Boys and their cars…a favourite toy at any age. #tobotoys #YMCCommunity

I grew up in a house full of females.

I was the tomboy, and my sister had a vast array of Barbies, dolls and girly stuff. I was happy with my Tonka Jeep and cap gun.

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I liked to ride my bike through giant mud puddles and play army guy in the nearby forest. A remote controlled car donned my Dear Santa list for several years until I finally got one, but by then, my interest in them had diminished and moved on to video games.

We had a few board games, but I always enjoyed toys that you got to build and then occasionally destroy. I even had an amazing car track that was super fun to play with.

Recently, we received the Tobo Track from Tobo Toys to test drive.

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This cool little track system comes with a wooden car and can be used in conjunction with other toys, such as Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, Brio and other cars and trains.

The Tobo Track is made from only the safest non-toxic materials. Wood. It contains no toxic chemicals, metals, paints, plastics, epoxies, or synthetic binding agents. So, if your child puts it in their mouth, it is completely safe.

Our wee little lad has recently discovered his love of toy cars, so Tobo Track is an awesome addition to his assortment of favourite toys. We build a little roadway for him and he drives his little cars around on the track and if he wants something different, we take the pieces apart and build a new pattern of streets for him to manoeuvre his cars around. We could even get several sets and build our own little town in our play space. The sets even come with their own little handy dandy mesh bag to keep the pieces stored all together.

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If you’d like to purchase your very own Tobo Track, please click here.

Tobo Toys has offered Raincity Parent readers a 15% discount when they purchase a Tobo Track. Please use codes TOBORCP or TOBORCM when you check out.

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Start a “greener”, healthier lifestyle for your family with the #ModernFamilyExpo!

ModernFamilyExpo The ModernFamilyExpo is launching at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver on Sunday, February 23, 2014, presented by Whole Foods Market. family time in nature spring summer The ModernFamilyExpo will showcase eco-friendly, healthy, active solutions for the whole family – giving families simple tools to live greener, healthier lives. The goal is to help everyday families find ways to take “just one step” in the right direction. Children are playing on green meadow The Expo features experts & exhibitors in 5 categories: Eco-Friendly Living, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Pre & Postnatal, and Active Living.

• Features include:

  •  $10,000 in Grand Prizing (including a $5,000 New Mom & Baby Package and a $5,000 Whole Family Wellness Package)
  • 65+ exhibitor booths, including lots of healthy food & beverage sampling
  • Par-T-Perfect Kid Zone (bouncy castle, face painting, craft stations, Gymboree & Leap Therapy play area, Cinderella meet & greet, and Whole Foods Market “play with your food” station).
  • Active Living Zone (parenting & health workshops, and a pre-registered prenatal yoga class and a mom & baby boxing class with loaded swag bags)
  • UsedVancouver.com Family Lounge with change tables and comfortable breastfeeding area
  • BabyGoRound collection of second hand baby & child gear for low income families
  • Bullfrog powered event with 100% BC wind power and TravelSmart bicycle valet

• Tickets: $8 online in advance, $10 cash at the door, kids under 12 free!

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ModernFamilyExpo is giving away an “Ultimate Date Night” to 1 lucky reader, valued at $390!!!

  • One night accommodation at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (Harbourview Room)
  • Dinner for 2 in the Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
  • $100 gift certificate for services at Avita Health & Massage Therapy Centre
  • 4 Adult Tickets to the ModernFamilyExpo

Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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