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21 Quality Wind Instruments for toddlers and children

As Christmas draws closer and closer, I've been looking for musical instruments. Sure, everyone from Fisher Price, to Doug and Melissa, to even the fancier European wooden toy companies offer musical toys. But I'm looking at things that transcend the idea of a musical noise maker that's only good from ages 3-6. So here I begin [...]

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Educational Gifts for Pre-Schoolers

Drake is at a wonderful age for learning. I have always leaned toward educational toys, but now that he is going to school and picking up things left and right as well as expressing an interest in certain topics (animals), I have been trying to look at toys tailored to meet his growing interests. This [...]

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21 ikea christmas gifts for the littles

Ikea has some pretty great stuff at incredible prices, and their children's department is no exception. Until November 25th, they are having Ikea family member prices on select items, including their MAMMUT stools, chairs, and tables - the latter two come in soft shades of pink, blue, and green. I've been eyeing some Montessori type furniture for [...]

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25 Possibilities for Playing Pretend - A Gift Guide

Ever since Noelle turned 3, she has really ramped up her pretend play, and as she turns the corner to 4 she is getting even more elaborate with her imagination. It is so fun to see how she emulates adulthood in the ways that she projects onto her pretend play toys. Pretend play is more than [...]

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Gifts for Guys

The men in my life are notoriously hard to buy for. After a while, there are only so many novelty coffee mugs and t-shirts that are appropriate. Electronics are pricey, gift cards can be boring, and my handmade gift skills are limited to baked goods. So, each year I'm left scrambling for something exciting, new [...]

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Add Ons for Book Themed Gifts

Gymboree recently released an Eric Carle line of clothes and PJs that Drake went bananas for.  He loved all the animals and went with me to the store to pick out the ones he liked best. Truth be told, I'm not a huge Eric Carle fan and so Drake wasn't familiar with the books -- he just [...]

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20 Gifts for the Little Artist

We are big arts and craft lovers in this house. Drake has covered our walls through the years with his drawings and projects from school, and I love a good DIY. As Christmas draws closer I made a roundup of some fun and new art supplies and kits to gift your little artist this holiday [...]

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