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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I love a new twist on a classic toy and when it features the unique style of Donna Wilson, it’s a must-see in my book.
There are three styles of Hobby Horses including a Giraffe, Zebra and Llama (my boys’ favorite!). $94
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.
Simmer & Saute Set
Rise & Shine Set
Mix & Match Animals
Pour & Spin Submarine
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!
Gold Glitter Easter Banner from Fetti and Fizz- $9
Rabbit Lamp from Egmont Toys- $71
Organic Bunny Rattle with Handles (gold)- $16
Mod Cube Bin– $29
Easter Illustration Bunny Ears– $12+
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
Necktie Rabbit Embroidery Hoop Art from Lemon Cucullu- $25
Neon Rabbit Pillow Cover from Lalalabel- $55
Maileg Bunny Medium– $44
Spring is Here– $7
Grand Canvas Bag – JE T’AiME Lilac– $56
Bunny Felt Baby Slippers– $32
The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds by Marisabina Russo– $8
Juliette Rabbit Hazel Village + WWF Limited Edition- $42
In Print Floor Bin– $32
Ikea Duktig Doll Bed– $20
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
Square City Race Game– $54
Checkers/Chess Wooden Board $48 and Ladybug Checkers Game Pieces– $24
Tic Tac Toe Game– $15
Travel Size Memory Game– $19
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.
You can also order a custom bed or armoire directly from Jess Brown Design for $198.
Let me know if you get one! I’d love to see the photos of all the lucky girls this holiday season.