The rich creativity and imagination in any child is best stimulated with ‘open ended’ toys. Toys that have no set goal, target or result. No concrete problem to be solved, no points to be scored, simply to be enjoyed by doing, discovering, trying and playing. Once children discover that they themselves are free to create their own game, their imagination blossoms. We call that: pressing the ‘play’ button. By combining similar toys the possibilities become endless. Please find some suggestions below.
The inclusive toy
We love wood because it is a natural material so it always has various markings that show up in our products, making each one unique.
Grimm’s toys are always one a kind, carrying unique marks made by nature
PLAYMOBIL®’s unique play principle stimulates imagination and creativity and thus promotes development. Children can not only slip into many different roles, but also recreate and experience the world in miniature.
KAPLA® is a natural construction game made up of identical pine planks. Due to their unique size, in the ratio of 1:3:5, KAPLA planks are an innovative building block, ideal for creating a wide variety of structures.
At Schleich we believe that promoting creativity and a rich imagination is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child. The best part of it is: a child’s creativity as well as their imagination develop almost by themselves with the right playing concepts.
Born out of our desire to revive the glamorous '60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. As artists, designers and parents we draw on many influences, not least of which are our deep love of classic American Cars and the craftsmanship spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers.
The design, with its pleasantly soft edges and the deliberate restraint in the coloring and design, captures the typical of the animal forms and movements. Ostheimer reduces the design of wooden animals and toys to the essentials, breathes life into the seemingly rigid wooden figures and arouses the children's own imagination.