Ok. It’s no secret that I’m OBSESSED with doll’s houses, Lundby doll’s houses in particular. I received my first Smaland house over a year ago and it continues to bring my family and I great joy, laughter, and enough creative brainstorming to outlast any other toy in our house. Here’s a bit of background info […]
Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1
When I was a little girl, I dreamt of having a doll house, but my mom (a single mother at the time) just couldn’t afford one. I’d visit friend’s houses, with their girly bedrooms all decorated with pink frilly pillows and their toy chests overflowing with the latest and greatest gadgets, but I always gravitated […]
A Day at the Beach in a Tent for Ten (or more)
I worry about sun damage. I rub plenty of physical sunblock on my older two, dress them in UV-protectorant rash guards, and put on hats (which they inevitably remove) but I also don’t like them to be in direct sunlight for the entire outing–especially my newborn who is not supposed to use any sunscreen.
A great solution is a UV-protectorant tent like the Sun Smarties Pop-up Cabana and Beach Tent…
Imagination Takes Off!
My son got a special treat for his birthday in April: the Shuttle Imagination from KidsCraft Playhouses. That’s him in the photo right after he first spotted his new “spaceship.”
Since then, we’ve had lots of fun decorating his spaceship with stickers and crayons, and it has held up for many hours of
“make believe” play. My son enjoys peeking out from the shuttle windows and opening and closing the doors. Since he loves the Toy Story movie and books about space travel, we’ve had many happy hours playing astronauts or Buzz Lightyear.
Spotlight on Creative Pretend Play (Hottest Holiday Toys Awards)
Children are naturally creative. A few well-chosen toys are great “props” for their imagination. The Creative Pretend Play Winners from our Hottest Holiday Toys Awards all support role playing, creative exploration, and discovery…
Win a Palace for Your Princess
Girlie little princesses who want a playspace of their own will adore the Playskool Dream Town Sweet Lily Castle. We’re loving this well-designed play house (ahem, castle) from the Playskool Dream Town Collection. Although I always prefered GI Joe to Barbie and black to pink, my preschooler is drawn to pretty shoes and dresses in […]