Five brands who put the play in playtime
For budding builders, MODU is spot on. Their construction toys encourage imagination and movement, with chunky blocks ergonomically designed for little hands. Made from tactile foam, with connector pegs (and wheels!) clever constructors can create playful forms to chill out on, zoom around on or interact with in other ways. Each set comes with a booklet with building ideas, but older children enjoy creating their own designs.
Hailing from Copenhagen, you’ll love the aesthetics of Fabelab if you love Scandi design. Well known for their children’s interior products, Fabelab also produce organic, contemporary toys for babes of all ages. Their dress up range is particularly beautiful, made soft and lightweight, so little role players are always comfortable in their grand acts.
Grimms is a family owned toy brand, located at the foot of the Swabian Alb mountain range in Germany. Renowned for their insta-famous rainbows, each of their sustainably produced wooden toys are handmade, making each one that little bit unique. We love the play opportunities that Grimms toys offer and it’s a bonus they always look beautiful displayed on a shelf too.
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Dutch duo Hannelore and Wouter are the founders of Wobbel, the Danish company behind the original rocking board. Designed as a toy that tempts mind, body and soul, children intuitively know how to use the curved Wobbel, rocking back and forth, turning it over as a bridge or using it as the base for WobbelYoga to name but a few uses. Wobbel is a modern and durable wooden toy that can be enjoyed by the whole family.