Welcome to the joyful and magical world of free and open-ended play for young children through Grimm's Wooden Toys. Grimm's Spiel und Holz Design. Grimm's are a well known and respected, family owned and sustainably managed toy manufacturer at the foot of the Swabian Alb (German: Schwäbische Alb) a plateau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Grimm's toys produces natural, high quality and safe wooden toys made to officially certified standards. In product development, Grimm's are guided by the principles of the reknowned Waldorf education, Montessori school of thought and other respected educational approaches.
The roots of the firm Grimm´s Spiel und Holz Design began almost 35 years ago − in 1978. In August 2006, the toy company formerly known as Spiel und Holz Design became Grimm´s Spiel und Holz Design under new ownership.
The headquarters staff in Hochdorf, Germany does all the design work, the surface finish and treatment, assembly, quality control, packing and shipping.
Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy. Its pedagogy strives to develop pupils' intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and holistic manner.
"If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher." ~Rudolf Steiner.
The Montessori Method of Education, developed by Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children. Montessori's method has been used for over 100 years in many parts of the world.
"The child's progress does not depend only on his age, but also on being free to look around him." ~Maria Montessori.
Grimm's European toys are located in the Swabian Jura, sometimes also named Swabian Alps in English, is a mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km from southwest to northeast and 40 to 70 km in width. It is named after the region of Swabia. The Swabian Alb offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as popular local dishes and spa resorts for tourists.
"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood" ~Friedrich Frobel.
In the opinion of Grimm's Wooden Toys, children's toys are not just about children being busy, that is, having something to do. Above all, it is important that children receive toys that are appropriate to their age and development. The imagination of the child should be stimulated and this will help develop the creative potential that can be available to that individual throughout their entire life. Beautiful, artistically crafted, quality toys, made of natural materials also promote a sense of beauty and an understanding of quality.
Grimm's intent is to design toys, whose simple and reduced design together with beautiful colouring and inviting surface feel are well suited for all ages – products that are played with over and over again.
After receipt of the raw products, inspection for quality and complete the remaining toy production steps are done in Germany.
Certified in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard, most of the Grimm's toy products are sanded by hand, which gives them a different look and feel versus machined products.
Explore the entire range of Grimm's wood toys available to purchase online in Australia at AMouseWithAHouse Toy Store.
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