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GALT Toys Review & Giveaway (Holiday Gift Guide)

logo_galtA well-respected and establish product line based in the UK, Galt has recently become available in the US, ideal for parents looking for the latest in educational and developmental toys and gifts. The Galt line of educational and developmental toys began in 1961. Galt produces and sells quality toys which meet the needs of all stages of child development from 0-10 years. Galt products are designed to be fun and to encourage learning through play. Traditionally the company is associated with art, craft and activity products.

Galt just launched The Galt Toys Dr. Miriam collection, a collaboration with parenting guru Dr. Miriam Stoppard. This collection of First Years toys for babies and toddlers consists of 21 wooden, plastic, and soft toys designed to encourage learning through play with each toy offering a host of engaging features for little hands and minds to explore.  The collection includes traditional favorites such as the stacking rings, pull along puppy, and activity kitten.

I was delighted to review the line by Dr. Miriam Stoppard and some of the other Galt products. I’m always looking for fun yet educational products for both of my kids. My daughter is at the age where she can absorb everything. She is mimicking and repeating everything she hears. My son started Kindergarten this year and is learning essential math skills as well as reading.

Pull Along Puppy by Dr. Miriam

pullalongdogThe Pull Along Puppy was the perfect toy for my daughter. She had a ton of fun wheeling him around and playing with his springy tail. Dr. Miriam includes a guide on how to play with this toy. She suggests, “keeping up a running commentary on what you’re doing”. For example, “This is your Puppy, a baby dog. Dogs go WOOF, WOOF”. Can you believe my daughter started says, “WOOF, WOOF” right away.

Miriam also includes a section on what the toy is teaching your baby.

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Memory
  • Naming
  • Balance and muscle coordination
  • Independence
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Speech

I asked Ciara to give her puppy a kiss and I caught her just as she was puckering up her lips! I thought it was the perfect picture! She adores her little dog.

pull along dog2Baby Puzzles – Farm and Jungle

The baby puzzles by Galt are perfect for introducing matching and pairing. My daughter wasn’t sure what to do with the puzzles but I kept showing her the pieces that went together. I think with daily puzzle activities she’ll start to familiarize herself with the different pieces and what goes together. She was however able to identify some of the animals by saying, “Moo” or “oink, oink”.

Galt_babypuzzlesThe puzzles are nice and sturdy – perfect for little hands. To help her learn more I told her what each of the animals are, where they lived, and what sound they made. She tried repeating all the names and the sound. I know with more practice she will increase her vocabulary quickly. Big brother was nice enough to help her figure out the different puzzle pieces. ♥

galt_puzzlesJungle Pals Skittles by Galt

The cute toddler friendly bowling pin set was a hit with my daughter. The set includes 6 pins numbered 1 through 6 and one soft ball with a jingle bell inside. Every time the ball rolls the jingle bell rings. I love that they were colorful and had cute little animal heads. One of the great things about the Jungle Pals Skittles is that it is machine washable! My daughter had them all over the floor – she dragged them and rolled them all over the floor. I was happy to see that I could toss them in the washer if they got dirty.

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Whatever Next by Galt

The Whatever Next board game was so much fun to play with my son! The board game is great at encouraging kids imaginations. “The acting, singing, laughing, hopping, crawling, jumping game for the whole family!”

galt1The game can be played with 2-6 players. Depending on which color you land on once the dice is rolled will determine what color card you pick up. If you land on blue you pick up one of the blue cards, if you land on red you pick up one of the red cards or if you land on the pink spot you pick up a pick card. The blue cards are the “Pretend to…” which will ask things like “Pretend to take a photograph” or “Pretend to be a robot”. The red cards are the “Can you…” which will ask things like, “Can you clap your hands behind your back 5 times?” or “Can you crawl on your hands and knees around the room?” We laughed a lot and it was great to see my son do things he thought he wasn’t capable of. The game helps children to use their imaginations and encourages co-operative play.

Farmyard Frenzy by Galt

The perfect board game for my little Kindergarten. “Round up the farm animals in this fun addition and subtraction game.” My son so far has only learned addition but it was a great introduction to subtraction. He needed help every time he landed on a subtraction box but by the end he started to get the hang of it. The game makes it fun to learn. A different approach than just sitting down and looking at numbers. It is a great way to reinforce those math skills he is learning in school. It made him so happy to see that he was able to add with no help from mommy or daddy.

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34 Comments

  • Reply Debby Chandler

    I like the Pinball Racer

    December 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Kay panayi

    I really like the pinball racer

    December 17, 2013 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Rochel S

    The stacking rings is cute!

    December 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply guadalupe

    All good product reviews!!!

    December 18, 2013 at 2:33 am
    • Reply guadalupe

      Oh i like the pinball racer

      December 18, 2013 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Amy Tolley

    i love their playnest car toy thanks for this chance

    December 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply brandy Fisk

    Jungle pals would be so cute

    December 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Donna L

    I like the 4 Puzzles in a Box – Vehicles.

    December 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Jessica P

    The bouncy balls kit! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

    December 22, 2013 at 1:21 am
  • Reply miranda

    Paint a Tea Set is cute

    December 22, 2013 at 4:44 am
  • Reply gary

    Haunted House Magic Puzzle

    December 22, 2013 at 4:51 am
  • Reply jenn giannetto

    i like the disgusting science kit because i know it would be a hit with my older son

    December 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Alina Hahn

    My son said he would like the JAWBones® 25PC Box Set – Vehicles

    December 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply amy

    i like the duck family

    December 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Ariel

    I love the Chime Bird Craft Kit. So adorable!

    December 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Emily Wells

    I like the Horrible Science Violent Volcano. 🙂

    December 23, 2013 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Joanna

    I like the Pull Along Puppy.

    December 23, 2013 at 5:02 am
  • Reply Sara Giresi

    I love the Tricycle with Tray

    December 23, 2013 at 6:18 am
  • Reply Edna Aranda

    The jungle pals are so cute for my toddler

    December 23, 2013 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Emily

    pinball racer!

    December 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Wehaf

    I would love the snakes and ladders/ludo combination game pack.

    December 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Jennie

    I like the Hammer and Pegs or the Stacking Rings. I hope they give the winner a few options – that dog is really cute but my daughter already has a pull-along-doggie (which she loves!)

    December 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Holly Mitkowski

    duck family!

    December 24, 2013 at 3:30 am
  • Reply deanna

    I like the Giant Floor Puzzle – Farm.

    December 24, 2013 at 7:03 am
  • Reply MISSY MARIE

    The Pinball Racer looks awesome!

    December 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Lianne

    I love the Playnest and Gym Farm!

    December 25, 2013 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Sally Guillen

    the baby bath set

    December 26, 2013 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Claire

    I love the Playnest

    December 26, 2013 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Emi

    The Robo line, especially the Robo Wind Ups

    December 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Dawn Monroe

    I like the robo keyrings craft set.

    December 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Michelle B

    I like the Gone Shopping memory game.

    December 27, 2013 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Terri Moore

    I like the activity tower and the pop up toy for toddlers.

    December 28, 2013 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Melody

    I love the Jungle Baby Puzzles!

    December 29, 2013 at 4:20 am
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