Wooden Toys that Spark Creativity

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I love toys made of wood and Plan Toys are one of our favorites. But there are a woodenful forest of open-ended toys to be discovered.

Roland Barthes, says that wood “is a familiar and poetic substance, which does not sever the child from close contact with the tree, the table, the floor. Wood does not wound or break down; it does not shatter, it wears out, it can last a long time.”

Make the most stunning building block creation that curve and defy gravity by using Totter Tower. The blocks are made from natural cylinders of sustainable bamboo that have been sliced into angular sections.  The edges of each block are given a colored child-safe, flocked surface that keeps them from sliding around when stacked. Recommended for kids aged four years and older, due to small parts.

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The Balancing Blocks are the perfect toy to explore how tall towers you can build.  The balancing block can be placed in ways that seem to defy gravity. Perfect toy that the whole family can enjoy and the White set has that special Christmassy glow to it – see photo above.

Robots are a favourite in our house and Plan Toys Build a Robot ticks all the boxes. Also a perfect toy to introduce different emotions – happy face, sad, angry and surprised. The robot encourage children to explore different worlds and each head has different tactile experiences. What would surprise a robot with an orange squeaky button on the head? And why is the red-nosed robot so angry?

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Ah, we fell completely in love with this 3D  Frog Life Puzzle. This puzzle is really clever and it teaches children about the frog’s life cycle. Brilliant! Every kindergarten should have one!

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Personlised bag filled with storytime dice is a fun way to spend hours making out fantastic stories. Roll a dice and you have a place or setting for your character. What does a detective dog out at sea get up to without his magic wand.  You can read more about storytelling here.

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