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The philosophy behind our toys

The philosophy behind our toys - our story part 2

📅 This photo was made in January 1988 – THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND OUR TOYS

📜 We love ❤️ our wooden toys. They are all made of wood which is only sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe. They are made of alder, lime, beech and maple trees. Each product is unique and is carrying unique marks made by nature. Wood grain has changing structures and colors which serve as proof of its natural origins. Every toy has their different charisma, a special sound, smell, taste and feel. They have no sharp edges or corners as they are individually sanded by hand. Each toy is hand finished with special nontoxic and water based dyes providing distinctive colours.

They are inspired by the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Although less well known than the Montessori educational philosophy, Waldorf is an alternative education system which leaves room for independent and open-ended play. It first began in 1919 when the first school was opened in Germany 🇩🇪. Steiner believed that children learned best when they were encouraged to use their imagination and creative life to be developed.

We want to share 6 Waldorf-inspired principles every family can adopt:

1. Childhood isn’t meant to be a race 👶🏼
2. Become a storyteller 🎓
3. Connect with nature every day 🍃
4. Teach your kids to play ☀️
5. Stablish routines 📝
6. Make room for art 🎨

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