An Important Update in a Tough Season

An Important Update in a Tough Season

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I need your help this month. It's been a very hard year for the whole industry, as of course follows the nation on a whole... with the return of summer camps, travel, and vacations at the same time as the rise in gas, food, and necessity costs... it's not a great time to be selling non-essentials. But our shop is small. We don't need a huge rush of sales. We just need enough to get through so that we can keep supporting play.

Kids have so many interests - and they’ve inspired every collection in our shop. Did you know we carry these things?

* Kids UVA/B protective sunglasses

* Baseball Caps for kids and adults, Kids Sunhats, and Beanies and Winter hats in all sizes

* Colorful, kid friendly clothing that is sustainably sourced, and made by adults (no child labor) Check out these cows on roller skates!

* Rain boots

* Jigsaw puzzles for all ages and abilities (Here’s one of my favorites for kids or this one for tweens to adults!)

* Baby teething toys and stuffed animals (how sweet is this guy?)

* New and award winning board games and card games like these

*Educational supplements (This 16-in-1 math game is rad!)

* Outdoor Toys and Mud Kitchen Toys designed to last (Make some stone soup!)

* Wooden toys including everything from pull toys and blocks to small parts mandala pieces

* A huge range of small world play: from endangered animals to mice on surfboards

* Toy cars and airplanes enjoyed by both kids and adult collectors (would you drive this?)

* Building kits that inspire creative thinking

* Magnetic Tile and Magnetic Ball Run Sets

* Waterproof Gear for all seasons from Ski Sets to…
* Forest School favorite rain gear with bibbed pants!

* Rain mittens, waterproof for cool water or rainy day play

* Sand and Snow building toys

* Books including Usborne activity and knowledge books

* Dress up (I highly recommend these capes)

* Music for kids: including Loog 3 string Guitars, Thumb Pianos, and Harmonicas

* My favorite way to inspire creative writing in hesitant writers: Letterboards
And oh so much more!!


The past eight years we’ve grown in so many ways: we’ve seen incredible growth in the US Outdoor School and Forest Kindergarten network and connected with so many schools and leaders. We’ve provided the best gear for parents who already knew just what they wanted and why it was critical - and we’ve guided and encouraged new parents who came feeling overwhelmed and left with confidence and a kit of gear that fit perfectly: both for growing kids and for individual budgets. We’ve stood in awe of your adventures, muddy play days, and confident kids. And we’ve added more and more things to our shelves to better meet the needs of families just like yours: families that value play, who want to enjoy the outdoors, and who are taking every opportunity to live life with intention.


We’re so proud of all we have to offer - It’s been a lot of work and risk taking and holding on tight. We’re not just here for you - we’re here because of you.

If you made it this far, use code SHIPGIFT for free standard shipping when you purchase 3 or more items! * Please feel free to share!

(*Oversized items do not qualify for standard shipping.)


Thank you for your support: truly, you support our family directly and in a huge way when you shop at - and our mission is to continue supporting our community and kids around North America through play and the outdoors. I hope to see you out there!

Wishing you the best of everyday adventures,

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