It’s a dream of private schooling in the future or toys to play with now! Well, that’s how I see it. Parents these days are struggling to make ends meet. It’s harder than in our parents’ days. So, with that in mind every purchase has to be a considered one. I have only bought a few toys for Alexander. I say ‘few’ but his bedroom is filling up far too quickly anyway!
He is now 18 months old, unbelievably. I worry about everything. Does he have the right toys to help his development? Does he have enough toys? Should he still be playing with the toys that he’s had for the last year? It’s ridiculous of course and I know it!
After much research and lots of input from my au pair on what he plays with most at the drop-in we settled on one very big and important acquisition – a kitchen. Some of you might be a little surprised. No workbench? Something more masculine? Well, it is a blue kitchen. It’s actually a beautifully designed and made, wooden blue kitchen from one of my favourite shops the ELC, not just because it contains the words ‘early’ and ‘learning’ in it’s name but because I trust them. I know that whatever I choose from there I can be safe in the knowledge that it has already been carefully vetted by their buyers. It stops me from buying every shiny, plastic thing in sight for my previous little one and keeps shopping more focused! Well, someone needs to! Continue Reading