Giveaway: Wooden Treehouse from Imagine Childhood

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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Today I’m giving away a Wooden Treehouse from Imagine Childhood. This is the perfect toy to spark the imagination of your little one.

Valued at $150, this treehouse creates a lovely spin on the idea of a traditional dollhouse–its branches invite fairies, gnomes, and dolls to spend hours having adventures with your child.

I’m completely thrilled to have the chance to review it, as it will be my seven-year-old daughter’s gift under the tree this Christmas. She’s going to love it!

Learn more about how you can win this sweet toy.

I fell in love with this treehouse while unpacking it from the box, before I even put it together. The wooden pieces are crafted from 100% reclaimed ash and walnut and the house contains three levels for playing.

Yes, assembly is required, but you don’t even need a screwdriver. The pieces slot together, like a puzzle, very quickly. Once assembled, this toy is incredibly sturdy. I also love the extra little touches–like the rope ladder, bamboo basket on a pulley, and the tree swing.

This toy appeals to both genders. The natural wooden color doesn’t scream “girl,” and I know both of my sons will want to take turns playing with it as well.

Years ago, before I even started blogging, a neighbor on my doorstep said, “There’s this blog I read that I think you’d enjoy. It’s called Imagine Childhood.” I’ve been a fan ever since my first virtual visit. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an item in their store that I didn’t like.

The owners of Imagine Childhood ask themselves five questions before adding a new product to their store:

  1. Does the product promote exploration, creativity, and/or unstructured play?
  2. Is it fun and exciting?
  3. Is it Fair Trade and made of sustainable or eco-friendly materials?
  4. Can it be reused again and again, and in varying applications?
  5. Does it provide learning opportunities?

Their commitment to quality toys shines through loud and clear as you browse all their categories, including indoor play, outdoor play, optics and navigation, and family field guides.

Once you enter the virtual space at Imagine Childhood, plastic, tacky alternatives seriously lose their appeal. If you’re hoping to find an open-ended toy to inspire hours of creative play, look no further than this sweet store.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win your very own Wooden Treehouse from Imagine Childhood!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What is currently one of the most imaginative toys in your home collection?

2. For an extra entry, subscribe to the Imagine Childhood blog. Then leave an additional comment here letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway will end tonight, Friday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways tomorrow!

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Lizze says:

    Wooden blocks and cardboard boxes

  2. Crafty Mama says:

    Oh dear, I don’t think our toys are nearly imaginative enough! The children do enjoy playing with Duploes, though. :)

  3. Sarah says:

    The drum is probably the most imaginative now because my son uses it to be in a band, be an elf, make up his own songs, etc.

  4. Sarah says:

    I also subscribed to the Imagine Childhood blog.

  5. Rachel M. says:

    I would say my daughter (about to turn two) uses her imagination the most when she plays with her Cabbage Patch doll. She is very motherly toward it and acts out funny little scenes that always result in the doll being comforted or fed by her with a little spoon or something.

  6. Justi Thomas says:

    My son’s wooden block collection certainly allows for hours of play. He regularly makes museums, aircraft carriers and sidewalks. When his sister is old enough I can’t wait to see what she builds. Every child should have wooden blocks.

  7. neeley martin says:

    playsilks are definitely the top toy for imaginative play around here. my boys also enjoy using natural materials (debris found in the yard) to create and make believe an endless number of things. hope to win this gorgeous treehouse. thanks, neeleymartin at yahoo dot com.

  8. Kate says:

    My son’s sensory tub — filled with beans that fill cups and become coffee for dad, ice cream for him etc etc etc

  9. Sarah says:

    We almost bought a treehouse for my kids last Christmas but couldn’t find the perfect one. Looks like this one comes pretty darn close though! In our home we have no TV so my children have plenty of time to be creative. They love paper folding but paper isn’t really a ‘toy’ so.. probably their dress up clothes.
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  10. Sydney says:

    I would never have guessed it, but my 3 yr old son’s Disney Cars diecast cars are our most imaginative toy. He creates new worlds with them everyday, and can be taken anywhere. He started collecting them over a year ago and has yet to get bored with them. His story lines can go on for days :-)

  11. Kate says:

    I also subscribed to the Imagine Childhood blog.

  12. Sarah says:

    I have also subscribed to their blog.
    Sarah’s latest post: at this moment

  13. domestic diva says:

    Our building blocks are probably the toy that inspire the most imagination. They’re used in every conceivable way (and not just for building — as train tracks, as chairs, as pretend food, etc.)

  14. kari says:

    I’d have to say our art supplies. They are always in use, and always in new and exciting ways.

  15. Kara says:

    Our play kitchen!! The kids cook every day!

