the Rescue" sounds great for my boys!
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  15. I'm a facebook fan.
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  16. I like Busy Day on the Farm

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  17. I like that the farm set comes with a boy & a girl--perfect for my twins!

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  18. My son will be 4 in December and he loves animals. "Happy Tails" would be perfect for him. Thanks for this giveaway!
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  19. My son would love the Busy Day at the Zoo FeltTale!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. These are fabulous! i have actually been looking for felt boards- i gave up since i could find any that were cute. thanks to you now I have!
    My daughter would love "happy tails" or "riding school". and my son would go crazy over "Dinosaur days"

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  21. Blogged about it here:
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  22. I love them all. Pups in the park is so cute.

    Thanks - Heidi P.

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  23. I really like the FeltTales - Busy Day on the Farm. So fun!

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  24. I am now Facebook fan of Simple.

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  25. I would get the animal friends - these are so cute. I might have to get these for Christmas gifts!

    flanniganmt@yahoo.com

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  26. FeltTales - Busy Day at the Zoo was my favorite.

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  27. My favorite is FeltTales - Busy Day on the Farm. Thanks so much.

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  28. My little granddaughter would love FeltTales Cinderella. It's her favorite story!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  29. I think Busy Day on the Farm looks like it would be fun.

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  30. I like celebrate the jewish holidays

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  31. I like A Day at the Aquarium. Very cute! Thanks!

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  32. I like the FeltTales Busy Day at the Zoo. :)

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  33. My son would love the Felt Tales "Dinosaur Days"!

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  34. I love a Day at the Aquarium. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  35. I love the day at the aquarium set...we live by the ocean and love all things water

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  36. I really like the "Busy Day on the Farm" set!

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  37. The "Busy Day On The Farm" is my favorite. Thanks for the reminder of felt boards.

    wordygirl (at) earthlink [dot] net

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  38. I'm a new follower via MyYahoo.

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  39. FeltTales - A Day at the Aquarium is my favorite.

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  40. I LIKE PUPS IN THE PARK
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  41. The Happy Happy Birthday looks great. I know this would make the perfect gift for my daughter's birthday.

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  42. I like the riding school.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  43. I like the Busy Day At The Zoo one.

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  44. i would choose the Busy Day on the Farm
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  45. fan on facebook
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  46. i'm a follower
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  47. I would love the FeltTales - Pretty Princess for my daughter! Thanks!!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  48. Very cute-I think I would choose ridiing the school bus.
    Thank you-
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  49. Fun, thanks! I would pick the Noah's Ark set!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  50. I like the Busy day on the farm.
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  51. I like the day at the farm one.

    jessicaannewilde at gmail.com

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  52. I like the Cinderella Felt Tales. Thanks
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  53. FeltTales - Busy Day on the Farm would be my favorite. Love the different themes.

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  54. I love the Happy Tails felt set!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  55. I think my daughter would like the Busy Day on the Farm the most.
    edyta_c01@yahoo.com

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  56. My Grandson would love Heroes to the rescue!

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  57. I like the FeltTales - Busy Day on the Farm.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  58. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/11/httpwwwsimple-momreviewscom200910felt.html

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  59. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/5506830915

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  60. facebook fan - gloria mckellar

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  61. I think my son would be very into Dinosaur Days

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  62. FeltTales - A Day at the Aquarium
    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. The set which I would choose is the-FeltTales - Heroes to the Rescue!!
    $19.95. Thank you for having this giveaway.
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  64. I tweeted-http://twitter.com/litefoot873/status/5509627024
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  65. My son would love the Heroes to the Rescue set.Thanks!

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  66. I like the Noah's Ark Themed best.
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    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  67. Facebook Fan

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  68. "A Day At The Zoo" looks colorful and the animals are adorable! My "almost 3" year old granddaughter loves to go to the zoo and would love this!
    kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I think my son would like the Felt Tales Pirates at Shipwreck Cove. These are great!

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  70. Blogged here:
    http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/11/saturdays-last-chances.html

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  71. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/iloveagiveaway/status/5519541681

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  72. The Ridng School is so cute and our little girl would love it because she loves horses.

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  73. I like the "Cinderella" Felt Tales. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I like the "busy day on the farm" :)
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  75. I'm now a follower of SIMPLE. Thanks!

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  77. I became a Facebook fan.

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  78. I love the Noah's Ark FeltTale!

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