Back to the Classics
I made a quick trip to Barnes and Noble the other day which is pretty rare for me. For one, I’ve been horrible about reading lately! I feel like I’m constantly working or doing projects for the shop or photography. I rarely let myself have me time… that needs to change. But anyways, when I do read I usually just read on my Kindle or from the ridiculous amount of books I already have. But, that day I needed to pick up some presents.
With all my friends popping out babies lately, I’ve been trying to figure out good gifts for the little ones. Unfortunately, I don’t get to spend a ton of time around them so it’s nearly impossible to find fun, toy-like gifts. Not only do I have absolutely no idea what they already have, I also have no idea what to get them. When you see the single, children-less girl standing in the toy isle clueless… it’s most likely me. My idea of the perfect gifts would be anything that Naomi or James post. I love their natural, organic, educational toys they both give their children and love every single thing about how they both choose to raise their children. (I promise I won’t go on a rant about how much I absolutely adore these two… too much. But I will say that if you get a chance check out James’ blog and how she home schools her children. Seriously, awesome.) Anyways, I know that not everyone feels the same about the plastic, excuse the lack for better words, junk that most people give their children.
So, where am I going with all of this… I decided to play it safe. Books! Although, not all of my friends may be on the same band wagon when it comes to toys as I am, they do all share a common love for making sure that their children are educated and have access to as many books as possible. Once again, I ran into the whole “What do they have?!” problem but I decided to play it safe… I went for the classics (and a few others). Clifford was possibly one of my favorites but the others also caught my eye and I decided to go with them. The best part? All of these little cuties, are pre-school books. So they are either a little more simple than the original or bound in a more durable way! Perfect! Can anyone else think of some classics that I missed?