Chic wooden market stalls for imaginative play – and lots of accessories too

You’re never to young – or too old for that matter – to play shops. While looking for ideas for Miss Marnie for Christmas I came across these gorgeous and oh-so-stylish wooden market stalls that I had to share them with you. (Miss M is getting the Howa one – shh!) I mean who can resist a wooden toy – and, if it encourages role play all the better. Never underestimate the importance of role play. Although, it may just look…

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Little Street: A role-play centre that is right up our… (Little) Street

On our mama and me days Miss Marnie and I regularly hit the library, go to soft play and we even do baby gymnastics. But, I love nothing better than finding something new and fun to do with our days together. So, I was really excited (OK, very excited) to discover Little Street Little Street is a scaled down village for … well for the little’s. A realistic town centre with all the usual shops – a supermarket, cafe, hairdressers, fire service and even medical…

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To Spend or Save? Look-a-like toys for little ones whatever your budget

Wooden Alphabet Puzzle SPEND: £50 Tiny Me SAVE: £6.99 Sainsbury’s In my previous life as a fashion editor I spent a lot of time matching catwalk fashion looks up with copycat items on the high-street. Or, working out what high street buys the latest celebrity was wearing. Now, while I still dabble in this skill now and again – and it is a skill believe me (as most items have to have 5 points of difference to be made without any legal…

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The Classic toys that every kid should have in their toy box! for 1 year + {part 3} | V. I. BUSY BEES

Now Miss Marnie is 16 months old I really feel like she is ‘playing’ and engaging with her toys more. She will sit for longish periods of time playing – say 5-10 minutes (longer if I play too!) And, you can really see the delight in her face when something pops, sings or moves – I guess I should enjoy this time before the want of computer games takes over. Why not add to fun to your toddlers playtime? With…

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The Classic toys that every kid should have in their toy box! for 6 – 12 months {part 2} | V. I. BUSY BEES

When Miss Marnie reached 6 months it was such a fun time. So much seemed to happen at once – from sitting up to weaning, her first tooth and really seeming to be aware of her surroundings. Although, I love the fact that she walking now there is something to be said for when they are happy to sit, play and not move – at least you know where they are at all times! Miss Marnie loves music – making…

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