What is something every superhero, scientist, chef, artist, fugitive and botanist has in common? A space where they can do what they need to do in order to be who they are. We all know how important it is to create a space that is uniquely ours, one that serves as our lair/studio/lab/kitchen/greenhouse/hideout.
While we might not all have the means to provide fully loaded exploration spaces for our little ones, that doesn’t mean that our kids can’t have a room where they are free to explore, grow, learn, create and have fun. In stores and online we have a cornucopia of items and ideas that can help you outfit your child’s room, turning it into the super-sweet lair that they deserve.
Wee Gallery black and white art cards:
Did you know that newborns can only see 12-15 inches away from their faces? Fresh baby eyeballs aren’t as advanced as ours and these cards help with their contrast development and ability to identify shapes and pictures. As they grow the cards can become a part of motor-skill development and even vocabulary growth if you name the animals as you look at them together.
Aden & Anais bamboo crib sheets and swaddles:
These are made of silky rayon from bamboo fibre muslin that is super soft, durable, antibacterial, anti-static and moisture wicking. The stylish patterns and never ending list of benefits will have your little one looking cool, being comfy and staying dry, allowing them to spend their time doing whatever it is that babies do.
Reading to our kids is a simple way to bond and learn together. Teaching children that reading is fun from an early age exposes them to the endless pleasure found in books and can turn them into life-long readers. These books are special because they MOVE. This stimulation added to your storytelling will keep the small human in your arms engaged and excited for story time.
HartleyBee Wall Alphabet:But wait! Before your kids can learn to read, they first need to master the alphabet. HartleyBee out of Ottawa created the “cloud” (a hanging art piece) as an unconventional, stylish way to help teach your children their ABCs. The lightweight artwork is easy to hang, exclusive to Mini Mioche and can be seen as a fixture in both of our store locations.
BeginAgain wooden puzzles:
BeginAgain is a toy company that is inspired by the work of inventor, Benjamin Barlowe who said, "Kids already have the best job in the world, to play. It's full time work and the way they play shapes the way they grow. The toy box is the child's first tool box. Toys are meant to inspire kids to draw, build, explore, tell stories, play games, and ultimately save the day."
At mini mioche, we love and support the idea of learning through play! These wooden puzzles are simple enough for you and your wee one to play with together while they begin to develop their motor skills.
|BeginAgain Wooden Puzzles|
Turn the little monster’s room into a space adventure every night at bedtime with this star-projecting turtle. This unassuming turtle will transform the room at a push of a button.
Floor-To-Ceiling Chalkboard Walls:
Something that we love and have at both of our stores is the floor to ceiling chalk board wall.
Why tell the kids they can’t draw on the walls? Let them! This is a simple way to contain the wild impulses of our future muralists/graffiti writers and make sure there is an ever-changing cycle of fresh art in your home.written by
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