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Kindergartener Handmade Toy Gift Guide

Handmade toys best suited to nurture and develop a Kindergartener (age 4-6).

  • Color Sorting 2

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    Color Sorting 2

    $39.00

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    Color Sorting 2

    $39.00

    Sensory Color Sorting 2 – Add-on manipulatives to the Sensory Color Sorting Play Set

    Looking for some additional rainbow colored objects to explore and sort with your little color enthusiast? This is a great add-on to the Sensory Color Sorting Set available in our shop, or as a stand-alone play set. The wooden “paint sticks” are particularly fun to dip, stir, and match with the included objects, or other objects around the house. Each wand has the name of the color stamped on its handle to help build the recognition between colors and the written words. This set is a great little tool to use in a Sensory Bin, or during a color unit at home or at school.

    Build vocabulary by having little ones reach into a bag and pull out something bumpy, soft, square, squishy, hard, puffy, round, rough, smooth, etc. Talk about how each color can look slightly different depending on what type of object it is. Make color collages from the materials included…mix them up, and create again.

    Each set comes with 10 different colored paint sticks with their color names to match and,

    10 different colors of each of the following items:
    -Handmade pom poms
    -Striped paper straws
    -Corrugated paper cardboard
    -Foam paper
    -Big fuzzy pipe cleaners

    Blue as the sky, as the ocean, as blueberries - Different shades and tints, but all the same “color”. Brown as mud, as tree bark, as an earthworm. Pink as a lollipop, lipstick, or “Pink Sky at Night.”

    Use this set as a conversation starter to discuss our world of color.
    Use this set as a puzzle to encourage sorting and organization.
    Use this set as a game to excite little artists.
    Use this set to foster new perspectives of how we look at the colors all around us.

    Enjoy playing and discovering our colorful world…time and time again.


    * This Play Set contains SMALL PARTS and is not suitable for children who put things in their mouths. *

    * As with all Toys, children should be supervised while at play. *

    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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  • Counting - Count With Me

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    Count With Me

    $39.00

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    Count With Me

    $39.00

    Our World is filled with numbers. On signs, in magazines, books, money. You count with numbers. Pay with numbers. Discount with numbers. Paint by numbers. Help your little one better understand this crazy world of Numerals, Numbers, Counting, and Mathematics with this simple wooden Count With Me Play Set. Help deepen your little Mathematician's understanding of numbers 1-10 - both their numerals, written form, as well as what they represent. Stack up the circular coins to show the volume of what each numeral stands for...or lay the in a line - like a graph - to give a pictorial image of what all those numbers mean. Help build you little one's understanding of one-to-one ratios and number recognition while enhancing fine motor skills and playing with mathematics at play time. You can use the number cards as "money" or the coins as "change" while pretending to run a shop or restaurant. Our world is filled with numbers - let your little one explore it with these hands-on, open-ended play pieces.

    Each play set comes with:

    - 10 Number Boards - with both the numeral and number words written on them to support number recognition
    - 55 circular coins that can be stacked for better number comprehension - what does five look like stacked? What does 5 look like laid out flat? --- Enough coins to visualize all the Number Boards simultaneously
    - A wooden box for easy clean up and storage

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    - Each Number Board measures approximately 3" square
    - Each circular coin measures approximately 1" in diameter

    *All the pieces are left in their natural wooden state. I suppose you could paint them if you wanted to, but I would suggest using all the same color so that when little ones are relating the numbers to one another they can more easily visual the difference between them.

    The pieces in the Count With Me Play Set are small and could pose a choking hazard. Children should always be supervised while at play.

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  • Counting - Counting Apples

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    Counting Apples

    $19.00

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    Counting Apples

    $19.00

    Another seasonal addition to the learning closet, these sweet little apples are sure to please your little one's autumn senses. These handheld manipulatives are great for transferring activities, counting, color sorting as well as a myriad of open-ended play (perhaps to make an "apple pie" as my little one always does!)

    Add a pair of wooden Tongs and you have a great fine motor skill, prewriting muscle builder!

    These Apples have been hand painted with a nontoxic water based wash. They have been lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors vibrant.

