shopping guide: play kitchen playhouse pretend play toys
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You know how sometimes you’ve been looking for something just right for a long time and you have no idea what it looks like, but then you find it and you just know? Well, I have finally found THE modern play kitchen.
Unfortunately, “ultimate” usually comes with a matching price tag. As shown, the kitchen combination is $1300. There is also a birch version for $900, and the pieces can be purchased separately as well.
Also worthy of mention from North Forty Design is the Framehouse. This open structure is made of FSC White Oak and can be used in any number of ways.
This retails for $725. Inspiring, no?
found via Moddea
There was a time when my grandmother would tell my sister and I the story of Little Red Riding Hood every night. We made story time more varied by asking her to change the color of the hood, but I admit red is my favorite anyway.
Limited Edition Red Riding Hood Triptych by Amy Sullivan- $50+
The Big Bad Wolf Stuffed Toy from Blita- $45
Plush Small Stuffed Bird from Time Handmade- $32
Scandinavian Red Riding Hood Cushion Cover by Gunna Ydri
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from Meu Adorável Iglu- $35
Set of Four Little Red Riding Hood Mini Pillows from titiluli- $40
You may know about my fondness for Lego Duplo, okay I admit, I’m more of a fanatic! And while it saddens me deeply that my boys have nearly grown out of Duplos, perhaps your kids will be able to enjoy these amazing sets!
I first saw these this weekend at Legoland Florida (one of my favorite places!) but you can pick these up at your local Lego store, Target, etc…
Bath time will be infinitely more awesome with Toddler Build and Boat Fun. $20
Unlike the previous cake set, this Creative Play Ice Cream Set is not packaged in pink and is equally suitable for both boys and girls! Love!
Of course a “healthier” option would be the Creative Picnic Set. So much fun to be had with these!
Put these or any other Duplo sets on your gift buying list and they’re sure to be a winner.
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The educational toys from Nickster are colorful plastic toys with a modern aesthetic that gets my enthusiastic stamp of approval.
An additional Nickster app reinforces the skills kids practice while playing with the toys.
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Coming this fall from Automoblox, these larger size work trucks are bound to be the centerpieces of your Automoblox collection. They are sized so that Original Automoblox can fit on the bed of the Flatbed Hauler. The pieces for these three trucks will be interchangeable with each other but not with the originals. Right now the largest Original Automoblox retail for about $50, so I’m a little anxious about the price for these large trucks (since I want them!).
Did anyone get to see these at the Toy Fair?
Green Toys will be releasing a brilliant new bunch of products to their already wonderful eco-friendly line of toys.
Animals on Wheels, Stove Top (which also will come in pink), Seacopter and Helicopter and the Train will ship in the spring. I particularly love the stove top. It’s a great compact version of a play kitchen.
The winter holidays are a perfect time to indulge a little and snuggle up with some cozy alpaca knit plushies from Oeuf. These are just a few options that will be treasured gifts for babies and kids of any age.
We’re taking it slow this week! So here are my favorite turtles and tortoises for your kids and nurseries.
1- Tortoise Art Print from twoems- $26
2- Ma Me Pa Turtle Pull Toy (set of 3) from Maya Organic- $34
3- Donna Wilson Tortoise Floor Cushion- $400 + shipping to the US
4- Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Flip and Play, Turtle, 12 Months Plus- $10
5- Tortoise Wally from Barefoot Toys- $23
6- The Librarian from NUMI NUMI Design- $65
7- Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Turtle- $32
8- Hector the Tortoise Lambswool Plush Toy from Sara Carr- $54
9- Needlepoint Turtle Footstool from Jonathan Adler- $375
10- LittleLife Animal Wheelie Duffle Bag – Turtle- $80