Friday, November 26, 2010

Checking Our List #22: Rody Horse from Magic Cabin {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, eek031880!}

One of the things that I can always count on for my kids is that they have energy. Lots and lots of energy.

Whether that means that they are running laps around our house or dancing nonstop to the radio or just jumping up and down and spinning in circles, I'm constantly amazed at how long they can keep moving without seeming to need a rest. Can I bottle that and sell it? Or, more importantly, use it for myself?

As it seems like so far I can't, instead I try to find them fun and entertaining outlets to burn off some of that extra energy, particularly with the long winter months ahead of us. And when it comes to searching for quality toys that are designed to encourage creative, imaginative play that I know my girls will enjoy all year long, I always know I'll find a winner at Magic Cabin.

Focusing on the fact that early childhood is all about playing, learning and having a good time, Magic Cabin has a great selection of innovative and fun items for kid to enjoy for years to come. Their collection of Magic Cabin Exclusives are an especially great line that you won't find anywhere else but that are sure to thrill your child for birthdays, holidays or any occasion that deserves a great gift.

Having loved our Spinning Seesaw review earlier this year and the amount of exercise that Big Sister E and Little Sister B were able to get from it in the warm weather, I had no doubt that Magic Cabin would be able to provide us with the same amount of fun for indoors. Sure enough, when one of the incredibly entertaining and exciting Rody Pony Ride-Ons arrived, it was an almost instant good time right out of the box.

Made in Italy out of super strong latex-free vinyl, the inflatable Rody Horse is one of those toys that doesn't need instructions or a manual, just pump it up and kids will know what to do.

Within minutes of attaching our hand pump, I had our Rody filled with air and ready to go. One of the great aspects about these ponies is that they are so adjustable and adaptable to the age and weight of each particular child.

A smaller child just means you inflate the Rody a little less and, considering that the recommended age range is from 3 - 6 years, you can use your judgment to extend the use down to younger children by just adding less air. As well as the obvious fun, beginning Rody riders can help enhance balance and coordination all while building motor skills and working a variety of muscles.

Then, as children get older, they figure out more how to really get the Rody bouncing and galloping all the while laughing and having a good time... which is precisely what Big Sister E has done every time she has hopped on and grabbed hold of those long ears and gone for a ride.

The combination of the animal mixture (even though it's a Rody Horse, the look is almost horse-donkey-dog-sheep maybe? How else do you get that cute face with the short tail and stubby feet?), big smile, bright, shiny color, drawn-on saddle and forehead heart makes this one of those toys that you don't mind seeing out in your home during play or in between rides.

And as well as the modern look and the ease of use (just grab those ears and bounce!) I love how easy it is to clean a Rody. The thick, durable vinyl can be wiped off with soap and water wherever and whenever necessary with no thoughts about harming it. Really, the only worry with one of these fun horses is if a child bounced into something or was hopping so vigorously before falling off that they somehow got hurt.

So far, however, falling off of the Rody Horse around here seems to be a big part of the fun.
For holiday gifts large or small, Magic Cabin has the ability to provide creative, imaginative toys and craft kits that are sure to be a hit. Combine those with their friendly, reliable service and 100% satisfaction guarantee for life and it is easy to see why Magic Cabin customers return year after year for more.

And, thanks to the generosity of Magic Cabin, one person will have the opportunity to put an inflatable, bouncing, endless active play toy under the tree this year, because...

One lucky person will win a Rody Pony Ride-On from
Magic Cabin! ARV $44.98!


To enter to win: Visit Magic Cabin and tell me another of their fun and innovative products that you (or your child) would like to own.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win an amazing 1-2-3 Grow With Me from Magic Cabin!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you sign up to receive emails from Magic Cabin on their new products, special promotions and savings and/or request a Magic Cabin catalog (note: if you sign up for the catalog and enter your email address, you will be eligible for both entries).
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Holiday Gift Guide giveaways (Checking Our List giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Checking Our List 22: #WIN an inflatable Rody Horse ($45) from Magic Cabin for active fun! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/hIyWUe #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you have our Checking Our List {Holiday Gift Guide 2010} button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Magic Cabin. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on December 17th 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 residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Magic Cabin for providing a Rody Pony Ride-On for me to review as well as 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.

978 comments:

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LilKim said...

I entered to win the hayneedle gift card

Erika said...

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LeeAnn said...

I'm sure Rylie would like to own the Mushroom Playhouse!

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I get Magic Cabin emails.

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LeeAnn said...

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I blogged about this giveaway. http://www.thelifeofrylie.com/2010/12/weekend-win-it-december-11-12-linky.html (1)

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Anonymous said...

Tweeted! - Dec 11
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LilKim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/lilkim00033/status/13647178954182656

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sweetsue said...

I love the Quadrilla Twist And Rail Set.
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Kirsten said...

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Anonymous said...

Tweeted! - Dec 12
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Annie1 said...

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.:karen:. said...

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Tara said...

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Jen said...

Did mandatory entry a while back, now entered Bissell giveaway.

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Lloyd Family said...

i entered checking our list hayneedle giveaway
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LilKim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/lilkim00033/status/14300998738640897

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Erika said...

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Anonymous said...

Tweeted! - Dec 13
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Tara said...

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Annie1 said...

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.:karen:. said...

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orangefukurou said...

entered Zooper giveaway
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Kirsten said...

Tweet
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Jennifer H said...

ent giftzip

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Anonymous said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
The snowflake Kit looks like something fun to do with the kids over the holidays.

Anonymous said...

We love board games in our house and this QUIRKLE game looks interesting.
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Annie1 said...

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My grandson wants the Grandpa Stilts.
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.:karen:. said...

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Kirsten said...

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LilKim said...

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Annie1 said...

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Erika said...

Entered: ATG Stores

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Tara said...

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LilKim said...

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Anonymous said...

My son would really like the AquaPlay Lock, Big Harbor and Marina Set

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Unknown said...

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Kirsten said...

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Lloyd Family said...

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Unknown said...

I like the Spinning Seesaw.

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A Helicopter Mom said...

I would love the Fairy Houses for my little girls!

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A Helicopter Mom said...

I went over to A Mom's Balancing Act and entered to win an amazing 1-2-3 Grow With Me from Magic Cabin!

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LilKim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/lilkim00033/status/15756945998741504

Unknown said...

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polly said...

love the seesaw!
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Erika said...

entered build a bear 1/7

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entered checking our list #26

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I also love the Austrian Sandbox

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I would like to own Steiff® Fox Terrier Collectible.

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I'd love to stick a spinning seasaw in my backyard for my kiddos!

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