The Mompreneur: Evangeline Que, owner of Keywest Internationale Sales and mom to five-year-old Matthew Gregory and three-year-old Lorraine Bernice
The Business: Comeandplay Toys, an online store that features a wide array of durable wooden educational toys designed to help your child develop his mental and intellectual skills while having fun every day. They also offer children’s books and furniture sets. Basically, these are everything you need to encourage playtime learning.
How It Started: “As a child, I was fond of playing with wooden toys. And now, being a mother of two, I find it difficult to find high-quality toys that will not only be fun for my kids but educational as well. That's why I decided to work with toys, focusing on wooden ones in particular. I think kids will learn best through playing with wooden toys since they inspire imaginative play and help build fine motor skills in young children.”
Why It’s Unique: “Aside from being eco-friendly, our toys do not require batteries. This makes kids more hands-on in playing, since they will personally manipulate the toy instead of simply watching it operate on its own.”
Quality Control: “Keeping in mind that our primary consumers are little children, we always go the extra mile to ensure that the toys we carry come from the finest materials that are safe, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. I am a very hands-on owner. I want to provide customers with complete satisfaction every time they buy from us. I also personally choose the designs, making sure that each toy has a unique characteristic of its own.”
Personal Favorites:“I highly recommend our classic toys—they may be a bit old-fashioned, but they can capture the hearts and imagination of people of all ages. These include the balance wooden scale, shape sorter board, 36-piece color beads, construction train, big beads rack, and a variety of puzzles.”
Why It’s Great to be a Mom: “There's so much to say about why I love being a mom. It has made me a stronger person every day. The experiences I gain continue to make me a better person to my kids and to my husband. Being a mother has also taught me to love unconditionally, knowing that my family needs me—that is ultimately the reason I am here today.”