Obsessed: My wūka squares

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This is Gigi playing in her nook with her new Wuka!

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And this is my ADORABLE neighbor Nicholas being the perfect child model! Haha.

So I know we’re getting down to the wire! But I wanted to share an AWESOME Christmas gift idea with you for kids! It’s this new toy called a Wuka– and it’s like a quiet book! I also rounded up 15 awesome gifts for kids from small businesses on my babble blog, this one is included!

I have been wanting to make a quiet book for my children for YEARS. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a quiet book, it’s a soft fabric toy with pages of activities for children that should supposedly help them keep their traps shut. I’ve wanted to make one since I was pregnant with Ginger, but I just have not gotten around to it! My grandma made us one and I remember loving it so much when I was small.

I’ve researched all sorts of materials, bindings and page design options over the past years. I’m not kidding, I was SERIOUS. I kept not making one because the felt I wanted to use was just SO expensive–hundreds and hundreds of dollars, plus I’ve been kinda swamped trying to make a living. But still, when the nice folks from wūka™ contacted me, I basically said, no thanks, I’m gonna make my own! Haha, but then when I talked to them again, 6 months later, and their toy was finished and mine was not, I said, “Fine, I’ll take a look at YOURS.”

And crap. Gigi and Rad LOVE it, and so do I. wūka™ refers to their pages as “squares” and they all bind together with a soft, bendy, silicon link. IT IS GENIUS.

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You can buy as many or as few squares as you want, and then just add them to the link, or you can remove the squares and give them to your child to just play one at a time.

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I’m super excited it to have it for all the holiday travel we’ll be doing, have I mentioned we are going to Hawaii with my family for Christmas? Rough life, I know.

But I’m also always excited when Gigi nestles up in her book nook with a good activity. I had to steal these pictures on my phone so she wouldn’t yell at my camera.

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This is the square Doggone Cute and Gigi LOVES it. The dog is a puppet who eats bones out of a jar. It is, in fact, doggone cute.

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This is another favorite, Tall, Tall, Tall. Gigi is 3 and just old enough to unsnap the little heads and pull the tails of the animals to make them tall, tall, tall or small, small, small. Ha.

We also have the squares: Catchin’ Critters– which is my total favorite and so freaking cute. Bundled Up, and Pack it in– which seems to be almost every kid’s, no matter the age, favorite.

I’ve been helping the peeps at wūka™ pair up with bloggers, like myself, to help get the word out about their new product! You should go see their posts too!

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Elle from Solly Baby

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Caroline from Caroline Armelle

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Danyelle from Dandee

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The gang at Sweet Little Peanut

and a few more coming up!

Also Wuka is offering my readers 10% off their purchase with code “thealisonshow” until Dec. 31! So hit it up!

I hope you have a very happy weekend!


This post was created in partnership with Wuka. Duh, right?

However, all content and opinions are mine, mine, MIINE! Thank you for supporting me as I work with sponsors! Want to work with me or learn how sponsored posts work on The Alison Show? Go here! Lots of love.


  1. So my mom had this amazing quiet book that she made that was insane. It was so awesome. I wanted to make one for my kids and so she gave me the 80s pattern to it…And it would have taken me a million hours. My mom my have done it with a 3 year old and one year old twins, but I’m not going to pretend that I can do it (or, I know I can do it, I just don’t want to). I also couldn’t bring myself to make a cheapy felt one either, so this is a great solution for me!

  2. I saw this on SLP yesterday and now am obsessed, got to get one!

  3. These are so cute! Love that you can buy only the squares you want.

  4. we need some! Definitely going to check it out!

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