MiO is on one of new favorite toys in the house. We are a house of nosy toys and electronics. I really hate that we have turned into this and try as I may to limit it. It really is a necessary evil. When our MiO review came in it was rather a welcomed shock my boys started fighting over it. They cook the MiO Outdoors set and started setting up a camp site in the middle of my kitchen floor. I could hear amazing conversation and talk about what their plans were.
The MiO Outdoors Set allowed a long rainy day to turn in to hours of family fun. The soft beanbag person and trees are ideal for small hands and tactile play. The hammock was so much fun to see them rock it back and forth. I also loved that there was little or no assembly like many other toys. Lastly the boys loved that it was easy to bring room to room and they could create a new outdoor adventure in just seconds.
I immediately put in order a few more sets including the Food Truck. Being a BBQ cook off team the food truck is a cute addition to our food fun. Won’t they be surprised when Santa drops those off Christmas morning ?
Last year Manhattan Toy designers introduced MiO (mee-oh), the modular wood play sets that combine structures and vehicles with enchanting beanbag animals and people. MiO’s flagship is the 41-piece wood building set that inspires kids to unplug and immerse in daydreaming.
MiO has been showered with multiple awards including Oppenheim Toy
Portfolio Gold Seal Award, Parents’ Choice, Parents Best Toy and Creative
Child Top Toy of the Year Award – Open Ended Play category.
“Academy Star” award in The Cribsie Awards’ New Arrivals category!
For 2017 Manhattan Toy added a toy box full of new play sets — a new Animal ($10) and People Set ($10), a Food Truck + Person ($30), an Airplane + Pilot ($23) along with a faux fur rug and beanbag chair combo paired with one person, cleverly named Me Time ($12). Also new is a backyard hammock bundled with two bean bag trees called simply Outdoors ($24).
Isn’t this what childhood is all about? Hand the kids a MiO set and watch their imaginations soar.
The characters (people and animals) boast hand painted wood heads and cushy beanbag bodies.
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