Play For All: 20 Ways To Engage With Your Child When You Don’t Always Have The Time, Money, Or Space
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by Melissa, co-founder of Melissa & Doug. I wanted to share an incredible experience I had recently speaking about the “play deficit crisis” at Boscov’s, a department store in Milford, Connecticut. Over the past few years, I had met often … Continue reading →
It’s time to get your tropical vibes on! Tropical prints in the design of exotic plants and jungle patterns are a trend for both Spring and Summer this year. They are everywhere, from plate designs, to wallpaper prints and more! As you know, we’re all about providing … Continue reading →
Snuggling into fresh bed linen at the end of a long day is one of life’s greatest little pleasures – for both you and your kids. But despite how enjoyable it is, for some, changing bed linen can be a … Continue reading →
by Melissa, co-founder of Melissa & Doug. Having just returned from the beach with its incredible bounty of natural gifts, I was struck by the power and profound joy my family finds in collecting. Nothing is off limits when we’re … Continue reading →
by Philippa Logan, Co-owner of SnoreMeds™ Are we snoring at a younger age? To put it simply children and young adults are not out playing and are leading more sedentary lifestyles. Children have stopped climbing trees, playing games in the … Continue reading →
We’re offering one lucky follower the chance to WIN a Little Chef’s Kitchen worth R2,000.00!
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. Bring a touch of whimsy to your child’s sacred space with the help of Nest Designs. Here we share some glorious bedroom ideas for the little people in your life. A Cool … Continue reading →
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. Nest Designs has launched a whole new online look with a style that we love. And to celebrate, they’re offering 10% off everything PLUS free delivery on all orders over R1,000.00. Use code … Continue reading →
by Kristina Buskirk The home is where children learn many of the skills they need to be able to be successful adults. Learning these skills won’t happen overnight, but parents can teach their kids in small and simple ways as … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. As a mum of two children, I know this struggle very well. Trying to get your kids to tidy their room can be hard work – and often it just feels easier to … Continue reading →
by Melissa, co-founder of Melissa & Doug. We are finally beginning to understand the importance of play for children, but how many of us recognize that it is essential to keep playing throughout our entire lives? Recently, I started a series of … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. When I founded Tidy Books in 2004 it was never my intention to be a trend-setter. In fact, being trendy was absolutely NOT what I wanted my business to be about. I never … Continue reading →
School is out! July holidays are in full swing and I guess, many parents are wondering how to keep their kids occupied. When it’s too cold for kids to play outside, I believe that a great play and learning space … Continue reading →
by Leigh from The Mom Diaries http://www.themomdiaries.co.za/ Living in an old Art Deco apartment means we have had to think smart around how we utilise our space. While our home may be big as far as flats go, we don’t … Continue reading →
Keep bedrooms and playrooms tidy and organised with this handy Nantucket Storage Bench worth R3,800.00!
by Melissa, co-founder of Melissa & Doug. Let’s talk about failure. For a good part of my life, I was petrified of failing. I was committed to achieving 100% perfection in everything I did. I became entirely defined by the … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. Telling the time is so natural to most of us, that we forget kids don’t have the same concept of telling time. I was chatting to a friend the other day about her … Continue reading →
Two solutions to convince your toddler to get into bed – 1) with an awesome Nest Toddler Bed 2) with the 100 easy (and funny) steps listed in the following article from The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting. 1. … Continue reading →
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. Now here’s a toy that they’ll never want to give away, even when they are all grown up! Children are creative and can always find ways to use their imagination and pretend … Continue reading →
by Melissa & Doug Playing Up Girl Power! We want to encourage girls to have big dreams and pursue them and to believe that anything is possible! How can we raise a generation of powerful girls (and boys) who embrace … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. I loved reading aloud to my children when they were growing up. To curl up with a book and watch their inquisitive faces as I shared a story with them was such a … Continue reading →
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. Nurture your child’s creativity and confidence with a fun new range of bespoke bedding to elevate their bedrooms and promote the sweetest of dreams. Nest Designs bring us these gorgeous fantasy bedding offerings from … Continue reading →
It is no surprise that children spend a lot of time in their bedroom. Used for sleeping, playing and working, it follows that their space should be a reflection of their personalities. Stylish, practical, fun, cosy and comfortable – our … Continue reading →
Putting kids to bed does not always go smoothly for everyone. Nine times out of ten things don’t go to plan. Kids will try anything to stay up for an extra half an hour. Here are three tips to make … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are long gone and now you’re wondering what the new year will bring in terms of new style trends to enjoy. Well, for kids you can get the scoop right here! We’ve … Continue reading →
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It’s a new year! Take some time to reflect. Put pen to paper and jot down the first thoughts that come to mind. Don’t put any restrictions on what you write down – just let you thoughts flow naturally. Here … Continue reading →
