HearthSong’s Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving
Putter Pool Game
HearthSong describes itself as being “committed to helping parents follow their instincts to provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings. That’s because at HearthSong, we believe childhood is a vital chapter in life-a special time when children can be occupied with the joy of being children. And, equally importantly, a time when children need to experience as much creative, imaginative play as possible because kids experience so many of life’s first lessons through play. “
They guarantee, as they have since opening in 1983, that each item is carefully selected for its quality, safety, and relevance to your child’s development – and they are steadfast in their commitment to providing you with Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving.
Here’s the real trick though; not only will you feel good about giving the toys from HearthSong, but the kids will love playing with them too. It’s one thing for a toy to be relevant and educational, it’s a whole different story if it is a toy a child deems worth playing with…
HearthSong provides a variety of ways to help you find the perfect gifts too. You can shop by the child’s age, shop by arts & interest, visit their gift center, and more! And trust me, you’ll need to narrow it down because you’ll find page after page, product after product of unique, high quality gifts. Some of my outdoor favorites included the Incred-a-ball (I dare you not to chase this over-sized ball around right behind your kids), the Ace Flyer Teeter-totter which is perfect for up to six kids to play on at once, and the one I can’t wait to try this year the Snow Ball Maker!
For indoor fun I’m hoping the Three-In-One-Doorway-Target-Game will keep the kids entertained on cold weather days, Amloid Krazy Kar Ride-On looks like hours of fun, and the Discovery Space Ship and All-Season Three Story Doll House look like they are ready for entertaining and to ignite your child’s imagination! After quite some time flipping through the Hearth Song website and creating a way-too-long wish list, I decided on the Putter Pool Indoor Game (pictured above).
The Putter Pool Indoor Game, which is a HearthSong exclusive, combines the challenge of golf with the game of pool. Just roll out the green mat (similar to that of the fabric found on a pool table top) in the den, finished basement-any level surface indoors, velcro the rails along the edges, and take turns shooting the balls into the pockets-just like the real thing. The game scores just like pool. It’s a great way to help kids build hand-eye coordination, strategy and family memories. It’s a perfect way to keep the kids entertained on a cold winter’s day…or any day really!
It’s recommended for ages 6 and up, but my four year old, a real summer time mini golf pro, did just fine with this game. The kit includes carbon fiber golf clubs, sixteen golf balls, a green mat and rails. Fully open the dimensions are approximately 65″L x 46″W. You can purchase yours here.
To view all the gifts available at HearthSong, for babies all the way up to twelve and older, visit their website, and don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest products and savings!