Inspire New England’s youngest citizens to play, read, cook and explore the furthest reaches of their imagination. Whether your house is full of grandkids visiting for the season, or you have bambinos of your own, these items are sure to lend themselves to many fun filled hours of childhood daydreams.
1 + 5. Encourage a new generation of farmers, foodies, chefs and healthy eaters with Ikea’s adorable play kitchen and plush fresh produce basket; 2. This coastally inspired wooden mobile is sure to foster sweet dreams of adventures on the sea; 3. The product of the wild imagination of RISD graduate Stephanie Housley of Coral & Tusk, each animal on this hand-finished quilt is whimsically embroidered on pure linen. Available at K. Collette. 4. This cotton canvas and wood teepee provides kids with a secluded place to call their own; 6. A few must-reads for every young New Englander include these classics by authors who called the region home: One Morning in Maine, by Robert McCloskey, The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White and Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson, edited by Susan Snively; 7. Keep kids true to their New England roots with this sweet, winking bunny that harkens back to simple, homespun cuddly toys of old.