About Us

Mama May i's handmade learning toys blend the best of developmental psychology and design to offer a unique learning through play experience. 

Founder and principle designer, Jessica Perkins, has been creating for as long as she can remember, originally helping her mama with her handmade toy store over 20 years ago. With the birth of her children, and all the new little people in her life, Jessica found herself searching for toys that met her educational and design standards.

Inspired by these little explorers, and her understanding of Montessori and Waldorf methodologies, Jessica Perkins began making all of her creations with the belief that children make sense of their world through sensing their world. After years of making, creating, and gifting her creations to friends and family, Jessica decided to start selling her goodies. Since the launch of Mama May i in 2009, Jessica's passion for artistic expression through toys has blossomed into a business supported by mama's and papa's all over the world.

With this learning through play philosophy in mind, Mama May i encourages kids, both big and small, to dive in, make a splash, a scribble, or an inquisitive fiddle on the memories we share together. 

From The Blog

Mama May i Countdown to Christmas - December 2

Dec 02, 2014

December 2ndSuggested Reading:Joy of Giving by Jan and Mike BerenstainQueen of Christmas by Mary EngelbreitFranklin’s Christmas Gift by Paulette Bourgeuois...

Mama May i Countdown to Christmas December 1

Dec 01, 2014

Mama May I Countdown to ChristmasA Holiday Bookworm’s guide to titles and projects in celebration of the Season Our house was...
“"Our Niece absolutely loved these colorful toys. They seemed to be her favorite on Christmas morning! Love the colors and the simplicity that invites young imaginations to run wild. Thank you! We'll be back!"”

Jessica Arnold