Are you ready for the holidays, or looking for some ideas? And here are some of the some of the pieces that were new to our family, or that the kids were particularly drawn to this year
Grimms wooden toys
It’s fascinating to watch how toys change over time—and at first glance easy to think that blocks surely don’t change so much. Even within Grimm’s, they evolve. Before Grimm’s was “Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design” they were “Spiel & Holz Design” –the original logo didn’t even have a rainbow.
Rainbow stackers are delightful—they are art when they’re on the shelf, and can be anything from scenery to fancy balancing acts in play. There are many options, but it’s worth considering the function of the rainbow in your home before making a purchase.
Instructions to build a ball run using the Grimms Rainbow, Basic building set, stepped roofs, bridges and semi-circles. This one is optimized for the small-balls.
When you’re setting up to build a Ball run using blocks, the size ball you pick makes a big difference. If you’re playing with a very small child, then you need a ball that is not a choking hazard. If you’re working with a young builder, you need something that won’t be frustratingly heavy or light.
Step-by-step instructions to build a self-propelling Grimms Spiral Ball Run
The quickest way to take any set of blocks into a simple ball-run kit is to add a track for the ball to run down. There are a number of sets that look similar in stock images. Lets look through some some of the most common sets, their advantages and drawbacks.
The texture of wooden toys is reassuring and solid in a way that plastic never manages to be. It its warm and feels alive to the touch—its inviting. They ask to be handled and played with, and are delightful to hold.