Friday, February 18, 2011

Stylish Toys

I'm no math whiz but here's a little equation that I'm sure you'll have no trouble with (whether you're a parent or not)...

Kids = Toys (LOTS of toys)

Can anyone relate? I'm not at all complaining. I'm very glad and thankful that my children have lots of toys to play with. Living in Saskatchewan means we have many house-bound days during the winter months and without a good supply of puzzles, dolls, blocks, stuffed animals, books and more we'd really be at a loss. 

You'll find toys in almost every room in our house. We try our best to keep them tidy and organized. We always do a clean up at the end of each day. Most of the toys I just don't want left out but there are a few that are actually pretty stylish. What makes a toy stylish? I'm sure people have different ideas on this, but for me, it needs to be made from some sort of "natural" material like wood, cloth, felt, or paper. Plastic usually doesn't cut it (although there are some exceptions). IKEA has some great options along with Dwell Studio (of course). 

Some images for you to see what I'm talking about...

Dwell Studio

IKEA

Dwell Studio

Dwell Studio

IKEA

igloo play

IKEA

IKEA

IKEA

Melissa and Doug

IKEA

P'Kolino





3 comments:

  1. I loath toys that come apart in tiny pieces, that come with balls that roll out of the toy every which way, and last, but not least...stuffed animals. What's worst than an over sized stuffed animal? A CHRISTMAS stuffed animal.

    My kids tend to use their toys in ways that they were not intended. For example - little drawers from a toy work bench became beds for dolls and teddy bears, "presents" that were wrapped up with blankets, or shoes. One day, we will have a house with a dedicated play room - with a door on it. Then I can pretend that it looks like yours.

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  2. Have you seen these? I thought of you... http://www.peanutandpip.com/product.aspx?pid=591&prod=owl_zoo_bookends

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  3. No, I hadn't seen these before... very cute! And the site has a lot of other great kid's stuff. I've bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

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