I’ve just found this interesting article about the benefits of play tents and tunnels to a child’s development skills, such as imaginary play helping with speech and brain development, motor skills (for instance, coordinating crawling into a tent whilst holding a large teddy), spacial awareness, all kinds of stuff… and I just thought they looked pretty (well, mine do!).
an exert ‘… crawling is very important for motor and brain development. It teaches cross movements (a higher level of using your arms and legs) and helps the brain hemispheres to learn to interact properly.’
A lovely customer in Tokyo sent me this fantastic photo of the teepee I made for them…
Thanks Hashimoto for sending me the fab pic you took of your Daughter and (very large) cat! And for allowing me to post it here. We are very happy to know you are all safe and well after the terrible earth quake recently. x
The Shop: Every child loves a kid-sized teepee for private moments of pretend-play. The quirky mix of vintage textiles, contemporary graphics and industrial design make these the finest play tents Etsy has to offer. Even if baby’s not old enough to crawl in yet, one of these creations makes a very cool, original addition to your nursery’s décor — and a promise of fun to come.The Seller: Designers Kate and Dennis hand-make each teepee from their homes in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their combined experience in illustration, graphic design and textiles brings amazing detail and quality to every magical play space they create.
Beautiful boys room, taken from Modern Handmade Child photo by Yoko Inoue. There is a great ‘get the look’ article relating to this image on the hmc.com link above… it features a Moozlehome teepee tent !