By Mama May i
Send your little naturalist out into the world to explore and investigate their surroundings. This unique play set features 7 animal habitat scenes and 6 animals for each fabric card. Let the conversation grow organically as your little one explores the colorful backgrounds and searches for each animal’s home.
Who lives in the lush green forest?
Why would a frog like to live near the water?
When there isn’t much food, why would it be important for giraffes to have such long necks?
Play as a group or use as individual centers to broaden your little Discoverer’s environmental horizons. Let these handmade cards and whimsical creatures inspire conversation and learning through play.
Each fabric card measures approximately 5” x 8”. The images were originally hand-drawn by me, colored, and reproduced on Kona cotton fabric. Each card has white backing and interfacing sandwiched inside for stability and durability.
Each wooden coin measures approximately 1.5” in diameter. Each of the 42 creatures has been hand drawn and stamped onto the wooden disk in permanent, archival ink.
The whole set comes packaged in a muslin pouch for easy cleanup and tote-ability.
This would make a great learning center at home for any little nature lover, or a great teacher’s gift for the classroom!
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.