Storytime Toys

Storytime Toys (@storytimetoys)

Bio:Reading, building, storytelling and playing - playsets that strengthen kids' desire to read and help them feel smart, creative and capable.

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Think your kids aren't into fairytales?  Think again!  There's a reason these stories have been popular for hundreds of years.  One reason - fairytales have a clear guys good and bad guys.  And although the bad guys are sometimeskids get to explore these concepts within the safe environment of a story. ⁣
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Add some fairytales to your summer.  Use the link in our profile and the code INSTA20 at checkout to receive 20% off!  Go!  Buy one now! Deal ends Monday!

Think your kids aren't into fairytales? Think again! There's a reason these stories have been popular for hundreds of years. One reason - fairytales have a clear guys good and bad guys. And although the bad guys are sometimeskids get to explore these concepts within the safe environment of a story. ⁣ .⁣ Add some fairytales to your summer. Use the link in our profile and the code INSTA20 at checkout to receive 20% off! Go! Buy one now! Deal ends Monday!

Honestly, is there anything cuter than a gap-toothed grin?  I don't think so! By the way, what is the tooth fairy paying these days?  She left 2 shiny half dollars under my son's pillow last night.  But another kids in his class got $20!!! I need some data!

Honestly, is there anything cuter than a gap-toothed grin? I don't think so! By the way, what is the tooth fairy paying these days? She left 2 shiny half dollars under my son's pillow last night. But another kids in his class got $20!!! I need some data!

There's a new toy in here!  One of the things that we've had to get good at as a new, small, product company is product photography.  And this light box is one of our favorite tools.  It gives you a beautiful soft even light all over the product.  Win!

There's a new toy in here! One of the things that we've had to get good at as a new, small, product company is product photography. And this light box is one of our favorite tools. It gives you a beautiful soft even light all over the product. Win!

Every time I grumble about having to drive my kids to a playdate, or have to coach my kids through cleaning up a giant mess they've made with their friends, I try to remember that they are developing social and negotiation skills that they will use for the rest of their lives!! Salary negotiations ✔first dates ✔buying a car ✔ the best room at the nursing home for me ✔ 😂

Every time I grumble about having to drive my kids to a playdate, or have to coach my kids through cleaning up a giant mess they've made with their friends, I try to remember that they are developing social and negotiation skills that they will use for the rest of their lives!! Salary negotiations ✔first dates ✔buying a car ✔ the best room at the nursing home for me ✔ 😂

So, I have an idea for summer reading.  When I was little, my mom read us Lassie Come Home.  My brother, dad and I got cozy in the living room while she read.  The book was long and it took the whole summer to read, but it was exciting and we all looked forward to it.  It's old-fashioned, but in a way that I like.  I'm thinking that at the end of a long day of camp/work/swimming, whatever it is, it will be a great way to wind down.  Do you have any suggestions for good long books that would appeal to the whole family?

So, I have an idea for summer reading. When I was little, my mom read us Lassie Come Home. My brother, dad and I got cozy in the living room while she read. The book was long and it took the whole summer to read, but it was exciting and we all looked forward to it. It's old-fashioned, but in a way that I like. I'm thinking that at the end of a long day of camp/work/swimming, whatever it is, it will be a great way to wind down. Do you have any suggestions for good long books that would appeal to the whole family?

When you wake up at 4:45 am you need an afternoon car nap.  You just do.  #zzzzzzz

When you wake up at 4:45 am you need an afternoon car nap. You just do.  #zzzzzzz

Sledding with Daniel today.  My footsteps and his in the fresh snow.  It was sunny and blustery and all around perfect.  So glad we had this special afternoon together. ❤️

Sledding with Daniel today. My footsteps and his in the fresh snow. It was sunny and blustery and all around perfect. So glad we had this special afternoon together. ❤️

Our kids are embarking on packing their own lunches.  They’re surprisingly enthusiastic about it.  Trying to streamline the process by prepping ahead their fruits, veggies and snack foods.  So far Daniel has made himself frozen grapes and graham crackers and milk every day!! Mae is mostly fruits and veggies and lots of pasta.  #kidspackinglunches #schoollunch #healthylunch #

Our kids are embarking on packing their own lunches. They’re surprisingly enthusiastic about it. Trying to streamline the process by prepping ahead their fruits, veggies and snack foods. So far Daniel has made himself frozen grapes and graham crackers and milk every day!! Mae is mostly fruits and veggies and lots of pasta.  #kidspackinglunches  #schoollunch  #healthylunch #

Right now.  The kids. Me.  Awesome ice skating rink courtesy of our awesome, intrepid New England friends.  #kidsinnewengland #winterfun #timetogoinside

Right now. The kids. Me. Awesome ice skating rink courtesy of our awesome, intrepid New England friends.  #kidsinnewengland  #winterfun  #timetogoinside

This little boo boo fell asleep at 5pm on Christmas Eve and missed our holiday dinner.  I was so afraid he was going to wake up at 4am and catch Santa at work. 😕

This little boo boo fell asleep at 5pm on Christmas Eve and missed our holiday dinner. I was so afraid he was going to wake up at 4am and catch Santa at work. 😕

It’s been a wonderful visit to OKlahoma this Christmas! We got to spend lots of time at the Gathering Place, took our annual trip to Drysdales, ate too much good food, caught up with old friends and played and played!!

It’s been a wonderful visit to OKlahoma this Christmas! We got to spend lots of time at the Gathering Place, took our annual trip to Drysdales, ate too much good food, caught up with old friends and played and played!!

