'Creative play for your baby.' C.Clouder
This is one of the things that so interests me about this book and this philosophy. The idea that children need 'playthings', not necessarily toys which have been bought from a toy shop. That's not to say that we don't have those things, we do, but I also like to add to the collection in our house things like the green fabric above, handmade little animals and just the wool itself is regularly used for stables and to feed the horses.
They are not the most beautifully crafted animals, but they were made with love. I see now that they were also made (subconsciously I think?) as a representation of me, the Mother Hen, and her three little chicks. She likes to keeps them close in her soft, cosy nest.