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.
My boys don’t go to preschool, but if they did I would love to send them to a Waldorf school. Unfortunately there aren’t any close to our house, and even if there was one they tend to cost a bagillion dollars to attend. The next best thing is stocking up on Waldorf/Montessori inspired toys. I had grand designs of making my own but cannot find the time to squish into my day. Whenever I see some at a reasonable price and a good quality (harder than it sounds) I am all over it. I practically screamed and threw my coffee in excitement when I was offered a toy to review for Mama May i.
The Colored Cups and Balls toy set is perfect for my toddler to play with under my watchful eye. The balls are on the smaller side (3/4 inch diameter) and while I am not worried about him choking or eating them, I would not want him to accidentally misplace one and then have the baby find it. The baby is at the “eat everything” phase. The small size of the pieces (the scooper is 3 1/2 inches, the bowl is 2 1/2 inches) makes them all perfect size for little hands to play with.
This toy is great not only for sorting practice (matching the colors) and hand eye coordination (getting the ball into the little hole) but also great for imaginative play. The toddler pretends the cups and balls are all sorts of things, from drinks to tiny grocery bags! I adore this set and love that it is not only made by a WAHM, but also made using natural products!