Tangram - Handmade Classic Wooden Puzzle
By Mama May i - Handmade Wooden Learning Toys
Tangram – Handmade Classic Wooden Puzzle
This timeless toy mixes the beauty of shape with the cognitive function of puzzle. The seemingly simple task of putting all seven shapes back into the wooden, square tray is surprisingly challenging for problem-solvers both young and old. When you fit them in, just right, knowing that last piece will complete the square, is such a rewarding “I Did It!”, moment – every time. This hand-cut puzzle and tray make a unique handmade learning gift. Each set comes with 7 shapes, hand painted on one side (pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple); and natural wood on the back - making this learning toy a grow-with-me material for your little explorer as well as your older cryptologist. Each tray comes with a set of pattern cards so little ones can do big work. One side is a color-coded graphic so novice puzzle-builders can put together meaningful pictures using the Tangram shapes. The backside of each pattern card has black silhouettes to engage older, problem-solving pros.
Each Tangram puzzle tray measures approximately 11” square. The puzzle pieces are slightly raised in the tray making it easier to get in and out. Each of the 7 shape pieces has been handpainted with a soy based, watercolor wash and the whole puzzle has been lightly coated in beeswax and jojoba oil. Each set comes in a drawstring pouch for easy cleanup and portability but the wooden puzzle tray would be a beautiful addition to a work station, coffee table, or materials shelf. Each set comes with several pattern card challenges to expand learning through play opportunities.
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.