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A Creative, Colorful Play Date With Portland Mama Of 2 Paige Jones

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Paige Jones

With the holidays on the horizon and wishlists being made, we know parents are searching for high-quality, open-ended toys to add to their homes (vs. the one-and-done junk we often end up with). Which is where Fat Brain Toys comes in. For over 18 years, the Nebraska-based company has made top-notch learning toys its business and expertise. Naturally, they’ve gained plenty of fans in kids—and parents—along the way.

One such fan is Portland-based photographer Paige Jones (whose work you might recognize from our very pages!). Just in time for the gifting season, we asked the mama of two (sons Crosby, 4, and Lou, 2) to take some of Fat Brain Toys latest offerings out for a spin—this time, in front of the camera!

Peep our colorful, creativity-centric playdate with the adorable trio below, as Paige fills us in on her personal philosophy around learning and play, as well as her upcoming year-long family RV trip (!) that she and her brood are setting off on later this year. All the while, explore Paige’s Fat Brain Toys picks for her kiddos: from an heirloom-quality train set and kid-sized musical instruments to the build-anywhere Squigz suction toy and the most brilliantly designed on-the-go storage box that kids can actually play with!

Want more STEM-centric toy inspiration? Check out our previous play date with Bay Area-based mother Naomi Phan-Quang and her four awesome kiddos.

This post is brought to you by Mother x Fat Brain Toys.

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