In kinuma.com we rely on the manufacture of wooden toys first grade, to the use of renewable resources and the development of educational toys for the safety and fun that your children will have.
Automoblox Company manufactures a premium wooden toy construction system based on automobiles. Established in 2003, the company's partners, businessman Raymond Rega and designer Patrick Calello are filling a niche in the toy market for a play experience that combines a back-to-basics approach with both design excellence and educational appeal.
The proliferation of techno-toys and video games often lack fundamental educational benefits. The Automoblox construction system was conceived as vehicle to nurture and encourage creativity in young minds through problem solving. Automoblox fulfils the need for a toy system that is appealing to children of all ages and to baby-boomer parents who seek quality educational toys for their children.
Conceptual work on the Automoblox car-based construction toy system began in 1992 while Calello was studying at Carnegie Mellon University. After working for several years for a fast-paced manufacturing company and gaining experience in Far-East product development, Calello joined a Fortune 100 consumer products company where he developed an expertise in consumer research, cultural trends and brand power. Calello has dozens of US and international patents and is regarded as an expert in consumer trends.
The meticulously engineered Automoblox system is designed for children ages three and up, and combines the timeless warmth of classic, natural wood and modern materials with advanced car styling. Working closely with child development psychologists, the Automoblox construction system uses interchangeable components to create challenge, stimulate creativity and develop problem-solving skills.
Automoblox ist established itself in the toy industry as a powerful and easily recognizable global brand with a product mix that parallels the automotive industry, Standing for high style, quality and product innovation the Automoblox brand succeeds at having broad appeal, and timeless design. Automoblox went on sale in the US, the United Kingdom and Japan in July 2004.
The Cheekeyes Cheekeyes are series of refreshing wooden toys with distinctive pink cheeck and dreamy eyes.
Wooden Art With their dreamy eyes and minimalistic design, the cheekeyes are wonderful and stylish wooden toys. Designed with passion and skilfully handcrafted, each animal is colourful and unique.
Inspiration The cheekeyes will inspire children to use their imaginations for hours of open-ended play. Create a great indoor and colourful menagerie by collecting them all!
Eco & Design Designed in the Netherlands, each set is handcrafted in Sri Lanka from eco-friendly, sustainable rubber wood and non-toxic paint.
Award winning Dutch Design. Cheekeyes earned the distinction of being recognized in the 2009 "Oppenheim Toy Portfolio" with the Platinum Award for one of this year’s best preschool toys!
Chelona, the Greek word for "Turtle", was started 20 years ago on the principle of manufacturing high quality wooden toys. We take great care in atistically designing wooden toys, puzzles, and books, as our illustrators have an unmistaklable style. Our designers truly understand that children are influenced by what they see and play with every day. Our goal is for children to develop their fine-motor skills and conceptual thinking by discovering and learning as they play with Chelona products. From the very beginning, Yoav Karasanti and his family put love and attention into everything they make to bring joy and delight to children.
Andy Loveland, the founder, decided to start Early Rider when he wanted to get his three-year-old son riding bikes, without training wheels. Disillusioned with the products on offer, he set out to create a bike, which he could admire and his son would love. In 2006 the Early Rider Classic was born, and his son learned to ride. Early Rider is a British company based in London. Their approach to design, engineering and safety is utterly without compromise. They strive to produce fantastic pre school bikes that take fun, systematic and safe approach to teaching young children to ride. Their ambition is to get every child in the country mobile, without using stabilisers. They have combined British innovation with West coast style and world leading manufacturing. The result is a range of bikes unlike any others.
Welcome to the range of Early Rider learner bikes. The no-compromise approach to design, creation and safety ensure your child will learn to ride on one of the most stylish, perfectly made and safest bikes available. From the flame detailing to the bespoke framework, our classic design cues and uncompromising attention to detail will ensure your childs Early Rider will set them apart. The sit-and-go riding philosophy ensures all your child has to do is sit on, and go. The Learner Bikes are pedal-free so your child can focus on the stuff that matters, such as learning to balance. Using centuries-old principles, your child will improve his self-confidence, improve motor kills and be the coolest kid on the block. Age isn’t barrier either; the Early Rider Lite is suitable from 18 months up.
The patent-pending steering design is a standard feature on all Early Rider models. No mater how old your child is when they learns to ride, they’ll appreciate the additional confidence our system offers new starters. The restricted steering setting protects against overturning and gives your child the confidence required to grasp the principles of balance. More confident riders will appreciate the unrestricted setting – enjoying greater manoeuvrability and developing steering skills. Each one of our bikes surpass all European and US toy safety standards.
Every detail on the Early Rider is treated to design, build and safety features, which results in a range of bikes that is without compromise, or competitors. Watch your child grow and develop as they discover a whole new world, broadening their horizons and increasing their self-confidence.
Choosing the right brand is important for those who want the best. Real toys, such as those produced by fagus, invite children to be active, creative, to discover and adapt, and to let their imaginations run away with them. fagus toys are made of beech wood (the Latin word fagus = beech). At fagus, we consciously eliminate nails, screws and staples. fagus toys are interlocked, dowelled and glued together. The colourless varnish retains the structure and warmth of the beech wood. All fagusplaying functions have of a high educational value. The playing idea behind fagus has been well thought out, and tested both in theory and practice. Which is why fagus is not just any old toy, but rather an enduring and high-quality toy for children. The toys fagus dispose of an excellent national and international reputation. fagus stands for quality, security, reliability and service. The fagus toys are TÜV tested and carry the signs GS and . All models are recommended for left-hand and right-hand children. Büngern-Technik is a workshop for the handicapped. The workshop is supported by the Caritasverbandes für das Dekanat Bocholt e.V. (Caritas Association in the Decanery of Bocholt)
What is it Grimm's stays for? Our intend is to develop long-lasting toys, whose simple and reduced shape together with its beautiful coloring and inviting surface feel can be used for all ages - Products that want to be touched, again and again and which communicate our credo:Joy through color!
