Laughing Crickets

Hooligans Playtime | Laughing Crickets

We love when toys can be toys AND double as a method of education. Laughing Crickets offers the sweetest educational toys (and we love them for decoration too!) Lets get to know the two moms behind these amazing toys.

Hi! We are a mother-daughter team located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. One of us was a Psychology major, and the other is a retired art teacher. We are using our backgrounds to create learning toys and other things for children.

Sherry: Having taught art to children of many ages, I am focused on color basics for many of our toy sets. It’s a great start for learning about art. I also homeschooled our 3 children for 5 years and loved creating learning “games” and other fun activities that enhanced their knowledge of the world around them. One of the most enjoyable parts of this business for me is coming up with new ideas for learning and playing. (I have another Etsy shop, sallisonart, where I sell original art)

Camy: A mother of toddler twin boys and an even younger daughter, I have my hands full on a daily basis, but love sewing soft quilts, knitting hats, and helping with the painting of the toy sets.

We both enjoy creating things for the home too and LOVE to go treasure-hunting. We have collected unusual things for many years. Some we are parting with as we edit our homes, and some we come across in our “junkets” and can’t resist snatching them up and passing them on to you. Look in our vintage section for them.
Happy hunting and gathering!

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1.) Watermelon Game 2.) Green Apple Box 3.) Counting Frog Game 4.) Matching Memory Game 5.) Peg Color Sorting Game  6.) Humpty Dumpty Toy

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