Last year my son got a boogie board for Christmas. He loved it! We loved it. It was fabulous to use on the go and this was a great way to encourage the improvement of these skills without the pressure of worksheets and other more academic tasks. He was having fun while gaining finger control and muscle development. We unfortunately our Boogie board stopped working- we weren’t sure if it was because it had been left in the car or had been stepped on (you never know with kids). We tried to switch out the batteries and it was evident that this Boogie board was a gonner. Instead of leaving it at that I figured it was a good opportunity to reach out to the company and see what they would suggest doing. I must say that I was very very impressed with this company and their customer service. Here is why.
- I called and left a message for Chris (something I had done with other companies) he called me back within 1 business day! Wow! (Most other companies NEVER called me back).
- I told Chris that our boogie board stopped working- he immediately said, no problem, give me your address and I will send one out to you right away. I was floored. He didn’t ask how or what happened. He has confidence in his product and trust for his customers and knew that this was a fluke incident. Sometimes I feel that companies can be unrealistic in creating items for kids and the items are easily broke. (Although keep in mind all Boogie Boards are created for Adults and Children alike) It didn’t matter- the product didn’t work and the company supports its customers (Where has this mentality gone for so many companies worldwide)
- I immediately received my boogie board and per my request Chris sent me a new product for me to review. I wanted to do something nice for them because they had been so easy to work with, so supportive, and never once made me feel like an issue with the item was my fault.
It is not often that reviews are done simply as a gesture to say thank you to a company but this one is just that. They deserve every sale and every piece of positive feedback anyone can give them. I trust Kent Displays Inc. and feel that their goal is to provide great products and incredible customer service. They back up their products and do the best they can to make their customers happy.
So today as a thank you to Kent Displays Inc. I will be reviewing the new Scribble n’ Play Boogie Board. Once my little lady set eyes on this item (knowing her brother’s replacement had come and this would be all hers) she couldn’t stop smiling and giggling. I love that these two Boogie Boards are different enough to be easily identified as their own. The fun and colorful frame and pieces on the Scribble n’ Play are so inviting, creative and inventive. I love how each writing tool has a secure place to be stored on the frame of the boogie board but at the same time doesn’t require twisting, turning and adjusting to get it in the right spot. All 4 pieces can go in any of the four spots- how easy- something that keeps kids accountable for the pieces and doesn’t require a parent to put the whole thing back together.
Not only are the four writing pieces easy to use and store but they each have multiple surfaces and points providing a wide variety of options when creating a beautiful masterpiece. You can use the tips, the sides, the fronts and backs of each piece/stylus. My daughter loves to create new shapes and patterns and mix up her textures with all the different options available. I love the motivation this creates for writing and fine motor exploring!
Another fabulous feature of the scribble n’ play is the fabulous multicolored strokes that are created when each of the tools is used. The background of the boogie board provides multiple colors making drawing more and more fun each time. No two drawings are exactly the same with this fun, according to her “rainbow” background.
I love how sturdy this boogie board feels. With my daughter being a little younger (4 years old) and wanting to take this scribble n’ play everywhere I am not as worried about her breaking it or hurting it because it is so strong and secure.
I have seen some of the most lovely drawings come out of this scribble n’ play – she has spent hours creating new, impressive works of art. She shows it to everyone we see. We have brought both of these boogie boards on car trips and one of my favorite places to bring them is to church. They can be entertained for hours and be developing skills while sitting quietly in church. It is very convenient to carry these around. The other day she had this big grin on her face and came over to me and said, “Wow, Mom look what Papa made!” She showed me her scribble n’ play covered in strokes-showing the entire background of colors. She was so surprised at the rainbow he created- and I was glad that he found himself a quiet activity to participate in on Sunday.
So head out and buy your own Boogie Board. Kent Displays Inc . has so many wonderful educational and functional products that can be used with everyone in your house. I can’t think of a better Christmas present for everyone on your list this year!!