DIY toys, hold the hammer and nails

DIY toys, hold the hammer and nails

In concept, I’m all for kids making and decorating their own toys. But the fact that they generally involve sharp, pointy tools along with paint that does not come off  with a simple bar of soap sort of puts a damper on my plans. But Calafant cardboard toys?...
Ground Control to Major Aidan

Ground Control to Major Aidan

We joke that since the lead paint recalls, that we’re all happy to let our kids play with cardboard boxes. But the reality is – kids like to play with cardboard boxes. So when is a cardboard box better than a cardboard box? When it’s actually a...
“Who Effed Up The Toys???”

“Who Effed Up The Toys???”

I can’t take credit for the headline – it’s was written by my friend Karen as the subject of an email she sent yesterday, alerting us all to yet another toy recall. I’m ready to just dump anything in the toy chest that wasn’t made by hand...

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