Looking for a baby gift or a baby shower gift? We’ve got you covered. We have a HUGE selection of American-made, organic, wooden animals, all-natural rattles & toys. As always, please contact us for questions or advice. Our Wooden Animals double as great nursery décor until baby is ready to play with them! If you want something special, check out our all-natural, organic Wooden Cherry Teether & Rattle. Below you’ll see some of our favorites, but we love them all!
It’s screen-free week! We’ve listed Top 15 Screen-Free Ideas for 2015!
“With television it’s so easy to become a passive viewer of other people’s lives instead of becoming the creator of your own life and your own ideas” – T.A Barron
1) Visit different museums! America has wonderful local museums – train museums, fire museums, air & space museums, nature centers (it’s baby season!), natural history museums, children’s museums, etc. Add a fun Across the USA Kit and learn about historic landmarks across the USA!
3) Take a hike or a bike ride. It’s time to put air in the tires and enjoy the spring air!
4) Spring yard cleanup. Little people are the best stick collectors around, so get to it!
5) Plant seeds and blubs for Mother’s Day. It’s a thrill to watch seeds germinate and grow, and now is the time to start!
6) Break out the blocks and build, build, build! Blocks are about the best toy ever, so don’t let them sit in a bin! Build high, build long, build intricately…
7) Visit non-museum institutions like fire stations, airports, even recycling centers. We haven’t found the kid yet who’s immune to fire trucks, and firefighters tend to be friendly, informative and proud of their profession. Many airports – especially the smaller ones – have observation decks.
8 ) Read, read, and read more! Books were here before screens, and they still rule!
9) Take a train or bus ride – especially you car-driving suburbanites! We sometimes go a few stops and then catch a train back to where we started, and it’s always a loved adventure.
10) Pretend play! Don’t watch – play the role! (Kids love dress-up, and it’s been proven to boost social skills and vocabulary.).
11) Puzzles! Puzzles tend to get placed into drawers and closets – don’t forget them in there! They are wonderful logic builders for kids – and very screen-free and social too!
12) Sand box or beach – it’s digging time!
13) Use April’s showers for a bike wash, or extreme puddling as we like to call it!
14) Make a puppet theater. Grab your favorite puppets and invite your friends to the puppet show!