Thursday, August 14, 2008

the land of make believe

is inhabited by puppets like these.

Folkmanis makes beautiful and affordable puppets in all shapes and sizes.
From the tiniest turtle to a tiger as big as a toddler they are sure to delight all who see them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the perfect toy?

Little Man received several Plan Toys for his birthday and we both love them. He likes the bright colors and interactive features and I like the good looks and simple wooden construction.

Made from rubber trees that are too old for commercial production, Plan Toys cost far less than similarly modern designs and don't use a spot of plastic.

Everyone's a winner when you combine classic toys with the natural beauty of wood--especially when you keep things vibrant and youthful.

Friday, August 8, 2008

sing out loud

One of Little Man's favorite activities is Music Together class. We love our teacher Nikolai and he just released a wonderful children's album. You can download Tabula Rasa here and support a fantastic musician. My favorite song is "When I Was A Baby"--it has been our lullaby for a long time now.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We have been very busy these past few weeks dealing with a cranky post-operative toddler. But I wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone to support your local children's hospital and charities devoted to making hospital stays a little more fun for kids.

Child's Play
Cole's Closet
Starlight Children's Foundation
Project Linus