Christmas Toys for Children
Wooden toys handmade: fun, exciting and developmental
Are you still undecided on what to give your child, grandchild or godchild? Perhaps a toy might be a good idea. We all want to give toys that are eco-friendly, developmental, safe, durable, sustainable, pleasing to the eye, imaginative and creative. But are we expecting too much? Not if it is a toy made from wood, a natural and widely available material.
Toys with a history
The benefits of classic wooden toys have long been known to our ancestors. Children have played with them for centuries since the times of the ancient Novgorod and the Kievan Rus. Archaeologists still find wooden dolls and animal toys. These toys have brought the child on an exciting journey to a fantasy world and encouraged them to improvise and learn.
Wooden toys are much harder to come by now than they were in the past. The artisans of Saint Elisabeth Convent have kept the old tradition alive, and offer you a large choice of hand-made wooden playthings for your children.
Giving life to a wooden toy
Not only do our artisans make beautiful toys, but they also bring them alive. Our toys come with simple mechanisms that set them in motion. This toy with the figures of a peasant and a bear is highly popular this season. Move the levers at the base, and the figures begin to chop firewood together, striking the tiny blocks joyfully with their axes. We also offer a variant of this toy with a bear. Its principle of action is identical. Here is another toy that comes alive - five chickens in a poultry yard. At the turn of a lever, they begin to pluck away at the grain. They are put in motion by a weight.
This funny rabbit with a carrot and another rabbit on skis are also moved by weights. Lovers of simpler toys will enjoy our rocking horses and horses on wheels. They are steady, beautiful and fun to ride on these wooden toys.
A source of lasting joy
The gift of a wooden toy will bring your child lasting joy and pleasure. Perhaps your child will find playing with this toy more fun and exciting than gazing at the smartphone. Choose from dozens of ready-made toys in our catalogue. We also accept orders for custom wooden toys. If you still have difficulty choosing or have questions, let us know.