Toys can be eyesores in a house. Let’s face it toys take place. If you can afford them, try to opt for something else that the mass-produced plastic kind.
You can get at Land of Nod high-end toys with a cute vintage vibe. Since kids outgrow or get tired of their toys fairly quickly, try to get a few items that can be repurposed as display.
A Little Bit of Nostalgia
The Kitchen and Grocery section at Land of Nod is incredible. I adore the Shop ‘Til You Drop market, shopping cart, cash register and well-balanced scale. The chalkboard would let your kids advertise their daily specials or set the price at the lemonade stand. You can use it whenever you have a garage sale.
Make-belief games are an important part of child play. I recalled that running a shop was one of my favorite games. My parents also got me a stunning salon kit that they probably bought from the United States. It had a special meaning since my mother was a talented hairdresser with her own salon.
More Toy Ideas
If you are a regular reader, you probably notice my teepee fascination. I cannot imagine a boy or a girl who would not enjoy having a roomy teepee in their playroom. A teepee is also great when you are hosting kid parties.
The French-designed Zamiloo Cardboard House with the coordinating Squirrel Family can decorate the nursery and toddler room until the little girl is 3 years old. The same goes for the On the Right Racetrack.
Wooden toys can be repainted and can be repaired if broken. For that reason, they are more environmentally friendly.
Toy Exchange Party
Lisa Kothari invited me to write a guest post on Peppers and Pollywogs blog.
With the current economical climate and the green living trend, I selected an unusual theme for a kid related party. Learn how to organize a Toy Exchange Party in your community. Get answers from how to select a venue to what are the rules for the exchanges up to what to serve as refreshments.
+ Shop ‘Til You Drop Market – $199 USD
+ Meet Me in the Teepee – $119 USD
+ Honey I Shrunk the Football Table – $59 USD
+ This Full Playhouse – $54 for Zamiloo Cardboard House, $19.85 for the Squirrel Family characters
+ On the Right Racetrack – $39.95 USD
+ Tabletop Puppet Theater – $89 USD
+ Wood Roller, Sorter and Stacking Ring Maker – $14.95 – $29 USD
+ image from Cupcakes with three locations in Vancouver, Canada
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