Two things my kids do (out of many, many things) is read books and spend a great deal of time in the midst of imaginary play. Half the day can melt away on a space ship or make-up-the-rules-as-you-go games. The beautiful connection between books and imagination is they both lead us on adventures and places bigger than ourselves and at the same time help us recognize the parts of us that make us unique.
bb&j began from a need I saw when my then 4 year old son continually tried to take real carrots to feed his imaginary rabbit. His mind was always full of stories and characters, giving me a wonderful source of inspiration. As bb&j began to evolve and my talents matured, I saw very clearly that books and imagination went hand in hand and I wanted to create a business full of both. Inspire imagination, create play, and make memories has been my driving force from the beginning.
My line of Classic bb&j book dolls bring the opportunity of play, creativity, and memories that stand the test of time into your child’s life. A toy that doesn’t cry unless that’s the sound your little one imagines the doll is making. A playmate that connects a beloved book character and a tea party guest, bringing both to life in a world of play. A friend that will be there for the bedtime stories and the long road trips, giving comfort and familiarity in this great big world.
At the end of the day, our children remember connection and relationship. Slowing down and taking time to engage has the potential to fill our children’s needs in a deeper and more sincere way. They recognize the softness of your thumb rubbing on top of their little hands and can recall your voice reading a favorite story. bb&j dolls are a tangible way to connect through play and slow down the rush of childhood.