gogoandmartin

imaginative play, dress-up and open-ended toys

Toronto, Ontario

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Announcement    Welcome at long last to spring! We will be updating this shop with a few new spring and summer goodies, but be sure to check out the rest of our collection on our website here: https://gogoandmartin.com where you can also sign up for our mailing list, join our birthday club, and get sneak peeks and flash sales from time to time.

And if you're looking for some inspiration, join us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/gogoandmartin/
We're posting some of our favourite things with play tips for your littles, along with some behind-the-scenes shenanigans and everyday magic with my littles at home.
See you there!
xx Andrée

Gogo and Martin is a new brand for kids. We believe that play is the most important job there is. We design and make open-ended toys for imaginative play that invite kids to tell their own stories, because telling your own story teaches you to see possibility everywhere you look. Kids who can see possibility become problem-solvers, and world-builders, and fixers of broken things. They don't wait to hear what happens tomorrow, they make it happen today. We make tools for boundless imaginations. Where will yours lead you?

Announcement

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2022

Welcome at long last to spring! We will be updating this shop with a few new spring and summer goodies, but be sure to check out the rest of our collection on our website here: https://gogoandmartin.com where you can also sign up for our mailing list, join our birthday club, and get sneak peeks and flash sales from time to time.

And if you're looking for some inspiration, join us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/gogoandmartin/
We're posting some of our favourite things with play tips for your littles, along with some behind-the-scenes shenanigans and everyday magic with my littles at home.
See you there!
xx Andrée

Gogo and Martin is a new brand for kids. We believe that play is the most important job there is. We design and make open-ended toys for imaginative play that invite kids to tell their own stories, because telling your own story teaches you to see possibility everywhere you look. Kids who can see possibility become problem-solvers, and world-builders, and fixers of broken things. They don't wait to hear what happens tomorrow, they make it happen today. We make tools for boundless imaginations. Where will yours lead you?

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Spring has sprung! Flowers are growing, Etsy fees are growing, and that means we’re going to be growing our Etsy shop prices a little bit too, starting May 1st. Be sure to check out our full collection on our website at https://gogoandmartin.com two_heartsseedlingsparkles
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About gogoandmartin

Sales 356
On Etsy since 2018

What Imagination Can Do

Gogo and Martin were my son Max's first imaginary friends. They were two little monsters that lived in the wall behind an invisible door. I would watch Max chase after them as they would make a shy appearance, then disappear behind a corner by the time he brought me over to see.

As a designer and educator, I was already convinced about the importance of imagination in being able to think your way out of a problem. I would see it first hand in my university students struggling to move past road blocks in their design thinking. But it wasn’t until I got to watch my son at play that I started to see what a huge piece of the puzzle it is in the way we understand and learn about the world around us.

I decided to try and help foster this natural curiosity about the world by designing toys and accessories that encourage imaginative play, and started Gogo and Martin, a new brand for kids. We are imagination outfitters. Everything we make is designed to invite children to tell their own stories about what they see.

Why do our stories matter?

We believe that stories help us understand and explain what we see around us, and for children, those stories are everything. And it turns out that telling a story is a lot like solving a problem: it uses the very same skills and depends entirely on imagination.

All great adventures begin with a story. We believe that kids who learn to tell their own stories learn to see possibility everywhere. They learn how to be problem-solvers, world-builders and fixers of broken things.

We make tools for boundless imaginations, because we believe that kids have a lot to teach us about the way their world should be. The best thing we can do is to hear them.

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  • Andree Weisman

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Andree is a designer, maker, mom (and secret ninja spy) living in Toronto. After years of teaching art and design, and research about play and learning, she decided to launch Gogo and Martin in the belief that toys could be even better teachers.

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