photographer | slp | language & literacy | love good design, engaging books, reggio emilia, documenting | @averyandaugustine on instagram

founder of | @littlelitbookseries on instagram



Entries in preschool play (45)


hello kitty play date

We had a Hello Kitty play date recently including a simple lunch of Hello Kitty cheesy bread and some munchables, Hello Kitty cupcakes and setting up a Hello Kitty store!

Sources: stand from The Land of Nod, red bow clips from Blondie’s Bowtique, cookie cutters by Meri Meri, cupcakes by Candy Clay Cupcakes, cash register by Hape Toys, Squinkies dispenser and play money from Sanrio, images of Hello Kitty credit cards printed out from



Avery made this necklace to send to one of her cousins (with help from me).  Her mother had a great idea to start a correspondence between our girls--not letters, but artwork or crafts that they make for each other.  It kind of reminds me of the Happy Mail series on Giver's Log.  Love this idea and Avery can’t wait to see what arrives in the mail!


a summertime tradition

This little detail is part of my latest post for The Land of Nod.  If you're curious, check it out at Honest to Nod!  Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us their cleverly named What's That Stand For Stand.


mixing it up

Avery and Nate fell in love with this wooden mixer right out of the box.  They were fascinated with how the beaters worked (using the knob to make the beaters turn) and they enjoyed pouring the “flour" and "brown sugar” in the mixing bowl.  We decided to make cupcakes using shredded paper, pom poms and this Animal Parade Cupcake Kit.  I wonder what these two pastry chefs will be mixing up next!  This little mixer is a great first “countertop appliance” for any play kitchen.

Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us this mixer and cupcake kit.


playing together

Recent photos of Avery and Nate playing and building together.  I jumped in here and there to set up some scenes . :)  Wooden rainbow by Little Sapling Toys, dog by Imagiplay and blocks by The Land of Nod, House Industries and Kid O.

Page 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... 9 Next 5 Entries ยป