YooHoo & Friends {review and giveaway}

New Furry Friends…

My daughter Melody who is almost two years old loves all of her plush pals. She’ll often play with them for hours on end, caring, dancing, and having all sort of little adventures with them. It was no surprise to me when her reaction was overall happiness when I gave her two new pals courtesy of Aurora World Inc. and YooHoo & Friends!

These adorable toys have great big eyes and make a noise when you squeeze them! There are over 50 fun styles in the YooHoo and Friends line, meaning there is totally something there for everyone! I personally love the they are based on real animals, some endangered (a great teaching opportunity for you to talk with your children about endangered species and what that means).

We were sent the lovable little scarlet macaw and adorable platypus friends to review and enjoy.  My daughter giggles every time they make their noises and I love that it’s easy for her to do!  Some toys she has a hard time pressing their noise boxes to work and she gets upset. I can’t wait till she is a little older to start teaching her more about these animals through the interactive website but for now we just enjoy knowing what they are and how much fun they are to play with and bring to our little tea parties.

I’m a huge fan of the YooHoo & Friends interactive web site! Your child can choose and raise pets, decorate pet’s room, play games and watch YooHoo & Friends animations! The website provides hours of fun providing fun educational facts, games, desktop wallpapers, coloring sheets and more.

YooHoo & Friends come in sizes of 5in, 8in, and even 10in with prices varying from $7.00-14.00 dollars.  You can find friends for everyday and for special occasions such as birthdays, Easter, graduation, and more. I would highly recommend these fun little friends to parents and children and I think they’d be great to collect since they are priced so reasonably! Check them out for yourself at Aurora World!

In The Now…

Aurora World has recently launched a new YooHoo & Friends site as well as a fun new contest!

Toy and gift manufacturer Aurora World Inc. has launched a brand new web site for its best selling brand, YooHoo & Friends. The free, interactive virtual world requires no activation code and is targeted to children 5 to 12 years old. At the web site, visitors can learn about real animals and their environment, play games, send e-cards, download wallpapers, calendars and coloring sheets, as well as adopt and raise YooHoo & Friends.

Additionally, “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” entries are being accepted now; the contest runs through May 31st.The “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” encourages children to submit drawings of who they think YooHoo’s (the original character from YooHoo & Friends) next friend should be. Every entry, such as the “pouch rat” (pictured left) is posted on the Facebook fan page. Three winners will receive various prizes including plush toys from the YooHoo & Friends line. Winners are chosen based on creativity (50%), colors (30%) and choice of animal (20%) and will be notified by June 15, 2010. For more information visit the Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest.

Win it!

One of my readers will win a random 5 inch plush animal!

To Enter: Visit YooHoo & Friends & let me know which friend you’d like to have or give to someone special!

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5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet:
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RT:  Win your very own YooHoo & Friends plush pal!  @erinlowmaster– Ends 5/29/10.

The contest is open until May 29, 2010 . This contest is open to USA only. YooHoo & Friends is responsible for awarding the prizes to the winner.

**Disclaimer: I was given products review for my 100% honest opinion. This review has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.**

NOTE: These toys are recommended for play in children ages 5 and older.  It’s always recommended that children are supervised during play and while on the internet.