One of my favorite way to support small businesses (other than local businesses) is to shop on Etsy. I can find something handmade (often customized!), have it mailed to my door, AND support small businesses, all at the same time! Can't beat that! In honor of Small Business Saturday, I'd like to share a few of my favorite Etsy shops.
Here are seven great Etsy shops with OT approved toys:
- Imagination Kids | This shop features a variety of hand made wooden toys. OT Approved: Wooden Rainbow Stacker, Inchworm Push Toy, Wooden Vegetable Play Food.
- Beeps Peeps | This shop sells hand sewn items for toys for babies and toddlers. OT Approved: On-the-go Car Mat, On-the-go Train Mat, and Customized Soft Storybook.
- CakeInTheMorn | This shop features Montessori toys, felt stories, and flannel boards. OT Approved: Fabric Marble Maze.
- MASProductionArts | This shop features Montessori and Waldorf inspired travel toys. OT Approved: Color Sorting Toys, and I-Spy Seek and Find Bottle.
- JanetR Designs | This shop features I-Spy Bags and sensory gifts: OT Approved: I-Spy Bag.
- Little Sapling Toys | This shop features a huge variety of wooden toys for kids. OT Approved: Peg Puzzle, Wooden Lacing Toy, Wood Baby Teether, Wooden Toy Car, Wooden Baby Rattle.
- apple n amos | This shop features eco friendly Waldorf and Montessori wooden toys. OT Approved: Wooden Ring Stacker, Classic Cup N Ball Game.
Bonus shop:Can Do Kiddo | As I mentioned in my post earlier today, Rachel Coley is a pediatric occupational therapist who has used her knowledge as both a new mom and an occupational therapist to create activity play mat quilts for babies. These quilts are awesome and would make a great gift for the new mom or baby in your life!
Update: The Inspired Treehouse put together a similar list with their favorite Etsy shops. Be sure to head over to their blog and check it out!
Do you have any favorite Etsy shops that you would add to this list? Please share in the comments below!