Thursday, August 8, 2013

Waldorf Toys that Promote Learning, Naturally

Open-ended play is a most important part of learning in the Waldorf kindergarten.
Waldorf Playsilk Children can turn a blue silk into a river, a green silk into a grassy field, a yellow silk becomes a cape.
Natural materials like felted acorns can become food or even currency.
Simple Waldorf dolls allow children to nurture; and felted or wooden animals feed a child’s imagination.
There are also simple, Waldorf toys that can teach children more specific lessons, such as the fire, water, air, earth stacking toys from Simple Gift Toys.
A wooden memory game from Petals and Sunshine can help build cognitive skills. 
Math gnomes from LaLutine make first grade learning so much more fun.
Older children can learn about permaculture with Gaia’s Garden cooperative board game from Living Earth Games.
Visit the Waldorf on Etsy Team shops for more toys and learning games.


  1. Thank you so much for featuring me! I came over because I just found the link to the group's FB page and was drawn to this post. This was a nice surprise! I'll make sure to link this to my facebook page, as I've been wanting to find a way to explain to people who aren't familiar with Waldorf, how wonderful the toys are. Thanks again!

  2. You're welcome! So glad you like the post. We appreciate your sharing it too.

  3. I just have read this post! Thank you so much for including my Math Gnomes!!!!!

  4. You're welcome Sandra - they're adorable :)

  5. We are a couple of artisans who have educated our children in the Waldorf School "Escuela Libre Micael" in Madrid, Spain. That's why we have known this pedagogy and developed a Waldorf toys line in our workshop.
    Now, along with other artisans, have a website with which our products can be delivered to any part of the world. You can see it at the following link:
    For large quantities, please get in touch directly with the workshop. In those cases shipping costs can be studied.

    Kind regards