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24 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family

Summertime goes by too fast, so we've selected some of our favorite new warm weather products to help you stay cool, travel safer and have more fun while it lasts! Check out these 10 awesome items you won't want to miss.        S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle   This stylish water bottle will keep your drinks icy cold or nice and hot for hours. The construction is heavy duty and the unique cap is a serious improvement on typical stainless steel drinking bottles. Holds up well to bumps and... read more

Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

    Welcome to Mothering's Annual Natural Toy Guide: a selection of the very best natural and eco-friendly toys and children's gifts of 2012.      Proudly sponsored by STRIDER Bikes. Learn about what Mothering moms think about STRIDER no-pedal balance bikes here or visit their Facebook page.                                                             Our Top 20 Favorites                                                20 Toys Under $20                                                                      Imaginative Play            ... read more

Top 20 Favorites: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites    Ping Pong Catapult   Why We Love It: This naturally made catapult might be simply designed but it is super sturdy, powerful and so much fun! Any child will adore shooting off the included ping pong balls or other small items from around the house to see where they land. Set up a target for a little challenge. Made in Oregon,... read more

Best Picks for Older Kids: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites    Child's 5 String Banjo   Why We Love It: This fully functional banjo will take music play to a new level. Small children will adore simply strumming the strings and singing along while older kids can learn songs from the included song booklet. It is a great way to introduce a child to this instrument. Beautifully made of sustainable... read more

20 Toys Under $20: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites         Wilbert the Worm Rolling Toy   Why We Love It: Constructed from midwestern hardwoods and mildly coated with natural beeswax in Illinois this toy is just right for rolling about. It can also be used as a teether.    Price: $15.99   Where to Buy: Peapods       Felt Horse   Why We Love... read more

Vehicles and Rollers: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites       Tegu Dart   Why We Love It: Tegu has one of the coolest natural toy items on the market with its magnetic wooden block sets--now this special Dart combo is putting a whole new twist on the fun! Everything you need to make this sleek car, from the cool topper to the stylish wheels, is included. Plus, you can take it apart and easily dream up other... read more

Imaginative Play: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites       Large Felt Mushrooms   Why We Love It: This has to be one of the most unique items we have seen yet. These huge felt mushrooms with matching mat instantly make one want to dive into a world of pixies, fairies and gnomes. Available in red or green these delights could be coupled with any number of small or large figures to make a truly mystical... read more

Books and Games: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites         Earthopoly   Why We Love It: This Monopoly inspired game provides all of the fun as the original--with an earth-friendly twist. Instead of attempting to take over and develop as much property as possible, players work to save the earth by protecting and cleaning up habitats. It is truly a blast to play and great way to teach eco-values. Printed on... read more

Blocks and Puzzles: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites       Four Elements Building Blocks   Why We Love It: This colorful set can be used as a puzzle or as blocks. The original shapes put a whole new spin on homemade block towers and castles. With endless possible arrangements the kids will find all sort of uses for this delightful toy.   Price:$129.95   Where to Buy: Rosie... read more

Arts and Crafts: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites           Kiwi Crates   Why We Love It:  Every month someone else thinks up a couple of fun and educational crafts, packages everything my child needs to create them and sends it all straight to my door. These crates are perfect for busy parents and since a great deal of thought was put into the chosen activities the kids will adore them! Made in the USA. Read... read more

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