Filed under: Toys and games | Tags: carver, construction toys, Dutch toys, racer, ride on, scooter, trike, wooden toys
I finally came around to write about wooden items as I had actually planned to do yesterday, and I have just the perfect item to beginn with, the Moov by Dutch company Berg Toys. This is a fabulous wood, steel and rubber construction toy that lets your kids create a scooter, a racer, a carver or a trike, all from the included pieces, and they don’t even need any tools or srews to do this! All vehicles are fully functional and have steel axels, wooden boards and pneumatic tires and can be assembled easily. This product truly promises endless fun for 5-12 year olds: Build your favorite item, play with it until you get tired, disassemble it and start over again!
Filed under: Toys and games | Tags: construction toys, creative play, dolls, Dutch design, Dutch toys, Kidsonroof, Popje, Totem
Ok, let’s move the European creative play tour to the Netherlands, to the smart products of Kidsonroof to be precise, whereof I am presenting the popje doll and the totem building kit.
The name already speaks for itself, as popje means little doll in Dutch. But, you will be wondering, what makes this doll so unique? Well, simply said, its open design. Popje is not the typical doll with blond curls and a tutu or sundress. Instead, she has tweak of abstract design mixed into her looks, so she can be whatever the child imagines her to be. Quite fittingly, on the Kidsonroof website she is described as follows “Popje is a girl or a rabbit, a doll, or a smiling cat that came from India. Maybe she is Russian, or maybe she’s you.”
Let’s now move to their Totem line: These are cardboard building cards in a variety of shapes and some really cool and unique prints, giving the rocket, house or whatever creation it may be, the additional usage of not only a fun toy, but also some nice piece of room decor, something you don’t have with too many building toys. Plus, the totem line is available in a boy and a girl edition, so everyone gets the prints they like, and little girls don’t have to borrow their big brother’s toys!
Available at the Kidsonroof website.