Wooden building blocks; give your child a high quality handmade toy such as play blocks to encourage different styles of play.
Building blocks make brilliant open-ended toys for children of all abilities and ages. kids love building towers, towns, bridges and homes for animals. These developmental toys encourage creative play, pretend play and imaginative play. As your child works out how to fit the different shapes together, they'll be learning a multitude of different skills. Through fun, children will develop their fine motor skills, balance skills, problem-solving and team working and social skills. Wood blocks are traditional wooden toys that have been a firm favourite time after time with kids throughout the ages.
At Babame we are passionate about giving your child the best experience possible through beautiful toys that are both fun and educational. Our wooden blocks have been selected specifically to pique a child's imagination whilst you as parents are happy in the knowledge they are safe and having fun. Many of the toy building blocks have been hand carved from solid pieces of lime wood, Alder wood, Beechwood or hard Maple wood. Some sets have been left in their natural state others have been beautifully coloured using non-toxic water-based stain and paint. Whether natural, brightly coloured or even with a pattern, the blocks are all beautiful and kids simply love them
As babies just learning different textures these tactile wooden toys are perfect for them to hold, explore, and begin to learn to build with. They will also adore knocking towers down again after they've made them. This play will then develop as older babies and toddlers begin making houses and furniture for their dolls and soft toys.
Kids will use their imaginations to create their own game as they construct different buildings and towers for different reasons. Your child's wood toys will be houses for soft toys one minute then a road and bridges for toy trucks the next. Give them different surfaces to build on, hard tiled floor, soft carpet, a cardboard box and even sand provide different challenges as children try to make the bricks balance together.
As children grow older again these educational toys take on a whole new dynamic. Encourage your child to match the colours then count how many objects are in each group. If your child is being brought up bilingually this can be done easily in both languages. These games can then advance onto addition and subtraction and other maths skills.
For child care providers and preschool centres, toy bricks provide a great base for children to learn social skills, language skills and communication skills through educational games. Ask a group to work together to build a tower or functional building such as an animal house. The kids will then have to work out how to complete the exercises using blocks of different shapes and sizes whilst working together.
wonderfully colourful wooden stacking toys to aid development, wooden shape sorter and stacking toys by Grimms toys.
Our beautiful selection of wooden stacking toys will be enjoyed by kids from the youngest babies through to older children and beyond. The puzzles that these educational toys create encourage creative play as well as pretend play. Through this children develop key skills in dexterity, problem-solving, balancing and communication.
As a young baby, your child will love playing with a stacking rings toy. The Tidlo wobbly stacker is a brilliant example of one of these with it's beautifully smooth, brightly coloured rings. Children will learn how things have different sizes and need to be in a certain order yo fit together. Different from traditional stacking rings is the Grimms Wankel. It is made of rainbow coloured, smooth, rounded triangles that have to be stacked in the correct order and there is a top piece to cover the end of the centre pole. Stacking cups are another classic stacking toy, we have wonderful sets of stacking cubes such as the Djeco Topanifarm that will stack on top of each other or into each other and have animals that live inside the cubes. Other stacking toys to take a peek at are nesting cups, Grimms rainbow and Gems, The Goki stacking tower and the Sevi wooden stacking train. This train also makes a brilliant shape sorter.
A wooden shape sorter is a classic toy that is traditionally a collection of geometric shapes that little ones have to match with and post through holes or place into cutouts that are the same shape. Looking at different shapes and how they fit into the holes begins development of basic math skills, and encourages logical thinking. The Plan toys sorting boat is brilliant as children have to sort the smaller shapes into holes then find their larger counterparts to fit around them. All of the pieces are brightly coloured and are a perfect size for little hands to hold and manoeuvre around. kids will develop motor skills and a younger baby will begin to learn object permanence.
Grimms are famed for their beautiful rainbow coloured wooden toys. All the products in the Grimms toys range are carved from solid pieces of Limewood, Alder wood, Beechwood or hard Maple wood. They are then either left n their beautiful natural state or stained using non-toxic water-based paints. Each toy is unique as it shows the grain of the wood through the colours making them timeless pieces that can be passed down to be loved by future generations.
In the Grimms toys range, there is the ever popular rainbow stacker toys as well as a wide variety of different coloured wooden objects that are all shapes and sizes. The Pebbles and Gems are a different style of stacking toy, they have different shaped faces allowing your child to work out how they best balance on top of each other.
Fans of Waldorf education will be well aware of the educational philosophy of Rudolph Steiner. He believed that a child's imagination plays an important role in learning and education. Waldorf education focuses on using a holistic approach to learning to provoke imaginative play through the use of an educational toy. It is believed that this, in turn, will encourage the development of key skills both practically and intellectually. Montessori toys are perfect to encourage this as they allow children to explore the world through play.