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As we are moving I’ve decided to clear the plastic and have a fresh start - I’ve always wanted to do this but just never had the courage really. I’ve looked into some training but can people recommend toys/resources/books please? I feel a little overwhelmed!
I’m starting with focusing on making changes in the ‘work’ area of our new home (for the under 5s - although all are currently under 3!) and then look to my own children who are KS2 and the rest of our home.
I’ve sold most of our tat and kept all wooden things - although I’m very conscious that most are just wooden versions of the plastic rubbish and not lovely and imagination inspiring! But I feel like I need to keep some whilst I’m replacing the rest lol. What bits should I prioritise? And are there any good books as I feel I’ve thrown myself in the deep end!
Heaven On Earth would be a perfect book for you! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heaven-Earth-Handbook-Parents-Children/dp/0880105666
I think a fabric Waldorf doll, a cot and a stroller are lovely play things and have been played with an enormous amount in our home. Play silks have been used in doll play too.
Brilliant I’ll get hold of a copy thank you
Thanks - I need to pick a doll - it’ll be shared between three so I need something robust, but a good size for children of around 2 really. We have a wooden cot, also struggling choosing a pram! The one I love (an Eliott one on Amazon) is £90 which I just don’t have right now so it’s on the wish list
I have a small selection of playsilks, and some cotton cloths. Trying to decide on some wooden figures - I love the Holztiger ones (and my daughter likes the fairytale Ostheimer ones) but I’m wondering if the plain simple ones on Myriad would be better as they’re younger. I concerned paint will just be chewed off!
Have you thought about looking for a mama made doll on Etsy? I not sure how expensive they would be though. We have a Bamboletta girl and baby, beautiful and very, very loved but they were expensive. We have a wooden stroller style pram but I had it shipped from the states so I wouldn’t know which one to recommend from the UK.
I’ve had a look it’s just so hard to imagine sizes!
Pintoy do a wooden stroller, I’m sure.
This is cute too!
and there is a cheaper Lelin one on amazon for £16.
Thank you! I’m a bit fussy though - I’d like it to be neutral. I love the plain version of theMoover one you linked to, but it’s very small!
The last link is neutral. Blue and white canvas.
Have you seen this lovely website? http://www.myriadonline.co.uk/index.php
Yes I have a long shopping list! But I love receiving recommendations of what others little ones have enjoyed playing with the most
We bought some wooden animals at the Eden Project which were similar to the myriad ones but much cheaper and I think they’re nicer - they have an online shop