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Wee-kly Picks

Our favorite pins this week are Earth Day and Easter inspired.

 

Gardening is one of our favorite Earth Day activities for kids. This kit  – or this one – make it super easy to get started.

If Laura Ingalls was your childhood hero, consider introducing your kids to life on the prairie with this incredible little Prairie Dollhouse.

Best DIY craft of the week: yarn-wrapped sticks with bells.

Fingerprint painting is always a hit. Our kids are making Easter brunch placecards with these happy little chicks.

 
These DIY geometric Easter cards make us want to get it together to send Easter cards.

Oh, hi little bunny.

 

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What Wee Read

What's Inside, by OKIDO

"What's Inside?" is the best kids' book of the past year, and one of our favorites of all-time. It teaches curious kids about science in a brilliantly engaging way. When you hold a page up to the light, you can see through it to the page behind, magically revealing what's inside a whole bunch of things – like a brain inside a head, an engine inside a car, and a bear inside a cave. It's one of those rare books that sparks conversations, laughs and learning when we read it with our kids – and that they love to discover solo, too. Thanks, talented team at OKIDO.

Wee You-Things App is a Webby Awards Official Honoree

Wheee! The Wee You-Things App was selected as a Webby Awards Official Honoree for Best Visual Design.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences considered 12,000 entries from more than 60 countries for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to only the top 15% of all work entered.

Thank you, Academy!  And congratulations to our design partner, Office

Download the app here.

Wee You-Things Named "Best Pick App"

Tech with Kids, which offers expert reviews and recommendation lists of kids' technology, selected Wee You-Things for its top 10 apps for preschoolers.

Giving Wee You-Things five stars out of five, they wrote: "The best preschool apps are full of irresistible charm and whimsy … By creating a joyous environment in which to celebrate the things that make us different, this feel-good-app rises to the top.”

Download the app here.

Wee-kly Picks

We're loving these springtime picks, especially for Easter celebrations.

Instead of baskets, try these DIY bunny bags or jars.

For an alternative to hiding eggs, hunt blocks instead.

We try to include a book in our Easter baskets each year. This one features Celerina the bunny.

Make these origami Easter bunnies or little clay rabbit bowls.

We're inspired to bake these bunny cookies filled with strawberry butter cream. Mmmm.

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Wee You-Things Blocks Win Design Award

We're thrilled that the Wee You-Things Blocks were awarded a coveted Bronze Cube from The Art Directors Club.

The ADC Annual Awards, now in it's 93rd year, is an international creative competition recognizing "work that meets the highest standards of art and craft."

Congrats to the team at Office. And three cheers for arts, crafts and shiny cubes!

What Wee Read

Gluey: A Snail Tale, by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold

This is a wonderfully peculiar story with a fantastically charming illustrations about Celerina the bunny and Gluey the carpenter snail. When Celerina moves into a beautiful empty house, she doesn't realize that Gluey lives there too, keeping the house's cracks fixed. When Celerina shatters a vase, she's shocked to find it repaired the next morning. Not knowing that Gluey is behind it, she attributes the fix to magic (as you would). As she prepares to throw a party for her friends to show off her magical home, she comes across Gluey – and disgustedly flicks the little snail into the meadow. Of course, without Gluey, the party is a disaster – and the house ends up collapsing to the ground. But in the end, the truth comes out, Gluey is saved, Celerina is sorry, the house is rebuilt, and everyone becomes friends. We love this book.