This holiday season why not choose gifts that can be kept for years and will foster the creativity and open-ended play that is the work of childhood? Our parenting experts and associate teachers have selected a few toys they believe are both beautiful and inspiring. Remember that, especially for toys, less is more, and the children are better off with just a handful of truly great ones.
- Den kit for outdoor and indoor use to encourage resourceful, innovative and creative play.
- Wooden, furnished doll house by Hape to foster imaginary play. Ideal for a quiet holiday break at home this year.
- Wobbel board A great toy to help build balance and strength.
- Little Red Riding Hood strategy game by Smart Games. A wonderful brainteaser where the child must move the puzzle pieces around to help Little Red Riding Hood reach home safely. Many different levels of play.
- Trucky 3D puzzle to foster spatial intelligence.
- Artisan wooden perpetual calendar. This is destined to be a family heirloom. Helps the child to learn seasons, days and months and to familiarise themselves with numbers.
- Flower press to encourage the connection with nature and creativity. Great for making cards and framing.
- Night and day Londji puzzle because a puzzle remains one of the most stimulating educational toys there is.
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