WhileTheySlept

Montessori Quiet Books & Educational Toys for Toddlers

Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 1131 Sales

WhileTheySlept

Montessori Quiet Books & Educational Toys for Toddlers

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1131 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(275)

Shop owner

Carrie

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Announcement   Welcome to While They Slept where we specialize in Montessori inspired quiet books and educational toys for toddlers and preschoolers!

Felt play can be an excellent tool to aid in learning and encourage pretend play. Essential to a child's development, pretend play requires communication, social skills and strategies to assist the child in working through real-life scenarios and relationships. Felt boards (also known as flannel boards) and felt board stories allow children the ability to recreate tales and scenes (improving narrative skills and sequencing) or create their own stories with the characters (stretching their imagination). Excellent for increasing vocabulary and listening skills, the hands-on sensory toy also improves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and manipulation.

All of our felt board stories have an educational component and many can be used as teaching aids when children are learning concepts such as letters, numbers, colors, sight words and even a new language.

We are proud to say that our felt boards and felt board stories have been featured in Momtastic, Oh Happy Play, The Garcia Diaries, Much Most Darling, Bitsy Style and Tot Tot Goose.

For exclusive sales, giveaways and coupon codes, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whiletheyslept. You can also find us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shopwhiletheyslept and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/whiletheyslept

For a sneak peek at what happens when they aren't sleeping, follow us on our most visited Instagram page at www.instagram.com/paigesofgray

Fellow Esty shop and small business owners: check out our other Etsy shop Happy Mail Packaging for downloadable product packaging stickers (www.happymailpackaging.etsy.com) and our product photography website Paiges of Gray (www.paigesofgray.com).

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2018

Welcome to While They Slept where we specialize in Montessori inspired quiet books and educational toys for toddlers and preschoolers!

Felt play can be an excellent tool to aid in learning and encourage pretend play. Essential to a child's development, pretend play requires communication, social skills and strategies to assist the child in working through real-life scenarios and relationships. Felt boards (also known as flannel boards) and felt board stories allow children the ability to recreate tales and scenes (improving narrative skills and sequencing) or create their own stories with the characters (stretching their imagination). Excellent for increasing vocabulary and listening skills, the hands-on sensory toy also improves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and manipulation.

All of our felt board stories have an educational component and many can be used as teaching aids when children are learning concepts such as letters, numbers, colors, sight words and even a new language.

We are proud to say that our felt boards and felt board stories have been featured in Momtastic, Oh Happy Play, The Garcia Diaries, Much Most Darling, Bitsy Style and Tot Tot Goose.

For exclusive sales, giveaways and coupon codes, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whiletheyslept. You can also find us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shopwhiletheyslept and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/whiletheyslept

For a sneak peek at what happens when they aren't sleeping, follow us on our most visited Instagram page at www.instagram.com/paigesofgray

Fellow Esty shop and small business owners: check out our other Etsy shop Happy Mail Packaging for downloadable product packaging stickers (www.happymailpackaging.etsy.com) and our product photography website Paiges of Gray (www.paigesofgray.com).

Carrie

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I love this summer essentials flat lay featuring our Camping felt story set! There's only 8 left and they won't be restocked so gets yours before they are gone!
It's our biggest sale of the year and it's happening NOW!
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About

The Power of Play

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." - Fred Rogers

At While They Slept we believe in the power and the value of play for all children. We recognize that it is within play that children develop a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. We believe that play offers a safe space to explore new roles, new situations, and new relationships. Play is also where children learn and practice new concepts. Whether it is color recognition, counting or simple math equations, play can provide an introduction and reinforcement of both basic and complex concepts.

While They Slept also believes in providing high-quality, unique toys to children for play. Our felt boards and story sets are made 100% by hand recognizing that they soon will be held by the littlest of hands.

For us there is no greater honor than being part of your child's play and childhood memories. Felt play was a huge part of my childhood and it was something I wanted to give to my own children....I would love to share it with yours as well.


For a behind-the-scenes look at the shop and for pictures of my own family, follow @paigesofgray on Instagram (www.instagram.com/paigesofgray)

You can also find us on
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shopwhiletheyslept
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/whiletheyslept
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/WhileTheySlept


And, if you are a fellow Esty shop or small business owner, be sure to check out our sister shop Happy Mail Packaging for fun and functional product packaging stickers and our photography business, Paiges of Gray, where we specialize in product photography for the handmade and small shop community.

www.happymailpackaging.etsy.com
www.paigesofgray.com

Shop members

  • Carrie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a 30-something year old mother of two taking a break from my career as a Social Worker to be a stay-at-home-mom. This shop allows me to explore my creative side while providing fun and educational toys for my children as well as yours.

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More information

Last updated on Nov 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Please see individual listings for size specifications as each listing varies.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All travel felt boards are shipped wrapped in tissue paper. Felt story sets come packaged in a clear cellophane bag.

If you wish to add on gift wrapping, felt story sets will be packaged in a muslin storage bag. The option to add this to your order is given at the time you chose your felt story set.

Wholesale availability

Please email us at whiletheysleptfeltplay@gmail.com for wholesale inquiries.

Shipping

Please note that Priority shipping is not available on our wall-mounted boards. All of our wall-mounted boards are shipped through FedEx as, currently, they offer the most cost-effective shipping option for packages of this size. All of our other items are sent via USPS. If you purchase a wall-mounted board anything else you purchased will be shipped via FedEx also as we combine shipping. If purchasing something in addition to the wall mounted board, Etsy will give you the option of upgrading to Priority shipping (as this is available for all other items) even though it is not available for the wall-mounted boards. Overage charges incurred through inadvertently purchasing upgraded shipping will be reimbursed.