We love crafty things in our home and when they are small and cute, it's extra special. My Town: A Little World for You to Build ($11.48 on Amazon) by my friend Delphine Doreau is just that sort of special, magical book. The book (translated into English from her French book Mon Village) features perforated buildings and animals that can be made into a fun play town. Featuring Delphine's adorable illustrations of animals, you'll love building the various stores and houses that make up the little town.
The back of the book features a pull out map that acts as a sort of playmat for the buildings. The pieces were easy for my 4 1/2 year old to punch out and I helped her fold them into place and glue. I loved how each building had it's own special magic to see from the pastries in the bakery to the fruits and veggies at the grocery store. There are also pages where your child can color in their own buildings and animals. This is the perfect activity to keep your child busy and entertained. Chloe would build each little house with me and start playing right away with the characters. We are looking forward to making more together on the weekends.
(Photo: Non Dairy Diary)
Here's a version Delphine's son built complete with cars at each house and a big truck. I love how each child can interpret their own imagination into their own special town. Read more about it in her post here.
My Town: A Little World for You to Build ($11.48 on Amazon)