In this guide we have selected some of the best educational games for early childhood in wood and ecological, in particular of German producers.
Wooden german toys
Among the manufacturers of this type of toys stand out some names like: Hape, Legler and Haba although obviously they are not the only ones.
Wooden toys: Hape
Hape is the largest producer of wooden toys in the world. In addition to creating safe toys with excellent quality, their philosophy also includes the lowest environmental impact, thus paying attention to the environment as well.
Here are the games we have selected for you:
RUBBERIZED WHEELS: The push bike’s four wheels are rubberized to protect your floors and ensure that the wheels last longer while your little one scoots around
MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Perfect for kids beginning to test their mobility and develop active motor skills
IMPROVES STRENGTH: Short rides develop muscle strength as well as balance. Main Materials : Wood, Metal, PP, EVA, ABS, Water based paint
SAFE TO PLAY WITH: Durable and child safe, contains water-based paint and has non-toxic finishes
AWARD WINNING: The winner of the 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the 2013 Parent's Choice Recommended Award
OPERATE THE TRAIN THROUGH AN APP: The engine comes with a free Bluetooth APP that lets you adjust the speed of the toy. Use a mobile phone to drive this clever little train forward, back or to a halt. Have full control over your train set and use the sound feature to play a selection of 5 different noises
REMOTE AND BUTTON CONTROL TOY: Buttons on top of the engine can also be used to control basic operations and play sounds. Great for kids who are too young to use an APP
RECHARGEABLE ELECTRIC TRAIN: The built-in battery can be charged using the enclosed charging cable. Your little ones will never have a dull day with this super cool interactive toy
SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL: Made of high-quality materials that are ultra-strong and durable. A PERFECT ADDITION: This remote-control train fits all Hape train sets. We recommend this toy for children of ages 3 and upwards
MULTIFUNCTIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: This kids xylophone can be played in variety of ways. The kids can fetch balls as pounding sends the balls tinkling over or they can pull out the keyboard and xylophone and play a solo
FINE MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Promotes dexterity, hand eye coordination, manipulation, arm movement, cause and effect
ESTABLISH MUSICALITY: This pounding toys for toddlers encourages musical development and exploration, audio recognition and play
CHILD SAFE: Durable and child safe, contains water-based paint and has non-toxic finishes
AWARD WINNING: The winner of the 2018 Cribsie Award of favorite first musical toy suitable for ages 12 months to 3 years
HUB OF ACTIVITY: This sort and discover activity play cube consists of five sides. Watch them enjoy the beaded adventure land, a shape sorter, a stand in a queue, a turnplate and tap to the bottom activity
COUNTRYSIDE INSPIRED: This activity cube is an animal inspired play cube includes ten pieces featuring wooden balls, shapes, wooden pounder, and more
ENCOURAGE MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT: This learning puzzle toy for toddlers assists in motor skills, logic skills and perseverance
DURABILITY: Made of sturdy wood, child safe materials and water-based paint
AWARD-WINNING: This development toy is an award-winning shape sorter, recommended for ages 12 months to 6 years
Features different animal friends and multiples sides of play
Busy kids will love the different activities that encourage imagination and storytelling
Includes ten pieces featuring wooden balls, shapes, and more
Hape finishes are all non-toxic, child safe, and of the highest quality
PENGUIN MUSICAL WOBBLER: Hape’s Penguin Musical Wobbler guarantees baby’s delight, as they make this penguin pal waddle, spin, rock, and roll. Soothing, tinkling sounds awaken baby to the joy of music
ROLY-POLY TOY: A perfect addition to play time! This funny penguin is also a roly-poly toy that a child can bat at without it rolling away
FUNNY WADDLE: The Penguin’s arms shake amusingly when waddling. This inspires hours of fun when your little one plays with this unique wooden toy
SOOTHING TINKLING SOUNDS: The musical toy with a built-in bell makes a soothing tinkling sound as it waddles along cutely, which helps to pacify the baby. The moderate volume is designed to protect sensitive young ears
CHILD SAFE: This toy is completely safe for children to play with. Child-safe paint finish and sturdy wood construction make this a long-lasting toy your child will love for years to come. Perfect for kids 6 months and up
DOUBLE SIDED FUN: Colorful wooden balls, peek-a-boo holes and fast tracks create a dual-sided mountain of fun that helps learn about momentum and color
BELL CHIMES INSTRUMENT: When the colorful wooden marble balls reach the finish line a bell chimes to celebrate the end of the race
DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS: Encourages parents to talk with their children about the different concepts (fast, slow, back and forth) as the balls roll down the tracks
SAFE TO PLAY WITH: Rounded edges, made from sustainably sourced wood and compliant with safety and quality standards
AWARD WINNING: The Roller Derby Maze is a proud recipient of the 2014 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, the 2014 Parent's Choice Recommended Award, and the 2014 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award. It is also the 2014 Today's Parent Toy Guide Winner
Colorful wooden balls, peek-a-boo holes and fast tracks create a dual-sided mountain of fun
Encourages parents to talk with their children about the different concepts (fast, slow, back and forth) as the balls rolls down the tracks
A bell chimes when the balls reach the end of their trip
Hape toy finishes are all non-toxic, child safe and of the highest quality
Legler was founded in 1988 and immediately established itself in the creative games market. Today it has numerous certifications in order to guarantee maximum safety for both children and the environment and their employees.
