I am over the moon to have been chosen by the extraordinarily lovely Jean at ToyJeanius to be a member of her new family of reviewers.
For those of you who don't know what ToyJeanius is, where have you been shopping until now?!
Toyjeanius is a family run online toy shop based in Hertfordshire. These are not your run of the mill plastic and garish toys that you find in the high street, not from Jean. She spends copiuous amounts of time scouring the latest catalogues from gorgeous companies like I'm Toy, Djeco and Haba to find toys that are attractive, hard-wearing, traditional, education, but most of all, fun! She is a mum herself, albeit to older children, and she knows what works and what doesn't (often through testing them out herself).
We have been fortunate to review for ToyJeanius in the past with the stunning Pally Pirate Noah and the I'm Toy Fire Engine Work Bench which The Boy both adore. Having had the pleasure to review for her, I of course became a customer buying the Haba Threading Beads (which is one of the best toys I could recommend buying for a toddler to develop hand-eye co-ordination) and Haba Baguette Play Food (excellent way to role-play making his lunch). I can't wait to find out what other toys we get to review for my favourite independent toy-shop!
One last point that I have got to make about why I love ToyJeanius. When I needed a present for a friend in a rush I tweeted the lovely Jean who processed my order there and then. She gift-wrapped the item and wrote a card, and the next morning (because this had happened at 10 o'clock at night!) she went straight to the Post Office and sent it recorded delivery. Tell me how many high-street chains give you that level of personalised service?
Proud to be a Toy Genius for the best ToyJeanius there is!
When I posted this originally, I forgot to share the blog-love and say who the other Geniuses (genii?) are!
We're proud to be working with the marvellous: