Austin Lloyd March 2014 – 2 – 3 Year Old – Children – Toy Subscription Box
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Austin Lloyd is a subscription box for children newborn to age 3. Each month, your child gets 4-5 educational toys and at least 1 book. The toys are bpa and phthalate free and they are unique, high end toys, that you will not find at most stores. You will never get toys with batteries. The toys are also chosen to improve fine motor and cognitive skills. Each box is designed for the play level of the child. Austin Lloyd has a breakdown of child development on their website. You choose the play level that fits best for you child.
The box is $49.99 a month, but you can choose to go every other month too. Austin Lloyd also has a donation feature. Once you are done with the toys, and are ready to get rid of them, Austin Lloyd will send you a prepaid shipping label. You mail the toys back, and they will donate them to their partnering charities.
My youngest son has been getting Austin Lloyd for a few months, and we really love it. I love using Austin Lloyd to gather birthday presents for T. Since T is my second child, it is harder to buy for him, as we have so many toys from my first. I think it's important for T to have new toys and not just hand me downs. Austin Lloyd sends great unique toys and books. All of them have been well received by T. I still have some held back for his birthday this week, and I am excited to for him to see all his great toys.
Cost: 1 Month $49.99
3 Months $ 49.99 per month
6 Months: $44.99 per month
Play Levels: 0-5 Months
What's in the box? Each month, or every other month, your child get 4-5 educational toys and at least 1 book. You will get unique, high end toys that are not typically sold in retail chains. All the toys are designed to improve fine and cognitive motor silks. The toys will ever have batteries. The overall value of the box will also be greater than what you pay.
When will I get my box? Subscribe by the end of the month, to get the next month's box. Boxes ship the 3rd week of the month.
How do I cancel? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel
Again, Austin Lloyd‘s presentation is unmatched. There is a top tray that lifts out, that is wrapped in a ribbon. All the information cards are in an envelope with the age written on the outside. There is also a personalized name tag on the box.
The first toy I saw was by Hape. Hape is one of my favorite toy brands. They have great unique toys.
Information Cards: Austin Lloyd includes information cards about each items. The theme for this month is “Farm Fun”. They also give some inside about development. This is what Austin Lloyd says about this month “Sorting toys- putting cars in the one basket and balls in another, is one way that your toddler is solving problems using thinking skills. You may also see her try one puzzle piece in different spaces, or turn it around to see if it fits. Your child is now also using tools (like a stick) to solve problems (how to reach a toy under the couch.” This was pretty accurate about T (24 months).
Hape Farm Animals Block Puzzle $14.18: Six sided puzzle encourages kids to recreate familiar farm friends. Once they figure out one animal, there are five more to try. This toy also works on problem solving and fine motor skills. This is a toy T will enjoy. He loves trying to do puzzles and seeing where things go.
Janod Dominos $24.99: These dominoes are two sided and wooden. They have dots for traditional dominoes on one side and pictures of farm things on the other. T can use these to match pictures, dots, stack them or make them fall down. This is a new brand for me and I like the quality of this toy.
Hape Farrn Animals Peg Puzzle $9.65: This is a super cute puzzle from Hape. There are pictures under each piece, which makes it easier for T to complete.
Bizzy Bear Fun on the Farm $6.29 Introducing Bizzy Bear, the busiest bear on the block! With chunky sliders to push and pull, these robust little board books are perfect for active toddlers. Rich in visual detail and with touches of humor, they are set to become firm favorites in the family library. Bizzy Bear's off to lend a hand on the farm. Toddlers can help him count the ducks, feed the goats, and f ind the eggs before he waves bye-bye.
Our family loves books. This is a very sturdy book that has interactive features. T can pull and slide different elements to show pictures.
This is an inside peek at the pictures. I love the illustrations and the interactive elements.
Pig Wacky Wash Mit $5.95: This is a cute wash mit that can be used as a puppet during bath. We played with this tonight during bath time, and T was amazed.
Final Thought: The total value of this box, using Amazon prices, was $61.06. I paid $50.00 for this box and I would have bought everything in this box, if I ran across it. I love everything. My favorite item is the dominoes, because there are so many ways to use them. Austin Lloyd would make a great gift for any little boy or girl. I like that you can alter your subscription to every other month. I like stocking up for birthday or Christmas presents with this box. If you want to sign up for Austin Lloyd, click HERE.
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