Kiwi Crate for Busy Families

Koala Crate Review

Koala Crate is one of the newest products from the Kiwi Crate brand, and I'm delighted to share our experience here with you today. I've been involved with Kiwi Crate since its early days, and man-o-man, this company keeps getting better and better. Note: This post contains affiliate links Kiwi Crate is offering a VERY generous Black Friday sale that continues through … [Read more...]

This Book Was a Tree | Book Review

Sweater Felting inspired by This Book was a Tree | TinkerLab

When my friend Marcie Chambers Cuff, author of This Book Was a Tree (Perigree, 2014) asked us if we'd like to join her virtual book tour we jumped at the chance. I've had her inspiring book for a few weeks now, and every time I flip through it I'm struck with a new slice of inspiration. The book is packed with ideas on how to reconnect our digital, nature-deprived selves … [Read more...]

Snap Circuits Review and a DIY Spin Art Machine

Snap Circuits and DIY Spin Art | Tinkerlab

Snap Circuits Review If you're in the market for a toy for a child who likes to build things, tinker, or is curious about how things work, Snap Circuits SC-300 tops my list. We've had this toy for a year and I just bought a BUNCH of them for friends because I like it so much. This is not a sponsored post -- i'm just a happy customer who wants to spread the word. (Note: This … [Read more...]

Exploralab by the Exploratorium, Book Review

Exploralab Book

We were sent a free copy of Exploralab to review, but all ideas shared here are our own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. We were thrilled to get an advance copy of Exploralab by The Exploratorium (Weldon Owen, September 2013) to review for our readers. Do you know about the Exploratorium in San Francisco, or have you ever been? In a nutshell, the Exploratorium … [Read more...]

Spielgaben Educational Toy Review

Spielgaben Educational Toy

"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul." ~ Friedrich Froebel, Founder of the first Kindergarten If you haven't already heard of Spielgaben, the new educational toy from Australia, then I'm very excited to be the one to introduce you to them. Spielgaben is inspired by the first … [Read more...]