Mama May I

Mama May I handmade toys nurture curiosity and creativity with simple, gorgeous aesthetics and open-ended purpose. We use simple ingredients in a modern, beautiful, back-to-basics way to create playthings that pique the senses and inspire imagination. Mama May i blends the best of developmental psychology and design to offer a unique learning through play experience.

Balance Birds

$74.75


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Kindly Allow 3 Weeks for this hand cut set to be sent. Thank you!

Oh, the Rainbow World in which we live. I’m surrounded by it. Colors. Patterns. Textures. I am inspired by its vibrant nature. My little ones are engaged by its intense color. I am excited to be offering a new line of products complimentary to all the others before them. Amazed and enthused, I watched little hands at my last craft show take pieces from this set and bring them over to that set. They combined the colors and shapes and pretended their way through storylines created. I got a front row seat…watching as the imagination of childhood thought unfolded. Play.

How I am awed by these mind-full tinkerings…Every Time. And here, in this new collection, you will find more pieces to gather, collect, manifest, pretend, play, and explore. Beautiful enough to display in any nursery, child’s room, or home. The colors suck you in and soon you will find yourself playing with them. Tinkering with the colorful pieces. Telling stories with their whimsical shapes. Incorporating them in everyday play. And learning with their little details and simplistic nature.

Let these hand shaped, hand stamped, hand painted pieces inspire your little one’s imaginative thinking and let the rainbow nurture discovery through the magic of open-ended play.

Meet these adorable Balance Birds…

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Stack them. Build Them. Listen to your little Scientist chirp with excitement as these rainbow feathered friends go higher and higher. And they all fall down. Challenging your little scientist with these whimsical critters is sure to leave you singing…or squawking. But delighted to know there is a Science lesson “built” into every playtime. Though not impossible, balancing the six birds altogether can be tricky. But they certainly are beautiful. They certainly are colorful. They certainly are fun. And they will surely delight any naturalist. Or bird lover. Challenge your little explorer to a gravity game….perhaps only balancing one bird on top of another. As little minds better understand physics, little hands will begin to learn where best to place each bird in order to balance more. Invite these colorful friends into your home and watch the magic of science unfold (or fall down)…listen to the sound of bird stories taking flight…and see if you can figure out how best to nest these colorful critters and Balance Birds.

Each Balance Bird measures approximately 2.5″ tall and 5.5″ wide. Each has been hand cut, sanded, stamped, painted with a nontoxic plant based pigment, and then lightly coated with an organic combination of beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the pieces vibrant.

*This listing does NOT include the Little People, but they can be purchased in the Toy Section of the shop.*

*Colors may vary from the ones pictured above as different cuts of wood accept the paint differently. Thank you for your understanding*
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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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Founder and principle designer, Jessica Perkins, has been creating for as long as she can remember, originally helping her mama with her handmade toy store over 20 years ago. With the birth of her children, and all the new little people in her life, Jessica found herself searching for toys that met her educational and design standards.

Inspired by these little explorers, and her understanding of Montessori and Waldorf methodologies, Jessica Perkins began making all of her creations with the belief that children make sense of their world through sensing their world. After years of making, creating, and gifting her creations to friends and family, Jessica decided to start selling her goodies. Since the launch of Mama May i in 2009, Jessica’s passion for artistic expression through toys has blossomed into a business supported by mama’s and papa’s all over the world.

With this learning through play philosophy in mind, Mama May i encourages kids, both big and small, to dive in, make a splash, a scribble, or an inquisitive fiddle on the memories we share together.

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- Returns and Exchanges - - I gladly accept returns and exchanges - - Contact me within: 14 days of delivery - Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery - I don't accept cancellations - But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. - The following items can't be returned or exchanged - -Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: -Custom or personalized orders -Digital downloads -Items on sale - Conditions of return - - Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. - Shipping - - Processing time - The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items. - Estimated shipping times - North America: 3-5 business days Europe: 2-6 weeks I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. - Customs and import taxes - Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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