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My Little Mailbox

My Little Mailbox

Fall 2011 Toys
Ages: 1
Manufacturer: Manhattan Toy
Price: $30.00

"Mail Call!" My son loves playing mailman with this set. He walks around carrying it by the handle as he delivers mail to everyone in the room. The design of the mailbox and of the postcards leads to lots of interaction beyond "delivery". The included postcards are more than just the printed cards we've seen in other sets. Play becomes more realistic with removable Velcro stamps and sleeves that can be filled with family photos or letters.

The outer package suggests using the carry handle to hang it on the child's doorknob for special mail deliveries. We haven't gotten that far yet, but I can see this toy become a regular part of his day for years to come.

Tracey Clark   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Tracey Clark is the mother of a three year old son. When she's not chasing after him, she's running the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, a local non-profit, and an architectural antique business. She dreams of the day she can get back on her motorcycle and continue seeing the world.

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