Tame your Toddler with Handmade Toys

Halloween is over, November is here and my stomach is feeling a little queasy.

I’m not sure if it’s due to the ridiculous amount of candy I consumed this past weekend or the fact that there are only 8 Mondays left until Christmas.

Yes! Christmas is coming!

This year, I’m on the look out for quality toys that will occupy my toddler throughout the long, winter months ahead.

W is now on the move… all over… the house! I like to workout and all, but it would be nice to keep him contained and busy in the same space for more than a few minutes.

So, I’m sure you can imagine my excitement to be given the opportunity to receive one of Mama May i Shop’s handmade Waldorf and Montessori Inspired Educational Toys.

Based right in Philadelphia, these non-toxic, colorful, wooden toys are thoughtfully designed to encourage your child to learn through play.

I couldn’t wait to let W try them out.

Be sure to check out Mama May i & use this exclusive coupon code for $5 off a $30 purchase or more: THEGOODMAMA

*Coupon excludes shipping, cannot be combined, and expires end of November.

Tame Your Toddler with Beautiful Handmade, Wooden Toys. Adding these to my Christmas shopping list!

Tame your Toddler with Handmade Toys

I really like W to play with simple toys.

I think they help inspire children to be more creative and use their imagination during play. Instead of just pushing a button to listen or watch a toy do all the work, children are encourage to manipulate simple, wooden toys in a variety of ways.

W often chooses his wooden blocks over more stimulating, headache-inducing plastic toys.

So, it came as no surprise when W immediately scurried over to the Colored Cups and Balls Play Set when it arrived in the mail.

W went right to work sorting and scooping the balls into and out of the cups.

Here’s why the colored cups and balls playset is our favorite new toy!

  • Colors: I loved the rich colors of this toy. W and I spent quite some time sorting the balls based on color. W liked to mix the colors up, but he also had some success matching the colors (with my help of course). 
  • Fine motor skills: Recently, W has been really working on his fork and spoon skills (Check out my instagram for some pictures). The small scoop in the set is the perfect size for a little hand. The balls are also great for that pincher grasp. As a teacher, I know these are activities that can strengthen the muscles in the hand needed for writing.  Tame your Toddler with Handmade Toys- Just in time for Christmas!
  • Sustainable: A lot of baby items can be harsh on the environment (hello, diapers!), so it is nice to find a product that is eco-friendly. These toys are even made from locally-sourced wood.
  • Longevity: W has had a blast playing with his new toy. Although I have to keep an eye on him while he plays since the balls are a little small, I know he will be able to continue to play with this toy as he grows.

Check out a review of Mama May i’s beautiful Shoot for the Rainbow PlaySet over at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Tame Your Toddler with Handmade Toys from Mama May i- Just in time for Christmas!

 Don’t forget to check out Mama May i & use this exclusive coupon code for $5 off a $30 purchase or more: THEGOODMAMA

*Coupon excludes shipping, cannot be combined, and expires end of November.

 

 

 

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