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Kindergartener Handmade Toy Gift Guide

Handmade toys best suited to nurture and develop a Kindergartener (age 4-6).

  • Art - Color Sorting 2

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    Color Sorting 2

    $39.00

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    Mama May i

    Color Sorting 2

    $39.00

    Sensory Color Sorting 2 – Add-on manipulatives to the Sensory Color Sorting Play Set

    Looking for some additional rainbow colored objects to explore and sort with your little color enthusiast? This is a great add-on to the Sensory Color Sorting Set available in our shop, or as a stand-alone play set. The wooden “paint sticks” are particularly fun to dip, stir, and match with the included objects, or other objects around the house. Each wand has the name of the color stamped on its handle to help build the recognition between colors and the written words. This set is a great little tool to use in a Sensory Bin, or during a color unit at home or at school.

    Build vocabulary by having little ones reach into a bag and pull out something bumpy, soft, square, squishy, hard, puffy, round, rough, smooth, etc. Talk about how each color can look slightly different depending on what type of object it is. Make color collages from the materials included…mix them up, and create again.

    Each set comes with 10 different colored paint sticks with their color names to match and,

    10 different colors of each of the following items:
    -Handmade pom poms
    -Striped paper straws
    -Corrugated paper cardboard
    -Foam paper
    -Big fuzzy pipe cleaners

    Blue as the sky, as the ocean, as blueberries - Different shades and tints, but all the same “color”. Brown as mud, as tree bark, as an earthworm. Pink as a lollipop, lipstick, or “Pink Sky at Night.”

    Use this set as a conversation starter to discuss our world of color.
    Use this set as a puzzle to encourage sorting and organization.
    Use this set as a game to excite little artists.
    Use this set to foster new perspectives of how we look at the colors all around us.

    Enjoy playing and discovering our colorful world…time and time again.


    * This Play Set contains SMALL PARTS and is not suitable for children who put things in their mouths. *

    * As with all Toys, children should be supervised while at play. *

    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.

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  • Counting - Count With Me

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    Count With Me

    $39.00

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    Count With Me

    $39.00

    Our World is filled with numbers. On signs, in magazines, books, money. You count with numbers. Pay with numbers. Discount with numbers. Paint by numbers. Help your little one better understand this crazy world of Numerals, Numbers, Counting, and Mathematics with this simple wooden Count With Me Play Set. Help deepen your little Mathematician's understanding of numbers 1-10 - both their numerals, written form, as well as what they represent. Stack up the circular coins to show the volume of what each numeral stands for...or lay the in a line - like a graph - to give a pictorial image of what all those numbers mean. Help build you little one's understanding of one-to-one ratios and number recognition while enhancing fine motor skills and playing with mathematics at play time. You can use the number cards as "money" or the coins as "change" while pretending to run a shop or restaurant. Our world is filled with numbers - let your little one explore it with these hands-on, open-ended play pieces.

    Each play set comes with:

    - 10 Number Boards - with both the numeral and number words written on them to support number recognition
    - 55 circular coins that can be stacked for better number comprehension - what does five look like stacked? What does 5 look like laid out flat? --- Enough coins to visualize all the Number Boards simultaneously
    - A wooden box for easy clean up and storage

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    - Each Number Board measures approximately 3" square
    - Each circular coin measures approximately 1" in diameter

    *All the pieces are left in their natural wooden state. I suppose you could paint them if you wanted to, but I would suggest using all the same color so that when little ones are relating the numbers to one another they can more easily visual the difference between them.

    The pieces in the Count With Me Play Set are small and could pose a choking hazard. Children should always be supervised while at play.

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  • Counting - Counting Apples

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    Counting Apples

    $19.00

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    Counting Apples

    $19.00

    Another seasonal addition to the learning closet, these sweet little apples are sure to please your little one's autumn senses. These handheld manipulatives are great for transferring activities, counting, color sorting as well as a myriad of open-ended play (perhaps to make an "apple pie" as my little one always does!)

    Add a pair of wooden Tongs and you have a great fine motor skill, prewriting muscle builder!

    These Apples have 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.

