Playful Picks

by Amy on September 16, 2012

Playful Picks from Let's Explore

Each issue of Playful Picks includes links to projects and articles, a peek at what we’re currently reading, and creative products for kids. I’ll also be linking to one or two past posts at Let’s Explore – after 4+ years of blogging, the archives are getting deep around here!

Happy playing!

From the Let’s Explore Archives

Fall Audio Books for Kidsput together a playlist for rainy fall days or car rides to the pumpkin patch

Fall Tree Q-Tip Paintinga perfect project for welcoming autumn

Activities & Projects

Willy Wonka Birthday Party :: The Imagination Tree

Homemade Halloween Costume Inspirations :: Sun Scholars

Fall Reflections Painting Project :: Tippytoe Crafts

How to Raise Grateful Children :: Awesomely Awake

Make a Felt Board :: Rhythm of the Home

What We’re Reading

Both of my girls are prolific readers. I used to try to keep up with them, pre-reading books to recommend or reading along in my own copy. Well, I just can’t keep up!

Natalie, my 9-year-old, has been leaving books on my nightstand that she has finished, and thinks I would also enjoy. What fun to get reading recommendations from my girls!

Here are a few recent reads that Natalie has loved:

Creative Products

While browsing around on Etsy, I came across an amazing shop, Manzanita Kids. Their shop is described as a developmental toy workshop, and is filled with gorgeous wooden toys.

There are teethers, stackers, and puzzles, but my favorite items are the modular building sets. The modular tree house and castle are so fabulous!

If you’re looking for a special birthday or holiday gift for the littles in your life, I would definitely check out Manzanita Kids.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

~Lao Tzu

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