22 Jan 2015, 11:57am
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Colette Bream Games

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

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Tiddlywinks Game- $34
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Giant LUDO Game- $68
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Square City Race Game- $54
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Checkers/Chess Wooden Board $48 and Ladybug Checkers Game Pieces- $24il_570xN.590061029_o05r

Tic Tac Toe Game- $15
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Travel Size Memory Game- $19
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These are just SOME of the games available. Visit Collette Bream’s etsy shop to see them all.

20 Jan 2015, 8:09am
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Invisible Creature Modern Barn Blocks

One of my favorite creative toy brands is Invisible Creature. They have done collaborations with Odd Galaxy, Uncle Goose (Stack and Scare Blocks), Super 7’s Wormwood, and now (thankfully!) again with Uncle Goose with their addition of the Barn Blocks.

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The Invisible Creature Barn Studio blocks create a replica of a barn 30 miles east of Seattle. The barn was originally built for horses in 1964, but was remodeled for use as an artist studio last year. The blocks were made by Uncle Goose, and depict all kinds of creative and fun prints on each side. Can you spot the Eames rocker?

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I love the whimsical pictures on each side and the concept of using the blocks to build one specific building (among many creative free-play uses). My toddler son would have a blast using these blocks, and I have to admit that I would love them just as much as him. These are going on my next wish list for upcoming holidays.

Heritage Balance Bike from Loll Designs

Any little ones you know resolving to learn to ride a bike this year? My younger one has yet to reach this milestone so we need to get to work on that asap! From the experience of his older brother though, I can tell you that learning to balance before adding pedals is the perfect way to master the two wheeler. Training wheels are so 1980-something.

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Loll Designs partnered with Heritage Bicycles to create this little beauty out of recycled plastic. It features 12″ wheels, adjustable seat height and a Heritage medallion. Choose one of 10 colors. $260

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You can also get a Bennett Balance Bike, which is the wooden version, for $300.

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Jess Brown Doll Furniture

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.

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The bed comes with a pillow, comforter and quilt.

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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.

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You can also order a custom bed or armoire directly from Jess Brown Design for $198.

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Let me know if you get one! I’d love to see the photos of all the lucky girls this holiday season.

11 Dec 2014, 10:53pm
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Etsy Find: The Holidays at The Wandering Workshop

Apparently its been a rainy day in California and this Wooden Toy Umbrella from The Wandering Workshop is the perfect toy to keep the little ones busy on a rainy day.

Wooden Toy Umbrella, Red Balancing Toy for kids

Then you may be further north with snow in the forecast, and this Wooden Snowman might be more appropriate.

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Finally, be ready for Christmas with a Personalized Wooden Christmas Tree Toy.

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Check out The Wandering Workshop for more beautiful gift ideas.

28 Nov 2014, 7:17am
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Holiday Gifts 2014: For the on the Move Tots Sponsored by Milk Moostache

Hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are ready to take advantage of all the holiday sales and deals this Black Friday and through the weekend! Whether you’re traveling this weekend or not, I’m sure your on the move kiddos will love our picks from this collection of gifts from Milk Moostache! As an added bonus, through Monday, this list and everything else at Milk Moostache is 20% off with the code, WOW_TG_20.  Happy shopping!

Milk Moostache holiday gifts On the Move toys cars, trucks and ride ons

1- Circus Wagon- $90
2- Shape Sorting Truck- $45
3- School Bus Print- $30
4- Mini Speedy Le Mans Racing Car- $30
5- Dream Car Classic- $100
6- Wooden Train Village- $50
7- Play Puzzle Transportation- $35
8- Spherovelo- $100
9- Ride-On Retro Truck- $270
10- Wagonimals- $23

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!

The Knotical – Origami Nesting Boat from Twig Creative

Their cameras were a hit, their furniture is enviable, and now, you’re going to want to get your hands on the Knotical Origami Nesting Boats from Twig Creative.

The Knotical — Origami Nesting Boat

Available in White or Red, the Knotical combines Japanese origami with Russian nesting dolls into a set of nesting boats.  The outer boat is cork while the removable inner boat is solid walnut.  $50

The Knotical — Origami Nesting Boat

18 Nov 2014, 10:06pm
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New Holiday Toys from Design Within Reach

I believe that one timeless, spectacular gift beats a pile of presents that will be forgotten and discarded within months. So if you’re looking for one really special gift that can be treasured for years to come, you can shop at DWR this holiday season. I love their collection of holiday gifts for the kids or kid at heart. Of course, for me, you could just buy anything from DWR and you’ll be my favorite.

Design Within Reach Holiday Gifts

Wooden Wonderland Building Block Set (Designed by Lee Storm for Hay) $80

 Wooden Wonderland Building Block Set Designed by Lee Storm for Hay

Pieces N Play Domino Set (Designed by Lee Storm for Hay) $60

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Ducky (Designed by Dor Carmon for Normann Copenhagen) $140

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Interactive Playsets from Corby Tindersticks

I take pride in being familiar with the products in most nurseries and being able to find them quickly online, but I admit that I had trouble finding the items on Gabriel’s rug

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I recognized the doll as being from Corby Tindersticks and assumed the orange pieces were as well, but couldn’t find them anywhere… until today! I happened to be browsing Milk Moostache, of one of our lovely advertisers, and BAM! There it was!

It’s the Interactive Road Atlas from Corby Tindersticks! $60

Corby Tindersticks Road Atlas

And if this cute little set isn’t enough, how about the Interactive World Weather Map?

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And the Interactive Clock too! It’s not too soon to start shopping for the holidays- hint, hint.

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Fun, right?

10 Oct 2014, 8:10am
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Kickstarter Project: SumBlox

Here’s another Kickstarter you really want to get in on. These amazing number blocks go well beyond stacking and knocking down– although you can start there!

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Make learning math into play and exploration with SumBlox. The number value is represented by it’s height and helps reinforce value concepts.

 

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These don’t just work for addition… you can even explore multiplication and fraction concepts. I could use these right now for my 3rd graders’ factors!

Pledge $65 for a set of 43 blocks and activity card. Retail price for this set is $90 (add $16 shipping).
Pledge $150 for a classroom set of 100 blocks plus 3 teaching manuals. Retail price is $200 (add $28 shipping).

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