Whoever came up with the concept of “edutainment” won’t find much of a challenge in the under-five set. Babies and toddlers have a natural knack for mixing business (i.e., learning) with pleasure (playing) so that one is virtually indistinguishable from the other. As parents ourselves, we’ve teamed up with Chronicle Books to give our readers a shot at winning a pair of multifunctional activity toys that will encourage both amusement and achievement. In addition to a set of MoMA String-Along Books, which can be read, piled as blocks, or strung as beads, one lucky winner will also receive a stack of Lacing Shapes, which teach shapes, colors, and textures while honing gross motor skills. Enter to win below!

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Here’s how to enter and win a pair of fun activity toys!

1) Sign up for our weekly newsletter (if you haven’t already!) We’ll be notifying the winner in our newsletter – so you need to sign up and receive our newsletter to find out if you have won.

2) Add a comment to this post with your answer to the following question: How do you keep playtime fun, educational, and green?

Contest ends Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 12 midnight EST. Winner will be announced in the following week’s newsletter!

+ MoMA Lacing Shapes $14.99

+ MoMA String-Along Books $18.99