    Each set comes with 18 apples, measuring approximately 3/4", in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

    *This Listing is for the apples only, not the Color Sorting Buckets which can be also be found in the shop.

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  • Counting - Counting Hearts

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    Counting Hearts

    $19.00

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    Counting Hearts

    $19.00

    LOVE is in the air! - Just in time to brighten up your Winter. These colorful hearts are the perfect Valentine for your little love. These handheld manipulatives are great for transferring activities, counting, color sorting, differentiation tasks as well as a myriad of open-ended play (or to hand out as "wishing hearts" on Valentine's Day!)

    These Hearts have 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.

    Each set comes with 18 hearts, in 3 different shapes each, in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

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  • Counting - Counting Lights

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    Counting Lights

    $23.00

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    Counting Lights

    $23.00

    Just in time for the Holidays! These wee Christmas bulbs are sure to add something jolly and bright to your little one's sensory bin, seasonal table, or counting corner. 

    These handheld manipulatives are the perfect tool for transferring activities, counting, color sorting, and offer a myriad of open-ended play opportunities.

    The Counting Lights have 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. Ages 3+

    They have been hand painted with a nontoxic water based wash and then lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors vibrant.

    Each set comes with 18 wooden light bulbs, measuring less than 1" tall,  in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

    *This Listing is for the light bulbs only, not the color sorting bowls which can also be found in the shop.

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  • FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Countdown to Christmas - FILLED Calendar Download

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    FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Countdown to Christmas - FILLED Calendar Download

    $0.00

    Holiday time is an EXTREMELY busy time of year for me. Due to the chaos of production, emails, craft shows, and daily operations, I feel compelled to build Special Time into our daily rhythm to spend with my little ones. I began doing a Book-A-Day leading up to Christmas a few years ago. The first year I thought it would be fun to try something new; schedule quality play time; and add literacy to our busy Winter days. Now my children have come to see this series of reading, making, & doing as part of a beautiful tradition of playing together. The remember so many of the memories we have made while doing this December series. We usually add some special “field trips” to see our favorite Holiday sights - a trip to the Theater - or a ride on the Polar Express Train. I have been collecting Holiday books since I was a child. Some of these are childhood 
    favorites; some I’ve found at Thrift stores along the way; while others I have purchased specifically for this project.  Feel free to use what’s here as inspiration, take what inspires you, and leave the rest. Wishing you and yours a magical and lovely Holiday Season filled with connection, play, learning, and beautiful memories.
    The calendar I created has many built-in sensory skills mingled throughout the days to inspire different learners and build different skills. Below is the Legend for the COMPLETE calendar accentuating different types of activities. Feel free to add your own books, activities, crafts, sensory play ideas. I would love to see what you and your little ones create this Holiday Season. 
    Enjoy!
    Jessica

    This is part of the #MamaMayIRead Series. Please feel free to download these pages and print whichever set works for you. These pages are for PERSONAL USE ONLYPersonal use means non-commercial use of the Media. The Media may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.

    copyright MamaMayI, LLC. 2015

     

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  • FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Holiday Countdown - BLANK Calendar Download

    Mama May i - Handmade Wooden Learning Toys

    FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Holiday Countdown - BLANK Calendar Download

    $0.00

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    Mama May i - Handmade Wooden Learning Toys

    FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Holiday Countdown - BLANK Calendar Download

    $0.00

    Holiday time is an EXTREMELY busy time of year for me. Due to the chaos of production, emails, craft shows, and daily operations, I feel compelled to build Special Time into our daily rhythm to spend with my little ones. I began doing a Book-A-Day leading up to Christmas a few years ago. The first year I thought it would be fun to try something new; schedule quality play time; and add literacy to our busy Winter days. Now my children have come to see this series of reading, making, & doing as part of a beautiful tradition of playing together. The remember so many of the memories we have made while doing this December series. We usually add some special “field trips” to see our favorite Holiday sights - a trip to the Theater - or a ride on the Polar Express Train. I have been collecting Holiday books since I was a child. Some of these are childhood 
    favorites; some I’ve found at Thrift stores along the way; while others I have purchased specifically for this project.  Feel free to use what’s here as inspiration, take what inspires you, and leave the rest. Wishing you and yours a magical and lovely Holiday Season filled with connection, play, learning, and beautiful memories.
    The calendar I created has many built-in sensory skills mingled throughout the days to inspire different learners and build different skills. Below is the Legend for the COMPLETE calendar accentuating different types of activities. Feel free to add your own books, activities, crafts, sensory play ideas. I would love to see what you and your little ones create this Holiday Season. 
    Enjoy!
    Jessica

