July 23, 2019
Hello Maileg Family. Just checking in... Hope you are all having a great summer. Speaking of summer, we have some great photos we thought we'd show you from the talented story makers of the Official Maileg USA Facebook Group. These talented artists have created charming and whimsical worlds, showing their Maileg Friends enjoying this wonderful, carefree season. It seems that everyone has been traveling this summer. Enjoy!
Summer is the best time to go out and enjoy the nice weather. Whether enjoying s'mores by the campfire, taking in a beautiful day at the lake, or exploring new places, there is always a new adventure and story to begin.
After saying "I do" herself, Heather's wedding mice couple went on a honeymoon to Europe and took in the sights and sounds of Paris and Rome, too. What a lovely time together!
Summer is better with your better half by your side. To play, to take in the scenes, and experience new adventures... These two mice had the time of their lives no matter where their summer travels took them.
The Official Maileg USA Facebook Group, as you can see, is a wealth of amazing story tellers. They come from all around the Country and adore their Maileg friends. We'd love for you to join us there, too. Our private community of Maileg lovers share photos of their favorite friends, their children's playtime setups, inspire each other with new ideas, and help each other with purchase decisions.
The Facebook Group is also an exclusive spot for Last Chance Offers, special limited-time discounts, and the place where contests and giveaways start first. Keep in the know with what's happening at Maileg and join today!
May 19, 2019
Maileg encourages children to create their own stories and use their imagination to bring magical places alive. This poem was written by a dear friend of Maileg, Caroline and represents the essence of Maileg. Take a few minutes, read it carefully and slow and let this poem help you to open up for a special world in your imagination. Let the stories begin!
May 13, 2019
Maileg agrees with the article below that was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Maileg is in support of imaginative play and the benefit children receive when playing with hands-on toys. The freedom a child has to create opens their imagination to a world without limits. Maileg toys are simpler than plastic ones made from a mold or games that can be shared on a screen. A Maileg friend is a character who looks like there is a story to be told and your child will create that story over and over again. Below is the article from American Academy of Pediatrics. The original article can be found here.
As digital media-based gadgets increasingly fill the children's toy aisles, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns families against using them as a replacement to the traditional hands-on toys and games that fuel the imagination and aid in healthy development.
The AAP offers families and physicians guidance in an updated clinical report, "Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era," to be published in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics and available online Dec 3. The report focuses on toys for children from birth through school age.
"Toys have evolved over the years, and advertisements may leave parents with the impression that toys with a 'virtual' or digital-based platform are more education," said Aleeya Healey, MD, FAAP, a lead author of the report. "Research tells us that the best toys need not be flashy or expensive or come with an app. Simple, in this case, really is better."
The American Academy of Pediatrics finds the best toys for children's development are those that foster play between a caregiver and child.
Ideal toys are those that match children's developmental abilities, while encouraging the growth of new skills, according to the AAP. Toys are key to developing children's brains language interactions, symbolic and pretend play, problem-solving, social interactions and physical activity - and are increasingly important as children move from infancy into toddlerhood.
"The best toys are those that support parents and children playing, pretending and interacting together," said Alan Mendelsohn, MD, FAAP, co-author of the report and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health at NYU Langone Health. "You just don't reap the same rewards from a tablet or screen. And when children play with parents - the real magic happens, whether they are pretending with toy characters or building blocks or puzzles together."
Electronic toys by themselves do not provide children with the interaction and parental encouragement that is critical to healthy development, according to the report. Many of the new "interactive" media - including videos, computer programs and specialized books with voice-recording reading - make claims about educational benefits in advertisements that are unsubstantiated, according to AAP.
The clinical report also covers safety considerations when choosing toys, and the appropriateness of toys for children with special needs. The AAP provides suggestions for how pediatricians can incorporate toys in the office setting.
The AAP recommends that parents and caregivers:
"The more we know about early brain development, the more we understand the need for play that is based on human interaction," Dr. Healey said. "There is no screen, video game or app that can replace relationships built over toys."
Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics
Link to original article:
May 08, 2019
Our favorite part of the day is receiving and reading lovely emails from customers across the country who have fallen in love with Maileg. Connecting with you makes our hearts grow bigger.
We've received some beautiful emails on what Maileg means to their family and we've read emails thanking us for all the 'little things' we do to show how much we care for each package that leaves our facility.
We just wanted to share a few of them and simply say... "Thank you."
Wonderful note about a Hippo:)
I just wanted to send you this email to let you know how pleased I am with your brand and customer service.
We bought 2 red hippos from you: the first one is Henry (the original) that we purchased in a local shop in Phoenix, Arizona, and the second one (from you directly) as a back up (God forbid, Henry needs to take a shower or even worse, got lost...).
When we received Henry II, I was really pleased to find a hand written note wishing him well in our home. It was really a kind thought, especially in this day and age, where everything has become so impersonal.
Thank you again. I know my son is very fortunate to have found his lovey in Henry.
Kind regards, Julie
Maileg is for the whole family!