School is out – and kids can’t get their uniforms off quickly enough. Summer holidays are here and they’ve got six whole weeks to relax and have fun, so doing anything remotely school-related will be the last thing on their … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. Wondering what to put in the kids’ Christmas stocking this year? Well the National Literacy Trust is encouraging everyone to buy a diary or a journal as a gift. They believe writing a journal is … Continue reading →
Here at NEST we acknowledge that the alphabet is the building block of literacy and that learning the alphabet should begin early in a child’s life. We understand that children must learn to recognise and name the letters of the … Continue reading →
Giving kids a specific area for their toys allows them to develop a sense of responsibility for their play space. A dedicated area is also the best way to organise kids toys and minimise the amount of mess in other … Continue reading →
Kiddimoto, the UK’s original balance bike company has made learning the art of balance and coordination fun and rewarding for over 14 years. The balance bike market is experiencing phenomenal growth and Kiddimoto is firmly at the forefront of these … Continue reading →
We have a 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalist in our range! CATEGORY: INFANT/PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR Toys that are developed for infants/preschoolers (up to 5 years) Wash ‘N Go Wooden Car Garage Packed with interactive, imaginative … Continue reading →
Following the current trend for diverse, creative shelving solutions, why not dedicate a boring, bare stretch of wall to a shallow display shelf? Children are natural collectors, so select a shelf that will allow maximum flexibility as its use changes … Continue reading →
We’re offering one lucky follower the chance to WIN a Deluxe Play Kitchen worth R4,500.00 incl. vat.
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. Recently, I was talking about bunk beds – as you do – with one of my friends. She grew up sharing a bunk bed with her sister and had such sweet memories of … Continue reading →
Quick, easy and great value. Keep costs down and make life simple with one of our money-saving bundles. Where it makes sense, we’ve bundled some of our products together into one cheaper package. There is also the option of buying … Continue reading →
by Kiddimoto. Kiddimoto is exclusive to NEST in South Africa. They’ve got no pedals but are the perfect introduction to cycling for toddlers and pre-schoolers. A balance bike is a bike without pedals designed to teach children how to cycle … Continue reading →
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. September 12, 2017. Well hello there play time! Today Nest Designs is launching a fabulous range of play equipment and toys for the little ones! The secret is out! And what’s better is that Nest … Continue reading →
Here are our 5 top tips to help your sleepovers go like clockwork. Plan Ahead Perhaps arrange an activity during the day before the sleepover. This will make sure your little guests are nice and tired before bedtime. The Guided … Continue reading →
by Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Decor and Design. Cleaning and children do not always go together. In fact, the two concepts may seem contradictory, so here is some useful input and advice on how to get your little ones involved … Continue reading →
We always take a great deal of care deciding on our hand-picked selection of wonderful toys and gifts. Many are exclusive to NEST in South Africa. Right now, we’re in the final stages of rounding up what we believe are … Continue reading →
As the name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. Right-handed gadgets, awkwardly designed desks, cooking tools that fit comfortably in your right hand (now that’s just not right!). … Continue reading →
A mudroom is a great room to have in your house, especially if your family loves the great outdoors! A mudroom serves as a barrier between the outside and the rest of your home. This area can be used to: … Continue reading →
Of course layout is always going to be dependent on the size and shape of your bathroom and budget. Are you completely gutting the space or refreshing it cosmetically? Layout options are more limited when relying on existing plumbing, drains, … Continue reading →
We’re halfway through 2017 and there’s no better time to get things back on track for the year and no better time to think about whether or not you are prepared for the coming summer! And the burning question…will your … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. At Tidy Books we like to do the best we can… Like you, we want to help look after the planet, so being an eco-friendly business is a no brainer for us. … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier, founder of Tidy Books. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about indoor air pollution and I am alarmed to discover that the air in our homes can be up to five times more polluted than the air … Continue reading →
Are you a fan of Bear Grylls? Imagine being out in the wilderness, completely on your own and forced to find a way to survive. Reality survival shows, have fast become an international phenomenon. The sheer choice of bushcraft and … Continue reading →
When a television company uses your brand in their programming, it’s a powerful endorsement! The Tidy Books® kid’s bookcase has recently been featured in two television programmes. Spot the Tidy Books® Wooden Alphabet Bookcase on the BBC’s Cbeebies Channel and … Continue reading →
For a child, a bedroom is so much more than a place to sleep; it’s a playground, a study station and a place for them to entertain their friends. It is also a space for self-expression, where they can explore … Continue reading →
A magical bedroom is more than a place to study and sleep, it’s a place that inspires dreams. Stand a chance of winning this beautiful, full adult size, single, solid wood Charterhouse Bed in Antique White worth R11,000.00!
