Perhaps because I live in a city, I am determined to ensure that my son find ways to connect with and learn about nature. Nature-inspired toys and playthings like these beautiful handmade items from Just Hatched would be a nice compliment to this goal.Just Hatched is the Etsy shop of an Indiana husband and wife who wanted to create items that would fulfill the criteria they look for when buying toys for their own two sons: safe, affordable and open-ended. We included their terrific leaf puzzle in our small round up of nature-themed puzzles this spring and are delighted at all the other offerings in the shop: more puzzles, play food, books and figurines. All made from wood and nontoxic watercolor paints and a beeswax polish.
These are the kind of toys that will be happily inherited (and still in great shape) by one sibling from another and one generation from another.
Visit Just Hatched now and keep checking back to see what new treasures they add.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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