Have any wooden heirloom toys in your child’s toy box that were from your own childhood? My parents had the foresight to save a few of my favorites from when I was young and now these classic wooden toys – that were made domestically (Canada, for me!) from safe and sustainable materials – are among my two kids’ favorites as well. Whether you currently have toys like this in your own collection or not, Maple Landmark offers plenty of options for adding to or starting your own “save and pass-down” group of wooden toys and games.
Each Maple Landmark product is made right here in the U.S. Since 1984, they have been making quality wooden toys and games in their Vermont workshop, using Vermont hardwoods and locally sourced nontoxic paints and finishes.
They offer something for every age group. Their intricately engraved Wooden ABC Blocks are truly a sight to see and the perfect set for your little toddler (and certainly one to pass on!). For the young builder/craftsperson in the household, the Made By Me kits are a wonderful way for children to work on their fine motor skills and develop a sense of pride in making something of their own. And the ever popular Spinny series (available in Critters, People, and Speller) packs enough fun to keep your youngster entertained during those road trips, visits to the waiting room, or anywhere else a little quiet time is needed! (Also the perfect stuffer for those Easter baskets… nudge, nudge!)
Maple Landmark also manufactures a variety of classic wooden games. From Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe for the beginners to the beautiful Wooden Chess Set for those true gamers, every game is made with care and safety in mind. Who needs a computer screen when a quick game of classic Wooden Solitaire is handy? Or when there’s an opponent or two nearby, try out the award-winning Mancala Stone Game or a good old game of Chinese Checkers.
Whatever game you’re after or whichever toy looks fun, you can feel good knowing that your future generations will enjoy playing with these high-quality playthings as much as you do now!
~ Shannon – Hazelnut Kids Customer Service, Contributing Blogger, and Mother to Holden and Quinn