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If it looks like a duck, and pushes like a duck…

plantoysduckWe’re fans of the Plan Toys philosophy of making quality play things that are  healthy for kids, contribute to our communities, and are good for the planet.

Plan Toys has a knack for creating fresh twists on classic toys that promote children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.  We love their simply delightful, clever, and stylish takes on wooden push and pull toys, like the new Plan Toys Push-a-Long Duck.

Made from sustainable rubberwood and non-toxic dyes in fair trade facilities, this is another toy that will last through several siblings and generations of play.  When a beginning walker pushes the duck, the toy rewards the toddler’s efforts with a waddle and a squeak.  And the tactile feel of real wood encourages exploration.

The sound is more of a baby duck’s peep than an adult’s quack, but this adorable flapping duck keeps my 1 year-old entertained.  And even his big sister, age 3, wants to join in the fun.

Push toys help develop gross motor skills and the sound teaches cause and effect, giving a growing toddler a sense of confidence.  We love seeing my son’s sheer delight as he pushes this duck from Plan Toys around the house.

WANT IT: Push-a-Long Duck ($32 from Baby Earth or Land of Nod)

WIN IT: Plan Toys is giving away a Push-a-Long Duck to one Mamanista reader.

  • Required Entry: Please visit Plan Toys and leave us a comment on this post sharing your favorite toy from their catalog (and why it is your favorite).
  • Additional Entries (up to three): You can receive up to three additional entries by linking to and/or sharing our Hottest Holiday Toys Guide (see rules at the bottom of the guide) and leaving separate comments on this post for each mode of entry.

Contest on ends December 7, 11:59 PM EST. Open to U.S. Shipping Only. Winner chosen using

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

60 Responses to "If it looks like a duck, and pushes like a duck…"

  1. Jennifer M says:

    I like the geometric sorting board because it’s really colorful and educational.

  2. Kim Young says:

    I really like the solid drum and my kids would love it, too. One of their favorite books is Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb. My 3 yr old is always reciting that book while doing random things around the house. My 15 month old drums on anything she can find while we read it, or my son recites it.

  3. Lisa says:

    I like the oval xylophone, my son likes anything that he can make noises with!

  4. carol ~ says:

    The Terrace Dollhouse would be great for our little one!

  5. trixx says:

    My little girl loves dollhouses, she’d have a lot of fun with the Terrace Dollhouse!

  6. Lisa G. says:

    My favorite item is the Terrace Dollhouse. I had a doll house a little like this one as a child and spent uncountable hours playing with it!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  7. Lisa G. says:

    I Tweeted the Hottest Holiday Toy Guide!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  8. Carolsue says:

    I like the Parking Garage cause I used to have one something like this from Fisher Price when I was young and I loved it!

  9. Karen Gonyea says:

    Adore the Plan Toys Airport – my son would adore it :)

  10. Gianna says:

    The Parking Garage.. it has so many activities I know my son would love :)

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