Creative toys from Switzerland: Building blocks by naef

Today will focus on creative toys from Europe, toys that are versatile and support imaginative playing.  So first in line are wooden toys by Naef, available in a variety of shapes and colors.  I have picked two sets of building blocks to show you, the Ornabo- and the Animal Puzzle.


The Ornabo Puzzle is very basic in the sense that it only depicts basic geometric shapes.  But don’t be fooled by the simplistsic design:  All natural shapes are nothing more than combinations of circles, segments, squares, triangles and rectangles.  Thus, the building possibilities are endless!  It’s incredible how many things you can create with this ingenious kit, whether patterns, people, letters.. everything is possible.  Which is also its second great advantage: This toy will be a favorite for a long time.  And as was already mentioned, its great educative qualities extend from geometry to spelling and arts.  This is definitely a toy you can’t go wrong with, and suitable for boys and girls alike.


The Animal Puzzle is a set of 25 maplewood building blocks with different animal shapes on each side; elephant, monkey, lion, owl, hare and bear to be precise.  So while the kids are younger, they can have fun with the traditional style puzzle, putting together the individual animals, and at some point, they will surely be fascinated by all the combinations possible and start creating a monkey-phant or a lion-bear, or maybe even an ele-owl-hare…

The whole range of Naef Toys is available at the Swissmade Naef-USA shop.  But you can get a few pretty good deals at FatBrainToys right now on a smaller product range.  They currently have the Ornabo-Puzzle on close-out sale for only $66.94.

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Your site is so cute!

Comment by Farra Korshin

Thanks for the feedback Farra, and hope you stop by again soon 🙂

I think tomorrow’s topic will be black&white. But if you have any suggestions for the future, just leave a comment.

Sunny greetings :):)

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