Playfully teaches how to handle money and prices
The cash drawer can be pulled out
Promotes social competence during a fun role-playing game in a grocery store
Made of robust, high-quality wood processing
For authentic gaming fun - includes wooden scanner, card reader, play money and credit cards
Mix, match, and arrange leaves and flowers any way you like. 26 piece set Includes base board, 8 stems/dowels, 6 flower blocks, 2 leaf blocks and 9 stem decorations.
The stems fit loosely into the flower bed, which adds an extra dimension of play over stacking sets with fixed pegs. Strengthens motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Children can choose from a flower pot, ring or leaf to stabilize each plant at the base.
A tulip, sunflower, zinnia, geranium, and more - this pegging game is full of fun for your little gardener.
Vibrantly colored, chunky pieces are perfect for little hands to grasp. A great way to teach your kids about flowers and introduce the basic parts of plants.
Base board measures 8.5 x 4.25 inches. Made of Beech Wood and treated with solvent-free paints. Suitable for ages 18 Months and up.
Children are going to love bending, moving, and grasping this fun and developmentally enhancing clutching toy that is threaded on elastic.
This charming clutching toy measures approximately 3.5" in diameter and makes a great gender neutral gift-idea for babies ages 6 months and up.
For HABA responsibility is written in capital letters. The natural colored wooden beads are made of beech wood that comes from sustainable forestry in Germany. Three plastic rings move and rattle when shaken about.
The colored rods are made from HABAform, a naturally occurring organic material made from 100% renewable resources. developed in cooperation with a company from southern Germany. HABAform allows for unique shapes in production and passes all US and European Safety Standards
When applying colors, we use multiple layers of water-based, solvent-free lacquers making the surface extremely resistant to wear and tear allowing the toy to be taken from the hand to the mouth safely for teething babies.
A toy that will be enjoyed long after the Easter Basket is put away! Each egg makes a different sound. Three eggs rattle, one jingles and one twitters.
The blue egg requires/teaches an extra motor skill (twisting!).
These colorful heirlooms are not only eye-catching, they're EAR catching too! Doubling as musical instruments so little ones can learn to distinguish sounds, develop a feel for rhythm and train their language skills all through play!
This toy encourages color & shape recognition as well as auditory learning and sound differentiation.
Recommended for little sound explorers ages 2 and up. Made in China.
Compatible with all HABA Kullerbu products, the Sim-Sala-Kling Set, Magic Door Accessory, Connectors & Columns make an especially great fit. Balls measure 1.75" in diameter and ensure safe play for ages 2+
More than just a pegging game, this is a unique construction toy that will entertain toddlers and challenge kids as they grow. They'll love to activate their brain and solve the different peg patterns.
Pattern cards have 3 different levels of difficulty from the easiest at 1 star to the hardest with 3 stars.
One side of the card shows the end result, the other side shows the 'answer' of how to build it.
This STEM toy encourages cognitive development, cause & effect and creativity. With the combination of shapes and columns, children will never tire of building new things!
Set includes 18 wooden shapes, 20 cards and game instructions. Recommended for ages 2+ but just as challenging and fun for older children.
Little flower friends can guide the balls with the magnetic rod however, and wherever, they want around the flower garden - or sort them by color to match the corresponding blossoms. That's not just lots of fun, it also fosters recognizing and assigning of colors in a playful way. Material: lime plywood, plastic, metal. HABA is a German company with a long history of deep commitment to high-quality design, safety and social & environmental responsibility. This item is designed in Germany and made with strict care in China.
Guide the balls with the magnetic rod however, and wherever, they want around the flower garden - or sort them by color to match the corresponding blossoms.
This STEM toy helps to foster concentration, fine motor skills and the recognizing and assigning of colors in a playful way. Suitable for Ages 2+.
Slide the magnetic wand over the plastic cover to guide the spheres along the roots and stems. Watch out! - one of the flowers may be blocked!
Guide the blockage along the root system with your magnetic wand to move it out of the way and allow the colorful beads to pass.
Board measures 11.2" x 6.7". Magnetic wand tethered to game-board by string - Features storage slot on side of board.
Robot Ron loves having the colorful balls roll inside of him! Who can skillfully use the rod to guide the balls around however they fancy or move them just right in order to make them move perfectly across Rons wheels? Sure to provide hours of rolling fun! Material: lime plywood, plastic, metal. Dimensions: h 11" x w 8". HABA is a German company with a long history of deep commitment to high-quality design, safety and social & environmental responsibility. This item is designed in Germany and made with strict care in China.
This clever magnetic game lets kids explore the potential hiding within their fingertips.
Use the magic wand to guide the balls into different chambers, turn the wheels, and even rotate Ron's eyes for a funny face.
Safe magnetic fun that fosters motor skills, concentration and the assignment of colors.
Wooden maze is self-contained behind thick clear plastic. Magnet wand is attached by a string and slides easily into the board for safe-keeping.
Measures 11.5" h x 8" w x .75" d and is suitable for ages 2 and up.
I believe anyone who knows IKEA, a well-known Swedish multinational that has conquered the low cost furniture market. Their catalog dedicated to children includes not only beds and wardrobes but also wooden toys and parlor games of excellent quality.