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Children’s Toys You Won’t Mind Leaving Out.

*Hill taking his snail pull-along toy for a walk on Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. Photo by Ryon Lockhart Photography.

Don’t get me wrong — we have our fair share of hideous, flashing toys in this house, but where possible, I have kept an eye on aesthetics, too. Below, some adorable children’s toys you won’t mind leaving out, many of which we own!

ADORABLE 3-IN-1 SPORTS SET

BAGHERA RIDE-ON CAR — WE GAVE MICRO THIS FOR HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY AND IT IS THE CUTEST

PASTEL BALL PIT

WOODEN DINOSAUR SET

MILTON GOOSE PLAY KITCHEN (SWOON) — ALSO LIKE THE LESS EXPENSIVE ONES FROM TENDERLEAF TOYS

MAILEG PLAY HOUSE — WE BOUGHT THIS FOR MINI FOR CHRISTMAS…GORGEOUS

LEARNING TOWER

AND OF COURSE ALL THE MAILEG MICE AND BUNNIES AND THEIR ACCESSORIES!

DOLL TABLE AND CHAIRS

SNAP BLOCK ANIMALS

ALIMROSE DOLLS

BANWOOD BIKE

OLLI ELLA PRAM

WOOD TEA SET

PAINTED PORCH SWING — THIS SHOP ALSO HAS BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE STYLE CHILDREN’S TABLES AND BENCHES

HAND-CARVED WOODEN ANIMALS

PASTEL BLOCKS

RADIO FLYER WAGON

BRIO TRAINS

RACING CARS

STACKING RINGS

DOLL CRIB

WORK BENCH

HAND-CROCHETED MOBILE (THIS WAS IN MINI’S NURSERY — MEEP)

CONSTRUCTION SITE SET

TOY STORAGE BENCH

SWAN ROCKER

RIDE-ON SCOOTER

CUSTOM PEG DOLL SET

CROCHET VEGETABLE SET

WOODEN KEY SET

JANOD DOCTOR SET — MY CHILDREN LOVE THIS

WOBBEL BALANCE BOARD

MATTE WHITE SCOOTER

SUPERHERO SET

LACING SHEEP

RIDE-ON DEER

DOLL HIGH CHAIR

You can also shop here…

P.S. Many of the above toys were captured in this round-up of “slow-burn toys” — the toys my children continue to return to time after time.

P.P.S. Have you tried slow parenting?

P.P.P.S. I couldn’t raise my children without a lot of other women helping me.

4 Comments

  1. Jen! Love these recos- i have to plug my family’s nyc children’s shop:) my mom opened the shop 31 years ago – we had to close the grand central location due to Covid but she carries a lot of the brands you mentioned- maileg, tender leaf etc. it’s a totally unique and adorable neighborhood mom and pop shop !

    support small business ! https://kiddingaroundtoys.com/
    @kiddingaroundnyc

  2. Oooh I love that Tender Leaf play kitchen — the light blue is such a lovely color (and will actually go with our home!). Adding to my daughter’s birthday/Christmas wish list 😉

    Do you have himiku blocks? I’d also add those blocks to this list!
    https://himiku.net/products/himikublocks?gclid=CjwKCAjwx8iIBhBwEiwA2quaq1_O_yhs7bZaTH6_NPq8DiadM_vfSizxDYaYJjP81H_tXoFPlDdLRBoCCqEQAvD_BwE&variant=36034671411357

    Etsy also has them, you can search “wooden stacking stones”.

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