  16. Sisa says:

    Our daughter loves to pretend to cook with a pot, wooden spoon, her doggie, and oven mitts.

  17. susan scheuble-isip says:

    We have a cardboard box in the house that has been decorated with crayons, paint, markers etc. It provides days of fun for the kids as a fort, restaurant, house – you name it!

    Also, our Kappla blocks are amazing for the imagination.

  18. susan scheuble-isip says:

    I subscribed to the Imagine Childhood blog!

  19. Elizabeth B says:

    Any scrap of Cardboard gets used for fun, creative things. It’s so neat to watch what uses their imaginations come up with!

  20. Janna says:

    I know Barbies aren’t SUPPOSED to be imaginiative, but my girls come up with all sorts of things–making them clothing from scraps of felt/fabric, tying yarn around their feet and lowering them into air vents (mining Barbies), circuses . . . oh the list goes on and on–I never know what kind of scene I will find set up in their room! ;o)

  21. Lisa S. says:

    Definitely the dress up clothes!

  22. Kim W. says:

    Our most imaginative toys are Legos and Magnetics. Oh! and crayons and paper!!!!

  23. Renee C says:

    I think the basic Legos are the most imaginative toy we have. The kids are always working together to build new little worlds.

  24. Jenny jasinski says:

    I have found that the most imagination comes when they use an object for something completely different that it was originally “intended” for….ie my son had a wooden spoon that was never used as a “spoon”. It was a telephone, a drum stick, a sword, a snake, a magic wand, etc…..

  25. Our sword and shield get alot of use for just about everything! Definitely inspires my daughter’s imagination.

  26. TZel says:

    The dollhouse that my daughter and I have made out of recyclables. She loves it!

  27. I have subscribed to the Imagine Childhood blog.
    Stephanie Liy’s latest post: Beginning Lacing

  28. Laura says:

    Oh, my kids would flip. Our most imaginative toys these days are a family of stuffed animals — they are everything from knights to schoolchildren. :)
    Laura’s latest post: Why Creative Spelling Is Not Wrong

  29. Amanda Morisseau says:

    Cardboard boxes and dress up

  30. Tracy Smith says:

    A vintage childsize hutch. No knobs, burners, microwaves, oven doors or anything, yet a great play kitchen everyday!

  31. Tracy Smith says:

    I subscribe as well.

  32. Lisa says:

    So many incredible toys in this shop.

    Our favorite “toy” is instruments.
    Lisa’s latest post: a new season

  33. Kate E. says:

    We have gotten lots of imaginative play out of our Little People playsets–a barn, farm, and castle. Both kids play with it frequently.

  34. Tracy Smith says:

    We do cook together. Mostly bake. I keep hoping that by involving my daughter, her eating preferences will grow.

  35. corie says:

    art supplies!

  36. Patty Wanta says:

    My grandma’s handkerchiefs b/c what can’t you make with those? Doll clothes, little veils, tiny blankets, napkins, a little tent for play people, a lunch sack…

  37. Tracy Smith says:

    I “like” magic cabin! Oh, and I follow them on facebook too! :)

  38. Patty Wanta says:

    I subscribed!

  39. Jamie says:

    Probably our ever-growing costume collection – I never know who’s going to come out of my boys’ room next!
    Jamie’s latest post: Thankful

  40. Jamie says:

    I subscribed to Imagine Childhood’s blog.
    Jamie’s latest post: Thankful

  41. Tina says:

    Legos and the dress up box.

  42. The couch. It can be anything the kids imagine it to be….a fort, a car, a boat… You name it.

  43. Sarah C. says:

    We currently have a marble tower set. You can build multiple towers and then send the marbles down through the tunnels and what not. It is great fun :)

  44. Marcy says:

    My 2 young ones love their playdoh and huge cardboard box which has been everything from a firehouse to a burrow. Just found your site tonight, I’m enjoying it!

  45. cardi says:

    Definitely our costume collection! We built a small wardrobe simply for hanging costumes. the children are constantly creating and recreating.

  46. Kendra says:

    Legos are one of the most imaginative toys on our collection.

  47. Lisa says:

    Little sleigh bells that we have around the house. Our daughter adores them and carries them around and they end up all around the house.

  48. Kendra says:

    I subscribed!

  49. Laura H says:

    The most imaginative toy in our current collection is the velvet doorway puppet theatre with a vast array of characters. My kids have played for hours writing their own scripts and performing shows.

  50. Mandi Bozarth says:

    We have a set of large wooden blocks with faces and crazy designs on them. Each of my four little ones loves to build with them. They usually build a house or city and then sometimes dinosaurs attack it or cars race through it or mermaids and fairies live in it. Most of the time a giant of some sort destroys it, but it is truly imaginative while it lasts. This treehouse is so sweet. I would love to have it.