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Build your dream home

Kids can build their dream home with this beautiful birch toy set

Give gifts of fun local experiences

These gifts put an unique spin on traditional gifting

Our Holiday Traditions: Paper chains and Uno

Rejecting the tyranny of Pinterest through handmade crafts for the holidays

Rethinking the digital wishlist

A new online gift registry offers alternatives to consumption

Drop and shop

Take advantage of one of the many Parents’ Night Out opportunities at kid-favorite locations

A buttonmaker's ghost world

Quirky buttons from a young artist

Got your goat?

A Guemes Island company's charming silkscreened clothing

Fun book on the loose

Another delightful children's book from local artist Matthew Porter

Practical and beautiful finds at Magpie

Magpie offers unique and useful treasures for little ones

What’s old is new — and cool — again at RetroActive Kids

Combine the thrill of discovery, a bit of nostalgia, and throw in a haircut, and you’ve got RetroActive kids.

“Read It Again!”

For travelling parents or just another touch of personilzation to your house, A "Story Before Bed" lets you record yourself reading a book for your little one.

Lynn Brunelle's new book helps each of us find our inner science nerd

Lynn Brunelle’s 'Mama Gone Geek: Calling on My Inner Science Nerd to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Parenthood' is equal parts parenting memoir and part fun science book.

Make a splash in these handy, hardy aprons

When your little one is ready to help in the kitchen, garden or joyfully messy project, they can do it in style with Impwear’s laminated cotton kids’ aprons.

See how these blocks stack up

Red Umbrella offers a wry take on the basic wooden building block.

A stool that is truly a step up

This Sammamish-based kids' furniture maker offers a minimal, modern take on a classic.

Top Ten Toys’ Allen Rickert: My five favorite science kits

Allen Rickert is a man who is passionate about toys that inspire children. He and his staff literally travel the world, seeking toys that enhance play — toys that are educational, ecologically friendly, multicultural, less sexist and nonviolent.
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