By Mama May i
Where is Gnome Man’s Land? Where fantasy and whimsy collide. Peek inside this little wooden slider box and you will find all the tinkerings needed to create, play, and explore the corners of your little ones imagination. These simple wooden rainbow pieces are the cornerstones to inspired play and creative exploration in a land like no other. Construct a mushroom landscape, toppled trees, river stones, toadstools, whimsical hideaways, and more in this open-ended dreamland. With this 19-piece set you can help build fine motor skills and strengthen hand eye coordination while supporting cognitive development and nurturing story-telling skills. Let these little spirits entice and inspire your little dreamer to play, touch, and learn.
-Match gnome colors to their hats & stones
-Fit hats onto their little heads
-Build trees by stacking pieces on top of one another
-Use as visuals to explore early color concepts, like primary and secondary colors
-Have gnomes switch hats to better understand complimentary colors
-Better understand simple math concepts such as one-to-one ratios
-Create whimsical landscapes will building fine motor skills
-Strengthen vocabulary while story telling
-Foster imaginative thinking through hands-on, involved, open-ended play
Each little person measures only about 1.75” tall.
Each little hat is only about 1” tall.
Each little stone (or mushroom top) is only about 1.5” diameter.
Each piece has been hand painted with a nontoxic, water based wash. They have been lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors vibrant and the pieces durable.
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.