Below is a list of toys we personally recommend, and ones that were recommended to us, all in one place.
Holztiger wooden animal figurines | Hand-crafted from sustainable hardwood trees and painted with non-toxic water based paints, this beautiful animal collection stretches from the Jurassic period to exotic African animals to modern farmyard livestock
Ostheimer wooden animal figurines | Hand-crafted from sustainable native wood in Germany and non-toxic paint, Ostheimer boasts three animal collections: woodland, farmyard and exotic. Softer in appearance than Holztiger, and slightly dearer
Ostheimer wooden fairytale figurines | A stunning collection of fairytale characters including mythical creatures, a king and queen, a knight, and even Rumplestiltskin! Very popular and hard to get hold of
Grimms 12-piece rainbow | The unicorn of open-ended play, the Grimms’ rainbow is probably the most sought-after piece of play equipment in most GP/RIE/Waldorf/Montessori circles. Grimms toys are made from sustainable wood and natural stains
Grimms 7 rainbow friends in bowls | A fantastic open-ended toy which can be used for colour-matching, as well as complementing young children’s natural interest in positioning and containing schemas.