Thursday, May 14, 2015

In The Garden

Spring is the perfect time to explore the outdoors!
Here at Grasshopper we love doing just that by planting a little
 garden in our backyard.

Our sweet little starter tomato plant.

Beautiful roses are already in bloom!

Gardening is a great way to teach your kids about
healthy foods, science and the beautiful world around them!

Need supplies?
We have some super cute gardening gloves, aprons and kids tools in!

These Little Thoughtful supplies from 
Wild and Wolf  make great gifts for friends with a green thumb!

Gardening books make great gifts too!
 Here are two of our favorites!

Need soil, starts and other supplies? Check out some of our favorite local gardening spots!
Garden Fever, Thicket, Pistils and Dekum Street Doorway!

Have fun gardening!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How to Build A Record Player

What You Need From Home:

3 AAA Batteries
Small Phillips head screwdriver
Pushpin or sewing needle
Used record

Everything else comes in the kit!

Step One
Attach the two wheels and screw them in place.

Step Two
Snake a rubber band through the grooves in the wheels.

Step Three
Assemble arm and arm holder.
 Carefully put push pin in cylinder
 and attach arm holder and amplifying cone.

Step Four
Attach arm to the body of the record player
and put in the batteries and you're all set!


Now all you need is a used record
 and a pushpin and you're ready to rock out!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Exploring with Kid O

We are super excited about our new Kid O!
Check out these awesome new bath and building toys!

Water play is so great for developing little minds.
And who doesn't love a yellow submarine? 

Pour & Spin Submarine

Water Tower

Loving these too! Perfect for early builders!

Click & Pop Links

These beautiful stackers are great 
for exploring with patterns and shapes!

Mix & Match Animals

Pattern Stacker

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Old and New Favorites

Petit Collage arrived this week, 
including some new stuff for Spring!

These placemats are perfect for busy hands out to dinner.
 And we are loving this new collage kit! 
And of course, the ever popular animal masks!

We have been carrying Petit Collage puzzles for awhile. 
And this new twist on them is awesome! 
You can reuse the tin container as a coin bank. So cute!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Franck & Fischer is Here!

Need something for a baby shower? 
Franck & Fischer makes some beautiful rattles,
 music makers and snuggly friends.

These sweet little rattles
 make a wonderful add on for a baby gift!

Looking for something extra special?
These cuties are made of 100% organic cotton,
 and make perfect keepsakes!

Dumbo the Elephant Music Maker

Else the Owl Music Maker

Orla the Monkey Rattle

Alvin the Fox Rattle

Jeppe the Tiger

Frederick the Monkey

Love one of these, but live far away? No worries! 
Just click one the links above to check out Franck & Fischer on our web store!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Building It Is Half the Fun

We are so excited that these awesome kits came in from Make2Play!
If you've got a curious kid on your hands, 
we've got the perfect gift for them!

The best part is, they get to build it first!

Build a working telescope, megaphone, record player or vacuum!
 Such a cool way to learn how things work!

And what kid doesn't love a megaphone?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Timeless Fun

Some things just never get old.
Which is why we love the Ridley's collection from Wild & Wolf!

These classic games and kits have been revamped with a cool design,
and make perfect gifts for older kids!