What is the Best Teddy Bear?

March 30, 2019 Lindsay 6

The quality of Steiff bears is world-renowned and their value just seems to increase with age as they last for generations due to meticulous detail and top quality materials.

Les Rosalies - Prunelle

Moulin Roty Dolls – Les Rosalies

March 29, 2019 Lindsay 6

If you are looking for a special, handcrafted doll – the quality of French-made Les Rosalies will meet all your expectations!  We love products like these made from the best materials and with such gorgeous, unique characters.

Building Block Sets – Taksa Toys

March 28, 2019 Lindsay 8

The Taksa Toys range are a unique, amazing mix of building and educational pieces that we absolutely love for their simplicity and design concepts.  It’s fantastic that such a young company has created 3 completely different sets in such a short time!

Guidecraft Window Blocks

Window Blocks for Kids – Guidecraft Blocks

March 20, 2019 Lindsay 4

Window blocks are a real open-ended material for kids to play with.  By this we mean there are no rules to follow, no expectations, no specific problems to solve, and no pressure to produce a finished product. 

Best Baby Teething Toys

March 17, 2019 Lindsay 6

Teething is a tough time for babies – none of us like to have sore gums – and your baby has no idea what is happening, only that there’s pain and irritation to deal with.  For some, teething time is an agonising combination of crying, crankiness and lack of sleep – and that’s just the baby!

Kay Bojesen Songbird Collection

Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys

March 17, 2019 Lindsay 16

When we first started Old Willow Lane, one of the posts I was keenest to write was going to be about Kay Bojesen Wooden Toys. This is that post! Of all the wooden toys out there, this remarkable Danish designer has surely made the most beautiful in the world!

What to do with Kinetic Sand

March 10, 2019 Lindsay 10

We totally love Kinetic Sand! It feels amazing, it provides endless creative fun whilst stimulating your child’s imagination and developing manual dexterity – AND there’s NO MESS

Construction Equipment Toys

March 8, 2019 Lindsay 2

It’s great to see the enthusiasm that construction equipment toys bring to kids – we’ve seen ours play for hours building (and knocking down!). Building is a challenge and children learn what works by doing things for themselves and letting their imagination run free.

Kids Toys for Learning

March 7, 2019 Lindsay 2

Toys for learning are not only about fun, they also inspire kids to discover how things work, explore the world around then, and they put the foundations into place for the answers to all those endless questions about how the world works.