My husband and I work from home. He's a filmmaker, and I make one-of-a-kind natural fiber crowns, dolls, and dollhouse pieces. Our daughters are young. They love to play. They love to share their stories and ideas with whoever will listen at any hour.
We live in a small town with a big heart. People are incredibly generous and often give to the younger generations in abundance. As a result, our home is often on the receiving end of many, many items coming in. It can be a bit overwhelming at times.
We have donated as many items as we can, and we continue to focus on keeping what brings us joy in our home. Joy for creating. Joy for play. Joy for stories. Joy for family times. Joy for independent learning and play.
Timeless pieces that can be enjoyed by all generations remain in our home. We focus on books, art supplies, and well made natural toys. Little Sapling Toys are loved and played with by both generations in our home.
They are beautiful. They endure. They are big enough for little hands and small enough for big hands. They fit well in heart, brain, and hands.
LST toys have many uses beyond child's play. I have created backdrops for the matching games and blocks for Calliope dolls. The rainbow stacking toy is one of my favorites! It can be a boat, a flower, a cave...anything!
There are times when I find myself caught up in our home, in work, or in the endless bits of the Mom life. When I feel that sense of "too much!" I pause and go to the toy room. I play a bit more intentionally with our children. I engage with the toys. I listen to our children.
There's a sense of being refreshed after playing with Little Sapling Toys. There's a joy that emerges after telling stories with them, and laughing with our daughters as we play together with them.
Little Sapling Toys are an investment. They are an investment in the generations of family, in creating, and in timeless play.