Our natural toys collections feature toys that encourage open-ended play. What’s that, you ask?
Open-ended play is play that is full of imagination and creation. The toys do not dictate what can and will be done. Rather the children decide what to make and create - the silk becomes a river, the peg dolls are super heroes, the mushrooms are eaten for lunch or hide fairies in the garden.
We love natural materials like silk, wood and beeswax. We try to keep plastic to a minimum but if we do feature a plastic toy, it’s because it’s high-quality, long lasting and made by a company that cares.
We love local artisans and love to bring Kootenay-made, BC-made and Canadian-made toys from artisans who make with their own two hands. The quality, care and attention and a fair price for the maker make these toys something to treasure. They were made with love and I’m sure you will love them, too. They are worth every penny.
Are you a maker? Would you like to try and sell your creations at Maplerose? Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can chat about that - especially if you make wooden toys!