toy

Our pick: Qixels

Nov
2
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We don't want to always buy random unnecessary things for our kids, and you know the toys keep accumulating! So it's exciting when once in a blue moon, you come across a new "toy" that isn't blah and may be worth buying. Cue "Qixels". I came across this toy completely randomly. Our friends have a girl version of this (similar to Beados in the US).

The Art of Kendama

Oct
7
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S received his first Kendama (a traditional Japanese toy - the ken has cups and a spike to fit the ball) from his grandparents in Japan when he was four. He was so excited at first and kept trying to get the ball to land on the plate. The one he got can even convert levels (bigger vs smaller plates depending on your age and level), but he still couldn't get it to land. So he eventually got very frustrated and said he didn't want to play with it anymore.

One Plush One

May
29
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Just how adorable are these personalized plush dolls by The Citizens Collectible? The most adorable! These plush family sets are custom made for each family and I love the details that are included (e.g. the glasses, the beards, the fabric patterns and ofcourse the pets). Whether you're a family of one, two or four plus furry children, there's something for every family.

Block Play!

Feb
25
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As parents, we're always looking for toys that will be played with over the course of many many years (or so we hope). I've had my fair share of regretful toy purchases, and if I could do it all over again, I'd probably only buy a handful of toys. One of the things I would definitely get is blocks. But blocks come in all sorts of brands and forms, and my vote goes to Janod! It's one of those things kids can use repetitively and for different purposes. Like legos, they encourage imaginative play and can take on any story.

Box Play

Jan
14
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A little while ago, we came across these eco-friendly recycling craft stickers for repurposing boxes, cartons and tubes while we were shopping and we thought it was such a fun idea. They are by Box Play for Kids. Our kids love playing with none-toys and making them toys anyway (S was fascinated with milk cartons, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons and he collected them in his play kitchen), so to turn them into actual toys is plain and simple - smart.

Lego Minions

Aug
12
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I love that you can create just about anything and everything with Legos. That's why they're timeless and will never grow old amongst the young and old. S is excited to ask his daddy if they can build these minions together when he returns from his business trip! 

Cooking With Ikea

Jul
8
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There's no better place than Ikea for better basics, and that includes kid things. If you're looking for a little kitchen for your little chef, it's a one-stop shop at Ikea. Their kitchen is one of my all-time favorites because of it's simple clean lines and modern colors.

Gone Fishing.

Jul
1
0

We visited the toy story this weekend and brought home a fishing toy! The little guy has been playing with it none stop ever since, and that doesn't happen often. New toys usually lose their entertainment value within an hour max. It's a magnetic fishing toy, but once you catch the fish, you reel it in like a real fishing pole. So S has been really concentrating on where the magnet (aka hook) goes, and he's been practicing lifting the pole ever-so-gently so as not to drop the fish. I love discovering great toys, and this one sure is a keeper!

Naaay! Roarrr!

Apr
3
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These animal heads by Flat Our Frankie are simply adorable. Cardboard toys are getting more and more creative these days, but not only are their cardboard cars, planes, kitchens awesome, these new unicorn and dino heads are to die for. Our little guy loves to pretend he's a knight these days and he enjoys fighting dragons every day. I'm pretty sure if I give him a horse he can ride on, he'll go nuts.

Storybox Play Sets

Nov
7
0

A few days ago, I took the little guy to some of our favorite toy stores around the area to start on our christmas shopping and to find little toys to hide in his backpack for our trip next week. Shopping for kids stuff has become my biggest obsession. It's just as much fun (if not more fun) for me as it is for S. I step into a toy store and my eyes start to wander in all directions. It's really hard for me not to find something I want to buy each time we go.

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