There are few things I love more than seeing my kids play together nicely. I think almost every parent of multiples can relate! There’s just something so joyful about seeing your kids get along.
I particularly love when they’re doing things together that do not involve a TV or anything electronic. My favorite is when they do art or puzzles together! And it thrills my soul to see Wilson and Lily Ryan including Dempsey in on the fun 🙂
I was so excited to find out about a new website, mindfultoys.com, which is full of beautiful toys and activities for kids that encourage open-ended play, and none of which require batteries! Open-ended play lays the foundation for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills that are useful throughout life, so it’s super important to me that my kids get in plenty of this. Plus it’s just hilarious to eavesdrop on them when they’re engaging their creativity 😉
Wilson absolutely loves the alphabet puzzle from mindfultoys.com because he is now able to spell his name and loves showing me that he can pick out the letters in his name! Lily Ryan has gotten so good at coloring (despite her all-over-the-place personality, she colors inside the lines really well!) so she has enjoyed slowly but surely coloring in the Animals of the World Coloring Roll! She also took my jumbo hole punch to the roll, hence the missing circles 😉 It just adds personality!
I love playing with the animal spelling puzzles with them. I think this concept is so simple yet so brilliant! Having a picture of a three-letter animal come together when you spell it out is just great! It’s perfect for early reading.
On top of all of these toys being educational, they’re just plain cute! I’m a huge fan of mindfultoys.com, and if you have a kid in your life age eight or under, I think you’ll love what you find, too! (Their age categories run from birth through eight!) I’m so glad to now know about these guys. I hope you enjoy poking around on their site and experiencing some of their toys as much as I have 🙂
Huge thank you to mindfultoys.com for supporting this post. All opinions are my own! 🙂