Haba Haba Hoo!

At the spur of the moment I decided to take Lydia to storytime at a mom & pop bookstore near us. It’s a cute old house that’s been turned into a kids’ bookstore dream. They had every kids’ book you can imagine. Every cool educational toy, science kit and cute stuffed animal. The lady that did storytime was actually a good reader, we sang songs and even made a craft from our book (which was a sweet little book about a penguin called, Lost and Found.) I was in love. (Oh, and Lydia liked it, too.)

One of the best parts was the furniture. Everything was by Haba. Which I have known of, but to see so much of it in one place was…well, addicting. You’ll see why in just a minute.

Here’s the first little chair Lydia read a book in today. (I don’t remember what she read, because I was looking at the parenting books, mainly 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents. Anyone read it?)

Why yes, that is a giant helicopter on a cushion big enough for 2 kids to sit on!

Then we kept walking and discovered this!


Lydia immediately dubbed it the “p-incess tent” and we read The Story of Cherry the Piginside.

Next, we found this delicious bean bag chair nestled in between 2 bookshelves and a giant window overlooking a leafy tree.

I think we read Spot Loves His Grandpa and Katy Duck, Big Sisterhere.

Now that we’re home and I’ve scoured Haba’s website, I’ve discovered this is a must-have for me Lydia.

It’s called the Dream Gondola for goodness sakes! Who hasn’t wanted to be in a gondola once in their lives?

And our new baby MUST have this:

Is that the cutest?! When it’s done being a crib, you can turn it on it’s side and it looks just like the front of a little boat–suitable for climbing in…and reading.

I’m sure we’ll be back to storytime next week. I’m always a sucker for good books and cute furniture!

Comments

  1. Oh.my.word. Those are WAY cute!

  2. That furniture stuff is pretty cool! I bet it’s expensive too, right? Most of the good, cool stuff is. But the cradle is neat that it would have a purpose after its initial use.

  3. CUTE!!!! I’m going to have to get something from there for the boys room!!!

  4. Those are adorable!!

    I’ve read 1-2-3 Magic… but I don’t know if it was the for Christian parents, don’t remember that aspect. It works!

  5. Can you show us a picture of this book store??? I’m curious about the little old house aspect of it – - – -

    Cute furniture for the kids.

    I LOVE good children’s literature.

  6. Oh, that’s cute stuff! I’ve never heard of it before!

  7. So dear girl, allow me to ask you a question. This “discipline for ages 2-12″ thing… if one were to have a 9 year old girl, (you know, hypothetically) who had never been parented by these “techniques” prior, could it still be a useful tool/resource?

    GRACE BASED PARENTING is my FAVORITE parenting book… have you read it?

  8. Ooh, I love it! I could build my own little Fairyland around several of those pieces. Hmm, but I have two boys who probably wouldn’t appreciate Fairyland very much.

  9. My kids love HABA, especially things like the Blossom Tent. We get Haba from Landbridge Toys.

    http://www.landbridgetoys.com

  10. How VERY cute!

  11. I love them. all.

  12. SO CUTE!

  13. SOOOO cool!

  14. That must be the cutest book store on the planet!!! I love Haba stuff… so adorable!

  15. Oh. I’m in love now! Those are some of the most wonderful appointments ever! My dream stuff as a kid!

  16. Ooooh, is it really expensive, cause I MUST have some of that! Wow. Okay, now I’m off to see how many weeks of groceries we need to give up to afford those : )

  17. oh wow i love all the pieces they all look very modern and kid friendly

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