October 29, 2009

Product/Giveaway Review - Cara Retz ~ Discovery Toys

I entered a Labor Day Giveaway that Cara with Discovery Toys was having during the month of September. She holds frequent giveaways at her blog: Play Smart Blog.

This particular Giveaway, I really wanted. I have a 4yr old child and knew this was perfect for her. I was extremely excited that I had won, but my excitement didn't hold a candle to my daughters reaction when she opened the package.

She took a few moments to look the toy over and then with out being told how to do it she was able to figure out that she could take it apart with the screwdriver that was included. She did ask for a little help when putting it back together. But after the first time all we heard was "I can do it myself!" I'm not exaggerating when I tell you, that she took it apart and put it back together 7 times before playing with it as a train. She was very facinated with the idea she could "fix it" (in her words) all on her own. My husband commented "I can just see the gears turning in her head right now" as she was looking the toy over for the first time.

This is the toy that I won from Cara's Giveaway:

Motor Works Train
Take-apart-and-put-together workable 3-D construction set challenges fine motor skills while boosting brainpower. Finished train actually rolls on rotating wheels! Compatible with Motor Works electric screwdriver. Includes easy-to-follow graphic instructions and manual screwdriver. Not intended for children under age 3 due to small parts.
from 4y & up (K, V) e
Learning Pathways: Thinking Skills, Motor Skills, Exploration

Key Benefits:
Utilize small motor skills and thinking abilities to assemble, take apart, and reassemble a real working toy train
Identify colors, vehicle parts and relative positions
Follow graphic directions
Prompt understanding of parts-to-whole
Challenge small motor skills while boosting brainpower
Use simple tools
Engage in imaginary play!
When I purchase from others in direct sales, like myself, I like to get to know more about them and their business. I asked Cara several questions and she was very kind in answering them for me.

About Cara and Discovery Toys:

*How long have you been with DT? - I've been with DT for about 2 1/2 years, but didn't do much with my business until May of this year and I'm just loving it.

*What made you decide to join DT? - I loved the products! I grew up on DT. My mom had some when I was younger and loved playing with them. Then about 6 years ago, I had a party and really enjoyed it. Then another opportunity came up and I decided to join!

*What other companies do you have, if any? - None, but I do work for my Dad's company, Legacy Images (www.legacyimages-pc.com)

*Are you running any specials? - For the month of October, hostess and customers can earn free books and new consultants can earn a free canvas DT tote.

*City and State? - Kokomo, IN

*Hobbies, likes, dislikes? - I enjoy scrapbooking and cross stich, when I have time.

*What is a day in your life like? - depends on the day, usually busy, but fun.

*A memorable moment involving DT (party, customer, experience, etc) - Getting to be an official memeber of my Team Leader's team. I am so excited about this. It has helped me out so much and it's also helped out others in DT get connected to groups, which I'm so glad I could help.

*A bit of advice for other moms (involving DT)? - Give your kids a well rounded play diet. DT is great for this because we involve every area of a child's development. The toys are kid powered, not batterie powered, so your kids get to use their imagination and that is one of the best things. And always play with your children, it's the best investment you can make.

*A bit of advice for other Direct Sales people? - Love what you are doing, be heartfelt, and ask everyone.

*How should others contact you? - You can go to my website at www.playsmartstore.com, send me an email at playsmartstore@gmail.com or give me a call at (765) 461-7989.


You can also keep up to date on all the exciting things going on at Discovery Toys as well as enter giveaways and leave comments just by visiting her Blog : Play Smart Blog (When you stop by tell her I sent ya!)
Thank you Cara for sharing a bit about you an Discovery Toys with us. And Thank you for the Great Giveaway! I will definitely be passing on information about DT to my friends and family! I recommend Discovery Toys to anyone that is looking for Fun & Educational Toys, books, and more for their children. I will absolutely be purchasing DT Toys for my own daughter in the very near future! The holidays are upon us and DT Toys are very affordable!

Be kind to yourself & the environment and Satisfy Your Senses today!
~ Mary


  1. Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad your daughter has enjoyed the train!! Always fun to hear.

    Have a great day!

  2. WOW Great blog post and review!! amazing job on everything!!!

  3. Great review, Mary!! *Applause!* I love that we had a chance to get to know a little but about Cara AND her product all in the same post. Nicely done! Hugs!



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