Disclosure: I received the following for free, but all opinions are my own.
Happy summer, everyone! Do you have any fun plans for this summer? We’re sticking close to home this summer. So far my summer fun has included a trip to a local fair (and eating an entire funnel cake and 5 fried Oreos by myself) and a Cleveland Cavaliers watch party. We’re planning to go to the Cleveland Zoo in the next few weeks. We’re also looking forward to spending a week watching sharks take over the TV next month (you know, THAT week!).
I’ve definitely grown to love sharks over the past few years, thanks to getting to watch them and learn about them every summer. Did you know that for every human killed by a shark, humans kill two million sharks? Education about sharks can save both human lives and shark lives, which is why I am grateful we have a week dedicated to educating people about sharks.
Wild Republic is a toy company dedicated to educating children about wildlife. They have two lines of shark toys, perfect for making children curious about sharks and encouraging learning about them, too. This year, we had the awesome opportunity to work with Wild Republic and Alex Brands to promote their shark toys.
Swim into Summer with these Shark Toys
Wild Republic’s Cuddlekins Sharks and Living Ocean Sharks
Guys, I might be 23 years old, and when my mom asked me if I wanted some stuffed sharks, you can bet I screamed “YES!” You can also bet that I waited anxiously for said sharks to arrive at my house.
Wild Republic has provided high-quality nature-related toys and gifts since 1979. These products both foster curiosity about wildlife and educate children about nature. How many times have you bought a toy, only for it to break within a few weeks, or a couple months? Wild Republic is a company committed to nature and conservation, so they strive to be environmentally friendly and ethically responsible. This commitment leads to high-quality products that won’t end up in a landfill any time soon. Wild Republic:
- Strives to lesson our carbon footprint by reducing, reusing, and sourcing sustainable products,
- Strives to protect and preserve wildlife, natural habitats, and eco-systems through environmentally conscious and recyclable packaging,
- And strives to reduce unnecessary waste by developing high quality, affordable products that will last for generations to come.
Wild Republic has two lines of stuffed sharks, their Cuddlekins Sharks line and their Living Ocean Shark line. Both are high quality products, but offer two different toys.
Cuddlekins are the super-plush and super-soft toy line. The toys in this line are designed to look like the real thing but also be irresistibly cuddly. I hadn’t read the description of this line before I grabbed my Cuddlekins Sharks, and the first thing I thought was, “My goodness, these are so soft!” Choose from Blacktip, Great White, Hammerhead, Mako, and Tiger Sharks.
Living Ocean is Wild Republic’s new line of plush toys designed to be as realistic as possible. These toys are highly-detailed, and made from utilizing a “fabric printing method to achieve vibrant life-like colors and designs on super soft fabric.” This line isn’t as plush as the Cuddlekins line, but it is still super soft! The Blacktip, Hammerhead, Great White, Tiger, Zebra, Leopard, and Bamboo Sharks are all represented in this line.
I love my Wild Republic shark toys, and I know you’ll love yours, too! Choose your perfect shark to keep you company during Shark Week by visiting Wild Republic’s website.
Alex Brands Knot-a-Shark
I love blankets. You would think my family is a blanket hoarder if you came to my house. (We may in fact be blanket hoarders.) I was super excited to receive this Alex Brands DIY Knot-a-Shark climb-in-blanket! This product is not only great for Shark Week, it’s also great to keep your kids (or yourself!) entertained during the summer. Let’s face it: there are a lot of fun things to do over the summer, but there can also be enough downtime to cause boredom. Fight the boredom by knotting your own blanket!
And can you imagine all of the fun photo-ops with this climb-in shark blanket? I’m 23 years old and you can bet I’m gonna act like I’m being eaten by a shark when I finally finish this project.
Purchase your Alex Brands Knot-a-Shark blanket on their website. You can check out some of their other shark toys while you’re there, too!
Promoting Shark Education
We can save both shark lives and human lives by learning more about sharks. Children are more likely to want to learn more about something that interests them, which is why I believe these shark toys from both Wild Republic and Alex Brands are great.
Need more sharks in your life? Check out my other shark post, where you can learn some shark fun facts and grab a free shark printable, both perfect for promoting shark education!
Post written by Molly Maurer