Okay, well you all knew I was a Pinterest Parent, but something that I have not shared too much of in the past are the homemade toys that I love making for Miss G and the children of Child’s Garden Montessori.
I love DIY toys that are simple and quick to make. I wish I had the time to invest in bigger projects, but for now, this makes me feel creatively fulfilled while giving my daughter a thoughtful treasure. (And if you’re really pressed for time, Homemade Play Dough or a Homemade Play Dough Kit are always safe bets!)
A few, select toys are better than too many, and it’s a good idea to set up your child’s environment so that they can care for their toys and put them away. I also love kid-powered toys, whenever possible.
Nothing is more frustrating than buying a toy you think your children will love and being completely disappointed by it, for one reason or another. While I sometimes share affiliate links to the toys (to support the costs of running Child’s Garden Montessori), I will always give fully honest reviews that touch on any negative aspects of the toy that I can think of which might affect your child’s enjoyment. Your trust in this site and me is worth more than that.
And if you need more great ideas, I also love to pin great homemade toy ideas from around the web onto my Homemade Toys PinBoard: