The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

$18.00

Tiptoes Lightly lives in an acorn high up in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. One morning she finds a note lying on her floor. It says: "Please help! Bee has lost his buzz!" She and her friend, Jeremy Mouse, set off down Running River to help the hapless bee. Mr. Cactus, being grumpy and extra thorny, has snagged Bee's buzz on one of his thorns. Thus begins the adventure that takes Tiptoes to the house of Pine Cone and Pepper Pot (they're not at home-just yet), down to the sea to untangle Octopus (he's too young to count his legs properly and gets them mixed up), and up to Snowy Mountain to find out from Jack Frost himself whether he is a gnome (Pepper Pot says he's a gnome because he makes crystals) or a fairy (Tiptoes says he's a fairy because he flies through the air). Jack Frost tells his own creation myth which answers the question in a powerful and striking way.The 'Tales of Tiptoes Lightly' is comprised of three adventures: 'The Bee who lost his Buzz', 'Pumpkin Crow' and 'Lucy Goose and the Half-egg.' Lavishly and lovingly illustrated by the artist-author, they are humorous, sanguine and droll. They are innocent and magical nature tales, suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read.

Written by Reg Down.

Loved by children

Playsilks have been a staple in Montessori & Waldorf homes around the world for 30 years!

Care instructions

Hand-wash with mild shampoo or dish soap and warm water. Hang dry and iron on medium to restore shine.

Sustainably made

Our Playsilks are dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes and have been safety tested for children of all ages.

100 things to do with Playsilks

Dress-up play ideas
  • Superhero cape
  • Flag
  • Princess dress
  • Princess skirt
  • Genie pants
  • Wedding veil
  • Fairy wings
  • Pirate scarf
  • Wizard Cloak
  • Belt for a sword
  • Karate headband
  • Knight tunic
  • Rapunzel hair
  • Mermaid tail
  • Chef apron
  • Wear as a favorite animal
  • Wedding gown
  • Ghost
  • Fashion designer
  • Clown
Open-ended play ideas
  • Make bubbles in water
  • Doll sling
  • Treasure pouch
  • Doll hammock
  • Dog leash
  • Sling for pretend broken arm
  • Hot lava
  • Pretend bandage
  • 'Swim' on one
  • Prop for charades
  • Puppet theater
  • Camping tent
  • Fort building
  • Fortune telling
  • Circus performance
  • Story reenactment
  • Dragon fire
  • Doll blanket
  • Yellow sun
  • Jellyfish
Learning & active play ideas
  • Tie knots
  • Braid
  • Make a Playsilk pull
  • Practice counting
  • Juggling
  • Float in the air
  • Make a parachute
  • Wrap yourself up
  • Gently float over a baby
  • Dance
  • Play peek-a-boo with a baby
  • Fly as a kite
  • Use in yoga class
  • Run in the wind
  • Bring on trips
  • Collection shells
  • Tie to swing
  • Gift to a friend
  • Sensory play
  • Tie on bike handles
Small world play ideas
  • Color matching
  • Water for a boat
  • Grass for wooden animals
  • Sky backdrop
  • Star gazing
  • Potion
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Blanket for a tea party
  • Stir in a pot like soup
  • River for canoeing
  • Sand for a beach
  • Sensory bowls
  • Camp fire
  • Moat around a castle
  • Straw or hay for wooden animals
  • Ice for skating
  • Snow for cold mountains
  • A fence for a farm
  • Playmap for learning
  • Make a rainbow
Decorative & party ideas
  • Colorful bunting
  • Tooth fairy pillow
  • Party table cloth
  • Pinata
  • Hang in windows
  • Party favors
  • Pretend cake
  • Cover a Playstand
  • Use as gift wrap
  • Hang in doorway
  • Sunshade for car windows
  • Decorate a birthday table
  • Dye white Playsilks
  • Tooth fairy gift
  • Draw or paint on one
  • Tie a Christmas tree ornament
  • Grass for an Easter basket
  • Spooky Halloween ghost
  • New Year's Ball
  • Valentine's gift

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A silk & wood childhood

Play is the world of the child. Through play the child learns and discovers their inner selves and the outer world around them!

Open-ended, loose parts essential toy

Children naturally engage in deep, meaningful play when provided with simple, open-ended toys, like Playsilks.