From infant to child, your kids will be mesmerized by the number of ways they can use and the beauty of playsilks. My first introduction to playsilks was at my son's music class. We began attending when he was about year old, and a few of the musical activities utilized playsilks. Now he's over two years old, and he still enjoys playing songs while twirling, spinning, and running around with playsilks.
As I watched his eyes sparkle at the site of twirling silks, I remembered my own childhood and how much I loved to play pretend with capes and build forts. In that moment I realized playsilks are a must have open-ended toy. I immediately set out to browse playsilk options to add them to our playroom at home.
There are a lot of cheap options for playsilks, but after doing some research and reading a ton of parental reviews, I realized they wouldn't last us very long since the cheaper options were likely to fray and rip. Then I came across Sarah's Playsilks. Sarah's Playsilks are high-quality, died with non-toxic, eco friendly dyes, and they have been safety tested for children. I decided Sarah's Playsilks were the best option for our family, and now for our store. You can start your collection with a few playsilks or add them to your playroom one at a time.
A vegan option for playsilks are Wondercloths. These beautiful cloths are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. They are each hand dyed and feature whimsical playscapes to inspire hours of open-ended imaginative play. 
Wondercloths Organic Play Cloth
Here is a list a small list for the many uses of playsilks and playcloths. 
  1. Peek-a-boo. They're soft to the touch and perfect for tactile play.
  2. Dress up play. They can be used as capes, skirts, flags, and more.
  3. Build a fort. Giant playsilks and playcloths are perfect for hanging them over couches, pickler triangles, and chairs to build your very own fort.
  4. Small world pretend play. A blue silk can represent water, a green silk can represent grass, a brown silk mud, and a yellow silk can be a dessert.
  5. Take them outdoors. Fly them around, splash them in the waves, or use them as a picnic blanket.
  6. Real world practice. Learn to fold, thread, or take them in the bath to clean them.
  7. Dance with them. Twirl, spin, and hold them as you shake about.
  8. Pull out games. Stuff them into tissue boxes, containers, or other bottles and let your little ones pull them out.
  9. Put on a show. Use your playcloth to act out your favorite book.
  10. Use as a blanket. Kids can use their playsilk to tuck themselves in or to tuck in their favorite stuffed animals.
What are some of the ways you and your kids have used playsilks and playcloths?
October 01, 2020 — Barbara Chernyukhin