The much applauded range from Bluebird and Honey has just arrived in store and is now available online.
This seasons range features 3 new characters plus their own signature print fabrics.
Our favorites for this season include the embroidered dress, and the voile wraps.
These pirate style music boxes were such a hit last year , and finally we have them back in store! With two styles available these pirate music boxes have a wind up mechanism. The pirates dance and twirl to the music due to the moving magnetic mechanism inside the box.
Each box is around 18cm square and is all wood and hand painted. Just $27.50
This week at Infancy we have received our delivery of toys from the ‘Kido’ New York range, this is what stands behind their principles.
The Montessori philosophy of education and childhood development is at the heart of Kid O’s physical space design and the selection of products. The low, open shelving allows children to feel comfortable interacting with the objects on display and with the scale of the space. We carry products that are well made and have some educational or imaginative component, following the teaching that a few, lasting toys with a multitude of uses and possibilities are much better for a child than a huge, and potentially overwhelming selection of toys.
Maria Montessori, one of the first female physicians in Italy, developed the Montessori teaching method starting in 1907 with her now famous “Children’s house.” Through close observation of a group of children, Montessori recognized their innate ability to guide their own educational process by initiating projects and setting their own pace. Within a “prepared environment” populated with objects that encourage direct and non-direct introduction to mathematical, scientific and language development, a child can shape the learning practices that are best suited to their needs and wants. From a very young age, Montessori taught us, children are fully capable of learning to respect their belongings, cleanliness and order as they develop an excitement about concentrating on projects and learning “with all five senses.” Montessori developed materials to stimulate learning that are still used today across the world.
Studio Bambini last night celebrated their 25th birthday and the team at Infancy went along to help celebrate- and what a fabulous night!
It was great to catch up with some industry friends as well as discover just what Studio Bambini has planned for future issues. And at the end of the night we received our own copy of the upcoming issue.(out shortly)
Congratulations on 25 years of success!
**these were some fun mock-ups of the front cover, with some friends from Bluebird and Honey, Axis trading and Happy Little Hippos.
We all know about the benefits of reusable shopping bags , and newly landed at Infancy is the new collection of Envirosax especially for kids.
These fun and functional bags let your child’s imagination run wild with carousels , space expeditions, and colorful ABC’s all while learning about being eco friendly.
Perfect for library bags, play dates and sleep overs ! Holds up to 20kgs.
We all love play doh and in the past I have posted on how to make your own dough. But we have just discovered this great new range by Promo One. This unassuming bucket of dough is filled with 5 different dough each infused with organic essential oils. When road testing the product we found just kneading the dough to be quite relaxing ( a little like a stress ball) and its leaves a soft scent in the air. We loved it so much we decided to order it for the stores and at $22.95 it is a perfectly priced gift.
Pick a coloured dough to achieve
CALM – A blue dough infused with organic French lavender essential oil. Helps promote a relaxing and calm playtime.
SMART – A sunny yellow dough infused with organic lemon and grapefruit oils. Helps children focus and concentrate.
BALANCE – An orange dough infused with organic sweet orange essentail oil. Helps to restore harmony.
HAPPY – a fun red dough infused with uplifting organinc life and madarin essential oils. Helps create a happy playtime.
COMFORT – A green dough infused with organic eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils . Helps wih sniffles and snuffles and provides comfort and nurtures breathing.
We have quite a pink theme happening this week , with some great new additions to the Infancy stores this week. We have just received the first of our two summer drops of Princess Ratbag skirts. First to arrive are the beautiful pink and tea rose skirts. These skirts are so very popular – the elastic and drawstring style waist band ensures the skirts will fit ages 18 months – 4 years , making it a great purchase.
Our second arrival is the new collection from Flo Dance wear. Designed by Felicia Leoncelli senior artist from the Australian ballet who has now turned her talents to design- presenting a delightful range of casual , dance inspired fashion for girls.
And lastly we have a new range of hair accessories brought to us by Soonca. Look out for the most divine grosgrain hair bows, polka dot hair clips and head bands.
Now just imagine all of these beautiful ballet inspired accessories matched back with this season’s walnut ballet flats- gosh we love pink!
Twice a year we get to head off to ‘tradefair’. Our opportunity to seek out and explore the latest products on the market. Some years we arrive back at work disappointed at what is available, but this year we were so excited at some of new products on offer !
This year we discovered these fabulous fair trade fabric toys. The Fabric Kitchen Series Range is made from from 100% natural cotton and dyed ecologically. Manufactured in rural Sri Lanka by a traditional hand loom weaving company who are members of the International Fair Trade Organization.
There is four different play sets available
Stove / Cook Top
Mixing Bowl set
Each set has a variety of inclusions making them just perfect for imaginative play.
4 burner stove top, frying pan, saucepan & lid, frying spatula, stirring spoon, cabbage, cauliflower, fish, pasta (5 noodle strands), onion, 3 beans, 2 carrots, sausage, fried egg, chicken leg and 2 pot mitts.
Cabbage, cauliflower, potato, turnip, onion, 3 beans, carrot, tomato and vegetable basket. (Vegetable basket opens up to picnic mat) .
Mixing bowl, measuring jug, whisk, spoon, frying & icing spatula, rolling pin.