Today Americans are celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day, so we are sharing this easy to make Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from the talented Donna Hay. Cookies, a reminder of our simpler days of childhood when milk and cookies were an … Continue reading →
Here at Nest we believe reading is always in! However, nowadays there are so many other activities competing for children’s time, that motivating them to read has now become one of those agony-ecstasy tasks for most parents. Research has shown that children who … Continue reading →
Thinking about buying a Bunk Bed? At NEST we feel that the advantages of having a bunk bed really do outweigh the disadvantages. The key is to find a bunk bed that is safe and comfortable and that most suits … Continue reading →
See just how easy it is to put together one of our Fargo High Sleepers…
Not only are bunk beds the most practical way to accommodate room sharing and sleepovers, they also let you use the same valuable floor space twice. Our unisex range of bunks can be styled to suit any room. Some even … Continue reading →
I have always loved gingham. It’s a classic, versatile pattern that never seems to go out of style. Gingham is a repeating pattern of three colours in four squares: white next to a medium shade, over the same medium shade … Continue reading →
The importance of bedtime and becoming independent… It’s well known that sleep is vital to a child’s development. In fact, research has shown that a good nights’ sleep is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. Children are … Continue reading →
Our high quality kids furniture is tested to meet stringent safety standards. We understand the importance of giving children an inspirational and fun space in which to sleep and grow up – but it should also be safe and comfortable. … Continue reading →
Our friends at Little Folks Furniture have come up with these 8 simple rules to make you a better parent – and make your life easier at the same time! Here at Little Folks, nearly all of us have small … Continue reading →
Contain the clutter with our ingenious range of UNO S Modular Storage by Stompa. When it comes to tidying up, we don’t mess around. Stack up your own, ideal storage solution with this supremely versatile, mix and match, modular system … Continue reading →
It was love at first sight when we first saw this product last year and we knew instantly that we were going to include it in our range for Christmas. Based on it’s performance, we know you feel the same … Continue reading →
by Geraldine Grandidier – Founder and Designer of Tidy Books Ready…. steady… let’s get the kids to school! Hmmm – if only it was that simple! Getting the kids up and ready for school can feel like a race that you’re never … Continue reading →
Looking for the perfect modern neutral for your child’s room? In varying shades, whether light grey, medium grey or dark charcoal, grey is just as versatile as any other colour. Find it on walls, in the weave of natural fabrics, … Continue reading →
Create their own fantasy world with our bold, colourful https://www.nestdesigns.co.za/product/bedding/all-bedding/dinosaur-applique-duvet-set-single/ range. Dinosaurs will always hold a fascination for children and adults alike and are the perfect choice for your little explorer’s bedroom. Make learning about Dinosaurs fun with the playful dinosaur … Continue reading →
These are our top tips for creating a cosy, functional kid-friendly book nook at home. Firstly, the trick is to keep it child focused and inviting. If you want your kids to spend time there, then in order to attract and … Continue reading →
You’ve paid good money for your NEST furniture, so a few minutes spent reading this could save you a lot of trouble and expense. BEFORE YOU START We strongly advise against the use of power tools. Although quicker in many … Continue reading →
Whichever team you support, we have a range that’s just perfect for all you sports fans! If we were to ask you what is one of the most popular bedroom themes for boys, most of you would say ‘Sports’ right? … Continue reading →
Check out these Bake off inspired decorating ideas using our Tea Party Bedding Range. Here at Nest we are huge fans of the Great British Bake Off and it’s great to see it back on our screens. Season 6 has … Continue reading →
Stand a chance of wining this fantastic storage unit worth R6,000.00 from our range of UNO S Modular Storage Furniture by STOMPA.
Thank you for shopping with us – we’re delighted to show you our latest range of hard-to-find, classic toys and gifts for children. It’s our best and biggest range with lots of new ideas, as well as old favourites. They’re … Continue reading →
WIN this beautifully appliquéd and embroidered Primrose Cottage Playtent worth R3,500.00!
Founded in 1972, Lifetime Kidsrooms has been looking at the world through children’s eyes for more than 40 years. Lifetime Kidsrooms is a Danish manufacturing company specialising in high quality children’s furniture. Proud traditions of craftsmanship are combined with Danish quality to ensure … Continue reading →
Ingredients 125 g butter, softened 100 g light brown soft sugar 125 g caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 225 g self-raising flour ½ tsp salt 200g chocolate chips What to do… 1. Preheat the oven … Continue reading →
Win a Classic Bunk Bed with Trundle worth R8,500.00 with Nest Designs in association with Stompa! This classic, solid wood, great value, bunk bed combines simple, timeless design with sturdy structure. The classic, tongue and groove detailing in the head … Continue reading →
Purchase a Bunk, Mid or High Sleeper Bed from our selected range and get a 6 Cube KUBIKUB Storage Unit worth R1,200.00 absolutely FREE!
