Discounts and Special Finds

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One-of-a-Kind Wood Toys in Shops and Etsy Favorites

Here are a few other small shops and brands I’ve found and love

Vases cut from stone–we have a few and LOVE them all

Waldorf-inspired educational tools. We got our Perpetual Calendar here

Beautifully cut and painted wood trees and animal

When they get pieces with fascinating grain, they get listed here

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Where to start?

If you’re new to wooden or open ended toys and would like to know more about what to look for for ages 0-5, this article can help.   Start here if you’re looking for ideas for kids ages 5+

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Bauspiel Giant Ranbow, cropped, photo by building with rainbows

At first glance, the Bauspiel Giant Rainbow looks familiar and perhaps similar to other sets, but on closer inspection, the size and proportions reveal that really it plays more like a remarkable set of blocks than the typical rainbow stacker.

loose parts display of grimms and grapat and myers natrual toys

Each year as earth day rolls around the kids and I talk about changes we can make to live more responsibly. Sometimes it means using less of things, sometimes using different things, sometimes it means looking for ways to use things longer, and other times it means making new choices next time you shop. Here are a few of our favorites.

wooden rainbows made by Grimm's, Myer's Natural, Ocamora, Naef, Bauspiel

Isn’t it funny–you may start out with a single Rainbow Stacker–but they just seem to multiply! Since first writing the first post about picking a rainbow stacker, a few more have joined our ranks!

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