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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!!!
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...
September 26, 2019
Sip & See + Walmart Baby Necessities!
This morning I hosted a sweet little Sip & See for my best friend and her new baby girl! It was so much fun to decorate the house and host a few of our close friends to celebrate the arrival of Collins Mae! Ugh, she's the most beautiful, snuggly little sweetheart and...
February 26, 2019
How Do You Use A Play Dough Kit?!
I often have parents ask me “what is my child supposed to do with this kit?” Or “how does this kit work?” And I always find my self saying something along the lines of, “Thats totally up to your kiddo” or “your child will use it however they need it!”...
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)