Playtime Enrichment with Manhattan Toy’s Fall 2016 Collection {Giveaway}

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Since our sweet 4-month-old boy is our last baby, we’re trying to soak in and savor every new milestone, skill, and smile he throws our way.  I think I could never tire of watching him learn his current skill of grabbing items of interest and inspecting them.  I love seeing his chubby little fingers grasping new objects and turning them over and around, with smiles and looks of awe.  Throughout this stage of discovery, toys that pique his interest and encourage exploration are important to keep around.  The Manhattan Toy Company is one company that I know I can rely on to keep him engaged and learning through play in this and every stage of development.

We already have quite a few of Manhattan Toy’s baby toys in our home (our boys have all loved the Classic Baby Beads!), so we were excited to learn about the Fall 2016 Collection.  Chock full of furry forest friends, noise-making rattles, and innovative teethers, the collection is sure to keep baby’s job of play as enriching as possible.  From the collection, we tried out 3 new toys- Click Clack Ball, Winkel (Red, White, and Blue), and Jellybean Animals.


The Click Clack Ball is just as its name suggests.  It’s a hard, sturdy ball with brightly colored textured loops that click when rotated, plus beads inside the ball that rattle when shaken.  It’s been the perfect toy for floor and tummy time, keeping his interest and encouraging movement and reaching.  I love that it’s easy to clean and while it’s noise-making, it’s not too loud and requires no batteries!


Another of Julian’s tummy time favorites (and probably his favorite toy in general right now!) is the Winkel in Red, White, and Blue.  According to Manhattan Toy, “Winkel™ is our #1 selling teether rattle toy!  Colorful loops made from soft, pliable plastic are easy to grasp and hold, plus caregivers can refrigerate it for a soothing teether. The Winkel teether rattle is a must have gift for teething newborns. Made of pu tubing (polyurethane) this ultimate teething toy does not contain BPA or PVC and meets the CPSC and European requirements for phthalates.”  It has been awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the Special Needs Adaptable Product Award, and most recently, it received the Dr. Toy 2016 Classic Award.


I’m not sure if it’s because the Winkel is so easy for him to hold or that he absolutely loves gumming the tubing, but we don’t leave home without it!  He especially loves when we put it in the refrigerator to help sooth his sore gums.  We highly recommend the Winkel for every teething babe learning to grasp objects, and they have a variety of colors and variations available.


One thing our sweet boy just doesn’t love, though, is his carseat.  I’ll be the first to admit that we’re probably a big factor in that, since he’s held just about every chance he gets (also, I’m ok with that!).  When we saw that Manhattan Toy had the Jellybean Animals as part of their Fall 2016 Collection, I thought we’d give them a try.  The first thing we noticed was how buttery soft these little plush animals are!  Since they were soft and lightweight, I felt ok putting them on the carseat, but they’ve also been great to attach to the crib, his bouncy seat, and the Lillebaby.  Plus, each of them has a chime and teething ring that pulls down and jiggles back up. We loved watching him work hard to grab the ring and then seeing his face absolutely LIGHT UP when the animal jiggled its way back up!  The collection includes Stompy the Elephant, Jiggly the Pig, and Growly the Bear, as well as a trio of dinosaurs.


I’m sure it’s clear by now that we love Manhattan Toy for their products, but we also love their dedication to the art of creative play, quality craftsmanship, and the success of the national and specialty retailer. With safety in mind, they ensure that each product complies with all U.S. and European toy and safety standards. Plus, their toys are easy on the family budget, with many of their top toys in the $10-$20 range.

Manhattan Toy would love to give away one of their Fall 2016 Collection toys to one of our readers, so be sure to enter below for your chance to win one of your own (also, be sure to check here to find Manhattan Toy products local to you)!


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17 Responses to Playtime Enrichment with Manhattan Toy’s Fall 2016 Collection {Giveaway}

  1. Denise says:

    The little explorer activity cube would be perfect for my little one 🙂

  2. nicki joseph says:

    The playtime pond playmat is so cute

  3. mami2jcn says:

    I think my daughter would like Bellamy Bunny because he looks so soft and cuddly.

  4. Danielle Mandato says:

    I would pick the teether elephant snuggle blanket as it looks bright and soft plus doubles as a tether and something to snuggle with. We are expecting our little boy soon and his room is done in elephants

  5. Susan says:

    The zoo winkels toy looks fun and my daughter would love chewing on it.

  6. dianne hall says:

    I think the seasons on the go activity book is cute

  7. Diane Sallans says:

    a new baby is expected in December – he’ll need his own soft toy, the PEEK-SQUEAK MONKEY looks very cute

  8. Stephanie Phelps says:

    She would love to get the LINK & PLAY MONKEY because it hangs and has things to chew on as well!

  9. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Dd would LOVE the Dr. Seuss THE GRINCH Jumbo!! We LOVE How the Grinch Stole Christmas!!

  10. Jessica Beard says:

    BLOSSOMS ELEPHANT ACTIVITY TOY is so cute for my little one.

  11. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the playful dino because their are activities to keep their interest.

  12. Kenny says:

    the storybook castle toy looks incredible

  13. Sarah Gillespie says:

    I would love the mio eating + 2 people for my daughter. She loves to play house and I love wooden toys for her.

  14. Jen H says:

    my oldest would love the fraggle rock handpuppets!!! we LOVE the fraggles!

  15. Carolsue says:

    Hard decision — right now, I would say I’d choose the Little Gallops Coco horse

    • Carolsue says:

      I forgot to say why. It’s because my daughter is crazy about horses and this is such a cute stuffed horse — she’d love it.

  16. Michelle C says:

    I would choose the BLOSSOMS ELEPHANT ACTIVITY TOY. I like that it can be attached to car suits or strollers and that it has multiple textures, colors and sounds.

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