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Our Favourite Wooden Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Best Wooden Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers

It's surprising how many of the most well loved toys in our home are simple, wooden toys. With two girls who love imaginative play, I guess that is a given but most of the toys I have included on this list have been purchased once and played with thousands of times over the course of the last 6+ … [Read more...]

12 Awesome Lego Books to Inspire Your Lego Mad Builder

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Miss 8 is a total Lego lover! And while she enjoys building from the commercially produced sets, what she loves most is building from her own imagination. She creates entire cities or worlds that then fuel hours of imaginative play with her sister and friends. A few months ago we just happened to … [Read more...]

Hands On Alphabet Play: DIY Tactile Letters

DIY tactile letters for hands on alphabet learning. Great for kindergarten and preschool

Miss 4 is enthralled with letters at the moment. She is constantly asking me how to write this letter or that and our house is smattered with little pieces of paper filled with her fabulous efforts at writing. I have wanted to make a set of tactile letters to use as a letter learning resource for … [Read more...]

15 Fun Star Wars Games for Kids

15 awesome Star Wars toys and games kids will love

If you are looking for Star Wars inspired toys and games that are a little bit different then what you'll see in the regular stores then Etsy is well worth a look! Here are 15 fun ideas that we LOVE to get you started. (show from top left) Star Wars Peg Doll Set  |  Pegster Pegs Star Wars … [Read more...]

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Handmade Toys for Kids

Love Bugs & Rainbow Hearts: 15 Heart Inspired Toys for Kids

For unique, handmade toys for kids you really can't go past Etsy. I get lost for hours over there! Today I am sharing some of my favourite playful, heart themed finds that I know you will love. (shown from top left) Wooden Size Sequencing Hearts :: Mama May I Rainbow Colour Sorting Hearts & … [Read more...]

20+ Ways Children Learn Through Block Play

Learning through block play: Introducing Sumblox

This post is sponsored by Finlee & Me. A set of colourful wooden blocks, with pieces small enough to be held in her chubby little hands, was the first real non-infant toy I bought for Immy when she was about six months old. She used to love sitting with us and knocking down the little block … [Read more...]

Best Gifts for Kids: You’re Going to Love Beados

Best Gifts for Kids: Check out Beados. A great gift for kids who love to create. Uses water to fuse, no ironing!

This post is sponsored by Moose Toys. I have a confession to make. When I was asked to review the Beados range by Moose Toys, I actually didn’t think I would like them….BUT we love them! You see I have never been a huge fan of those sets with little plastic beads that you have to iron together to … [Read more...]

25 Best Family Board Games & Card Games

25 Family Friendly Board Games and Card Games with suggestions for kids of all ages

I love adding to our board game collection each Christmas, and as our children grow the games we play change too. This list includes all of our family favourites plus those from my years as a teacher working with children of all ages. Add to that a few suggestions from some of the wonderful parents … [Read more...]