We interrupt our feed of cute toy pictures for some 🎸 rock and roll!!! My brother TEARS IT UP with his bandmates in @americanshadows #tulsamusic #proudsister

We interrupt our feed of cute toy pictures for some 🎸 rock and roll!!! My brother TEARS IT UP with his bandmates in @americanshadows  #tulsamusic  #proudsister

Twinning and designing!! New Storytime products coming soon.  #kidstoys #design @berissima

Twinning and designing!! New Storytime products coming soon.  #kidstoys  #design @berissima

On the street face painting.  It’s just gotten SOOO good.  #facepainting

On the street face painting. It’s just gotten SOOO good.  #facepainting

My sweet parents came all the way from Oklahoma for a visit.  It was wonderful to have them here for my 40th bday, for nights cooking out in our back yard,gardening, trips to the pool and drinking coffee in the morning.  Missing them a lot since I put them on the plane back to OK on Sunday.  #family #summer

My sweet parents came all the way from Oklahoma for a visit. It was wonderful to have them here for my 40th bday, for nights cooking out in our back yard,gardening, trips to the pool and drinking coffee in the morning. Missing them a lot since I put them on the plane back to OK on Sunday.  #family  #summer

Daniel and I finally finished building my Mother’s Day gift! #lego #vwbeetle

Daniel and I finally finished building my Mother’s Day gift!  #lego  #vwbeetle

"Play helps a child try out his social skills.  Children have a strong need to get and give love.  In their play, young children also find outlets for such wishes as a desire to dominate, destroy, display their prowess, make noise, or make a mess.  The child who in real life finds it difficult to construct, to repair damage, to help or to give himself to others, can find many opportunities to do so in make believe play."* Here, Daniel and his friend have acted on their desire to destroy and make a mess by blowing down the Three Little Pigs Houses that they built. 
https://storytimetoys.com/products/the-three-little-pigs
#ReadingandPlayingUnderOneRoof *I've been reading The Power of Play by Frank and Theresa Caplan, the founders of Creative Playthings (think amazing swing sets and play structures, founded in 1945). The book was written in 1973, back when we didn't "helicopter parent" and children were "free range." And I'm finding their thoughts and insights about play to be so grounding and inspirational, that I thought I'd share a few!
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#startup #smallbusiness #womanowned #playandlearn #preschooltoys #playmatters #childrenstoys #letthemplay #childhoodunplugged #learningthroughplay #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #qualitytoys #kidstoys #toystagram #kidsactivities #homeschool

"Play helps a child try out his social skills. Children have a strong need to get and give love. In their play, young children also find outlets for such wishes as a desire to dominate, destroy, display their prowess, make noise, or make a mess. The child who in real life finds it difficult to construct, to repair damage, to help or to give himself to others, can find many opportunities to do so in make believe play."* Here, Daniel and his friend have acted on their desire to destroy and make a mess by blowing down the Three Little Pigs Houses that they built. https://storytimetoys.com/products/the-three-little-pigs  #ReadingandPlayingUnderOneRoof *I've been reading The Power of Play by Frank and Theresa Caplan, the founders of Creative Playthings (think amazing swing sets and play structures, founded in 1945). The book was written in 1973, back when we didn't "helicopter parent" and children were "free range." And I'm finding their thoughts and insights about play to be so grounding and inspirational, that I thought I'd share a few! . .  #startup  #smallbusiness  #womanowned  #playandlearn  #preschooltoys  #playmatters  #childrenstoys  #letthemplay  #childhoodunplugged  #learningthroughplay  #earlylearning  #earlychildhoodeducation  #qualitytoys  #kidstoys  #toystagram  #kidsactivities  #homeschool

"A child must meet obstacles in his play, he employs all his capabilities to tackle them.  His self-reliance comes to the fore as he tries out many ways to solve a problem.  It is amazing how much patience and perseverance a young child displays when he plays." This is something I often forget as a parent.  When I see my children struggling with something, I want to jump in and help them.  It takes A LOT of self control on my part to let them struggle a bit.  And I have to remind myself that when I help them, I am depriving them of the sense of achievement and confidence to attempt more difficult things. 
https://storytimetoys.com/products/the-three-little-pigs
... I've been reading The Power of Play by Frank and Theresa Caplan, the founders of Creative Playthings (think amazing swing sets and play structures, founded in 1945). The book was written in 1973, back when we didn't "helicopter parent" and children were "free range." And I'm finding their thoughts and insights about play to be so grounding and inspirational, that I thought I'd share a few!
#ReadingandPlayingUnderOneRoof
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#startup #smallbusiness #womanowned #playandlearn #preschooltoys #playmatters #childrenstoys #letthemplay #childhoodunplugged #learningthroughplay #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #qualitytoys #kidstoys #toystagram #kidsactivities #homeschool

"A child must meet obstacles in his play, he employs all his capabilities to tackle them. His self-reliance comes to the fore as he tries out many ways to solve a problem. It is amazing how much patience and perseverance a young child displays when he plays." This is something I often forget as a parent. When I see my children struggling with something, I want to jump in and help them. It takes A LOT of self control on my part to let them struggle a bit. And I have to remind myself that when I help them, I am depriving them of the sense of achievement and confidence to attempt more difficult things. https://storytimetoys.com/products/the-three-little-pigs ... I've been reading The Power of Play by Frank and Theresa Caplan, the founders of Creative Playthings (think amazing swing sets and play structures, founded in 1945). The book was written in 1973, back when we didn't "helicopter parent" and children were "free range." And I'm finding their thoughts and insights about play to be so grounding and inspirational, that I thought I'd share a few!  #ReadingandPlayingUnderOneRoof . .  #startup  #smallbusiness  #womanowned  #playandlearn  #preschooltoys  #playmatters  #childrenstoys  #letthemplay  #childhoodunplugged  #learningthroughplay  #earlylearning  #earlychildhoodeducation  #qualitytoys  #kidstoys  #toystagram  #kidsactivities  #homeschool

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