Brio - Parking Garage
Ravensburger as you all may know of by my other posts on here is well known for their Puzzles , Games and activity packs for families young and old but something I did not know until now was that they actually own Brio.
Brio was founded in Southern Sweden in 1884 and the small family run business has now grown into a global company.
I have to admit this is the first time I have actually taken a good look at the brand but I am no stranger to its fantastic toys I remember playing with as a child myself.
We were very lucky to be asked to take a look at the Parking Garage a few weeks ago and I have to admit this has to be one of my favourite toys I have had the joy of playing with lately (with my children of course) .
The Parking Garage came in a couple of pieces that just needed clicking together but it was very simple to put together and was a very solid toy to enjoy.
For me , as a child and bringing up children , I always find wooden toys more durable and this is due to experience of them lasting longer and being passed through generations and surviving those bangs and bounces, scrapes and climbs that all children tend to do as they grow.
With mixing different materials together and adding plastic components to this , it not only looks wonderful but will also give your child some excitement in his senses and although this toy is aged for 3+ my 10 month old son seems to be enjoying a lot of his floor crawling time (with supervision due to some small parts which are included) playing with this product.
As you can see above, you recieve two wonderfully designed and brightly coloured cars which have a magnetic connection that helps them connect to other vehicles and parts of the Garage such as the parking bays.
You also get a transported for the cars to tow and sit on for those breakdown recoveries .
This Parking Garage can be connected to other Brio rail and road toys so your world could become as big as you wish with as much fun as you can handle.
There are a couple of features on this Garage such as a lift which goes up and down using a turning wheel as well as a ramp which works by a push down leaver to connect your cars to the transporter.
The little ones seem to be enjoying the slide which poses as a ramp to get down from the top floor of the garage and on the bottom of the Garage you will find a magnetic parking bay for each vehicle as well as a fuel pump.
You can purchase this Garage from Brio for just £47.99 and there are many little and large add ons you can attach to it to build your city.
My son is definitely interested in expanding his city , he has particular interest in the Rescue area with helicopters and fire and rescue as well as travel with its trains.
This timeless toy is a fantastic starting point to get your child's imagination going and with no need for batteries, wires or a t.v screen , the only interest is their mind and its wonderful creations.
Stimulating your child's senses are and help their development is what this toy is aimed for .
1/9/2016 01:06:45 am
I actually LOVE Brio. In fact I love all wooden toys. Great to see gender neutral toys too x
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