Most any parent of a toddler can attest to the fact that your kid will be bonkers about animals for at least a few years. Darah is no exception. She loves to learn about new animals and practice their names and the sounds they make. We have been having a blast lately with a collection of products from A Modern Eden. This company offers the cutest animal flashcards you have ever seen. They have all the classic animals you would expect (dog, cow, pig, etc.) but they go beyond that, especially with their arctic collection, and introduce your child to the narwhal and the urchin, just to name a few!
The products in A Modern Eden were actually created out of necessity by a creative group of parents and aunts and uncles, who also work together at a creative design firm, when they noticed a lack of design-minded goods and apps for toddlers. So they got to work and A Modern Eden was born!
They have a few 18″ X 24″ posters available of three of their animals (frog, lion and peacock). I wish they had more! The posters are truly works of art, and are very much worthy to be framed. We haven’t don’t so, yet, but we’ve definitely talked about it. Darah loves to look at her posters every day, and they make a very fun addition to her nursery walls. She likes to touch them, too (hence the desire to get them framed so that they aren’t toast in a few months!).
What’s even MORE exciting about A Modern Eden is that they have launched 3 apps, and they all rock! For the iPhone, check out C is for Cow, which shows an animal for each letter. Also be sure to check out Speak, Piggy. Oink! This breaks groups of animals into different habitats, and tells you the name and the sound the animal makes (the sounds are REALLY good, too!). Each of these apps are just 99 cents!
For the iPad, you are definitely going to want to check out Two by Two, which is the classic game of memory using A Modern Eden’s beautiful illustrations. I love playing this game! I mean….Darah loves playing this game! So fun!
Buy it!: The apps are all available in iTunes. The flashcards can be purchased on A Modern Eden’s website for $25, and the posters are also available for $25 each. While the prices may seem on the high end, I assure you that the quality of the work will really impress you.
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win all 3 posters, as well as all 3 apps from A Modern Eden. This has a retail value of $79! Wow! The contest will run until June 13th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new inner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me about your child’s favorite animal (of all time, or just of the moment…totally up to you!).
My answer: Tim taught Darah about Macaws, and she LOVES to say the word and also find them. They are in a surprising number of places (at least in books!).
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.