By Mama May i
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Oh sweet little bumblebee, how I love your honey and what you do for me.
My little one has been noticing your flower dances lately. And I have been sharing your pollinating story. I created this little put-together as a way to continue our walking conversations at home while talking about size relationships and using our pinching fingers (not stingers) to put these little bumbling creatures in the perfect hive nook and cranny. A simple puzzle turned into a story about the natural world. This little differentiation game is a great size for our Sensory Bin. Hide the little bees and let your little entomologist find and classify these striped cuties by size.
They fit flush in their hive, which seems so rewarding when you find just the right spot. Turn the piece over and the bees tumble out.
The Happy Hive measures approximately 4.5” tall and 4.5” wide.
The largest circle is 1.5” in diameter. The smallest is about 1” in diameter.
All the pieces come in a drawstring pouch for easy tote-ability.
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.