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Learning Can Be Fun! + GIVEAWAY

Do you remember back in the day when toys were made to last? When so many of the awesome playthings were made from wood? I LOVE WOODEN TOYS and always wanted to get some for my boys when they little but just couldn’t find any and if I did they were ridiculously expensive or poor quality. So unfortunately they missed out. That is of course until a wonderful blog buddy of mine opened her very own store that is full of – you guessed it – WOODEN TOYS!! That’s not the best bit though – they are extremely affordable. Woohoo!! There is a stigma for kids that learning is boring, dull and takes them away from actually playing which we all know isn’t always the case. The range at School of Mum is absolutely brilliant and combines fun with learning. The toys are educational yet exciting!! Catered to suit children of all ages these magnificent products are great quality and will provide hours, weeks and more than likely years of fun, learning and entertainment.

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The variety of products don’t stop at classic wooden toys though; there really is something for every child. You will find items suited to babies, toddlers, school age with a wide range of clothing, personalised items, puzzles, teddies, clocks, memory and my all time favourite – wooden blocks – IT’S ALL THERE!! We have recently had an order arrive from the wonderful School of Mum and my kids couldn’t get into the bag fast enough. As you will see below some of the products can be fun so much fun for children that they don’t even realise they are learning. The memory game is made from wooden tiles with a letter of the alphabet and an Australian animal that begins with the same letter. Not only are they strengthening the memory part of the brain but they are also learning letters and animals.  

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Australian Alphabet Memory Game

The clock puzzle is great for both my boys as we use it to help learn the time for my 6 year old and my 4 year old uses it to identify the numbers along with the concentration of working out the correct order of the numbers. There is a boy and girl version of this particular product.

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Clock Puzzle

For the babies in way of toys there are the Rattle and Roll Doves which are gorgeous, simple and easy to use. As bub moves or pulls it along the dove effortlessly rolls and rattles causing a great deal of excitement. This also comes in pink or blue.


Rattle n Roll Dove

With the Bird Smackeroo there are hours of fun to had and most importantly it is great for building on hand /eye co-ordination. As you can see from the short video below it is very easy to use and great enjoyment for the kids.

My all time favourite product is the Educational Wooden Blocks, this might be because they take me back to my own childhood but at the bargain price of  $15 how can I say no? There is no much that can be done with these little babies; building, stacking, learning, the possibilities are endless.

Educational Wooden Blocks

Now I’m sure by now you have worked out that I am very fond of this little shop and as a way of sharing some wonderful educational (and fun) products the extremely generous School of Mum has decided to offer a $50 voucher to one very lucky lucky Mad Mummas reader!! Just in time to get some great items for Christmas.

To enter all you have to do is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below. Winner is decided based on skill and chance plays no part. Australian residents only! Sorry everyone else. **The mandatory instructions MUST be completed or your entry will be void!**

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  1. Renata
    05/11/2013 / 9:45 am

    Great giveaway. Thank you 🙂

    • Mad Mummas
      05/11/2013 / 10:01 am

      Renata, Please don’t forget to answer the question for your entry to be valid. 🙂

  2. Melissa Puli
    05/11/2013 / 10:01 am

    We have a little puppet theatre, so we would love to win some extra friends from the finger puppet collection! xoxo

  3. Melanie
    05/11/2013 / 9:28 am

    I’d love to win this great prize. I find the Clock Puzzle very intresting as it can teach my child how to read the time, and grow their education of numeracy.

  4. Jodie Farnsworth
    05/11/2013 / 9:46 am

    I love the clock puzzle but I know my 21 month old son would be in love with the zoo truck shape sorter great for teaching him his fine motor skills and learning the names of the different animals.

  5. Mick G
    05/11/2013 / 10:18 am

    Educational Wooden Blocks would be great for little Cooper to learn his letters and numbers

  6. Nichole Mckee
    05/11/2013 / 10:20 am

    The Australian Alphabet Memory Please – teaching kiddies at a young age to train their little brains and use their memory will make lessons in school easier

    • Nichole Mckee
      05/11/2013 / 10:22 am

      Ooops I forgot *Game* lol

  7. Angela Murray
    05/11/2013 / 10:28 am

    The Rattle n Roll dove is just divine! My daughter would adore it. She loves birds and anything with wheels, she’d have great fun with this – all while learning essential hand-eye coordination.

  8. Anna M
    05/11/2013 / 11:49 am

    Educational Wooden Blocks. They have been around for years and just never get old. All kids love them and once my kids are done with them im thinking I should use them for my old age. On days I dont want to talk to anyone i can just spell things out with the blocks and if anyone annoys me i have a pretty good throwing arm…just saying 🙂

  9. Bonnie-Kate
    05/11/2013 / 1:01 pm

    I just love the ‘Finger Puppets with Story – Little Red Riding Hood’. There’s nothing better to enhance a child’s reading experience by letting them interact with finger puppets. Our kiddies have great imaginations and often draw a make believe story. This would encourage the storytelling ideas into puppets shows or using the finger puppets to create their own versions of their favourite stories.

