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Soaring on Wings of Imagination

Soaring on Wings of Imagination

My kids love to dress-up with wings. My daughter likes to pretend to be a butterfly or fairy. Unfortunately, most fairy wings are made of a nylon stocking material on a wire frame and tend to tear. They are also bulky to store. My son likes to be a dragon but the best (at a reasonable price) were some small bat wings. So, I was pretty excited to hear about the Douglas Dreamy Dress-Up Wings. They are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dress-Up, Featured, Imagination/Creativity

Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

At the Book Blogger Convention this year, I met the founder of From Left to Write, an innovative online book club. Every month, they select a book and ask bloggers to share their thoughts about how the book inspired them. This month, the selection is The Costume Trunk by Paddywhack Lane creator Bob Fuller. Here’s more about the book: Courtney’s birthday is finally here, and she has invited all of her friends to the celebration! After blowing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Dress-Up, Educational, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Learning, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pro-Social Skills, Reading

The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

For my son’s first Halloween, I bought him a dragon costume with a hood. He hated it. I think I snapped one picture of him in it before I had to just change him into regular clothes. But I learn from my mistakes so last year my 14 month-old son wore pajamas. Now, lest you think I am some sort of Great-Pumpkin Hating Halloween Grinch, these weren’t just ANY pajamas. These were skeleton … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Dress-Up, Featured, Halloween

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

My two preschool-age girls love to dress -up.  With My 1st Career Gear by Aeromax their imaginations soared beyond the princess dresses and crowns that litter the floor of our house every day.  When they tried on the career gear, each instantly became a doctor and a chef, switched outfits, and started all over again. Not only do I like that the dress -up clothes can be gender neutral, I like that they are made with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dress-Up, Featured, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Future Fashion Designers Show Style with Harumika

Future Fashion Designers Show Style with Harumika

I’m not sure who loves the new Harumika Fashion Design mannequin more, me or my daughter.  Anyone who has an interest in fashion would have fun with this toy.  Harumika sets make a great present for a kid or a fun desktop creativity toy for an adult harboring a secret dream to become a fashion designer. Although designed for ages 6 and up, my almost 3 year old daughter has been able to figure out how … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Birthday Gifts, Contests, Crafts, Dolls, Dress-Up, Fashion, Featured, Kids Gifts, School Aged Children, Toys (School Age)

Tutu Cute (Win a Lily Cait Tutu!)

Tutu Cute (Win a Lily Cait Tutu!)

There’s just something about a tutu–yards of tulle and ribbon that speak of effortless artistry and epic adventures. Even my little toddler, still a bit young for the Nutcracker, began to pirouette and dance and flutter as soon as she stepped into her new tutu from Lily Cait. This darling confection is the Grace Tutu in the Prima Ballerina length in pansy (light purple) and white. My mother, who always dressed me in jeans, adores this … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Accessories (Children), Baby Fashion, Baby Gifts, Boutiques, Children's Fashion, Contests, Dress-Up, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers