For many years I have loved felt foods for pretend play. They make the perfect addition to any play kitchen or pretend picnic. Sure you can get cheap plastic faux foods but it just isn't the same. Because I knew they would not be very hard to sew myself I often decided to go with wood instead of felt... ya know, why pay for something you can make right? The problem is that I never made any... the time it would take to draft a pattern and test and tweak just seemed like too large an undertaking … [Read more...]
Are You Buying ETHICAL Toys?
This is a blog for parents and as such we likely buy toys for our children. Dozens of times I have written about toys.. Natural and Safe Dolls, green toys, the best toddler toys, toys with PVC and phthalates, lead in toys, etc. I even wrote about Natural Toys and CPSIA a couple times and how that dangerous legislation could limit our access to the safest toys for our kids. So color me outraged when I read an article from the Washingtom Examiner about how two major toy companies.. Mattel and … [Read more...]