Dominna

Educational, ecological, handmade wooden kids toys

Riga, Latvia · 603 Sales

Dominna

Educational, ecological, handmade wooden kids toys

Riga, Latvia 603 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(158)

Announcement   Wondering around for high quality wooden toys? Handmade with ecological colours? This is family owned toy shop with developmental and educational wooden toys. Welcome and we are sure you will find something to fit your family. Have fun.

Announcement

Wondering around for high quality wooden toys? Handmade with ecological colours? This is family owned toy shop with developmental and educational wooden toys. Welcome and we are sure you will find something to fit your family. Have fun.

Katrina Dzerkale

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Katrina Dzerkale

Developing game geometric shapes with frames
$22.00
Waldorf inspired Sleep doll
$23.00
Wooden educational geometric shapes (age 1-2)
$18.00
Wooden color puzzle - snail ( age 3-4)
$33.00
Divided puzzle - tillte hobits ( Age 4-5 )
$43.00
The colorful wooden beads
$35.00
Wooden english alphabet
$49.00
Wooden Russian letter alphabet puzzle
$52.00
Little victories of the mind
$34.00
developing wooden toy - my first wooden blocks
$38.00
Wooden logic puzzle - Eastern mosaic
$31.00
The cube ( age 4-12)
$31.70
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(158)
kerry dixon

kerry dixon on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful puzzle, great colours and design. Counting fun.

Cynthia Bills

Cynthia Bills on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful item; I purchased this as a gift for our grandson, and I am sure he will be delighted with it.

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Updates

Understanding math the fun way.

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Counting up and sizing the numbers.

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Catching the butterflies of summer.

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About

Bringing development and education in post-soviet enviroment

The whole beginning was marked with oldest sons 3th birthday. Modris and Ramona decided to get him something educational and developing. You can imagine their surprise, when they found...nothing.

And, Modris being very motivated, and Ramona being supportive as supportive one can be, rolled their sleeves up, and started making some of their own. Our first wooden toy was this cube :
https://www.etsy.com/listing/96890786/the-cube-age-4-12?

And so, step by step, they started to meet other parents, with the same problem. Imagine information environment, where there are only couple of books available about children development ( soviet union wasn't that interested of this field of subject ), and everything is new.

Using their children ( by this stage there already were two bundles of joy ) as test objects, they formed,molded and adjusted every single product, that has been created by theory alone.
We started working really close with other development specialists ( teachers, psychologists, therapists ), growing in this experience.

Step-by-step the support circle grew, word spread and we just celebrated our 21. birthday.
Every day we spend in our little toy shop, meeting new friends, working with parents, consulting about children development and education, listening to funny stories and experiences.

We are still working hand in hand with development specialists as well as children. We are growing every day, and there is nothing more amazing, than loving what you do and spending every day, surrounded by families - your own, and the ones, that just wonders in, looking for support in development.

Every single item, every picture that has been drawn on our toys, is manifest of love for what we do and believe, that we can channel our warmth to whoever receives our toys.

I, Katrina, have graduated from University and tried my strength in several different fields, but i always find my self back at home - in our little toy shop, on this little street in the middle of cities rush.

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Shop members

  • Ramona Dzerkale

    Owner, Designer, Design, Making Thing Beautiful.

    Sometimes, around 3AM you can hear weird noises of our families living room -then it means, that Ramona has an idea,that cannot wait. Putting her artistic knowledge in good use, she is making sure our toys are not only developing, but also beautiful.

  • Modris Dzerkalis

    Owner

    Modris was working hard as a surgeon, until his first born son arrived. He noticed, how hard it is to get developing and educational toys, and decided, that there has to be changes. And now, 24 years later, here we are.

  • Katrina Dzerkale

    Owner, Curator, Photography, Online Presence, Costumer Service, Over-all-happiness

    My name is Katrina,and I was blessed with being born in busy-creative-happy family,who runs this toy shop. My whole life i have been surrounded by children their parents, amazing, handmade, developing toys,and happy people.

  • Franceska Dzerkale

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

    This lady is helping out every way she can - come over to meet her in our shop, helping with packing and painting. She has a gift to a written word, so Franceska fills in empty pages of our web-pages.

  • Vents Dzerkalis

    Assistant, Marketer, Designer

    Vents is a very creative and artistic person. He knows very well how to work with graphic design, commercial making and photography. He makes wonderful pictures of our lovely toys which we present to you here.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2016
This is a little wooden toy shop - our families way how to fill children's toy boxes with hand made, hand painted developing toys.
Even with the high quality we guarantee, we really care for our toys to stay in your family as long as possible, so we offer the repairing as well.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal as payment method.

But if you don't have a Paypal account you can pay with a credit card too (see http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361 )
Shipping
All our listed items are ready to be sent out in 24 hours (from Monday - Saturday)

If the shipping destination is out of European Union some custom taxes can be applied when receiving our item (depends on your country policy)

If the shipping costs due to some reasons (multiple item purchase, shipping tariff changes etc.) are less than you paid we will refund the difference
Refunds and Exchanges
Hello.
We do appreciate you shopping with us. But, if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help.

Returns
We would appreciate if you would take no longer than 30 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

Refunds
Once we receive your item, we will refund the full amount ( if we dont have a agreement for different amount)
We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.
If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).
You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer's policies.

Shipping
You would be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.
Unfortineatly, shipping costs are non - ­refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund, we hope for your understanding.

Contact Us
If you have any questions on how to return your item to us, contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contents of all shipped items can be repaired or replaced if they get lost.