    This is part of the #MamaMayIRead Series. Please feel free to download these pages and print whichever set works for you. These pages are for PERSONAL USE ONLYPersonal use means non-commercial use of the Media. The Media may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.

    copyright MamaMayI, LLC. 2015

     

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  • Art - If A Tree Falls In The Forest...

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    If A Tree Falls In the Forest...

    $45.00

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    If A Tree Falls In the Forest...

    $45.00

    Stack them up. Build them up. Topple them over. Nest them in. Create beautiful tree-scapes with these colorful, open-ended stacking pots. Create a world of whimsy and Seussical delight while playing and mastering a myriad of learning techniques. Help your little naturalist practice sorting skills by categorizing by color or size. Practice differentiation by lining them up from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest. Practice color recognition by grouping the colors of the rainbow. Practice fine motor skills by stacking the pieces up, up, up, and away. See how tall you can build before the trees come toppling to the forest floor. Play with physics and gravity. If a Tree Falls in the Forest…is a magical, open-ended building, nesting, and sorting toy that is sure to have your little explorer playing, pretending, and learning with nature. Use these pieces with building set or with little people to add a natural, colorful, and whimsical layer to pretend play. 

    If a Tree Falls in the Forest…will it make a sound? With this play set you are bound to hear the sound of little hands busy at play and little mind’s hard at work… 

    If a Tree Falls in the Forest…simply pick up the pieces and start building again.

    Each set comes with 24 wooden cups in all. The set contains 4 different sizes cups in each of 6 different colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple), all wrapped up in a drawstring pouch for easy clean-up, organization, and portability.

    Each pot has been painted using a nontoxic watercolor wash and lightly sealed with an organic beeswax and jojoba oil blend. None of the toys in the Rainbow Series are intended for children who still mouth things. As with all toys, children should be supervised while at play. Happy Exploring!

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  • Art - Mamas & Babies

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    Mamas & Babies

    $35.00

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    Mamas & Babies

    $35.00

    This time of year my little ones are always on the look out for babies – not just human babies (infants), but any cute, little, sweet, adorable, natural animal baby they can spot. At the zoo, at the pond, at the park…wherever we adventure, they are smitten with interest over pint-sized furry (or feathery) friends. There is something whimsical about coming across these creatures…something magical. Recognizing what the animals are; knowing the sound they make; and learning what their baby is called is fun, interesting, and always leads to more conversation and discovery. Did you know a kit is just a young skunk? Did you know that both a cow and a giraffe baby are called “calf”? Monkeys have infants, just like we do! A fawn is a baby deer

    Inspire your little biologist’s natural curiosity with these adorable animal pairs while enhancing observation skills and building vocabulary. The “mamas” are on bigger disks so they look and feel different. When playing a matching game, even the littlest explorers can sense the size difference and make a pair – one big, one small. Emergent readers will begin to notice letter shapes and groupings; Older explorers will recognize animal names; while younger zoologists can chime in with an audible animal sounds.

    Each set comes with 18 animal pairs (36 disks in total). There are 18 coins that measure approximately 2” in diameter and 18 coins that measure 1.5” in diameter. Each image was originally hand-drawn and then hand stamped onto the wooden disks with archival black ink. The set comes in a muslin pouch for easy cleanup and tote-ability.

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  • Learning Toy - Pattern Board

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    Pattern Board

    $45.00

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    Pattern Board

    $45.00

    Pattern Board - such a simple but engaging game of matching colors. Watch your little explorer delight in fitting the tiny balls onto the pattern board. Watch as problem solving becomes a part of play; finding the way to mimic what’s seen on the pattern card. Watch fine motor skill building fit into the challenge. Pinch. Grab. Balance. Place. Next, please!

