toys & games
Wooden toys and educationally valuable toys, selected according to Waldorf educational criteria. In the Waldorfshop under Waldorf toys you will find beautiful wooden toys from well-known brands such as Grimm's, Ostheimer, Fagus and Decor for Waldorf children and Waldorf kindergartens. Besides wooden toys you will also find Waldorf play stands/playhouse made of alder wood. All products have been carefully selected and tested for educational added value and for Waldorf educational and anthroposophical aspects.
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Playing is being courageous and daring to try something new, to delve into themes and situations, to walk in the vastness of one's own imagination and to become creative oneself. The more natural and simple the materials of the play elements are, the more versatile they can be used by the child in its imaginative play. Therefore we attach great importance to high-quality wooden toys. They leave room for free design and stimulate the child's senses and creativity. Thus a playhouse or a play stand can become a children's shop one day and a children's kitchen the next day. Decorated with colourful play cloths, the play stand quickly becomes a playhouse for the puppet show. Besides our greatest concern to make the children happy with products and gifts from our online shop, we see ourselves as Waldorfshop even more obliged. With our range of natural and high quality Waldorf toys in our online shop we want to contribute to a healthy development of babies, toddlers and teenagers and promote unique childhood moments. According to the Waldorf educational understanding, natural wooden toys support the development of children and strengthen their creative skills, which are inherent in nature. Toys in the Waldorf shop are preselected, pedagogically valuable toys according to Waldorf educational aspects. For us, natural, high-quality toys made of wood are characterized above all by the materials used, which is why we place a great deal of emphasis on wooden toys and toys made of natural materials. Of course, wooden toys therefore do not always have to be just natural-coloured. Therefore we also offer a wide range of colourful wooden toys in many different colours and different shapes. Manufacturers such as Romanswerke or Grimm's are well represented with us. But the principle that the toy should be played with by the child and not the child playing with it has priority in our assortment. This applies even more so to babies. Only in this way can it accompany children in creative play and leave room for their own creativity. In the sense that although the toys are based on a "sense of play", this can be exceeded and gives the child's imagination room for its own playful inventions. And finally unobtrusive in the sense that certain motor, coordinative or mental abilities are promoted, but this is done by means of gentle impulses that do not overtax or overexcite the child. Children's toys for all sevenths of the year: We at the Waldorfshop want to offer a range of toys for the complete child development. Here we make sure that the toys are also suitable for older children through our yearly sieve allocation. Toys in the true sense of the word begin for us with the toddler's age. The babies need wooden toys only to a small extent. Some articles such as the Waldorf wooden toy stands offer the possibility to stay in the children's room as a piece of furniture for several sieves of a year due to their wide range of use from the merchant's shop to the Punch and Judy show. The play stand is manufactured by our friendly company Livipur. Wooden toys and eco-toys: Besides the Waldorf aspects, the naturalness and sustainability of the high quality toys play a big role for us. Eco-toys are characterized above all by the fact that only natural materials such as wood and organic cotton from renewable resources are used in their manufacture. Our ecological wooden toys are mostly made of alder wood treated with organic oils. This includes for example the handmade wooden animals & wooden figures by Ostheimer and Decor. But also our play stands / Waldorf playhouse are made of alder wood. Our dolls in the style of the Waldorf doll by Heidi Hilscher are made of organic cotton or craft materials by Filges from certified Bioland wool. The wooden toy should also have a direct reference to the original material. Only the knothole in the wood makes a Grimm's Rainbow unique for your child. The bright colours used for this are water-based and harmless. As a Waldorfshop we attach importance to strong colours and distance ourselves from pastel shades. Sustainable toys: We also see the longevity and reparability of high-quality wooden toys and eco-toys as an important criterion for sustainable business. Therefore, our wooden toys, for example, are made of solid wood, mostly alder. Our play furniture such as play stands are made of organic alder wood by a small master company in Poland. To support this we also carry repair materials in our Waldorfshop, such as eco-glue or ecological glazes. For us, a toy that meets these criteria is a perfect organic toy that meets our demand for quality. Waldorf toys from the Waldorfshop: Our children's toys are tested by our team of Waldorf teachers and Waldorf parents and are additionally classified in the seventh year in order to give parents an indication of whether they are already suitable for their child from a Waldorf educational point of view. We attach great importance to toys that are produced in Germany and Europe. The Waldorfshop sees itself as a seal of quality for Waldorf parents with regard to toys and wooden toys. Ideally the beautiful wooden toys enrich the whole family. In addition to our own tests, a large part of our wooden toys have been awarded the "Spiel Gut" logo.