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.

Explore With Me – Sensory Bin – Box Tool Kit – Texture, Discovery, and Learning Through Play

$45.00


Ships From: United States (US)

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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:
Rice
Uncooked Pasta
Sand
Rocks
Beans
Beads
Lentils
Un-popped Popcorn

What’s You Get:
– 1 wooden box 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 in the TOYS section of the shop*

All of my creations are intended to aid in child development and be used as early educational toys. I am inspired by Montessori, Waldorf, and other philosophies of learning through play, and it makes me smile to see these made with love pieces being toted for use in natural play and as preschool toys.

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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.

Terms and Conditions

- 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.