I remember toys used to be purely recreational or something to entertain children and to keep them busy. Nowadays, toys are considered as a tool for their development as well. Luckily, I was invited by Ban Kee Trading, a company that carries more than 70 brands of toys and other products for toddlers and children, to an intimate mommy bloggers lunch and I was able to be acquainted with some of the latest products that my kid would love and enjoy.
Established in 1986, Ban Kee Trading, Incorporated is a leading distributor of toys and baby products in the Philippines. Ban Kee currently represents companies such as TOMY, INTEX, GRACO Children products, The First Years, Bandai, Zhuzhu pets, Chuggington, and Speed Stacks toy line.
During the event, we were introduced by Ms. Jenny Fernandez to some of the most popular products that Ban Kee Trading carries such as Lalaloopsy, Boon, First Years, Leap Frog, Cra Z Loom, Lamaze, Chill Factor, among others.
There were also fun activities for the kids during the event such as playing with the sample toys including the LeapReader and the Lalaloopsy doll. The kids also made artworks and this lucky girl, Claire, got to win a Chill Factor Slushy Maker by having the most creative drawing.
The traditional rag doll has definitely become more up-to-date and fashionable with Lalaloopsy. This version of Lalaloopsy, which is the Bubbly Mermaid, also serves as a rubber ducky for the girls as the hair makes bubbles when you press the body. Super cute!
For feeding your toddlers and kids, Ban Kee offers Boon products. This modern and innovative line of feeding products offers colorful and chic utensils, sippy cups, catch bowls, snack balls, and more! My favorite items for my little boy are the catch bowl cause it prevents spilling of food and the caterpillar stack so I could put snack items when travelling. In case you are wondering, these items are BPA-free, Phthalate free, and PVC-free.
I've been familiar with The First Years feeding products ever since I got pregnant when I was canvassing for baby items. I got my breast pump from them, but I ended up with another brand of feeding bottles cause I wasn't familiar yet with their Breastflow products. The nipple of the Breastflow actually looks quite complicated. It is because Breastflow 's patented 2-in-1 nippple lets your baby control the flow of breast milk or formula as naturally as breastfeeding. This one's perfect for mommies who are breastfeeding and bottle feeding at the same time or those who use the mixed method. The Breastflow is also designed to help prevent colic. Thus, there is less gas, spit-up or fussiness in feeding the baby.
We were also introduced to The First Years' Sleep Positioner. It is a product that helps the baby to stay in one position and refrains him from turning over. It is one innovative product that could help prevent SIDS but doesn't uncomfortably heat up the baby's body.
LeapFrog is one of the most popular educational toys available in the market. I remember they used to have computers for kids when I was young, but now they have more innovative products such as tablets, gaming systems, and reading systems with better screen resolution and quality. They have products from kids as young as 0 to 6 months up to grade school children of 5 to 9 years. Among the skills that are targeted by LeapFrog products are Reading & Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Creativity & Life Skills, Logic & Problem Solving, Language Learning, and Personal & Social Skills.
One of the most popular products that Ban Kee carries as of the moment is the Cra-Z-Loom! I saw tons of people on Instagram posting their latest works of art using loom bands. With Cra-Z-Loom, you could turn regular rubber bands into unique bracelets, necklaces, rings or any jewelry you can imagine.
During the event, we were also given a chance to try out their loom band kits. At first, I thought it was hard but the simple fishtail was actually very easy to do. I actually was able to make 2 bracelets in just a short period of time.
|Thank you Ban Kee Trading and Ms. Monica of AbsolutelyMommy.com for inviting us! I surely had fun as you could see in the photo above. :)|
Interested in any of these products? Ban Kee Trading's items are available in most toy stores nationwide. They also have their own store - Toytown - in Market Market and Filinvest malls.
Don't forget to check out their sites for their latest items:
Ban Kee Trading - http://www.bankee.com.ph/
Toytown - http://www.toytown.ph/
Facebook Page (Ban Kee) - https://www.facebook.com/LatestToysfromBankee
Facebook Page (Toytown) - https://www.facebook.com/Toytown.ph