    This little board is a grow-with-me game. Preschoolers can begin by picking up the balls with their pincer grasp and fitting them into the board.  They can dictate color names and count the balls as the board fills up. They can try their beginning skills at using the wooden tongs to grip the balls and transfer them gently….As they grow they will get more steady with their fingers, and more coordinated with their placements. They can create simple patterns of their own or try to replicate the patterns on the pattern cards. A game of agility and skill building, this little pattern board can later turn into the classic game of tic-tac-toe.

    The Pattern Board is another Mama May i open-ended classic, sure to pique your little one’s balancing ability. It will have little fingers trying to create order and little minds trying to make sense of their world.


    This Set Includes:

    1 wooden pattern board

    1 wooden tongs

    30 small wooden balls (5 of each color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)

    1 set of pattern cards (enough to copy 12 different patterns)

    1 organza bag for easy clean up and portability

     

    The balls measure approximate 3/4" each and have been painted with non-toxic plant based paint and lightly sealed with a beeswax finish. The pattern board measures approximately 6.5" square and is left in its natural state.

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  • Wooden Toy - Rainbow Regatta

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    Rainbow Regatta

    $29.00

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    Rainbow Regatta

    $29.00

    This is a hand-cut, made-to-order item. Kindly allow an extra 7 business days for this item to be sent out. Thank you!

    Let this little fleet* inspire your little one’s imagination to set sail and wander freely among the high seas and low tides of rain-fallen puddles and hose water streams. Perfectly pieced for friendly competition, these little sailing teams will delight onlookers and sail sponsors alike. Collect the whole flotilla and choose a favorite color to cheer to the finish line. Each colored vessel comes with two matching people to lead the way to victory. Hoist the sail, load the cabin, and set off on a nautical adventure. Enjoy creating stories and triumphs with your little captain - whatever floats your little one’s fancy.

    Each boat measures approximately 6.5” long and 3.5” wide. The sail measures approximately 9” tall, but comes disassembled as not to get damaged in shipment. My little captain enjoy fitting the pieces together and putting the little people in their cabin – a great aid in building fine motor skills.

    Each boat comes water-ready; coated in an eco-friendly beeswax (though this may need to be reapplied after several sailings). Each little person is painted with eco-friendly, water-based, soy paint and coated with the same waxy finish as a “life preserver”. The sale is made from felt and thread and has to be put together before setting off into the sunset; or sunrise; or puddle jump.

    *This listing is for 1 (one) Rainbow Raft – please note you would like. If you do not choose I will toss the Rainbow Roller and let the color gods decide! Each boat is a made-to-order item. Due to the curing time, kindly allow 7-10 business days for this little vessel to be sent off to your home.

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  • Wooden Toy - The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Lacing Tree

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    The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Lacing Tree

    $29.00

    This is a hand-cut, made-to-order item. Kindly allow an extra 7 business days for this item to be sent out. Thank you!

    Fall. The leafy flying field of freely floating trees...and the breeze of the warm September air. So many wonderful colors to be sought. So many warm fragrances to be nuzzled. A combination of cool and warm...the beginning of a season filled with apple picking and pie baking and merry making. Entice your little ones autumn senses with this hand-cut apple tree...the first in an orchard of playful learning. This unique apple tree was cut and painted with one of our favorite Fall activities in mind - Apple Picking. Let your little one's imagination grow with these little button apples. Place them on the tree and count them as you go. Use the holes to sharpen fine motor skills by lacing the leather twine through the branches, weaving through the leaves. For advanced fingers, your little farmer can attach the apple buttons to the lacing tree and "pick" them off again when they are through. A great addition to a Seasonal Tabletop, or Autumn Sensory Bin, this little giving tree is sure to entice your little one to see the magic in the Fall.

    Each Lacing Tree measures approximate 6 inches tall and about 5 inches wide. It has been hand cut from poplar, sanded, hand painted using a Soy based pigment, and then lightly sealed with beeswax and jojoba oil.

    Each Lacing Tree will come with 5 button apples and a piece of leather lace in a muslin drawstring pouch for easy put-away and tote-ability.

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