At Holy Cow! Kids as well as offering toys from recognisable big brands, I absolutely love offering toys from some amazing independent businesses that are out there. I have discovered some truly inspirational women who have created very successful businesses. One of them is Michelle at Little Wise Toys.
I contacted Michelle in early January 2020, as I absolutely loved the look of her educational activity sets and knew they would be a fantastic fit at Holy Cow! Kids. On approaching Michelle, it was clear she is the loveliest of people. I could tell she was passionate about her products and their purpose.
A bit about Michelle……
Michelle lives in London with her daughter, appropriately nicknamed Little Wise Junior. In fact, it was her daughter who was the inspiration behind the creation of Little Wise Toys. Like many of us, after having her daughter Michelle was keen to find a more flexible way of working. She wanted to find that important balance between being a mum and supporting her family. It was Michelle’s experience from working in both the Department of Health and Department of Education, a passion for making learning fun and with some creativity thrown in, that led to Little Wise Toys.
So what are the Little Wise Kits?
They are award-winning educational toys and activity kits. Michelle has created 8 kits covering ages 3 to 12 years. Michelle’s aim was for the kits to be a learning bridge between home, early years settings and school. At A5 the kits are a perfect size, great for on the move and at home. A big part of the concept behind these kits was to go back to a more old school approach. No screens needed, no flashing lights or loud noises! Instead, they offer alternative ways to encourage fun, interaction, exploration and imagination whilst learning. All kits have been developed in consultation with a range of early years specialists, as well as parents and very importantly children!
Michelle has also ensured that the kits contain lots of environmental credentials. All of the paper and card materials being either recycled or from sustainable sources, and she has used magnetic materials for the boards from an award-winning environmentally-friendly supplier that operates a zero-landfill policy.
What do we offer?
Here at Holy Cow! Kids we currently offer some of the kits aimed at 3 to 6 year olds including maths, emotions, dinosaurs and sea life. However, watch this space as I’m sure we will soon be adding to this selection, including the popular and new Reframing Your Thoughts toolkit for 6 to 12 year olds.