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These handmade educational toys are a homeschooler’s dream! Focused on reading, spelling, and phonics — Hope’s toys bring forward-thinking learning techniques right into your living room. Goodbye “Hooked on Phonics”. Hello Hope’s Learning Toys!
Remember Lincoln Logs, the old classic? Well, Roy Toy is bringing those back into style. Handmade and certified safe for kids, these wooden log toy building sets are full of classic American nostalgia.
Talk about creative baby teethers! Patriot Baby makes natural baby-safe solid hardwood teething toys in all kinds of fun little shapes for your baby to show off their unique personality. You bet — there’s even a teether in the shape of Maine (and every other state). I love brands like this — that do just one thing, and do it amazingly well!
A Maine toy company making children’s dreams come true for over 30 years. Elves & Angels (a.k.a. “A Toymaker’s Daughter”) specializes in imaginative Waldorf-inspired kid’s play furniture available in both pine and hardwood. One of the few brands offering a lifetime guarantee on all their toys.
With a domain name like maintoys.com, you know these folks have been local toy making champions for a long time! Handcrafted in Maine, Different Drummer has been making high quality and natural finished wooden vehicles, push toys, and more since 1973.
A mommy-owned one-woman operation providing creative sensory play toys for early childhood development. With naturally-dyed wood and a calming color scheme, these toys are good for the body, mind, and soul!
If you’re like me, you’re probably used to superstore-bought cardboard puzzles with pieces about 3 millimeters thick. Head on over to Waterford Puzzle Company to discover a whole new genre of wooden puzzles — handcrafted with haughty thick wood puzzle pieces. They take custom orders, too!
A family-run business that hit the jackpot with their unique two-tone hardwood baby rattle. Hand-sanded with a baby-safe natural mineral oil and beeswax finish — the toymaker himself is a general pediatrician, so you know you’re getting a world-class rattle. Get yours custom engraved, too!
Made of pine and spruce, Two Moreaus makes awesome all-in-one DIY wooden toys kits. Just imagine how much more your kiddo will love their new toy after they’ve built it all by him- or herself! Each DIY toy kit comes with all the pieces cut, shaped, and sanded — all you’ve got to do is put it together. A 100% fun-filled educational activity!
This toy maker’s got style! Simple wood blocks and chips with retro-style trendy paper designs adhered on the surface — blurring the lines between pop art and play toy.
Quality crafted wooden planes, trains, and trucks. Made of locally sourced pine and white cedar wooden — finished with a beeswax and citrus sealer.
For a handmade wooden big rig toy, check out Knockabout Toys. You’ll find semi-trucks, bulldozers, tractors, and dump trucks — large-scale industrial equipment minified into a play-sized wooden toy.