Wooden Toy Trucks – Fagus Trucks

April 16, 2019 Lindsay 6

Fagus is the Latin word for beech, and these wooden vehicles are expertly made with complex moving parts – they have real axles, can be hand steered, and each piece is interlocked and held together with doweling. No nails or screws – just wood!

Wooden Animals – Animal Playsets

April 8, 2019 Lindsay 11

It’s wonderful for children to play with beautiful objects and wooden toys not only look good, they feel great to touch and have an organic, peaceful quality to them.

Wooden Construction Toys – Hape Playscapes

April 5, 2019 Lindsay 8

The Playscapes collection from Hape is a set inspired by the benefits of construction for cognitive development.  These are real life construction toys for kids – to encourage building, which in turn boosts mathematical thinking, planning and reasoning.

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. 

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!