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Lego Duplo Read and Build

| November 24, 2012

I’ve just discovered the world of Lego Duplo Read and Build for babies aged 1.5 years to 4 years old.

It’s bright, bold, colourful and encourages imaginative play and dexterity. Each set comes with an accompanying story book with easy to follow instructions and an engaging story line that makes building fun and engages your child.

In the Lego Duplo Read and Build range there’s the Busy Farm Set, the Lets Go Vroom Set and the Grow Caterpillar Grow Set.

A Lego Duplo Read and Build Set would make a perfect stocking filler this Christmas.

Lego Duplo Busy Farm Bricks and Book Set

Lego Duplo Bricks and Book Set, Let’s Go Vroom

Lego Duplo Bricks and Book Set, Grow Caterpillar Grow

Baby Art

| November 2, 2012

Baby art is great fun and a wonderful way for your baby to express their imagination and creativity. Imogen started playing with crayons and paper at 10 months old and from around 12 months of age drawing has become part of her every day play.

Here are a couple of my favourite drawings by Imogen at 18 months. Imogen said she was drawing Mama, Dada, Roooar (Lion), Mi Mi (one of our cats), Moon and Bear.

This drawing looks like hearts and roses, especially with the red and pink colours Imogen’s chosen.

Baby art is simple and fun.

We use:

  • 24 Crayola brightly coloured and easy to hold crayons (as of yesterday we’re down one as it ended up as a melted block in our tumble dryer)! Crayola Beginnings Jumbo Crayons
  • Crayola jumbo pencils, they’re easy for a baby to hold and smooth to draw with on paper, requiring less pressure than some crayons Crayola Beginnings Jumbo Pencils

If you’re looking for wonderful arts and crafts ideas for slightly older children head over to Red Ted Art where there’s plenty of great crafty activities to choose from.

OMY Design and Play

| October 26, 2012

This week I discovered some incredibly creative toys for toddlers and children with designs that are out of this world from the unique French shop OMY Design and Play.

The Paper Costumes are so cute and playful.

I love this giant 1.8 metre long Colouring Page.

I wrote about the Owl Lover 2013 Calendar early in the week. Owls are magical so here’s a wonderful Owl Print by OMY for your children’s bedroom which glows in the dark, how fun!