Over at Natural Connection, we love working with other small scale suppliers who are committed to values similar to our own: as far as toys are concerned, that means things that are built to last, using sustainable materials and with the development of the child in mind.
Grimm’s gorgeous wooden toys embody this perfectly. A family-owned company based in Germany, they carefully control every stage of the design and production process to make sure that the finished product feels as beautiful as it looks – and is loved by all the family.
We have one of their iconic rainbows in our household, and it has proved wonderfully adaptable over the years: my son uses it to build tunnels for his trains and cars, create makeshift marble runs, and stacks and balances the pieces in numerous ways.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for this toy’s potential – like all of Grimm’s stacking toys the only limit to its versatility is your imagination: it is the perfect tool to inspire and facilitate meaningful play. We stock a wide range of rainbows in our Natural Connection store – sized from 10.5cm across to a massive 90cm!
Alongside these there are the figures and vehicles too which help to bring the scenes to life – like these super cute small cars, perfect for little hands.
It is the tactile nature of Grimm’s toys that really make them special. Their products have a velvety surface as the natural colour glaze penetrates into the wood leaving a matte finish which preserves the unique markings of the wood grain.
One of the company’s central tenets is the idea that ‘wood inspires all senses’. This is definitely evident in the way children gravitate towards trees and sticks when playing in the big outdoors: with Grimm’s toys you can bring a bit of that natural magic into your home.