Archive for tag 'Guides'


Puzzles for Every Age

Since Drake was young we have bought him puzzles since they were a nice quiet toy for him to play with alone, while helping him with problem solving and fine motor tuning. Since Juliet's arrival we have added more puzzles to our home because both her therapists from Early Intervention talk about how good they [...]

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12 Stores for Kids' Pajamas

If you're still looking for last minute cyber Monday deals, I've been updating my post on independent store sales throughout the entire day! .  .  .  .  . Mrs. Blue wrote a roundup of her favorite pajamas for kids and Mrs. Oatmeal rounded up her favorite matching pajamas for the whole family. We've been buying [...]


10 Building Toys For Your Budding Engineer

Lil' CB is super into Legos lately and we're having lots of fun building just about anything he can dream up! I love Legos and other building toys because they promote STEM learning as children work on creating, structuring, and building. We have many different sets of building toys both at home and in my [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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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