By Mama May i
Kindly Allow 3 Weeks for this hand cut set to be sent. Thank you!
Oh, the Rainbow World in which we live. I’m surrounded by it. Colors. Patterns. Textures. I am inspired by its vibrant nature. My little ones are engaged by its intense color. I am excited to be offering a new line of products complimentary to all the others before them. Amazed and enthused, I watched little hands at my last craft show take pieces from this set and bring them over to that set. They combined the colors and shapes and pretended their way through storylines created. I got a front row seat…watching as the imagination of childhood thought unfolded. Play.
How I am awed by these mind-full tinkerings…Every Time. And here, in this new collection, you will find more pieces to gather, collect, manifest, pretend, play, and explore. Beautiful enough to display in any nursery, child’s room, or home. The colors suck you in and soon you will find yourself playing with them. Tinkering with the colorful pieces. Telling stories with their whimsical shapes. Incorporating them in everyday play. And learning with their little details and simplistic nature.
Let these hand shaped, hand stamped, hand painted pieces inspire your little one’s imaginative thinking and let the rainbow nurture discovery through the magic of open-ended play.
Meet the Rainbow Village...
Let these rainbow homes inspire a warm and colorful neighborhood for little people to explore and little hands to help build. Add some rainbow friends, cups as planters, trees for landscape and listen to the magic of pretend play while your little one takes on the role of community keeper.
These houses offer an opportunity to talk about:
Size relation – small, medium, large
Opposites – short/tall and fat/thin and narrow/wide
Complimentary Colors – the houses that are the same shape are opposite colors red/green, orange/blue, yellow/purple
Warm and Cool Colors – Each Village comes with two sets of homes in both warm and cool colors to create a visual for teachings in art
The large house measures approximately 7.5" tall and 3.5" wide
The medium house measures approximately 5.5" tall and 4.5" wide
The small house measures approximately 4.5" tall and 5.5" wide
Each house has been hand cut, sanded, stamped, painted with a soy based pigment and lightly coated in beeswax to keep the colors vibrant.
*This listing does NOT include the Little People, but they can be purchased in the Toy Section of the shop.*
All of my creations were made with your little one in mind. Each piece was designed to nurture child development through open-ended play. These pieces can be used to broaden your little one's understanding and knowledge of our world and were created as early educational toys. I am inspired by the teachings of Montessori; the natural beauty of Waldorf; and incorporate a myriad of other learning-through-play philosophies when I design. It makes me smile to see my made-with-love pieces being toted for use as preschool toys and in natural play settings. Thank you for helping me support little minds, bodies, and imaginations through engaging, hands-on play and discovery.
Sensory Based Learning
Mama May i believes little ones make sense of their world through sensing our world. That's why you will find all of our designs offer a variety of tactile learning-through-play opportunities. We use a myriad of different textures and surfaces intertwined to make the most of every little play-and-learn time you share.
Kid Tested, Mama Approved
My own little ones have the wonderfully engaging job of "product testers". They are my inspiration for new products as well as my initial testing market. I don't add things to the product line that aren't played with and loved first at home.
Making Mama Earth Smile
Mama May i strives to reduce the impact of our products on the environment and your little one. We avoid the use of harsh chemicals and varnishes and instead, use plant based pigments, and organic beeswax to finish our wooden playthings. We use mostly untreated Poplar, Maple, and Oak that is locally sourced. We know how important your little one's safety is and we won't sell anything we wouldn't let our own little ones enjoy.