Wobbel Board Original Lacquered Wobble
Wobbel what? What is it for and what can you do with it?
It is the question we get asked the most and it is the question you probably want an answer too before getting your own one:
The Wobbel is a beautiful and robust redesign of a traditional Steiner (Waldorf) balance board. The simple design inspires creative play in children while helping them reach key developmental milestones. You can rock it, balance on it, push it, spin it, flip it and slide down it, sit on it or use it as a footstool, make it into a see-saw, a boat or a resting place or a doll's house – the play opportunities are endless! It is the wooden toy that moves young and old. It grows with your child, younger children can crawl onto it and rock gently, they can use it as a bridge for their toys, while older children will stand and rock and incorporate building blocks or marble runs with the Wobbel as a base.
The Wobbel stimulates balance and strength during play and use. In a playful way, but very efficiently, it supports physical awareness and balance. In our own experience the Wobbel works like a magnet on children. It is a toy that doesn’t need to be put away after playing with it. It looks great in every living room. It is designed for indoor use, but can also be used outside with sufficient care.
Felted base options at Oskar's Wooden Ark
The felted base is recommended if you intend to use your Wobbel on any surface other than carpet or a rug. The felt base will protect your floors and dampen the sound. It also adds a non-slippery and softer surface when the Wobbel is being used as a seat or step. Last but not least the felt adds a special look and design to it. We decided to stock our six all time favorite felt options: Sky Blue, Mouse Grey, Forest Green, Powder Pink & Wallaby Brown The Wobbel XL comes in a Limited Edition we recently added the new Black Wobbel XL with Black Felt to our collection.
Always let children play under adult supervision and let them get used to the Wobbel. Help them when needed and make clear what can and can't be done with it. Beware of fingers and toes at the edges. Teach your child from the first time to never hold the edges. Provide at least two meters of free space (also to other children) around the Wobbel and place it on a flat, horizontal surface. Make sure they don't wear socks or smooth shoes, otherwise they might slip and they could fall. Barefoot or non-slip shoes prevent slipping. Wobbel is designed for indoor play. It may be used outdoors but this will increase wear and tear to the board and the felt base.
Some interesting Wobbel facts
- Suitable for children and adults of all ages from 0+
- Made in Belgium, CE certified and safety tested to European and Australian standards.
- Several Layers of quality European FSC beech wood are pressed under high pressure to form the curve and take weight up to 200 kg.
- Eko felt base is made from wool and water based paints in Italy. It is completely natural and free from synthetic chemicals.
- Finished with water-based translucent lacquer.
- ca. 88 cm length
- ca. 95 cm length along the curve
- ca. 30 cm width
- ca. 21 cm height
- ca. 1.8 cm thick
- ca. 4.5 kilos heavy