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What’s On Your Wonderworld Wishlist? A Wonderworld Toys Giveaway by Caleb’s Closet!

In my 10 years as a Gymboree teacher, I’ve seen the value of learning through play for children. Play is the language our children know best, and age-appropriate activities do so much to improve a child’s motor, emotional, social and cognitive skills. I’m particularly enjoying Basti in my favorite level to teach – Level 5 – where it’s all about pretend play and extending their imagination.

Basti pretends to wash the “bus” in a Gymboree Level 5 class.

I think it’s important that children have toys that will support their development, too. I first saw Wonderworld Toys at Expo Mom when I had just given birth. I remember thinking then that when Basti is old enough I would buy a few of their wooden toys for him. I don’t know why I waited because they have toys from birth onwards!

The first Wonderworld toy I bought for Basti is this transport sorting game. I really had no choice because he wouldn’t put it down!

photo courtesy of wonderworldtoys.com

Now that Basti loves pretend play, I’ve been looking at the Wonderworld toys available at Caleb’s Closet Eco Store for our playtime. Doc Lei sent over the Little Tool Box for him:

photo courtesy of Caleb’s Closet

And he absolutely loves it! He started with the hammer and nails, and now he’s learning how to use the screwdriver and the wrench.

On my Wonderworld Wishlist are these two cooking toys. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and dining area, and Basti likes to copy me when I’m cooking.

I’d love to hear what’s on your Wonderworld Wishlist. Share it with me and Caleb’s Closet for a chance to win this awesome Wonderworld Toy!

Entries will be through Rafflecopter down below. Here are ways you can gain entries:

  1. Like Caleb’s Closet on Facebook.
  2. Share a pic from Caleb’s Closet’s Wonderworld Toy albums on your timeline. Tag Caleb’s Closet and The Painter’s Wife so we can track your entries. Include the permalink of your post so we can verify it. Here are the albums with the Wonderworld Toys: Pretend Play Toys; Push and Pull Series; Blocks and Basic Learning; Games and Ride-Ons; Wooden Furniture; Baby Beads and Pushwalkers. You can do this once a day! Include the permalink of your status update on the Rafflecopter entry for validation. Click on the timestamp of your status update and copy the URL when it comes up.
  3. Tweet about the giveaway. Include the link of your tweet on the Rafflecopter entry. You can do this once a day.

The giveaway will run from August 22 to September 4, 2012. The winner will be announced once I validate the entries and do the draw.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone! Thank you Caleb’s Closet for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

Caleb Has Chosen The Bailey Wrap Winner!

Caleb, CEO of Caleb’s Closet (heehee!) took time out from his busy, busy schedule to pick the winner of the Caleb’s Closet Bailey Wrap Giveaway. (How cute are those diapers?? And, how cute is Caleb??)

With witnesses on standby, Caleb makes the draw. May witnesses pa. We have a winner!


Congratulations JULIE ANNE VELASQUEZ-DIMAANO! Dr. Lei will be in touch with you for the delivery of your Bailey Wrap! Happy babywearing!! Post a pic ok?

Thanks to everyone who joined! With your support, we’ll have more contests and goodies in the future. I am super grateful! Thanks to Caleb’s Closet and Bailey’s Comfort for supporting the contest!

The Painter’s Wife and Caleb’s Closet Honors International Babywearing Week!

I love mompreneurs. We always ask each other’s opinions on the stuff we buy for our kids and having a fellow mom at the helm of a store is always more assuring than a bored salesclerk at the mall. Most of the stuff that mompreneurs sell have been handpicked and are usually products they use on their own babies.

Caleb’s Closet Ecostore is run by mom and physician Dr. Lei Alfonso. She used to be a barrio physician, but postponed her training to be a full-time, super hands-on mother. Named after her baby, Caleb, she describes her Multiply store as an “an online source for modern solutions to natural parenting.” Her initial product line features cloth diapers, toys, breastfeeding and babywearing gear, as well as natural skincare products. It’s a business and an advocacy at the same time, as Doc Lei proudly raises the banner for fair trade, attachment parenting, breastfeeding and babywearing. She wants to offer products that will cater to every budget and is constantly looking for new things to add to her shop.


The latest addition to Caleb’s Closet is a product I featured a while ago – The Bailey Wrap!

And now to commemorate International Babywearing Week, Dr. Lei has generously sponsored one Bailey Wrap to be given away to one lucky reader!

Giveaway notes:

  • One (1) Bailey Wrap will be raffled off to one (1) reader (color depends on available stock)
  • The giveaway is open NATIONWIDE in the Philippines.
  • Duration of the giveaway is from October 13, 2011 to October 26, 2011. Entries may be submitted until 11:59pm of October 26, 2011.
  • The winner will be picked by electronic raffle on October 27, 2011.

To join:

  • Fill out the form below. (If you can’t see the form, access it here)
  • Fill in the blanks in this sentence and post it on the Caleb’s Closet Facebook Page Wall: “I love to wear my baby at the __________ because ______________.”

Happy International Babywearing Week! Good luck to everyone!