It’s about time – Toddler Time! I am proud to announce select Make a Match games are now being offered in Toddler-Sized fun. These substantial wooden pieces are sure to have your little one holding, clicking, clapping, banging, playing and roaring with delight. These adorable natural treasures are seeking a loving Naturalist to watch over them, hold them, and keep them safe. All in a fun day’s work!
Need to put them to bed for the evening? Tuck them into their drawstring pouch for easy put-away. Or have you little one plop them into an empty tissue box – a game sure to inspire your little one’s growing fine motor skills with a rewarding clink. Clink. Clink.
Each wooden piece measures approximately 2” in diameter and ¼” thick. They are sturdy enough for toddler-action-play.
Each set comes with 24 pieces (12 pairs of different animal friends).
The Toddler Version is Also Available in the following editions: Zoo, Farm, Forest Friends, Trucks, Transportation.
The Nature Edition includes:
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This Handmade Wooden Sensory Bin or Sensory Box is full of developmental manipulatives. Our wooden box kit is an excellent starter toy for hands-on learning and imaginative play. This is a preschooler toy or toddler toy ages 3 and up, with open-ended exploration opportunities to develop an understanding of physics, gravity, volume, shape, size, sound, how things fit together, similar and different, size relation. Add tactile manipulatives to make it a homemade surprise or seasonally appropriate toy.
Our Maker's Description:
Introducing the Explore With Me Sensory Box tool kit – an invaluable addition to hands-on learning. Oh how I love the open-endedness of a sensory bin. I love how many different skills can be practiced with a little bit of imagination and a box of "stuff". I always enjoy creating these seasonal boxes, it's a lot of fun for me to make - and how I love watching my little one’s excitement when she sits down to play – it’s like opening a present. It’s therapeutic and just plain fun.
My little explorer really enjoys playing with different nick-knacks in a tub filled with something tactile - I mean, who wouldn't? It's a great way to add texture to play while exploring a subject through excavation and discovery. Sometimes she mulls through the bin on her own and sometimes we work on it together, incorporating more conversation as she explores. Either way she is learning some very important lessons: physics, gravity, volume, shape, size, sound, how things fit together, similar and different, size relation...the list goes on.
There are so many ways to use, play, and explore with the contents in this kit. A wooden box is the window to sensorial play and imaginative excavation. Let your little one’s creativity go wild with the pouring, scooping, pinching, placing, picking, poking, and playing opportunities this learning box inspires. Add a smidgen of playful thought and create a unique and magical Explore With Me experience at each and every sit-down. This kit contains the basics and can be used over and over again – just change the ingredients and you can create a whole new learning adventure.
Some ideas for something tactile:
What’s You Get:
- 1 wooden box measuring ( 8.5" x 8" x almost 2" deep ) to hold all your tools & can be used as the actual “Sensory Bin”
- 2 different wooden bowls
- 2 different wooden scoops
- 2 different wooden canisters with lids
- 1 pair of wooden tongs
- 1 muslin pouch to fit inside the box & put your main ingredient in
The Color Sorting Bowls and Sorting Hearts shown in the last picture are NOT included in this kit. If you are interested in these items they can be found by following these links:
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Pocket Place is a preschooler toy and big kid toy that fits perfectly in little pockets as a travel game or imaginary friend and play companion. Choose a pocket place of your favorite color or collect them all!
Mama May i Toymaker's Description:
Pocket real estate is definitely a commodity. But what if you could have a friend hidden between the cloth and thread? A friend kept close, in a home of their very own. What fun. What company. What peace of mind knowing that your little companion could so easily transport – to school, a restaurant, the doctor’s office, grandma’s house, with you - next to you. Transitions may be a little easier…Play times a little less lonely…night times a little less afraid….with a familiar friend held near. This open-ended pocket toy travels easily and lends itself to a myriad of imaginative play, time and time again in a whimsical little world; My Pocket Place.
Each Pocket Place comes in a tiny tin approximately 3.75" x 2.5" - the perfect size for pockets, backpacks, and pretend. Inside each little house you will find a friend...and some things to make a house a home.
1 Little Tin "House" - Each color has it OWN style house / window and cannot be changed
1 Little Person approximately 1.75" tall
1 Fabric Swatch
1 Ball approximately 3/4" diameter
1 Felt Rectangle
1 Circle Disk
1 Raw Wooden Bowl
1 Raw Wooden Spool
1 Raw Wooden Circle
This listing is for one pocket place, please select your color variation before adding to cart :-)
This product has Small Parts and is NOT suitable for children under the age of 3. Thank you!
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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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Family Box Handmade Wooden Little People Playset reinforces beginner color concepts, size relations, fine motor skills, and open-ended play. This is a great preschooler toy and big kid toy ages 3 and up.
Our Maker's Description:
A whole little world inside a box*…like your little one’s imagination, you will find a world of play, a world of fun, a world of learning. The Family Box will inspire creative play and enchant young story-makers. Each family has six members (one for all the colors of the rainbow) and six coordinated sleep sacks. Entice imaginative thinking while reinforcing beginner color concepts, size relations, fine motor skills, and open-ended play.
Each family member is made of natural wood and has one of six colors marked on their bottoms. There are six coordinating sleep sacks made of comfy, cotton fabric. Encourage cognitive problem solving while your little one practices matching sizes or colors and enhances fine motor skills.
With a dash of imagination, the play and learning possibilities are endless….
Stand the little people Shortest to Tallest or Smallest to Biggest.
Match the colored bottoms to their sleep sacks.
Tuck the little people into a sleep sack they fit into.
Count the people in the family.
Group the "kids" and "grown-ups" or "boys" and "girls"
The tallest peg doll measures a little less than 2.5" tall. Mom measures a little more than 2" tall. and the sister measures a little less than 2" tall. The twins measure almost 1.75" tall each. The smallest wee one measures only a little more than 1" tall.
- The Family Box contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 3.
As with all toys, little ones should be supervised while at play. -
*NOTE : The box you receive may vary in shape from the one pictured.
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This old fashioned game will never go out of style. You will find that little ones and adults alike will want to try their hand-eye-coordination and skill at this classic game. “Just one more try…” won’t be enough when it comes to playing with this traditional gem. Enjoy the simplicity of building fine motor skills, understanding physics, and fostering hand-eye coordination with this hours-of-fun, old-fashioned toy.
*This listing is for ONE of the games, you choose the color from those shown in the picture.
Each Ball and Cup Game is painted to order. You can choose from one of six colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue Purple. The ball and the cup are painted with a non-toxic plant based paint and then lightly sealed with a beeswax finish. Because they are painted to order, please allow an extra 3 business days.