|Sometimes the Sunday newspaper advertising inserts surprise this reviewer with something unusual. An article proclaiming "Peek-a-Boo Bags" as being great stocking stuffers for under $20 made this writer stop to read more. What in the world were "Peek-a-Boo Bags?" As a reviewer, toys are my business, but this one was not on the radar.
So, guess what, this writer went out and bought two of them, and they are as much fun as that Sunday newspaper suggested. "Peek-a-Boo Bags" are simply cloth bags that are approximately 6" square in size. There is a plastic "see through" window on the front of the bag and the bag itself is filled with small white beads. This creates a very squishy little package. But there are also hidden treasures inside the bag. Youngsters have to move the beads around by pushing and squeezing to find out what is inside.
There are three different bags available, a pink one containing about 20 little girl items, like a small purse or a heart, a blue bag containing about 20 little boy items, like a dinosaur or a car, and a third bag containing all 26 letters of the alphabet. There is a list of what is contained in the pink and blue bags attached to each.
The idea is for the parent to remove the list, and then call out items, or letters of the alphabet, to their child and then let them try to find them. Kids hunt for the named item and once found, another is called out to them.
This is great for travel, or long waits almost anywhere. There can be races to see who can find the item first, or find one of a certain color. The possibilities are endless. It is intended for children 3 years and older, and requires no cleanup and creates no mess at all. But remember parents, do not lose that list of what is contained in the bags. It might be a good idea to make a backup copy of the list for safekeeping just in case. "Peek-a-Boo Bags" retail for under $14.99 and can be found at www.amazon.com.
-- RJ Cullen
-- RJ Cullen