Grimms wooden toys

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Grimm’s: Old and New

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.

wooden rainbows, grimm's ocamora, myers

Picking a Rainbow Stacker

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.

balls for wood ball run

Which Size Balls are Best For Ball Runs?

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.

gluckskafer slats

Slats and Flats – Ball Run Track Recommendations

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.

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Why Wooden Toys?

  • Emily 

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.