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
Musical Yoga Invite + Giveaway!
Hey Music with Jennifer fans! Books and Cookies has paired with yogitoes to bring you Musical Yoga with Jennifer! All attendees receive 25% off products in-store that day, and advanced pay RSVPS automatically entered to win a FREE Manduka LiveON Kids Mat! Advanced payment RSVPs automatically entered to win a FREE LiveON Kids Mat joy for your little yogi Start your little yogi off on the right foot with our sustainable, eco-conscious LiveON Kids Mat, made from 100% reclaimable
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