Back in June we were introduced to Wild Creations, the innovative and inventive company behind the two adorable African Dwarf Frogs that are still happily living in our living room in their EcoAquarium.
Still the only living review that we've done, both Big Sister E and Little Sister B have just as much love for the little guys as they did months ago. And, I have to admit, I'm still a big fan of the fact that pretty much all you ever have to do is toss a tiny bit of food in there twice a week and everyone's happy. These "gogs" (Little Sister B's name for them) are definitely the easiest pet I've ever encountered.
So what has Wild Creations done now? Not only have they allowed us tiny family members that are both educational and entertaining, but they have found a way for my kids to exercise and burn off energy while having an impromtu science lesson every time we set foot outside. And it's all thanks to the bright orange goodness of their Tandem Space Hopper.
With the introduction of more than 40 new products in 2010, Wild Creations now offers a collection of gadgets, gizmos and eye-opening toys from Europe that are sure to make kids and adults stop and take notice.
I mean, really. Is it possible to not take a second (or third or fourth) look when you see a giant double ball with two sets of horns, a crazy face and a drawn-on tail?
Having arrived neatly packed into a pretty small box, it took only a few minutes to unpack the Tandem Space Hopper and the provided foot pump and get it fully inflated.
The resulting 21.5" high rubber contraption was then ready for my kids to hop on, grab hold of the horn handles and start bouncing... and more bouncing... and more bouncing. And even though Big Sister E and Little Sister B are actually quite a bit younger than the recommended ages for this ball (ages 10+), they clearly had a great time getting it moving as much as they could.
In fact, I really couldn't see a reason why younger kids shouldn't play with the Tandem Space Hopper, unless maybe there was a worry of them falling off easily or knocking into each other. But, since that actually seems to be part of the fun, I just made sure to supervise my girls closely to ensure their safety.
Since they are smaller, their weight didn't provide as much force (therefore providing the equal and opposite reaction to really get them bouncing), but I have to admit that when I gave things a shot, I could easily see why Big Sister E and Little Sister B spent so much time laughing and giggling - this sure is fun! Getting two adults or big kids on there (the weight limit is an astonishing 440 lbs) and you can really get the Tandem Space Hopper moving!
From creating a human-sized bubble with the Mega Bubble to being amazed at the beauty of the Jellyfish Lampquarium, Wild Creations has a unique, award-winning product that everyone will enjoy. No matter which one you choose, their commitment to encouraging the pursuit of adventure and knowledge is found in each new innovation!
Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will get to bring home the fun and learning that Wild Creations provides, because...
One lucky person will win their choice of Wild Creations' new products*!
To enter to win: Visit Wild Creations and tell me the name of your favorite product from the new Fall 2010 collection (anything non-frog).
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*Choices include the Solar Airship, Mega Bubble, Jellyfish Lamquarium, RC Rattlesnake, Giant Retro Space Hopper, Tandem Space Hopper, Unpredictaball, Pocket Monocular, Hydrophobic Sand, Science Putty CDU and Buzz Wire Bomb.
Giveaway will end on November 26th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
A big thank you to Wild Creations for providing a Tandem Space Hopper for me to review as well as the item of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.