  10. Charlotte L.
    05/11/2013 / 1:08 pm

    For my daughter who’s in prep,
    Learning to spell is the next step,
    The Educational Wooden Blocks would be fun,
    Something she could do with Mum!

  11. Melinda Anderson
    05/11/2013 / 2:07 pm

    Wooden Toys; oh I remember the Joys
    The funny games my Girls could play with their Mummy
    They could Learn to each take a Turn
    Ready to Share with their new Baby Cousin Teddy

  12. Pauline Stacey
    05/11/2013 / 3:07 pm

    Wooden blocks would be the ducks ####,Educational and fun my shopping is done

  13. Michelle Lambeck
    05/11/2013 / 6:11 pm

    The boys clock puzzle! I had one like this when I was growing up and I loved it 🙂

  14. Rosalie BERnacki
    05/11/2013 / 7:17 pm

    Love love love the educational blocks. They will last many, many little hands….

  15. Lauraine Ormond
    05/11/2013 / 8:25 pm

    the Australian alphabet memory game because its fun, can be played with just one as well as with friends and family and all important its educational. i would love to win because it would be fun and educational game to play together with the kids!

  16. Kim m
    05/11/2013 / 9:31 pm

    There is a fantastic shirt on the website with a Dr Suess quote, I love reading and want me little girl to love it to and so I would love to win it for her. Because Dr Suess is almost as awesome as she is…

  17. Kim
    05/11/2013 / 9:32 pm

    There is a fantastic shirt on the website with a Dr Suess quote, I love reading and want me little girl to love it to and so I would love to win it for her. Because Dr Suess is almost as awesome as she is..

  18. Michelle Harris
    05/11/2013 / 10:02 pm

    Clock puzzle is the one for me
    Teaching kids to tell time and keeping them entertained you see
    Would love one of these for my tribe
    Then no longer would I need to answer “what’s the time?”

  19. Sarah T
    05/11/2013 / 10:48 pm

    I love the shape sorter. I would love to give my son the opportunity to play with this 🙂

  20. Michelle Ward
    05/11/2013 / 11:53 pm

    Imaginary play is a great way to learn and we all love ice creams and lollipops! What a great way to learn colours and shapes.

  21. Rachel K
    06/11/2013 / 1:17 am

    I love the Wooden Food with Serving Tray. I’d love to win as I buy toys that help develop my child’s interests and creativity. This gives direction and helps develop learning in areas they like and are passionate about.

  22. bubble936
    06/11/2013 / 9:56 am

    My favourite are the Educational Wooden Blocks – kids learn so much while playing with them. Even a game of building a tower with these blocks teach them a lot. I wish to win this prize so that I can give my kids the best possible opportunity to learn & school of mum ‘s shop is full of educational toys and with the voucher I can buy lots of things just in time for Christmas…

  23. Sarah Armstrong
    06/11/2013 / 12:08 pm

    My daughter would love the Ice creams and Lollipops, she always playing kitchens.

  24. Jade
    06/11/2013 / 12:29 pm

    I would love the education wooden blocks. My 13 month old daughter is starting to count and learn the alphabet and I think this would really help with her development

  25. Stephanie Veljanovska
    06/11/2013 / 2:05 pm

    For my son the ideal product would be the Sturdy Farm Animal puzzle. Would be really great for developing those fine motor skills and learning more about animals which he is currently very interested in.

  26. Benjamin Travia
    07/11/2013 / 4:02 pm

    Bird Smackaroo. My nephew enjoys hitting things on the ground. Although it’s adorable, it’s also loud and annoying. Now he can hit this instead.

  27. Fiona
    08/11/2013 / 9:35 am

    Love the Zoo Truck Shape Sorter.
    Perfect for my son and daughter.
    Their love for animals is amazing.
    Vets or Zoo keepers in the making.
    Great for building skills and imaginative play.
    A great present for Christmas day!

  28. Lady Tiffany
    08/11/2013 / 11:55 am

    The clock puzzle is fantastic….just the right clock for my niece…

  29. DIANA O
    08/11/2013 / 1:57 pm

    Zoo Truck Shape Sorter, cars & animals what could be cooler! I should win as my little man will adore this.

  30. Di
    08/11/2013 / 2:00 pm

    Finger Puppets with Story – Little Red Riding Hood. I loved finger puppets so much as a kid, completely having forgotten about them until now. Now I need to win so I can buy some for my kids to fall in love with too.

