Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Through Amanda Soule's (author of The Creative Family) blog Soule Mama, I found Nova Natural Toys and Crafts. Which I cannot stop browsing through. Fantastic natural toys that encourage learning and are affordable! Thank goodness we have a birthday party to go to in a few weeks, so I had an excuse to make a purchase.
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1. Ping-pong Catapult. The gift of choice for my nephew, what boy doesn't love projectiles? And ping-pong balls make for a perfect projectile at that. ($25)
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2. Tea Set. The girls are all about tea parties lately, inviting all of the dolls and stuffed animals to sit down for a cup or two. ($43)
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3. Little Sailboat. Put it in the tub or a puddle in the spring (ah, spring, how we can't wait to see you again). $14
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4. Window Crayons. Carolyn would go nuts over these. ($14)
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5. Child's Lap Loom. Someday I want my girls to have this, and I want them to wear their bonnets as they loom-it-up. ($39)
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6. Skittles. Why they call them skittles I do not know, but its a bowling set to me and that looks like fun, not as much as Wii bowling fun, but more natural and affordable. ($20)
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7. Pocket Doll. I'm a sucker for sweet tiny soft dolls, and these can fit right in the pocket of a little one who needs a softie to cuddle with. ($6)
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8. All Year Round. A book outlining celebrations throughout the year. A great place to get ideas for family traditions to start, which we always love a good tradition around the Schultz household! ($20)

2 comments:

Terry Dengler said...

Check the marble track we found for our grandsons in Colorado. There's a video on our facebook page or go to our mobileme page http://gallery.me.com/d2inc/100000

kate said...

cora received a tea set for her birthday from Green Toys. It's a cute set made from recycled milk cartons. Affordable too.
http://www.greentoys.com/