Regardless of whatever technology is at their fingertips, you’d be hard pressed to find a tot who wouldn’t rather partake in a lively and animated puppet show session with mom or dad. Enter Edgar and Ollie the puppet pals – a delightful elephant and rabbit duo who are lovingly handmade by two green moms in Illinois, from repurposed wool sweaters and bamboo stuffing. Their closed, dreamy eyes make Edgar and Ollie ideal additions to a bedtime story or pre-nap snuggle. Using puppets is also a wonderful way to get kids to talk about their emotions and feelings, and to develop their storytelling skills and imagination.

+ Edgar and Ollie the Puppet Pals $28