• 09 October 2012
A few years ago my sister and I were discussing the subject of "toys" over the phone--how many do kids really need? how to keep them tidy? (is this even possible?), etc. She went on to joke that maybe if her kids played with pretty, wooden toys (versus the plastic, noise-making ones), that she wouldn't mind if they were left all over the house. I thought it a sound suggestion and made a mental note to focus a little more on quality toys that would survive my monthly run to the local thrift store drop off. And while my children will probably always be more attracted to the obnoxious toys (which is totally fine!), I figure I can still provide a handful of heirloom quality toys they won't have to ever put away :)
Here are my Top 5 "jouets en bois", or wooden toys. You can't go wrong with any of them in my book!
1. Janod Fox in Natural Wood (also here) | 2. Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads (also here)
3. Ikea Walker in Blue | 4. Vilac Fire Department Helicopter (also here) | 5. Ready Set Go Car (also here)
image above of Gray's new fox...if only I saved the clever packaging to share with you...