  31. Cathy Stone
    08/11/2013 / 4:27 pm

    My Favourite item is the Finger Puppet Story – Little Red Riding Hood, love to win, because this would encourage my children to have hours on interactive role playing, stimulate their senses, help with their confidence, have fun, they would love to put on shows for all the family to watch and enjoy and endless memories.

  32. karina w
    09/11/2013 / 2:26 pm

    Love the Educational Wooden Blocks – cute, colourful and educational all in the one toy!

  33. Kaz Purtill-Wright
    10/11/2013 / 7:41 pm

    I love the Zoo truck shape sorter, it’s got 2 things my son loves, trucks and animals. I’d love to win because my toddler thinks history and me are wrong in thinking that 5 comes after 4 when counting, he decided 9 comes after 4 instead…..This is him counting; 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 6, 7, 8. I tell him, ” No, 5 comes after 4″, but his reply “No mummy, is 9”. I need to win this prize to prove to him that 5 definitely comes after 4.

  34. Cheryl Moulton
    11/11/2013 / 10:12 am

    School of Mum has an amazing range of puzzles, and wooden construction toys, which I love because, they are sturdy, educational and lots of fun, they have jigsaw puzzles and clock puzzles and shape sorters, love them all and my grandsons would have a ball with any one of them

  35. Wendy S
    11/11/2013 / 4:46 pm

    I love the Wooden food with serving tray. My toddler loves to make Mum and Dad some imaginary food to eat!

  36. Shell
    11/11/2013 / 5:21 pm

    I love the Zoo Truck Shape Sorter
    Would be perfect for my daughter,
    On the floor I don’t seem so much shorter,
    Playing an animal sorter.

    It would help me not be so blue,
    To win her something new,
    “the cow in the truck goes Mooo”
    what a playful thing to do.

  37. 13/11/2013 / 9:33 am

    Ice Creams and Lollipops,
    Play foods the best!
    In the kitchen its fun,
    With pots, pans and the rest!
    Theres a tray of wood food,
    Would last ages and more,
    Good quality and cheap!
    To play houses and store!

  38. Melissa o
    14/11/2013 / 10:28 am

    To teach my sweet little girl about time the girl clock would be tick rock fantastic. Would love to put on a puppet show too.

  39. Lynda Kibblewhite
    16/11/2013 / 3:50 pm

    I would love the old fashioned alphabet blocks to gift to my Grandson William. I also love the clock. These toys appear to be very educational and of a high quality. Rare these days.

  40. Kasey Evans
    17/11/2013 / 8:41 pm

    Australian Alphabet Memory Game – I was a champ at this when I was younger so I’d love for my kids to play it whilst learning at the same time. It’s fantastic when kids can play & learn at the same time!

  41. Belinda Baker
    17/11/2013 / 9:01 pm

    I love the my pal scout. I can see that it could very be handy in helping get my speech delayed 2 year old to talk. Especially if we taught it to say his name and sing his favourite songs to him.

  42. Emily B
    17/11/2013 / 9:51 pm

    Wooden puzzles do so much for little minds and fingers; gross motor, fine motor, spatial awareness, colour recognition, problem solving and inter social skills such as sharing too play a role, and the best part is they can be enjoyed for generations!

  43. Sonia El-Sheikh
    18/11/2013 / 9:51 am

    The Australian Alphabet Memory because i want the best for my niece 🙂

  44. Mary Preston
    18/11/2013 / 10:16 am

    I actually can’t go past the Educational Wooden Blocks. Life is so hectic. There are days when I have trouble remembering my own name. If I could just spell it out, that might help.

  45. 18/11/2013 / 4:48 pm

    Finger Puppets With Story – Little Red Riding Hood would be ideal
    To create a fantasy or two for our homeschooling boys
    lots of fun, creative too
    We could learn together, play together, have fun together
    And Create a Live Play for you and you 🙂

  46. Karen Edwards
    19/11/2013 / 8:56 am

    The clock puzzle would be perfect for my 4 year to learn to tell the time so he can be just like his big sister he loves to be just like her

  47. nicole larsen
    20/11/2013 / 10:14 am

    Education wooden blocks hours and hours of fun

  48. sharyn williams
    22/11/2013 / 10:04 pm

    ice creams and lollipops for my kids for sure
    as playing pretend games with these will mean they have fun galore

  49. Valerie W
    22/11/2013 / 10:42 pm

    My little girl is a Zoo member. This Zoo Truck Shape Sorter will be a great gift for her as it enable to remind her about the animals that she has seen in the Zoo. She will be an expert in recognizing the animals.

