Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Simple Natural Toys for Children
They do not have faces because then children can use their imagination to give the gnomes "feelings" based on what they are playing.
My daughters love to have toys that are more "open ended." I find that their play is more imaginative when the dolls or toys like these gnomes.
I also include hand-embroidered toys that I make on the nature table so the girls can play with natural elements (e.g., pinecones, stones, sticks) and the toys. It's amazing what stories they can come up with given a few simple, natural items.
The gnomes are available through Harvest Moon by Hand at http://www.harvestmoonbyhand.etsy.com