Over the past few months, I’ve been adding a range of wooden toys to my sons toy box to inspire creativity and enrich playtime. Our latest addition is a Namebow – a handmade personalised wooden rainbow puzzle from Shine On Creations. We chose the word ‘smile’ as our little poppet is one of the smiliest guys I’ve even met!
Shine On Creations Namebow Puzzles are handcrafted from locally sourced, recycled natural materials with a rustic appeal that is perfectly imperfect. You can expect to see the true character of the wood shining through, knots and all, which I adore. These puzzles come to you from Mother Nature, and are lovingly hand cut, sanded, and painted – which (in my humble opinion) is so much nicer than your average factory made toy.
We’ve had lots of fun playing with this Namebow, scattering the letters and putting them back in one by one. Although we’re not at the reading stage yet, it’s still nice to spell out the letters and talk about the word ‘smile’ – complete with actions (two-year-olds are excellent at cheesy grins). Having this Namebow made with your child’s name would add an extra layer of recognition, and these puzzles would also make a lovely keepsake or gift. I’ve enjoyed having the sunshiney colours on display in our playroom.
You can purchase a Namebow via Notinshops.com.au with free Australian delivery.