By Mama May i
Who? What? When? Where? … what about WHY?
Tell me a story. YOU create the WHY.
Storytelling is such a simple and beautiful tradition to share with your wee ones. With only the buttons and beeps and sounds of your own imagination, let these Story Starters inspire a journey of mystery, whimsy, and joy between you and your little author. Share in a creative storytelling journey with your little one and help them adventure through creative problem solving, vocabulary building, and memory making.
A beautiful collection of hand stamped images inspire the Who. What. When. and Where. While you and your story maker share in the delight of creating the WHY. Each 1” die is gently sanded and hand-stamped with non-toxic, archival black ink. Included inside a treasure tin, is a pocket Moleskine entitled: "My Little Book of Why" to jot down your musings and reflect on past story-making adventures; A laminated Story Telling Symbol Key to help with spelling and ideas; and a miniature, tin-sized pen completes this whimsical Story Starter Play Set.
This would make a Birthday Gift, Back-to-School Memory, or Family Fun Night Game.
*Note – As with ALL toys, children should be supervised while at play. The Story Starter Play Tin is not suitable for children who still mouth things.*
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.