Thank you Maileg for such wonderful quality toys. My 5 year old daughter whom I call “my bunny bun” due to her fascination of bunnies and the “Annies”bunny cookies,.. adores Maileg bunnies as well as the mouse family! She Cannot wait for her teeth to begin falling to get her mouse tooth fairy!!! :)
Timeless creations!!! As an adult I see it and it feels like toys from an elegant 1800’s era. My kids love it , I love it! Thank you!!!!! Maileg! Keep making these exquisite creations for my bunny bun Anabelle.
Valentine's Day Tradition
I have bought these mice for the kids on Valentine's Day for as long as I can remember. I wasn't going to do it this year, until about three days ago when Joseph said, "Mom, I can't wait for Valentine's Day and for when we get our mice!"
These little traditions we are making make my heart so happy. These kids bring so much magic into my day and they make even celebrating Valentine's Day so sweet.
Maileg is a brand filled with love!
When my sister got cancer, I sent her a Maileg mouse to keep her company. After my other sister’s husband died, I sent her a mouse to sit by her bed to talk to at night. My 2 year old granddaughter just became a big sister. She got baby brother mouse to keep ballerina mouse company. Maileg elves decorate my Christmas mantle.
Maileg has been with me through joys and sorrows, and they always make me smile. Today, I got a gift of mice from you, and they came on a day when I really needed them. Thank you, thank you. I appreciate your quality, charm, and whimsy....and I appreciate your generosity. You made my day.
May 08, 2019
In Support of Story Making.
Maileg provides the animals, the furniture, the accessories, you create the magic. Mice become friends with cats; bunnies take a ride with Dinos. Hippos and Rhinos play with Noah’s little friends. You can dress them, put them in a house or a jungle, mix dinosaurs with gingers for a prehistoric story. Unite the magical worlds of Circus and Best Friends.
The imagination and the stories are endless. Toys that are open ended allow the imagination to take control of playtime. Maileg toys can help set the scene but it is the children who make the story their own, then make a new story next time.
Story Making is a simple idea with big implications.
The freedom a child has to create opens their imagination to a world without limits. Maileg toys are simpler than plastic ones made from a mold. Plastic toys often have all the details of the character included and it leave less room for innovation.
A Maileg friend is a character that looks like there is a story be told and your child will create that story over and over again. This helps develop a sense of endless possibilities that will serve them well as they grow and encounter new challenges.
We have worked with a wonderful photographer to create so many of the beautiful images you see on our website and on our social channels. Lizzy, @lizzyography, does an amazing job capturing the moments of inspiration during playtime. Here are a couple we feel are particularly excellent. We wish to step into the world with the children and be part of what they are creating! Don’t you?
October 05, 2018
Hiker Mouse Chronicles
The son of one of our owners was preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. 'What a cute idea if he could bring a mouse with him!' Then the idea for the Hiker Mouse was born.
A couple weeks later, our designer sent a little Hiker Mouse to join him on the journey. They have since completed all 2650 miles and we have some wonderful pictures to share!
The Maileg Hiker mouse walked all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, via the Pacific Crest Trail. His guide was a master outdoorsman named Marcus. The trail is 2650 miles long which measures about 139,920,000 mouse steps! He was a tired little guy.
He had is waterproof mouse tent and warm sleeping bag with him along the way. His favorite moments were meeting new friends along the trail from all over the world and sitting around the campfire each night. And yes there is a Girl Hiker Mouse coming soon!!
Bring the little guy home. He comes with a cute wide brim hat and a sleeping bag on his back.
Sleep under the stars with your mouse friend. Imagine what its like to live on the trail for 5 months!
Exploring in the dark is fun, exciting and maybe a little spooky. Stay safe with this fun light.
May 15, 2018
Motherly writes an informative, passionate, and sincere blog for Mamas out there looking for content with a voice of support and inspiration.
Our work with them focuses on the simpler side of playtime with your young ones. Fewer and simpler toys cut clutter and inspire more imaginative play. As a story making company we support this notion through our design and development of new toys.
This collection is a small representation of what we offer. It is to the point and completely interchangeable. We rarely make the same toys twice because our designer is just like our kids, always innovating and thinking of new ways to bring the different Maileg worlds together. We don't have furniture or clothing for all sizes because we believe the imagination of children doesn't need those boundaries. Its okay if a little sister mouse and an XL Gantosauras go to the cafe together. Sometimes its fun to have a giant to breakfast!
The Maileg world is a magical place, we are pleased you have found us and that we get to share in the special childhood memories you and your family will create:)
April 17, 2018
Maileg is a Danish design brand of children’s toys.
Maileg ApS was established in Denmark in 1999 by Dorthe & Erik Mailil. Global Headquarters is located in Herning, Denmark.
Maileg North America Inc. was established in 2008 by Hanne & Lars Andersen and Dorthe & Erik Mailil.
North American headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA.
Maileg’s story making collection has a unique, authentic look and touch created by designer Dorthe Mailil.
Our philosophy is a well-made, adorable toy that will last. Our toys are always limited release and will become collectibles. We believe children thrive with simpler toys rather than plastic. Fewer, better made toys open their minds to new stories and innovative ways to play which will serve them well thru life.
Maileg toys are shared, cherished and played with by children of all ages, and handed down for generations.
Maileg is pronounced like 'My Lie'. It's a hard one to guess right:)
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