Dominna

Educational, ecological, handmade wooden kids toys

Riga, Latvia · 579 Sales

Dominna

Educational, ecological, handmade wooden kids toys

Riga, Latvia 579 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(152)

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
US$22.00
Waldorf inspired Sleep doll
US$23.00
Developing puzzle - geometric shapes (age 3-4)
US$32.00
Wooden educational geometric shapes (age 1-2)
US$18.00
Wooden puzzle for number learning
US$28.00
Animal hand puppet for children - fox Kamilla
US$28.00
The triangle parade
US$27.00
Three towers (for age 3-6 years )
US$41.00
Wooden color puzzle - snail ( age 3-4)
US$33.00
Wooden logopedic puzzle (age 5-10)
US$25.50
Divided puzzle - tillte hobits ( Age 4-5 )
US$43.00
The colorful wooden beads
US$35.00
Wooden english alphabet
US$49.00
Little victories of the mind
US$34.00
developing wooden toy - my first wooden blocks
US$38.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(152)
katja bali

katja bali on Apr 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful toys, fast shipping and great communication, thank you!

katja bali

katja bali on Apr 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful toys, fast shipping and great communication, thank you!

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Updates

First birthday! We came with gifts.

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Four brothers (age 1- 3 )
US$39.00
This cube of the mind is not only a challange for children, but also for grown ups - it's fun for the whole family! Challange each other, develop your logic skills and gain great success by completing all of our 4 given task books. Can you solve them all?

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The cube ( age 4-12)
US$31.70
Patience is the companion of wisdom. This wonderful game is all about that and more! Also, it is fun for the whole family! Why not have some mind-developing family time with more than 50 interesting tasks to figure out and solve? :)

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Wooden logic puzzle - Eastern mosaic
US$31.00
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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 December 20, 2011
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

  • 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
Additional policies and FAQs
Contents of all shipped items can be repaired or replaced if they get lost.