Have you ever felt stuck trying to think of some great toddler crafts and ideas for your active little ones? Toddlers are natural explorers and want to play and learn about the world around them. Authors Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener have your answer!


Recipes For Play is a book with inventive projects for children aged two and up. The book emphasizes that the best play is unstructured play and yes, sometimes it can get messy! Each ingredient is non toxic and can be found around the house, such as rice, flour, lentils, pebbles and ice cube trays. The book has full colour photos and they emphasize gluten and dairy free alternatives .

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Our favourite was the Rainbow Rice recipe, though it was tough to choose! Our tot loved the different colours and it helped with our toddler’s colour lessons. We also loved the Fairy Housing. What a great way to spark imagination!


Recipes For Play is a great book for parents who are trying to keep their children stimulated with fun activities that you can make around the house. Have your child involved in every step and buy this book today!