Hey mommas! I've got a great tip for you! Since I was a teacher for years before becoming a momma I am very familiar with a great site, Educational Warehouse. Not too many moms think to shop at large education companies for their homes, but you can find everything you're looking for (rugs, puzzles, toys and of course all kinds of educational materials and art materials).... and usually at great prices!!
Here is a perfect example: Educational Warehouse sent me a Melissa and Doug Zoo Pull Along toy. Now we are all familiar with Melissa and Doug and the great quality of their products. These are the kinds of brands carried at Educational Warehouse.
Educational Warehouses fabulous selection!!