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!
From the Let’s Explore Archives
Fall Audio Books for Kids – put together a playlist for rainy fall days or car rides to the pumpkin patch
Fall Tree Q-Tip Painting – a 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
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:
- Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage by Kaye Umansky
- Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler
- Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series by Meg Cabot
- Half Upon a Time by James Riley
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.
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.”