  50. Leoni Wilson
    23/11/2013 / 5:45 am

    OHHH.. Been wanting those blocks for my little Boy.. I love them.. remember them when I was little.. OHHHH and the CLOCK is just perfect for my budding little Boy.. I stay at home at teach all day, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.. ! This would be wonderful for our education days! 🙂 They are all fantastic prizes.. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  51. Lidya
    23/11/2013 / 6:26 pm

    My favourite is the clock puzzle for my son. It’s one toy with a lot of functions; teaches how to count, how to read the time and motor skill coordination. My 2-year old son currently likes it when I count for him, he gets really excited and he’ll clap his hands. This toy will also encourage him to recognise what the number looks like as we count together.

  52. Nicole Morris
    23/11/2013 / 8:53 pm

    Zoo Truck Shape Sorter.
    i would really love to win for my boys. they would just love this.
    great for fine motor skills and imagination.

  53. 23/11/2013 / 11:28 pm

    My favourite item is the wooden number puzzle, it may be basic but to my son it would help him on his quest to learn numbers beyond 1, 2, 3 in a fun and hands on way. I’ve recently done a bit of a cull of the plastic toys in my sons room because I’d like to make way for more wooden and open ended learning toys which is why I’d love to win this competition as it would allow me to do this.

  54. 24/11/2013 / 9:39 am

    I LOVE jigsaw puzzles!
    1. The make you use your brain.
    2. Good for visual perception skills
    3. Good for fine motor skills
    4. They keep children QUIET!!

  55. 24/11/2013 / 4:26 pm

    I’ve just taken the children out of daycare because wasn’t satisfied with their learning (my 4 year old son who was asking to learn to write his name 8 months ago still can’t do it as he was told he can’t) so any educational toys would be a huge bonus!

  56. 24/11/2013 / 6:13 pm

    Rattle ‘n Roll Dove would be great for my love
    School of Mum plus Mad Mummas fun
    Would be just fine for a new nephew of mine…
    Who giggles and wriggles just fine!

  57. Megan Higgs
    24/11/2013 / 9:04 pm

    The Educational Wooden Blocks would be great for my 1 year old, for now he would enjoy the fun of stacking but as he gets older they would be good for helping him learn his letters and numbers.

  58. Renee Ballantyne
    25/11/2013 / 8:18 am

    I love the clock puzzle and I would like to win this as my son is having trouble telling time and I think this would really help him

  59. Karen Kitto
    25/11/2013 / 11:54 am

    Jigsaw Puzzle – Dog, Frog, Cat or Duck. Great for little hands, nice and colourful, I love these.

  60. Melissa Jones
    25/11/2013 / 1:37 pm

    Love Finger Puppets with Story – Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is my favourite story when I was a little girl. My mum told this story again and again but I was never fed up with it. I wish I could tell this classic story to my daughter with these cute finger puppets to make it more vivid.

  61. Anna
    25/11/2013 / 8:04 pm

    The traditional “Tupperware” Shape Sorter we own!
    Over time boredom it has shown,
    Instantly drawn to the “Zoo Truck Shape Sorter” which epitomises delight!
    Little animals complimented with a truck is guaranteed to excite!
    My son has recently been diagnosed with autism which was a complete shock,
    AND all that seems to stimulate him is my “alarm” clock!
    It’s time to introduce a new toy,
    For my very special little boy!

  62. Elizabeth M
    25/11/2013 / 9:20 pm

    On manic Mondays,
    a mum like me needs
    an Aussie Alphabet Memory Game,
    to help sharpen MY brain!

  63. mc
    26/11/2013 / 6:48 am

    The Educational Blocks are a great teaching aide. This would be used a lot in our home.

  64. Katrina Corbett
    26/11/2013 / 9:33 am

    The Alphabet Butterfly Puzzle is really cute. I would give this to my daughter who is struggling with her alphabet and is in need to learn as she starts kindy next year.

  65. Val Helen
    26/11/2013 / 12:46 pm

    The Learning Blocks rock! I love using them in unpredictably fun kids games like ‘Find a red block, win a small choc.!’

  66. Cheney
    26/11/2013 / 1:43 pm

    It’s wonderful to find toys which last and promote learning, School of Mum has a wonderful range. Thank you, from me and the kids!

  67. Michelle Gray
    26/11/2013 / 2:19 pm

    Clock Puzzle – Girl, I can live in hope that my daughter will learn to tell the time and realise 6am is not an acceptable awake time!!!

  68. Cate
    26/11/2013 / 9:37 pm

    I love the wooden food with serving tray, as I feel this is something that would appeal to my son for years to come. At the moment he’s 2 and he’d love serving a pretend afternoon tea to any guests (or even Mummy everyday). As he gets older he could begin to learn about fractions too.
    I always look for durable toys that will last the time- and this one ticks all the boxes!

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