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seaside scene built with wooden toys

Open Ended Toys: Picks for Bigger Kids

  • Emily 

Starting a wooden toys collection is a daunting task–and so is growing a collection as your kids get older–what to buy next? Here are some of our favorites for bigger kid.

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.

grimms balls in a box

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.

grapat rainbow tomten in daisies and dandelion

Why Open-Ended Toys? Are my Kids the right age?

  • Emily 

We’ve always loved blocks and got our first sets of Grimms blocks when the kids were 3/newborn, and for years they’ve been loved and played with. In the last couple of years, we’ve added loose parts, peg people, and some wooden figures.