    Each set comes with 18 apples, measuring approximately 3/4", in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

    *This Listing is for the apples only, not the Color Sorting Buckets which can be also be found in the shop.

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  • Counting Hearts

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    Counting Hearts

    $19.00

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    Counting Hearts

    $19.00

    LOVE is in the air! - Just in time to brighten up your Winter. These colorful hearts are the perfect Valentine for your little love. These handheld manipulatives are great for transferring activities, counting, color sorting, differentiation tasks as well as a myriad of open-ended play (or to hand out as "wishing hearts" on Valentine's Day!)

    These Hearts have been hand painted with a nontoxic water based wash. They have been lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors vibrant.

    Each set comes with 18 hearts, in 3 different shapes each, in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

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  • Counting - Counting Lights

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    Counting Lights

    $23.00

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    Counting Lights

    $23.00

    Just in time for the Holidays! These wee Christmas bulbs are sure to add something jolly and bright to your little one's sensory bin, seasonal table, or counting corner. 

    These handheld manipulatives are the perfect tool for transferring activities, counting, color sorting, and offer a myriad of open-ended play opportunities.

    The Counting Lights have been hand painted with a nontoxic water based wash. They have been lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors 
    vibrant. Ages 3+

    They have been hand painted with a nontoxic water based wash and then lightly sealed with a combination of organic beeswax and jojoba oil to keep the colors vibrant.

    Each set comes with 18 wooden light bulbs, measuring less than 1" tall,  in a drawstring pouch:
    3 red
    3 orange
    3 yellow
    3 green
    3 blue
    3 purple

    *This Listing is for the light bulbs only, not the color sorting bowls which can also be found in the shop.

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    FREE - Mama May i Book A Day - Countdown to Christmas - FILLED Calendar Download

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    Interested in joining our BOOK A DAY Christmas Countdown ? We would LOVE to have you along for this Season of Magic. Sign up and receive our CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Book a Day Guide. Each day has a list of books, activities, crafts, sensory play, pretend play, music, movies, and other exploration through CONNECTION. Start a new #familyritual right now! Create Memories in your #familyculture that your kids will remember for a lifetime. My children ASK for us to start this project EVERY YEAR! They love taking time out from the busy season to PAUSE and PUSH PLAY on family connection and togetherness. Come along and play with us!!
    Over 120 pages of books, activities, and ideas for connecting each day this Magical Holiday Season!
     
    You can follow our #holidaymagic on FB and IG at @ThePlayFULLWay @JessicaLPerkins and @MamaMayiShop <3
    For PERSONAL USE ONLY. 
    Holiday time is an EXTREMELY busy time of year for me. Due to the chaos of production, emails, craft shows, and daily operations, I feel compelled to build Special Time into our daily rhythm to spend with my little ones. I began doing a Book-A-Day leading up to Christmas a few years ago. The first year I thought it would be fun to try something new; schedule quality play time; and add literacy to our busy Winter days. Now my children have come to see this series of reading, making, & doing as part of a beautiful tradition of playing together. The remember so many of the memories we have made while doing this December series. We usually add some special “field trips” to see our favorite Holiday sights - a trip to the Theater - or a ride on the Polar Express Train. I have been collecting Holiday books since I was a child. Some of these are childhood 
    favorites; some I’ve found at Thrift stores along the way; while others I have purchased specifically for this project.  Feel free to use what’s here as inspiration, take what inspires you, and leave the rest. Wishing you and yours a magical and lovely Holiday Season filled with connection, play, learning, and beautiful memories.
    The calendar I created has many built-in sensory skills mingled throughout the days to inspire different learners and build different skills. Below is the Legend for the COMPLETE calendar accentuating different types of activities. Feel free to add your own books, activities, crafts, sensory play ideas. I would love to see what you and your little ones create this Holiday Season. 
    Enjoy!
    Jessica

    This is part of the #MamaMayIRead Series. Please feel free to download these pages and print whichever set works for you. These pages are for PERSONAL USE ONLYPersonal use means non-commercial use of the Media. The Media may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.

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