diy play house

Handmade Cardboard Play House for Kids

Those very many happy days he had played in this play house were what mattered after all! His most interesting play times were around opening and closing the door, peeping out of the windows, the kitchen compartments and the backyard cafe pretend play. If you have little kids around, don’t let them miss the opportunity to play around a small house like this. Such small things shall carry a greater part of their childhood memories.

maisto toy tow truck

Maisto Tow Truck (Quarry Monsters) – Unboxing, Demo & Review

The Maisto Builder Zone Quarry Monsters is a series of heavy vehicle toys designed for children of ages 3 and above. Tow truck in this toy series is a miniature version of a real tow truck. It is a 1:18 scaled replica, made of die-cast metal body with plastic features. It has movable parts which makes it a good functional toy for kids.Children can learn to wind a thread around an axle, the usage of hooks and overall towing mechanism. Also this toy inculcates the intention of rescue and survival skills in children.

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My Little Architect

Children are amazing! So are their little brains. There’s nothing to limit their creativity – a camera can become a building, a Spiderman web can become a staircase and organisms can change their species. As parents, it isn’t enough to smile at their creations and say ‘Good job’. We need to get into their world; ask and explore the stories behind their creations – to make ourselves believe in the possibilities of the illogical, out-of-rules and beyond-human-thinking existences.

That’s what My Little Architect teaches me day after day!

Our Playdate at Full of Toys, Bangalore

I thank Full of Toys for giving me that clarity of what kind of learning tools a preschooler needs at this stage. Creativity, imagination, pretend play and fun were all that I had concentrated for him all along. This playdate experience has added reasoning ability, quick thinking, problem solving and analytical thinking to it. There’s much I learnt as a parent here.

Toy parking lot

DIY Play Parking Lot for Kids

My three-year old son finds the basement parking lots in the malls interesting to watch. He can find huge number of real cars of different models and colours, all parked at one place; lined-up cars, winding roads and neatly drawn parking lines and indications. It is indeed an amusing sight for kids who play with toy cars.

We tried to make a cardboard parking lot to include in his play road mat. It is, perhaps, the most simple-to-make DIY toys I’ve ever done for him. In the pictures below, I’ve detailed easy steps to make a toy parking lot using cardboard and a few add-on road signs. If you are planning to make one for your toddler, this might be of some help.