“Play is at the very core of a child’s life. It is the way children learn about the environment, the people in their lives, and most of all about themselves. Toys are the tools of creative play and with the right toys, a child can have not only an entertaining, but an enriching experience.” – Margarate Ostheimer
We are proud to offer an assortment of Ostheimer Wooden Toys at the Holiday Faire store. These heirloom quality hand-crafted toys are imported from Germany. Ostheimer has a varied collection that includes farm animals, people, flower children, and woodland animals as well as doll houses and farms. Children love holding these pieces. The edges are curved and softened from careful sanding. Transparent colors reveal the character of the hardwood from which they are shaped. Ostheimer toys are a favorite in the Meadowbrook Waldorf School early childhood classrooms.
From the Ostheimer website:
Ostheimer have been hand crafting fine wooden toys for more than 50 years. They have a very high reputation for traditional wooden toys of the highest quality and are appreciated around the world. The figures are produced and finished individually in Germany. The quality of their pieces are fantastic. Each item is designed to be handed down from generation to generation.
Margarete Ostheimer began a collection of toys which today, more than ever, is justified and necessary. The collection was established fifty years ago as an alternative to a “plastic world” and is today a necessary counterweight to the “high tech world” of the playroom.
Ostheimer toys are a very special feature of our Holiday Faire store. They are carried by a limited number of online retailers and rarely in a brick and mortar storefront. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the figures up close prior to purchase. Be sure to stop by the Ostheimer table to see these beautifully made toys to begin your collection or add to an existing one. Also be sure to visit our 2013 Holiday Faire pinterest board to see the other wonderful items being offered this year.
*Selected images are examples and may not be the specific items available at the store.
Come join in the festivities at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School Holiday Faire. Saturday, November 23rd from 6-9 PM (Adults’ Night)
Sunday, November 24th from 10-4 (Family Day)