Hi -I'm Jane, a mum of three young boys. I have always loved wood, as a child I could often be found in the shed making something hideously beautiful out of wood! So naturally I loved kids wooden toys. At first it was an aesthetic thing, but then I learned just why they are better for our children and for the planet!
It was a few years before having kids that I had a pretty big health scare. Upon researching ways to remove the toxins from my life and return my body to a state of health, I came across the toxins that were present in children’s plastic toys. At first I filed that away for a later date. But that discovery has now become my passion.
"I am passionate about timber toys and improving the quality of life for our children, ourselves, our community and our planet!"
When I had my first child I naturally turned toward wooden toys. The idea to start a wooden toy hire business came from a personal need. My eldest, Kipp was born 10 days before Christmas and therefore would tire of all his toys well before mid year!
I couldn’t afford to be buying wooden toys all the time and I felt an unease with the cheap plastic toys I was buying to fill that void, that would break easily and end up in landfill. .After hiring toys to my local town of Ballarat for a while it became apparent that not all wooden toys are created equal. I soon began selling a couple of quality brands Australia wide.
As parent I know you want your kids to be having fun, but also learning at the same time. Child experts agree that the best toys are those with a focus on what the child can do with the toy not what the toy can do! You'll find no flashing lights here! At Mr Kipp and little Jimmy we have a large range of colourful wooden toys developmentally appropriate for all ages. Baby toys, toddler toys and toys for pre-schoolers. Our quality wooden toys are fairly priced, beautiful as well as functional and will stand the test of time, being passed down through generations.
I believe in the brands I am selling. I believe in their quality, their devotion to the environment and creating toys that are fun and educational, toys that won’t cost the Earth! I am also a massive fan and preacher of toy rotation and have been using the system for around 6 years. It really has saved my sanity!
Now I am on my journey to live a minimalist, plastic free(ish) home and would love for you to come on the journey with me. After all as the cliche says: Life is about the journey, not the destination!