Super simple play idea! Still have some baby clothes and toys kicking around that aren't in use? Put them to work playing dress up with a favourite stuffie. ⠀ ⠀ O loved turning one of his teddies into his baby (actually one of Tyler's teddies he's had since he was a baby). Such a simple little thing to throw on a onesie and attach a rattle, but it totally transformed who the teddy was from Popcorn (Tyler's childhood name for the teddy) to a baby in need of a little TLC. ⠀ ⠀ This is an awesome little activity that expands creativity, imagination, nurturing skills and emotional intelligence. ⠀ ⠀ I love stuffed animals for this. They can switch personalities just like that and are an incredible catalyst for a child's naturally wild imagination. ⠀ ⠀ Try it out and watch your kiddo's nurturing skills unfold!⠀ ⠀ #emotionalintelligence #imaginativeplay #screenfreeplay #stuffedanimalplay #classictoys
If you're looking for baby gifts for a wee little Spring babe, you can't go wrong with these cute offerings from Moulin Roty. 🍼⠀ ⠀ The design and details are sweet and sophisticated - no headache inducing loud patterns or unsettling sounds. These are great gifts for babies as they are useful for more than a couple of months (we still play with one of O's balls he had as a baby 3 years later!). ⠀ ⠀ Plus, I don't know about you, but I want to give something beautiful to a new baby. I'm not saying some of those loud patterned crazy looking toys don't have their place, but for me, it's not in a gift. ⠀ ⠀ I want something that will delight the parents and the baby. I want something useful AND beautiful. I want it all! 😆⠀ ⠀ If you want to see more of Moulin Roty's lovely toys (for babies and bigger kids to), click the link in bio.
Terrifically tiny toys! When I was a kid, I'd save my allowance to spend almost exclusively at toy stores (sometimes candy, but mostly toys). ⠀ ⠀ I love it watching kids in the store choose carefully, weighing out all their options before choosing something worthy to spend their hard saved cash on. ⠀ ⠀ I remember how hard it was to part with my own money as a child, and nothing makes me feel more humble and grateful than when a kiddo chooses to spend their amassed fortunes at Dilly Dally . ⠀ ⠀ That's why from day 1, it's always been important to us to have a well stocked pocket money section. We are always on the look out for small toys that don't break the bank but aren't junk either. ⠀ ⠀ We love Moulin Roty's line of novelties for this reason! Fun and joyful with just the right mix of good design and pure silliness. ⠀ ⠀ Check out our pocket money section next time you're in the shop, and you'll find lots of little delights just like these!
Easy peasy play idea! Lately, Otis has been super interested in numbers and counting. One of our favourite activities has been playing store. ⠀ ⠀ We lay out several items for sale - we usually stick to our play food collection and make it a grocery store or farmers market, but you could create any kind of store you like (grab some clothes and make a clothing store or set up your toys to be a toy store). ⠀ ⠀ Then we just lay everything out with some handwritten prices and give him a bunch of coins. It’s super fun! He's equally pumped about being the customer or the store owner and it is straight up hilarious to see him negotiate or explain how delicious his fresh fish is today. ⠀ ⠀ So if you need a play idea over this rainy weekend, try it out! ⠀ ⠀ #creativeplayideas #imaginativeplay #screenfreeplay #playfood
One lump or two? Time for a tea break for these seriously cute twin baby mice from @mailegworld. ⠀ ⠀ If you want to see these two in more detail, click the link in bio. They come in a sweet little matchbox bed!⠀ ⠀ #maileg #twinning #teatime #maileglove
When I was a kid, I believed whole heartedly in fairies, elves and all manner of small, mischievous, magical creatures. ⠀ ⠀ As I grew older, I never lost my fairy love. Luckily, my son is happy to go along with it. After we made this little play scene with flowers and homemade playdough (my new favourite play combo!) he indulged me in all my fantastical play ideas. Kids are sweet that way :)⠀ ⠀ If you need a little more fairy action in your day, click the link in bio to see our fairies collection. ⠀ ⠀ #schleich #papofigure #playdough #imaginativeplay