Today, I am doing my first “things” post in awhile. I just haven’t had many things to share lately. That being said, I have just absolutely fallen in love with the Waldorf style toys and I wanted to share with you guys some of the great toys out there for kids.
Waldorf toys tend to be made of natural materials and inspire imaginative play along with learning. Without further ado, here are some of my pics for gifts for kids.
1. Waldorf Dolls. These dolls are very well made. I love that they are weighted so they actually give the feeling of holding a baby. They also are infused with lavendar which will give the child a sense of calm. I would love to get my youngest a Waldorf doll. Find this one HERE.
2. Books. The Waldorf books are stunning. I am finding that we already have a good selection of Waldorf style books in our children’s library, but I cannot wait to add more. The stories often center around nature and her rhythms. Waldorf books are also often classic fairy tales which inspire children to be creative and imaginative. This one is about the Winter season find it on Amazon.
3. This wooden castle is beautiful. I love all of the options for pretend play. The castles, the play structures, the play treehouses just inspire imagination. I want to play with them and I am 35! This castle, although pricey, would be a big hit with my boys! Find it HERE.
4. Wooden animals and figures. Most of the Waldorf toys are wooden. I adore these wooden animals. The few that my boys have they love to play with. I think there is something about giving your children quality materials that helps them realize that these things are special. They are not some junk from Target that is going to break and be disposable. These are hand crafted and well made. Call me crazy, but I really think kids sense these things. They know when something is beautiful and of quality. Which helps them love it and care for it more. This one is on Bella Luna Toys.
5. Knitting Tower. Handwork and Crafting is very important in the Waldorf education model. My oldest is a bit addicted to hand knittingwhich is very good for building fine motor skills as well. This little mushroom would be a great addition for younger children who may not have large enough hands to do the hand knitting. Find it HERE.
6. Play Silks. This is something I want to invest in for pretend play. Open ended items like this help childrens brains and imaginations grow. These can be used for capes, rivers in thier worlds, hats, canopies, they can dance with them and cover things with them. The possibilities are endless. These are on Etsy.
7. I love gnomes. I see them everywhere in Waldorf. Gnomes are used for younger children to inspire play while learning. These are counting gnomes. There are days of the week gnomes, color gnomes, math gnomes weather gnomes. You can find a gnome for many learning areas. These are on Etsy.
8. Art Supplies. I invested in some Waldorf art supplies when we began homeschool. I must say I am very impressed with the quality. Crayola has nothing on these wonderful products. They write so smooth. The colors are rich and dense. There are many options in different price ranges. We love ours! Find these on Waldorf Supplies.
Okee Dokee, there is my list of things that I have found that I love about Waldorf toys. Such beauty exists in the world of Waldorf and I feel completely captivated by it.