It's been a happy week here at Wee Society, in part due to gems like these. Enjoy.
An amazing sailing ship kite from Haptic Lab
Spinning tops from Reine Mere
Clever flash cards to help (even adults) remember the difference between words like stationary and stationery
And last, but definitely not least, this delightful squirrel having his dinner on a chair
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This week in awesome news: our Wee You-Things Blocks earned the coveted Parents' Choice Gold Award. (Yay!) Since 1978, Parents' Choice award seals have helped parents identify high quality toys and media that encourage kids' creativity and celebrate the fun of learning.
We get excited about children's books every day here at Wee Society, but this week is in fact Children's Book Week. So, we're celebrating by reading our kids' favorites as many times as they ask, using as many silly voices as we can come up with. These are a few we're getting really good at.
I am a little tiger. by Francois Crozat
If your kiddos are animal lovers, they'll fall in love with this adorable series. Each book is told from an animal's point of view (tiger, panda, dinosaur, monkey, giraffe, and more), taking you through a day in its life. The gorgeous, detailed illustrations make each story come alive, and the hardcover board books look beautiful lined up on the shelf—plus it helps them survive the most destructive toddlers.
Eli the Elephant and Tobias the Turtle made their national television debut in Art.com's new commercial. Check it out for great ideas on how to give your walls a little love, and see if you can spot our Wee friends.
There are few things more exciting than finding typography inside a slice of cake, but we did our best to find them. Here are some other discoveries that made us say "yay" this week:
A very un-square family of squares by Saul Steinberg
Perhaps the only F. Scott Fitzgerald quote applicable to raising good little people
This bountiful, beautiful, boisterous B by Grace Danico
Heralding in summer with a watermelon in a swimsuit (just trust us)
And of course, a little something to make for mom
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We're thrilled to see our new iOS app, Wee You-Things making the "favorites" lists of some of our favorite blogs. Apps Playground named Wee You-Things a Best New Children's App during the week it launched, and Geeks With Juniors named it on its monthly list of Best New Apps for Juniors. And here's what some other bloggers and app reviewers had to say about the app:
Just in time for Mother's Day, the Wee Workshop is introducing a series of free activity pages for bright little minds. Each one features silly characters and activities designed to spark imaginations and conversations. They're only available to download for a limited time, so get them while you can—starting with a super-fun Mother's Day DIY!
Visit our Facebook page every week for something new, and collect them all.
The hunt for happy design never ends. Here are a few things we found this week that made us smile almost as much as the world's largest rubber duck:
Lunchtime love from a designer dad (who's been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags since 2008)
The ultimate Rubik's Cube-inspired playhouse
Coloring-in wallpaper for small people who absolutely must draw on the walls
An easy art project that proves there's no end to the fun you can have with magazine clippings
Francesc Catala-Roca's elephant slide
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