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The holidays are approaching FAST and you may be scratching your head to find the perfect present for every single tot on your list. Breathe and think three letters – M-i-O (mee-yoh)! Manhattan Toy, makers of imagination inspiring products, has launched the MiO collection of open-ended play that’s been generating buzz with toy industry experts, digital influencers and the parenting blog community!
Check it out! Here’s a cute stop-action video they made to show this fun line!
The child development experts and toy reviewers of the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, just awarded MiO its 2016 Gold Seal Award! The esteemed review organization exclaims, “A truly open-ended modular dollhouse that can be different every day,” begins their gushing critique. “The wooden boxes and roof can be rearranged horizontally, vertically and every which way. The blocks and fabric pieces can be a table or bed or whatever kids imagine.”
Creative Child magazine happily crowned MiO with its 2016 Toy Of The Year Award in the Open Ended Play category. This 41-piece set is the flagship of the MiO collection. The large storage box – with built-in handle cut outs – do double duty as large rooms and grassy patio. National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) reviewers played with the many pieces, then gave the captivating set its 2016 top prize. Toy industry awards are persuasive but holiday shoppers might still be thinking of grabbing a tech toy or something with a STEM theme. If you want a hug and a kiss at the end of the night, go for these sit-on-the-floor toys that get kids’ brains busy. There are no rules to the MiO wood pieces. The sets are gender neutral and the pieces suggest familiar objects like a bed or table without being overly defined.
“Why we like it: It’s so refreshing to get back to the basics of play with this beautifully crafted doll house set. The pieces are great quality and the design is very modern. Solid pieces are easy to build with, giving architects-in-training endless possibilities!”
How many sets include a skunk, a fox and a bear along with a school bus. Get the idea? Imaginative ideas and silly play is encouraged! Plus grandparents or siblings can join in to build and make up kooky stories. That’s the beauty of young imaginations. Here’s a great YouTube video review from SOFamilyOnline!
MiO Eating + 2 People (List Price: $ 30.00) – Brooke’s Pick!
Brooke is fascinated by the MiO Eating + 2 People set which features a mix of natural and brightly colored wood pieces. Open-ended play is easy to achieve with the simple wooden shapes and adorable people characters. MiO dolls feature hand painted wood heads and soft beanbag bodies. Brooke can spend hours in her room playing games with her figure sets and she has even created paper food for this set. Awesome!
Included in the MiO Eating + 2 People set: 1 room, 1 loft, 1 tabletop plank, 6 cubes, 2 MiO beanbag people + drawstring storage bag.
- Ages 3+
- 12 piece set
- Surface wash only
- This product meets or exceeds EN71 and CPSIA safety regulations
Perfect for the Holidays! Need another reason to give a MiO set? Kids don’t already have them in their closet since the collection was just launched! Parents have said the wood sets are handcrafted so beautifully they don’t mind leaving them out on the coffee table! Have you ever said that about plastic bricks, long cords or ear buds? There are 10 different items in this new line to fit every budget and need (even stocking stuffers!).
Congratulations! MiO Wins Prestigious Oppenheim Platinum Award for New Toy in 2016!
About the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio (toyportfolio.com) :
Founded in 1989 by child development and toy experts, Joanne Oppenheim and her daughter Stephanie Oppenheim. The independent organization does not accept entry fees for reviewing products. Their awards are the benchmark of excellence with consumers, media and the toy industry. The Oppenheims are Contributors to NBC’s TODAY Show.
List Price: Varies Per Toy $ 10.00 – $100.00