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I absolutely love Sock Pals! I bought some for L when she was a baby and she loves them. Actually, tonight before going to bed L said, “mommy, um bunny!” so cute. I bought her the Mini Sock Pal Set because she wasn’t ready for buttons yet. I will definitely buy the big kid ones for her when she is a little older though. And for the Seattle moms, this is a Seattle company, even better!

Look how cute these are!

   

    

 

Where I found them:

online: http://sockpals.com/

[photos source: Sock Pals]

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The other day L was happily holding an old calculator to her ear babbling on like she was talking on the phone. Her face expression would change has she carried on her “conversation”. It was the cutest thing. D, didn’t think so. He turned to me with a worried look on his face and asked, “Is that normal, do we need to take her to the doctor?” I tried but I couldn’t help laughing….

It started me thinking though, is the art of imaginative play lost? Have we traded in simplicity for high-tech at the risk of our children’s imagination?

When we were younger, my parent’s got a new refrigerator and we played with the box that it came in for days. We made forts and houses and anything our imagination could come up. It was a blast! I’m sure there are still kids that do this but for the most part the toys now a days leave little to the imagination. I read this article, this article, this one and I think most people agree that imaginative play is both important and very beneficial.

If you think about it we have gone from Raggedy Anne to walking and talking Baby Alive. Is this really a good thing?

                 

Do the toys we choose to buy our kids directly affect the  health of their imagination?

I don’t know…but it is an interesting question.

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My Monkey Pillow - Mirasa Designs
I was wasting time on the web as I usually do and I came across the site, http://www.mirasadesign.com/. All of their products are pretty cute but the floor pillows especially caught my eye. I could just picture this in a little boy’s nursery. To top all the cuteness off, all of Mirasa Design’s products are eco-friendly. I wish I had a boy’s nursery to decorate because I would definitely buy the My Monkey Floor Pillow.

                                                                                                                             

Where I found them:

online: http://www.mirasadesign.com                                            

  
[photos source: http://www.mirasadesign.com

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