3 Ways to Clean Up the Toys

Swoop Bags, Wall Pockets, Storage Boxes

swoop bags!

This little piggy tripped over a half-dressed Barbie. This little piggy took a foot full of Legos. This little piggy got stubbed. And this little piggy got smart and cleaned up.

These new products put it away when playtime is done.

Swoop Bags
A heavy-duty cotton canvas sack ($45) gives piles of blocks, Matchbox cars, and trains a home. Simply pull the cord to close and store; plop it down on the floor to set the collection free.

woolly wall pockets!Cate & Levi Woolly Wall Pockets
As playful as toys themselves, each one-of-a-kind wall pocket ($50) has real character. Hang one bedside to keep favorite books, buddies, and other trinkets within reach.

3 sprouts!3 Sprouts Storage Boxes
We’ve long been fans of the company’s canvas storage bins and love that its new cubes ($28 each) have the same felt appliques. The boxes work as stand-alone catchalls, as well as drawers in a cubed storage unit.

And that’s something to oink about.

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this week in miami!

Hispanic Heritage Festival

What: Snack on Latin fare and check out the children’s dance performance.
Why: Your nino can’t wait to hop on the carnival rides.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72nd St. (305-861-3616). Admission is free.

The Little Farm Pumpkin Patch

What: Visit the petting zoo and saddle up for a pony ride.
Why: The sun may still be shining, but fall is in full swing.
When: Thru Oct. 31. Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 13401 SW 224th St., Goulds (305-258-3186). Admission, free; activities, $2-$3.

Thursday Arts and Crafts

What: Drop by for hands-on activities and check out the locomotives and freight cars on view.
Why: Keep your little conductor occupied.
When: Ongoing. Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St. (305-253-0063). Museum admission, adults and children 12 and up, $6; children 3-11, $4; under 2, free. Program fee, $2.

Photos: Courtesy of Swoop; Courtesy of Cate & Levi; Courtesy of 3 Sprouts

North Shore Park & Youth Center
501 72nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
The Little Farm
13401 SW 224th St
Miami, FL 33170
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33196