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Our mission is to make natural, sustainable, open-ended toys nourish the brain and the mind. Your satisfaction is important to us at Avery&Ruth. Please write to us directly at tanya@averyandruth.com with any questions or concerns.  We may be slow to respond during shelter-in-place, but we will try to get back to you in 24 hours.  

Frequently asked Questions

Each child develops differently.  Some babies may start trying to stack toys from 10 months old and some will try only much later.  

 

The recommended age from toy suppliers is usually just the “youngest age” that you find appropriate and safest for your child. Except for the Mushroom Sorting Farm Set, the parts of all the sets are chunky enough for curious babies who want to taste everything. 

We believe that toys should be open-ended, sustainable, and grows with age.

 

 

It’s like reading to a baby. Research has shown that babies benefit from their parents reading to them, even when they are still in the womb. 

 

Mindfulness simply helps children focus, the aspect of the brain’s executive function , which include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control, that most correlates with success later in life. 

 

You can easily guide your children to practice mindfulness as a game as soon as they are able to follow instructions.

 

 

You also want them to start early by sitting them down and teaching them to calm down by simply counting from 1 to 3. 

 

The wooden toys are made in the U.S.A. and hand-packed in California. 

The silk is from China from its production originates in the Neolithic,  4th BC. Silk remained confined to China until the Silk Road opened during the later half of the 1st millennium BC.  We support the silk making because silk is biodegradable, and the production of silk is healthy for the environment.  We have had the pleasure of visiting our facilities in the village the process meets the best ethical standard. 

We focus on toys that emphasize interaction – children spark their creativity and foster their cognitive abilities.  

  • Role-play
  • Stacking the tower using bowls
  • Making the dough 
  • Practice table manners 
  • Scooping and transferring
  • Sorting and counting – incorporating pom poms, feathers or glass beads 
  • Paint the items for fun
  • Exercise fine motor skills 
  • Organization and aesthetics 
  • Exercise STEM challenges i.e. Observe flour becoming dough and dough becoming bread in the baking process
  • Watering plants using the buckets and bowls
  • Perform mindfulness activities using our mindfulness card.

The colorants are food-grade, skin safe, and vegan that can be used to create color rice, chickpeas, and pasta for your child’s play sets.   It’s what we usually do – 

 

1) Put rice/chickpeas/pasta in different containers with the lid 

2) Spray vinegar 

3) Add drops of colorants

4) Close the lid and shake

 

That’s it! wait for half hour or so and you these rainbow goodies!

We are close to launching our set and are excited to share this product with you very soon! 

Practicing motor abilities from a young age helps foster children’s intellect. The coordinated efforts of the brain and muscles have direct impacts on how well children acquire and demonstrate knowledge. Engaging children in hands-on activities involving play-dough, painting, sponges, and scooping objects goes a long way in stimulating neural development. 

Mindfulness activities are an effective way to help students self-regulate and process their rich emotional experiences. Furthermore, when students become more mindful, it opens the path towards improved executive function skills that have proven to be instrumental in helping children succeed in life.

Executive function skills represent a variety of skills needed to overcome obstacles and make good choices. They include the ability to focus attention when needed and for as long as it is needed to complete the task, learning from mistakes, coordinating activities, planning for the future, managing emotions, and behavior. Our children need these skills to navigate the increasingly complex situations life will throw their way. As parents, teachers, and mentors, we must help our children strengthen these skills as they grow and develop. 

These concepts are the very backbone of the Montessori Method. Like STEM, Montessori is more than just raw materials and factual knowledge. It is a process and method of teaching and learning that empowers all children the tools with which to learn, while placing the responsibility and ownership of learning on the student.
STEM, like Montessori, is about doing. It’s about building and creating – using scientific-backed approaches and thought processes to solve real-world problems in a project-based, experiential learning environment.

Need to make a return?

We create the products for you and the little one to enjoy.  If you are not satisfied with the product, email us at tanya@averyandruth.com. 

Include your name, the order number, and the reason for return or exchange within 30 days. Please keep all original packagings.  

Get in touch with us

You can also call/text us at 415 529 4645 and message us through Amazon. We are a small family team but will try our best to get back to you in 24 hours! 🙂 

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