My name is Julie, and I started Stepping Stones Shop in my home just North of Toronto in 2017. In a world that is becoming saturated with screen time of all sorts, I wanted to provide tactile, open-ended materials that encourage inquiry, learning and imaginative play for young children.
I have been a primary school teacher for over twenty years. In my current job, I teach in five different kindergarten classes, which means I see up to 150 four and five year old kids every day. I absolutely love my job! It has enabled me to be creative with kids and has allowed me to tune into what captures children’s interests and imaginations. The learning materials and toys I make for my shop are all products my kindergarten students have loved and fully engaged with. It is my pleasure to make them for you to enjoy with the children in your life.