Join our Play Day at A Magic Forest!
Books and Cookies is SO excited to partner with A Magic Forest in Culver City to bring you a magical PLAY DAY! We invite you to come check out A Magic Forest, a Waldorf-inspired play space, toy store and cafe for children, parents, and caregivers. They’ve created an enchanted, yet home-like environment for children to learn and socialize through imaginative play with toys made from natural materials. Parents and caregivers are invited to engage with their children in the play
Bring a Books and Cookies Activity to You
Looking for a fun and engaging addition for the kiddos at your Summer party, playgroup, or child's birthday? Invite Books and Cookies to come to YOU! We've been having a blast at pop-up events and activities all over town! These past few months have been wild with birthday parties at friends' homes, pop-up activities in the park, and special events in the community. During the move towards our GRAND RE-OPENING this Fall, some of our weekly activity programming has slowed temp
Get Outdoors This Holiday Weekend!
There's no need for an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine together this long weekend, but these fun activties can help keep the little ones active! There are LOTS of great ideas out there to get the kids in the spirit (and stay enaged) while you grill and party prep. Let the 4th of July snacks, crafts, and reading begin! A little napping in the sun will do, too ;) Fireworks Craft All you need is a straw, some child/clothing-safe red and blue finger paint, and paper
Sensory Play Inspiration
There's more to sensory stimulation than beads in a water bottle and bubble making. Though those are both pretty awesome, we've been there, done that! Take your at-home Baby Play Time to the next level with household stuff like rice and blocks. You probably already have everything you need to get these easy, fun projects going and engage your little one with all five senses. We love these at-home sensory play tools! Get those tiny fingers, toes, nose, tongue, eyes and ears re
Food That's Fun for Kids
We love to pair Story Time books with a Story Time Craft, or even the occassional edible food-craft. But you can also dish up a fun story to serve to your kids! We're not encouraging playing with their food, necessarily...but playful food is just plain adorable, and can also be a huge help getting fussy eaters to eat more bites. There are so many ways to make cooking and eating fun for kids, from kid-friendly recipes, to hands-on mixing, to the classic pancake shapes or egg s
Craft Projects for the Handsy Toddler
Browsing through Pinterest and our favorite kids blogs, we're consitantly saving great ideas for Crafty Kids activities and birthday parties. I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite recent finds in the way of edible crafts for toddlers. All antural, gluten free, and NO COOKING required! Edible Play Dough This produces a super fun safe and edible dough that easily takes on color to create vibrant colors. Made from four easy ingredients likely already in your kitchen, this
Baby Play Date Invite + Giveaway!
Hey Baby Play Time goers and new friends! You're invited to our new BABY PLAY DATES in the park starting Thursday, June 19th! We’re bringing our popular Baby Play Time activity outdoors! Encourage your baby’s development through play and learning. You’ll enjoy 20-30 minutes of instructor lead, interactive parent-and-me activity from sensory stimulation, songs, tummy time, and storytelling to parenting discussion. Stay for the remainder of the time for free play with other ba
Shake It Kit by Birdie's Playhouse!
HOW CUTE IS THIS?! Birdie's Playhouse filmed their Shake It Kit video in the old Books and Cookies activity room! Feeling nostalgic!! But can't wait to decorate and unveil a brand NEW Enrichment Center soon. By Samantha, Store Manager #activities #music #birdiesplayhouse #booksandcookies #booksandcookies #enrichmentcenter #interactive #instrumentplay #products #musiceducation #sensoryplay #video
Summer is HERE, and the splash spots are open! Interactive water play areas for children are a super fun way to cool off and pass the hours. There are SO many great water feature / splash areas around LA, but we've put together a list of the 10 most coveted spots. The locations provided generally feature water play along with play structures and sand, too! Annenberg Beach House 415 Pacific Coast Hwy Summer Months Only Virginia Ave. Park 2200 Virginia Ave Splash Pad and Playgr
So much fun at our Play Day with Piper Preschool!
Today BOOKS AND COOKIES paired with Piper Preschool, Urbansitter, smallSHOP crafts, and Jennifer Paskow Music, for an AMAZING Play Day! We were so thrilled with the turnout of smiling friends ready to delight in the day with us, and enjoy all of what Piper Preschool has to offer. After checking in with BOOKS AND COOKIES staff at the welcome gate, families arrived into Piper's beautiful courtyard and playgound. You can see in the picture (above) what a gorgeous day it was, and