WIN a Lifetime Kidsrooms Family Double Bunk Bed worth R30,000.00 from Nest Designs in association with Lifetime Kidsrooms!
THE MAKING OF OUR MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY FLOWER FIELDS DUVET SET This Duvet Set is part of the whimsical linen collection by Dutch brand SNURK. Duvet covers with an all-over flower print are available everywhere, so the challenge was to … Continue reading →
WIN a unique, photographic print, Flower Fields Double Duvet Set. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate mums with love, gratitude – and a lie in! Enter our Mother’s Day giveaway by midnight 30th April; we’ll choose 3 lucky … Continue reading →
Get inspired to introduce fresh ideas into your teen’s sleepy space. Whether their style is preppy, eclectic or something in between, we make it easy to design functional spaces. Shop our range here https://www.nestdesigns.co.za/products/cool-teen/ 1) Team Double Bed – https://www.nestdesigns.co.za/product/all-bedroom-furniture/team-double-bunk-bed-light-acacia-finish/ 2) … Continue reading →
Designs with dots always seem to be trending! Here at NEST, we are big fans of the polka dot and we know it’s no secret that kids love spots too! And when it comes to the size of the dot, … Continue reading →
Get ready for summer sleepovers! Companionship, midnight giggles and sing-song chatter at the break of dawn – a few of the many reasons why they just love sleepovers! Here at NEST we have a range of ultimate sleepover solutions, to … Continue reading →
Despite all the digital games available to children, you’ll find that old fashioned imaginative play is still best. Puppets are a fantastic starting point and it really doesn’t take much to help kids put on their own puppet show. Our … Continue reading →
Inspire your future little chef by setting them up with their very own play kitchen. And don’t forget, for a perfect pairing, we also do a great range of play food and kitchen accessories! The only other requirement is a … Continue reading →
Freewheeling fun – just perfect for kids who love being on the move! Our top picks of balance bikes, scooters, ride-ons and go karts will get them up and out and about in a jiffy! And don’t forget, we also … Continue reading →
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Toys that are sure to help you beat the heat! These great summertime solutions will keep your kids safe and entertained, whether they are in the bath, at the beach, by the pool or in the sandpit. … Continue reading →
Stand a chance of winning these two fantastic units from our range of Brighton Storage Furniture by Aspace. Worth R12,050.00, this is the ultimate solution for clearing away clutter in a playroom or child’s bedroom.
Bring a touch of colourful joy to any space with our Tessera Curved Shelf. With concealed fittings for a sleek and contemporary finish, this stylish shelf can be hung in lots of different ways – on its own, in a … Continue reading →
From brand new styles to old favourites, we have everything you need to help your kids clean up their act! … Continue reading →
Got an aspiring chef who always wants to help whip up a meal? From play kitchens to play food and food prep accessories, here are our favourite picks for your little cook. Our kitchen sets make it easy to create … Continue reading →
No batteries required for these toys! Our imaginative range of kids toys are designed to delight – big smiles and a bit of excited jumping and clapping of hands is what we are after! You’ve heard that Billy wants to … Continue reading →
Because playing is serious business, we believe if little ones could talk properly, this is what they’d ask for. We’ve carefully selected our range of toddler toys for their safety, high quality and visual appeal, but we’ve also made sure … Continue reading →
Every child possesses creative gifts. Find a way to encourage art appreciation in your youngster with our great range of arts and crafts supplies. Here are a few of our favourites to get you (and them) inspired… … Continue reading →
Looking for the perfect gift for your little chef? Well, because we believe in make-believe, we have everything they’ll need AND the kitchen sink too! … Continue reading →
Trying to figure out the perfect gift for someone? Well, help is at hand! You are sure to fire a child’s imagination with these great ideas from our brand new range of toys and gifts. … Continue reading →
Stand a chance of winning this amazing wooden, Alphabet Bookcase worth R2,800.00. It’s designed to get kids reading! Click on the image below to enter.
An old fashioned tale about getting kids reading! Tidy Books® is an award winning line of creative storage solutions for children, designed by violin maker, and mum, Geraldine Grandidier. Here, Geraldine shares her story about how a great handmade idea become … Continue reading →
WIN! Our new, improved website is live and to celebrate we offering you the chance to WIN a huge prize worth R8,500.00! Innovative from top to bottom our bestselling Parker Bunk Bed is perfect for shared rooms or sleepovers. Click … Continue reading →