I wanted to talk a bit about why Frida (and our whole family!) loves Grimms wooden toys. You will often see these in my posts, or on my Instagram photos, as they are probably Frida’s most used toys, alongside her animals.
I love how much these toys stimulate Frida’s imagination. Her rainbow alone is played with as beds, houses, bicycles, hats, scarves, trees, and towers! Building blocks become medicine, a blue semi-circle becomes a pond, boxes become caves and caves become islands. Because they are so open ended they become whatever Frida wants them to be. Watching her play is truly magical.
We have made a conscious decision to only provide Frida with open ended, beautiful toys, and we are so happy that we have been strict about it. Her space looks calm, our home isn’t filled with noisy plastic toys, and her imagination has flourished. I have also found at 22 months Frida’s concentration span is quite long, and I wonder if that is because her toys and materials are so engaging, and invite deep play.
Grimms toys are sustainable and natural, making them perfect for families who are trying to avoid plastics. They are not cheap, but the quality is beautiful, and because they are open-ended I see them as an investment as I am sure they will last our family for years to come.
They also look beautiful displayed, doubling up as room decorations. There is something so pleasing about them, and I’ve found that adults and children alike are drawn to the velvety wood and bright colours.
Frida’s current favourites include:
- 12-piece rainbow
- Rainbow semi-circles
- 1001 nights building set
- Natural bridges
- Large cave
And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for…
I am very excited to have teamed up with one of my favourite small businesses, Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, to bring you the chance to win an iconic Grimms 12 piece rainbow!
Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks are a wonderful, ethical, online shop run by Warren and Melody Masters. They stock all our favourite products including a large range of Grimms wooden toys, our beloved Holztiger animals, Sarah’s Silks, Klean Kanteens (we have six for a family of three!), stainless steel lunchboxes (since ditching our plastic ones we have not looked back), and much, much more. They also maintain superb customer service and fast delivery whilst raising three lovely little acorns of their own.
If you would like to enter for a chance to win a Grimms 12-piece rainbow from Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, just head over to my Instagram account where you can find out how.
Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks are also offering all Frida Be Mighty readers a very generous 10% off everything with the code FRIDA, valid until the 28th February.
With Frida’s birthday coming up in a couple of months I’ve been eyeing up a few things including this Grimms Romanesque building set and a Grimms mobile home with a swing set, so I think I will be taking advantage of the code myself!