A Manny & Simon push toy is pretty much a requirement for any modern nursery (just search our archives to prove it!), so I know their teethers are going to be standard for any well equipped toy box and diaper bag.
We got to preview the teethers ($14) at last years ABC Kids Expo, but I really love the shakers ($24) as well.
So today was the last day of school and I’m facing three months of summer with both excitement and trepidation. Travel is definitely part of the excitement of vacation and you can face it with less trepidation if you’ve got great travel activities to keep the kids busy.
I really recommend the great travel games from Melissa and Doug. With the pieces firmly attached to the board, you can have all the fun without the tragedy of pieces spilling out of reach on the floor. I seriously have the USA License Plate Game
and Hangman in the car with me at all times, but next I would add Travel Bingo and the Travel Memory Game. Bring these out as needed (or when the ipad battery dies)!
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How cheerful is this collection of Produce Rattles from Chipper Rattles?!
The entire collection ($95) includes a carrot, turnip, radish, squash, strawberry, banana, lemon and pear. You can also purchase the rattles individually for $14 a piece. Once you’re done with the rattle stage, move them on to your play food collection!
Wooden toys are typically the choice for design-snob parents (and I mean that in the kindest way possible), but Kid O has elevated plastic toys to an irresistible level. Their newest products are terrifically tempting.
Take a look at the entire 2015 collection.
I was afraid that after several years of creative sugar-free Easter basket ideas, I wouldn’t be able to find anything new, but believe me that when it got to it, it was hard to narrow down my finds into these four basket ideas!
Nesting Owls- $37
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons- $7
Chick Teether- $28
Bunny Tote Lagoon from blabla kids- $28
Bunny Plush Doll with Turquoise Bow Tie from poosac- $38
You can find all our previous Easter basket ideas on Pinterest!
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When Colette Bream does games, you know they’re also going to be works of art. I love this selection of familiar classics as well as original board games. Why settle for the usual when you can choose something really extraordinary?
Slides and Ladders- $48
Tiddlywinks Game- $34
Giant LUDO Game- $68
Tic Tac Toe Game- $15
These are just SOME of the games available. Visit Collette Bream’s etsy shop to see them all.
If your girls are lucky enough to have a Jess Brown doll to treasure, their precious friend might need a home that’s equally beautiful. You can find a Doll Furniture set by Jess Brown at Anthropologie. The Bed and Armoire are sold separately for $298 each. The armoire includes five outfits and their hangers.
The bed comes with a pillow, comforter and quilt.
How I would have loved this as a child! It’s the type of plaything that will one day be saved up in the attic for future generations.
Let me know if you get one! I’d love to see the photos of all the lucky girls this holiday season.
Then you may be further north with snow in the forecast, and this Wooden Snowman might be more appropriate.
Finally, be ready for Christmas with a Personalized Wooden Christmas Tree Toy.
Check out The Wandering Workshop for more beautiful gift ideas.
I hope you’ll be seeing your share of adventures this season, whether they be real or imaginary. For this week, Milk Moostache helped me put together this installment of our Holiday Gift series featuring these gifts to inspire your littest traveler to have epic adventures all year long.
1- Les Petites Merveilles – Storybook Torch- projects images to create your own bedtime stories- $18
2- L’Explorateur – Explorers Suitcase- filled with accessories for explorers- $78
3- Circus Elephant- because every adventure is more exciting with an elephant- $20
4- Mimmo Aeroplane- stylish air travel provided by Playforever- $64
5- M² City- play in a city that you create- $80
6- Interactive World Weather Map- Crucial for adventure planning- $60
7- The Voyageur Print- by our beloved Bianca Gómez- $30
8- Tumbling Crocodile- practice motor skills with bObles- $130
9- Fishing Play Set- magnetic wooden fishing set- $35
10- Snuffy the Dog- Miffy’s Dog Snuffy makes a great adventure companion- $200
Thanks to Milk Moostache for sponsoring this holiday gift series. Milk Moostache is a unique modern online children’s boutique. It’s the perfect place to do your holiday gift shopping. They offer a carefully curated collection of superior quality and innovative children’s products sourced from all over the world, put simply, the must-haves for the cool kids!