Here at Young, Wild + Friedman, you'll find inspiringly fun and simple ideas to keep your children's' days full of adventure and joy!
They say it takes a village. Let's make ours one that protects child-like wonder and sweet imaginations, together.
I’ve been a teacher for 39 years background in early childhood. I bought these to give to our pre-k teachers. The were thrilled! My daughter is a customer and granddaughter loves them!
You have seriously inspired me to get more creative with my girl’s play/toys, Thank you!
Your sensory ideas are aahmaazing!! My 8 & 3 year olds love every idea I’ve used from your blog. Knowing nothing except how to work full-time and be a mom, I need a little help on the creative side, and your blog has helped and inspired me. Many thanks!!!
May 27, 2021
Tips for Traveling with Kids!
Long flights with young kids are more times than not, a total disaster! I learned this the hard way, SO, I have come up with a few solutions to make our travels more bearable! Here goes nothing! 1) SNACK PACK- ^^ (see picture above) top priority! Kids love to eat. What do we...
May 21, 2021
Stress Free Entertaining
Hosting parties is one of my favorite things!! Big or small, I always enjoy gathering friends and coming up with a reason to celebrate! One of the things my husband and I were most excited about when it came to moving into our new home was having the ability to...
August 09, 2020
Back to the Basics- Sensory Play
“If the feeling of active movement toward a goal is what we call work, then play is the work of children. In fact it is the work and art of childhood: the essence of learning, discovery, and creating.” (Purposeful Play, by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler, p. 8)...
November 27, 2019
Baby and Toddler Gift Guide
Shopping for little ones has to be one of my favorite things to do! All of the tiny little clothes and toys are just too cute! I always try to buy high quality toys that will last! I am not one to buy a bunch of battery operated plastic toys...
Thank you so much for visiting our site! As you may know, there's more to these kits we sell than just play dough and the opportunity to drink your coffee in peace! A few years ago, one of our children was diagnosed with a speech disorder coupled with severe anxiety. Unable to communicate, our child was understandably frustrated. Our doctor recommended incorporating more sensory play opportunities into our daily routine, as it may help calm anxiety and encourage language development.
I began reading and researching and was amazed at what I found! I started making play dough, assembling sensory bins, and even bought an at-home music class dvd that we used together. I saw first-hand how sensory experiences helped calm our child's frustrations, and it has been incredible to see their behavior and language grow and improve through sensory play.
More About Us
In 2017 I started Young, Wild & Friedman as a blog to help other parents integrate sensory play into the lives of their own children. It warms my heart knowing that each kit we assemble plays a small role in your child's development, and I can't thank you enough for letting me be a part of that journey! Okay, enough from me - let's get playing!
New kit themes go out once of a month to all subscribers and a limited number are release for a flash sale. We aim to do 1-2 additional flash sales with older kit themes each month as well.
Our kits sell out fast in the flash sales -- we're talking 1-2 minutes! Subscribers avoid the launch hassle and are guaranteed the new kit theme each month. They also get early access to any other kits we launch.
1. Builds nerve connections in the brain that enable your child to complete more complex learning tasks.
2. Supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.
3. Enhances memory and can help calms kids who are anxious or frustrated
4. Allows kids to learn different sensory attributes, such as hot, cold, sticky, dry, wet, etc.
5. Helps develop awareness of their senses through hands-on learning.
Holiday shipping takes 7-10 business days. Subscriptions go out on the 15th of every month, and we ship individual orders of kits 2-5 business days after ordering.
Cream of tartar
Small amounts of premium fragrance oils
Cinnamon (Brown dough only)