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SHERRY DIAZ

ELEPHANT PLAYTHINGS

DESIGNER, OWNER, MAKER

Elephant Playthings is a very small toy company started by Sherry Diaz – based in Chicago, IL.

Sherry Diaz is an artist, designer, woodworker, educator, and a super-proud mama. She teaches woodworking at the Chicago Waldorf School and has a design studio and workshop in the city – where she produces one of a kind, handmade furniture and toys for her daughter – and for all children!

Wormy Apple! A Wooden Lacing and Threading Toy from Elephant Playthings

a beautiful toy. smooth ash wood. sized perfect for toddler hands. simple yet entertaining. 

This natural toy is meant to help children develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and patience.

lacing is an important manipulative skill (a skill developed while using an object). a good road trip toy. a good 1st b-day gift. my 7 month old reviewer has been entertained with the wormy apple and does a decent job working the string for his age. the end of the red cord is an ash wood piece that makes the lacing easy. it is cute watching his little fingers. and i like that there isn’t a right or wrong way to work this apple. 

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Check out Sherry’s website. She also makes a rocker board which really looks fun. 

Notes From Dawn received a wormy apple  from Elephant Playthings in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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