Thursday, January 28, 2016

Our Friend Jellycat

Jelly Cat is one of our best selling items by far.
These sweet animals are so soft and snuggly
and they make a perfect gift for any occasion. 

This Bashful Elephant and Bashful Lion are two of our classic favorites!

One thing we love about Jellycat is that every season they have something new!
Check out a couple of our new favorites .

We are all especially fond of Cyril the Sloth, 
and our newest friend, Wilbur the Whale.

To be honest, pictures don't really do these cuties justice. 
Stop by the shop to see just how soft and adorable they really are!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Retail Happy Hour Continues

Retail Happy Hour continues! 

Join us every Wednesday from 3pm-6pm 
and get 10% off your entire purchase.

To keep things simple, this will be our discount every week!
So make Wednesday evening the time to stop by the shop,
get your weekend birthday shopping done early
and save a few bucks!

Don't forget to check out all the other shops participating!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Little Builder

Building with blocks is such an integral part of childhood. 
But when those beautiful wooden blocks start feeling
a little too simple, it's fun discover all the
 awesome building toys out in the world.

This Architetrix Construction Set from Hape
 is perfect for experimenting with height and balance. 

Texo from Guide Craft is basically lincoln logs and tinker toys
 combined into one super sweet building set.

Perfect for kids who love tools,
 this construction set is great for practicing fine motor skills.

One of our best sellers, Squigz can suction to almost anything!
 You can build with them or just enjoy sticking them to everything.

Getting a little tired of legos? Plus Plus are an awesome alternative
 that allow for a little more open ended play. 
Make patterns, or build whatever you can imagine!

Also great for open ended building,
 Tegu has strong magnets inside wooden blocks that allow
you to build whatever your heart desires!

What's your favorite way to build?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Call Of The Wild

Rawr! Kids love animals. It's pretty much a fact.
And we love carrying cute animal themed puzzles, toys and books. 

Check out a few of our favorites for bringing
 out the inner animal in all of us!

Puzzles are a great way to get kids learning about animals and their names. 
Or you can use a love of animals to spark an interest in puzzles!

Petit Collage has so many sweet animal themed puzzles, games and prints. 
We love this mask making kit for the crafty kids and these mix and match cards too!

We love this story about a gentlemanly tiger that remembers his wild side. 
Such pretty illustrations too!

Beautifully illustrated books
 for the little animal lover in your life.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Rainy Day Plans Part 3: Family Band

What better way to spend a rainy day than making music together!
It's fun, promotes creativity and plays an important role in child development.
 Here are a few of our favorites to get your little rock band started!

Nothing like a classic xylophone. 
This one from Janod has a bit of a modern twist, which we love!

These ukuleles from Hape are perfect for little hands, 
and you can tune them to make real melodies.

If you have an aspiring marching band member we have go you covered!
This drum from Plan plays great on the ground or on the strap.

Perfect for the tiniest member of the band,
 these Kid O rattles are a great introduction into the lovely world of music. 
When they're ready you can upgrade to this adorable tambourine. 

With all these awesome instruments
 you'll be ready to record your first album in no time!

That concludes our Rainy Day Plans series. 
Stay tuned for more posts on cute toys, books and clothes. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Story Time is Back!

After a lovely holiday season, story time is back! Yay!
Join us Monday at 10:15 am for a delightful time reading these new arrivals!

Readers of all ages will delight in these
 beautifully drawn illustrations and wonder "What makes you special?"

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they
 discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their door. 

A perfect bedtime story, this book celebrates the 
secrets of the night world and the joys of the sunrise.

We're so excited to start up story time again!
Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rainy Day Plans Part 2: Arts and Crafts

Part 2: Arts and Crafts

Rainy weather calls for big mugs of cocoa, an extra long nap time
 and a good old fashioned art project!

Feel like getting a little messy?
Finger painting is a great sensory activity perfect for toddlers. 

Tape big sheets of paper over a table to
 make a giant piece of art and have easier clean up!

Maybe you prefer something a little more structured? 
These art kits from Djeco have everything you need to complete a project.

Whether it's lacing, making a multi-media collage or rubbing patterns, 
these kits have something for everyone.

We also love all the crafty projects from Petit Collage
We are especially fond these paper doll chains.

They make the perfect little decoration
 for the playroom too!

Stay tuned for more rainy day ideas!