I wish An African Salad’s Busy Box had been around when my kids were babies and toddlers. The Busy Box is like the ultimate baby and toddler toy, if you have this, you need NO other toy for your toddler, it’s utterly fabulous and guaranteed to keep your toddler busy for HOURS!
An African Salad – Supplier of all things beautiful
And clever too! An African Salad has a smorgasbord of beautiful, practical and diverse gifts and exciting products. Their aim is to create beautiful products that can contribute to real change in Africa. They want to help build social awareness of our magnificent continent and people while adhering to a ‘local is lekker’ policy. From Africa, for Africa and about Africa.
There’s an online store too
Geared towards kids, ladies and gents’ apparel, gifts and décor. They test all the products to ensure quality and safety which enables them to bring you a range of beautifully curated quality goods. You can visit their online store here.
The Busy Box
Has to be the cleverest toddler toy I’ve yet to see!
The Busy Box is handmade made from recycled, eco-friendly wood and painted with washable (WINNING) non-toxic, lead-free water based paint.
Guaranteed to keep your toddler busy for hours
While they learn important skills too. Push, pull, zip, fasten, manoeuvre a car around a track, open doors, switch lights on, and tie shoe laces. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful Busy Box, which has numerous activities to help them explore and learn the how-to of everyday tasks – all in one place!
Developmental Benefits of the Busy Box
Developed in consultation with a host of childhood development experts, including parents, teachers, occupational therapists and play therapists, the Busy Box promises the following developmental benefits:
- Build Fine Motor Skills: There are two main types of motor skills your child develops – fine motor and gross motor skills. Gross motor skills deal with the coordination of large muscle groups and are responsible for activities like running, walking, balancing etc.
Fine motor skills are those that require the ability to use and coordinate small muscle groups, which are important for writing, colouring, tying shoe laces, buttoning and zipping – among other things. The Busy Box encourages natural curiosity and investigative skills, while helping your child to develop his/her fine motor skills and coordination.
- Through actively using their senses, it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways. This leads to a child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks and supports cognitive growth, language development, gross motor skills, social interaction and problem solving skills.
- Developing and enhancing memory
- Having loads of fun both independently as well as in a group, without relying on others for happiness and entertainment. It also helps to build self-confidence and social independence which enables children to feel comfortable in any situation.
The Busy Box is available exclusively online at An African Salad and retails for R2499!
Want to win one?
An African Salad are hosting a competition right here on my blog where you can win a Busy Box for your busy bee! Simply complete the Rafflecopter entry form below to be eligible to win.
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T’s & C’s
- You need to be residing in South Africa.
- The prize will be couriered directly to the winner at our expense.
- The prize may not be redeemable for cash or exchanged for anything else.
- The giveaway will end on Friday 18th August 2017 at 15h00, and the winner will be notified via social media.
- If you have not claimed your prize within 5 working days, a new winner will be randomly selected.
- I reserve the right to disqualify suspicious, spam or invalid entries
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