Creating Lasting Toy Memories With #ELC #ComeAndPlay @ELCUK

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Toys play a huge part in our children’s lives helping them to learn and grow.  As parents, we want to get the toys we give our children right, giving them something to play with that will create lasting memories.  Think back to when you were a child.  What was your most memorable Christmas toy?  There might be a few on the list if you cast your mind back.  Perhaps you had a train track that Santa left for you that you have fond memories of.  Maybe it was a particular doll or game you received one year.  I remember being over the moon when I received ‘Go For Broke’, and made everyone in my house play it with me A LOT!

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One of my favourite Christmas toys was the Tree Tots Family Tree House.  Do you remember it?  I have to admit, I still wish I had that toy now, as I think my daughters would love it just as much as I did.  I remember playing with it for hours, losing myself in my own imagination thinking up what the Tree Tots family would be doing next.

Tree Tots Family Tree House

I loved all the details, like that they had their own dog, and he had his very own bush kennel in the garden.  The Tree Tots children would play on the swing, and sometimes in the dog kennel too!  They would also jump in the car with Mum and Dad and venture out for the day.  When they got home I would tuck them up in bed, and shut the Tree House for the night ready to play with the next day.

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I want my daughters to have toys they remember like this too, but sadly the Tree Tots Family Tree House isn’t made anymore and it’s a fortune to buy on Ebay.  Fortunately, the Early Learning Centre sent a Rosebud Village Tree House for children to play with that is probably even better than the plastic version I had all those years ago. I literally couldn’t wait to share it with my daughters.  When they saw the box, they got very excited indeed, and there was a little child in me that was very excited to start playing with the Rosebud Village Tree House too.

The girls were keen to see it in action, and struggled to wait while Mummy put this together.  I wish I’d have made it before they saw the box, as they were just bursting with excitement.  Once we had everything in place, the girls started to play with the tree house, and I was immediately transported to happy memories from my own childhood.

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I loved watching them explore the tree house with the Rosebud Doll.  They popped her on the swing and she had a little nap on the hammock afterwards, as she was tired.  It was quite a short nap though, as she was soon climbing the rope ladder and getting to know the rest of her new home.  I remembered putting my own tree house dolls in the tree lift, and how happy playing with my own toy had made me.  Now my daughters have a similar toy to help fuel their own imaginations, and I can enjoy watching them play with it too.

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With the Rosebud Village Tree house they’ve got a toy that will help create happy memories for them, and that is going to be featuring in the  endless games that they play together.  It’s a special thing to have a toy you can look back on, and for my daughters it will be even more special that it was a toy they shared together.  Maybe it will even be one we keep for their own children, so I can share it those happy memories with my grandchildren too.

We were provided with the Rosebud Village Tree House in exchange for this post, but all thoughts, opinions and memories are our own. 

14 Comments

  1. Sarah Bella
    December 9, 2016 / 11:46 am

    WOW!! Blast from the past. I DO remember the Tree Tots Family Tree House! I LOVED mine as a child, too. I wish I still had that, too. Ahh the memories!
    I love the ELC’s range of toys and the Rosebud Village Tree House looks and sounds great! The little doll in the hammock is so sweet, aww. Lovely post. xx
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  2. William Gould
    December 10, 2016 / 8:09 am

    I love toys with an educational element. I had lots of Lego and Meccano as a child and spent my life working in Civil Engineering design!

  3. December 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    This tree house looks amazing – we love long lasting quality wooden toys that are going to stand the test of time and help create memories

    Laura x
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  4. December 10, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    this is a lovely post. I love open ended toys that allow children to play creatively – my older two have a fire station which they adore playing with x

  5. December 10, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Ohh I had that tree house!! I also had the big yellow tea pot, ah I’d love to play with them now! 🙂 ELC are so good for kids toys!
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  6. December 10, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I always loved ELC toys when mine were little. This house looks like so much fun. Oh wow, I had that original tree house. I loved it so much.

  7. December 11, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    This is such a lovely post. We have the Rosebud house that was actually my teenage daughters when she was little and now my three-year-old adores and plays with daily. Love ELC toys, especially Happyland as they are firm favourites in this house x
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  8. December 12, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    What a great toy! It’s cute that it’s a little tree house set and not the typical house, it sounds so fun and I love that it’s wooden, wooden toys last forever and are great for children. It’s great that it’s an alternative to the plastic one that’s no longer available.

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