We were first introduced to The Poofin at the 2011 Toy Fair in NYC. It debuted in 2011 and was created with a child's unique interests in mind. When we received the red Poofin Star and two charms, I knew this would be a big hit with Baby D. He loves to take small toys out of containers and put them back.
The Poofin Star is well made with sturdy seams and a super-soft plush exterior. The bright red one was my favorite, as it can be stored on our couch or in his room, giving both places a pop of color. It has a zipper in the back where parents or children can quickly stow the adorable charms. The front has a hole that is large enough for childrens' hands to access the charms and small enough to keep adults from stealing one!
Well, guess what? He shouts dog! woof! every time he pulls the dog charm out of the Poofin. I love the idea that he is connecting with toy both educationally (gross motor skills/vocabulary) and on a personal level. Unfortunately, he's not yet as excited about the family portrait charm as he is about the dog, but nice family who feeds me isn't as exciting a word as dog is, apparently.
I also like that this is a toy that will grow with the child, as the charms can be added as the his/her interests change. I plan on ordering more custom charms in order to facilitate the growth of Baby D's German vocabulary. Think: soft, much-more-fun-than-flashcards charms. I have a feeling that we'll be toting the Poofin Star and its contents around for quite some time to come.
The Poofin Star is available for $29.95 and Poofin charms are $4.95 each. Custom Create-
A-Charms are available at poofin.com for $8.95.
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