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Entries in wooden toys (44)


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.


neutraface slab blocks

You can introduce children to thoughtful design early on with their playthings.  This set of Neutraface Slab Blocks by type foundry House Industries is made of replenishable Michigan-grown, kiln-dried basswood and is a great introduction to different typefaces and hopefully a subsequent appreciation for them!  Other amazing block sets by House Industries can be found here.


rocking horse

Nate rocking away on his horse.  This is one of the things he does pretty regularly these days, when the horse is out in the living room.  Yeehaw!


don't let the blocks drop

This game by Janod is actually great for a wide span of ages.  It's challenging for Avery to figure out which blocks to pull out without making all the other blocks fall down.  It helps her practice strategy and planning and is super fun, too!  I like how the blocks are versatile—they are a nice addition and add variety to whichever set of building blocks you already have, and are also good for working on letter formation.

Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us Don’t Let The Blocks Drop!