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FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | June 5, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

OTO Makes Cardboard Food Trucks for Kids, with your support

oto ice cream truck

photo credits: Amie Lin for OTO Here is a fun pretend play alternative to the cardboard fruit and vegetable market. The best thing for busy parents is that you only have to fold it for your kids to be ready to play. Cool features includes a service window that easily opens and closes. OTO is a [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | January 17, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

I Want: DIY Play Kitchen for a Boy

play kitchen for a boy

photo credits: Becky Voboril of Preparing for Peanut My husband can vouch how much I am dreaming about a play kitchen for our son. Most play kitchens on the market are too girly or won’t nicely fit in our home design. Which is why I want to create my own. I found my starting point for [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | January 9, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Kids Can Make their Toys Do Things with ATOMS Building Blocks

atoms express toys Michael Rosenblatt

on this photo: Michael Rosenblatt of Seamless Toy Company, the maker of ATOMS Express Toys. Technology seems to be a recurring theme today. This time, I like to talk a cool project that was funded via Kickstarter. ATOMS Express  Toys is a new electronics construction set that enable kids to make all sorts of cool stuff within 5 [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | December 4, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Qubis Haus: from a coffee table to a dollhouse

qubis haus used a coffee table

Qubis Haus by Amy Whitworth £400 (approx. $650 USD as we speak) at Southbank Centre. One thing about young kid toys is that they tend to overtake your living room. Parents often wonder where to hide them when their kids doesn’t play with them.  Amy Whitworth addresses this issue with her Qubis Haus.  She brought dual purpose [...]

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November 8, 2012 | by Kim

Three DIY Toys that You Can Do with Your Kids

french postal truck toy

photo: cupcake or ice cream truck by Martine Camillieri Crafting projects let you pass quality time with your kids. I wanted a project [...]

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October 21, 2012 | by Kim

Zack’s New Cardboard Playhouse

cardboard playhouse

You know that you have a great toy when you see smiles on your kid’s face. Zack is at an age where [...]

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August 14, 2012 | by Kim

Kim Loves: Permafrost Wooden Toys

permafrost wooden toys for the nordic identity exhibition

photography by Johan Holmquist These toys caught my eye the moment I spotted them at MoCo Loco. I love the shapes and how you [...]

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March 5, 2012 | by Kim

Alphabet Animals, Farm to Table and Farm...

modern-twist farm buddies :: alphabet animals and farm to table placemats

I am counting the months until my son could use those. I have been a fan of the Kidz Box since they were [...]

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March 2, 2012 | by Heather

Vintage-Inspired MP3 Player for Kids

vintage mp3 player kids music

Most kids don’t have any difficulty finding their way around tech devices, yet we probably wouldn’t let them out of sight with [...]

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February 16, 2012 | by Heather

DIY Dollhouse with Ikea Expedit

diy modern dollhouse ikea expedit

They may have fallen somewhat out of fashion, but dollhouses are one of those sweet vintage-y children’s toys that always look at [...]

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January 22, 2012 | by Kim

Choochoo-stak by Ayu Larasati

Choochoo-stak by Ayu Larasati

Choochoo-stak is a prototype that Ayu Larasati created as her graduate thesis project. She analyzed what is going in a kindergarten classroom with the aim to [...]

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January 12, 2012 | by Heather

Design for Kids: Puzzle Playhouse

modern playhouse puzzle kids wood

Any parent will tell you that toys, books and gear have a way of taking over the home, and that there’s a [...]

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