Thursday, September 24, 2009

Try a Trio

Fisher Price has come out with a new building set called Trio. We got a chance recently to test drive a "starter set." Comprised of clickable bricks, sticks and panels the starter set also comes with a car, a little person, a tree shape, some triangle roof shapes and so on. Quite handy is the storage bin with a lid that can double as a building base. I'll be honest - any Mom's feet would be grateful to not be tripping over the bits of a building set. Yay storage bin!

I love toys that encourage creating and imagining and Daniel has returned to the Trio set countless times. I can see a whole "city" he built on the lid sitting over in the corner as I type this. The starter set is listed as being for 3-5 year olds. One thing I would encourage is strategically planning your Trio playtime. The click action building does take some getting used to and I encourage Daniel to play with the Trio set when he is fresh. Once he starts getting tired, his frustration level can build.


The folks at Fisher Price and MomSelect have graciously agreed to offer a Trio Starter Set to one lucky Relishing the Dirt reader.

To Enter: Comment on this post and tell me your favorite "creative plaything" that you do with your kids.

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Deadline: October 9th at Midnight EST.

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Note: We received this product free of charge as part of participating in the MomSelect review program.

75 comments:

Andrea said...

I love creating delicious Play-doh meals and toilet paper people with my little nephew, Micah! He would love this!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Liz said...

We love to build with legos.

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Melissa said...

We have built a many lego town and other fun things with Legos. With three boys its hard not too!

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Kelly said...

Hmm... well, dress-up is a favorite around here, and I can't tell you how many times we've "made" our costumes or parts of them - even just paper, tape, crayons and scissors can come up with some fun costumes. Granted, they don't last beyond one or two play sessions, but that's usually ok. The creating was the fun part!

Julie said...

My son loves sticks and small branches. We go fishing with them, trim grass, have sword fights, you name it.
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Bombtastic Belle said...

I play with playdoh with my niece and nephew - who doesn't love that stuff? *lol*
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Jay said...

We don't do it enough but going outside table and play with playdoh1
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Julie said...

We play "grocery store" -we use play money, have a cash register etc.

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andrea v said...

We play games and they love playing with playdoh

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Birdie said...

we like to take long walks or bike rides to gather "treasures" 4 crafts...we use flowers leaves sticks rocks, anything nature offers us birdson@roadrunner.com

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NerdMom said...

Right now it is making up stories with our animal playset. I featured you on Contesting Monday!

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Katrina said...

right now it is making up our own songs

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Anonymous said...

My kids are grown and gone but I like to play fun games with my grandson, these include memory games, puzzles and all types of learning games. You can make a lesson out of any fun thing. Plus Legos.
Even my grown boys are partial to Legos
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Toby said...

I love to take my kids to the lake and spend the day with them fishing and enjoying peace and quiet with them and discussing life with them.

Katie said...

We like to gather things from nature when we go on walks, then we use them in our craft projects.
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Anonymous said...

As a family we build Lego skyscrapers every night before bed.
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Leilani said...

We play with the big play blocks and see who can build the bigest tower! Thanks!

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Mamá to the best 3 said...

my kids LOVE dress-up and baby dolls. I recently found lincoln logs for them and can't wait to see what they think of those!

rebecca said...

My son loves to get out measuring cups and pour water back and forth between bowls, cups, whatever!

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Tuckersmomi said...

We love to work with sticker books-- we put them on everything! momconnection@yahoo.com

bison61 said...

the kids love to play with playdoh and the boys love their legos

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Angela said...

We build forts and/or tunnels for my son to play in. He is an active 17 month old.

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With my little one, I like to string beads onto pipe cleaners - great for hand-eye coordination - and we love to do crafts in general (including painting).

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aggie said...

We go outside and gather pine cones, leaves, twigs and anything else that looks interestion. We go back inside and make decorations for whatever season is coming up. This is what they do for Christmas gifts for Papa and Buddy.
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Brandy said...

My daughter loves to "cook" for me with dirt. :)

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Kristi said...

My son just asked for these for his birthday. My favorite creative thing to do with the boys is gathering boxes and making things, like boats or rocket ships. My son likes making flags to hang on them and we take trips or have sleep overs in them.

Kristin said...

My daugther and I love playing dress up.

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Liberty said...

My DD is a fan of Legos, she can spend a long time enjoying them. We have seen these and would love to give them a try :)

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Momy Colleen said...

We love shaving cream! We paint with it, make patterned paper with it, use it in our sensory tub..did I mention we love it?
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Andrea said...

Our favorite thing is building castles in the sand.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do with my kiddos is play-doh! They love it!

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ma21cuteboy said...

We love to make our own edible Play-doh, when we are done, we eat our creations. my son eats most of it before making something fully:)

Deidra said...

I keep a small tote bag in the car full of Legos so my daughter and I can build while waiting in the car pool line at preschool.
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Amanda said...

We enjoy Lego building sets at our house. Thanks for a great giveaway.
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Veronica said...

The most creative plaything that I love to do with my kids is to acutally make our own playdough and design different type of items such as houses or cars. It is a great project to sit down with my kids and enjoy spending time together.
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Amy said...

For the summer, playing in the water table was the favorite. Dirt and sticks are also big.
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FOKXXY said...

I think our favorite creative play thing is play doh. But we are big painting fans too!

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Lori said...

My daughter got a marble race set for her four year birthday in June and she, my 19 mo. son and I play with it for about an hour every day. It's really fun to build tracks and watching the marbles drop.
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Jay said...

Playing play-doh or paper and crayons!
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Play doh!
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Naomi said...

My daughter and I have great fun building all sorts of things with her set of wooden blocks.
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Donald said...

My daughter and I love to play blocks and giant monster. I build towers and she knocks down the towers.

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The Spears Family said...

We enjoy playing "kitchen center." My daughter cooks up all sorts of delish foods for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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We color together! Thanks!

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I like to play blocks and legos with my boys and play-doh with my girl.
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