The toys that every kid will love

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The toys that every kid will love

My favorite kids toys are wooden blocks that they can do lots of different things with, balls of various shapes and sizes that we keep outside, Lego, which they will play with until maybe, they are even teenagers, and art supplies. Things like paper, scissors, markers, paints, that we keep out in the open that they can use at any time. We also like having dress-up clothes around. You can find those at thrift stores, or your older clothes, or Halloween costumes. We like kitchen play food for younger kids, and as they get older, they tend to like real food and real ingredients to experiment in the kitchen. And one of the best toys I have found is the outdoors, even though that's not a real toy, but Montessori has said that if kids weren't given toys, they would play with rocks and sticks, and I have found that to be true. So, plenty of outside time just to wander and explore.

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Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe. She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book. Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 60 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.

Tsh writes about living simply and intentionally at Simple Mom, which was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012. She was also number 2 in the top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011, was named one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011, her blog was nominated for Best New Blog of 2008, and has been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, Parents Magazine, and more. She speaks frequently about blogging, writing, living intentionally, and motherhood in between changing diapers and hitting the 'publish' button. She is also an advocate for Compassion International, serving as one of their bloggers, and is a regular contributor at (in)courage. Tsh also records a podcast with Homefries called The Simple Mom Podcast, which during one week ranked second under NPR’s This American Life in most listened-to podcasts.

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