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Wild Rides Elephant | National Geographic Kids and Funrise Toys

Take note Santa! National Geographic Kids has a new adventure play set for preschoolers!

We recently got the Wild Rides Elephant from Funrise Toys for review and for a feature in the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This set, which the twins were so excited to play with, encourages kids to take their imagination on an adventurous trip into the wild.

Key to the toy {and a ton of fun for my girls} is the canopy that folds out into a slide. What preschooler doesn’t like sliding? Mine take anything of size and give it a try! As well, the monkey spins down the vine and can launch be launched from the elephant’s spring-loaded trunk. This truck sparked a lot of curiosity in the girls especially, since they seen elephants do this at the zoo. With most of their toys being common animals that are found locally, it’s nice to have this one to aide in the education of animals from around the world.

“At National Geographic, our mission is to inspire people of all ages to care about the planet. Through our relationship with Funrise, we’ve developed products that encourage curiosity and help children forge a deeper connection with the world around them,” said Krista Newberry, vice president of National Geographic Licensing.

The Wild Rides Elephant comes complete with working binoculars and a child figure, monkey, panda and hawk. There’s plenty to do with the Wild Rides Elephant, it’s nice to see a play set that both my girls can enjoy at the same time. Plus, each set comes with collectible animal fun facts and stickers.

Funrise Toy Corporation manufacturers the Wild Rides Elephant and The Wild Rides adventure set {another in the series}, each set has a MSRP of $14.99 each. and is available on the Funrise site as well as all Costco stores nationwide. Also good to note: National Geographic’s net proceeds from the sale of these products support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. It’s a gift that gives elsewhere too!


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.



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