Traditional Toys I – Paper Dolls

We place a lot of value in traditional, open-ended toys that foster imaginative play (Let’s just say I’m not a fan of most things Disney, plastic, made-in-China, battery-operated, etc).  I thought I’d take a few posts to highlight some of those toys that kindle my children’s creativity. (Sorry for the photo quality, the lighting wasn’t so hot, and I was trying to snap pictures while feeding the baby!)

After spending their entire Monday morning and most of the sunny, gorgeous afternoon at the park, the girls spent two hours quietly playing on the living room floor with paper dolls that their aunt gave Firecracker for her birthday. 

I sat knitting and snuggling with a fussy Tum Tum (he’s cutting his first tooth), listening in on the girls as they told the most complicated, meandering, multi-layered story with their dolls.  It was quite a saga!

More of our favorite traditional toys tomorrow.

In the meantime, check out Grosgrain’s new giveaway and the opening of her store!

1 thought on “Traditional Toys I – Paper Dolls”

  1. I used to play with paper dolls alot when I was a child. There are quite a few free printables online if you’d like some links, the ones on Doll Review (if I remembered the name of the site correctly) are really lovely – there’s even a Kathe Kruse paper doll on there.

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