What is our intention?
help children discover and develop their own creativity through simple and reduced shapes -leave room for independent arrangements.
create pedagogical valuable toys for kids. Base here is the Waldorf education, whose aspects we try to integrate where possible. In parallel, Montessori education becomes more and more important for our design.
Support sensory perception in many different ways
create beautiful and decorative designs of wooden products for celebrating annual rituals and holidays.
invite adults to get away from it all by offering a possibility to break through the ordinary logical, linear thinking.
offer devices to support motor function in occupational therapy and logaoedics
bring colour into therapy.
Wood as a material We use mainly alder, lime, maple and cherry wood. Wood is natural and regenerative and stimulates the senses. It has texture, it is sometimes light, sometimes dark, it is hard or it is soft. It is rough or smooth andsmells good. It sounds different, it is heavy or it is light. It has its own temperature. Bacteria cannot reproduce on wood. If it breaks, it can easily be fixed and it is recyclable. This all is not true for plastic or metal. Most of the products are grinded by hand - that gives a more charming expression compared to machined products.
Colors and oils All used dyes are water based and in accordance with EN 71 harmless to your health and suitable for children toys. The same is true for the natural oil used.
Honors Many of our products have been recommended by „ Spiel gut“ ( good toy guide). See references in catalogue.
Children are our World We develop and discover for the most wonderful target group in the world – the children. Ever since the Habermaaß company was established in 1938, the company have focused on working for children. Our aim with our products and campaigns is to support their development, to make their life more exciting, more cheerful and more delightful in a nutshell, more what children deserve. Our claim is underpinned by the corporate philosophy "Top-quality products for children to use and enjoy". And it obviously works – our corporate family's brand names are by words for top quality, product reliability and environmental consciousness. Our quality management has been ISO 9001 certified since 1996.
Inventors for Children HABA is the ‘Inventor for Children’! We develop and produce innovative games and toys, unique products and accessories for the home that both children and adults find it hard to part with over the years, and that give them pleasure time and time again. Every year we expand our product range with so many new innovations. In fact we staff 15 inventors (designers) to generate these new products and games. With their creativity and their vast experience these designers see our products through from the first sketch to the finished model. And what success they’ve had! Many of their products have already been awarded national and international prizes for their top-quality, child-oriented design, such as ‘Design Plus’ or the ‘German Wooden Toy Design Prize’. Our games have also won many awards in recent years, including the ‘Game of the Year’ award and the ‘German Games Prize’.
"Naturally environmentally conscious! ‘We assume responsibility for our environment’ – that is one of the principles of our corporate philosophy. For us, that means minimizing the ecological impact within the bounds of the financially defensible. We are therefore constantly upgrading our production processes and ascertaining, evaluating and minimizing the use of raw materials, emissions and waste volumes on an ongoing basis. ISO 14001. The HABA corporate family passed Environment Standard ISO 14001. We therefore undertake to continue our policy of active protection of the environment – in every phase of production.
Top quality from Bavarian Forest at fair prices
To protect the local site, i.e. to preserve and generate jobs
Attractive products that train and enhance the children´s motor activities, intellectual capacities, and fun.
To combine nature with safety and fun
To be open to new ways and customers requests
European Standard EN 71 Safety in terms of toys means a complex subject. For decades, specialist from all areas of toys’ world have intensively made up their minds as to how any endangering of our children by toys can be excluded as far as possible. The result of that work is summarised in the Toys Safety Standard EN71, which has a binding effect on every market participant throughout Europe.
Any toy being offered in Europe for sale needs to conform with this safety regulation. This safety law does not only prescribe what safety properties toys have to be provided with, but it also states in detail the tests that need to be made in order to enable such safety properties to be certified.
Paints & Dyes One of the most frequently asked questions in relation to wooden toys is that about paints and dyes. All dyed wooden toys are subjected to a chemical saliva and sweat test. Chemical substances as they are contained in human saliva and sweat, act in a humid oven climate on the dyed wood surface for several hours. In that connection, the dye must not come off to the test stripes when such stripes are drawn away. If, however, the dyed surface is exposed to mechanical impacts (e.g. gnawing, nibbling, scraping as for instance during teeth growth), then wooden toys cannot be prevented from exhibiting traces caused by such scratching and gnawing, thus releasing dye particles as well. Such release, however, is absolutely harmless, as the dyes applied are subjected to rigorous tests themselves. For all wooden toy paints pigments are used that, again, clearly remain under the yet very low limit values set forth in the EN71 EUROPEAN STANDARD and that can be described as heavy metal-free. Every production batch is tested at the paint manufacturer itself and certified as an EN71 paint. Such paints are known as toy paints and absolutely harmless to health, even in case of being swallowed.
HOLZTIGER toys are all handmade. First of all, the contours are stamped out on wooden boards, then the figures are cut out with a saw. A number of different steps follow to smooth off the rough surfaces and edges. The wood is then primed and finish-sanded - a process which results in a particularly smooth and soft surface. Next, the figures are hand-painted with water paints. To make the figures resistant to perspiration and saliva, each figure is subsequently painted - also by hand - with a water lacquer. Once the HOLZTIGER logo is burnt in, the final step is a trip to quality control before the wooden figure is released for its journey to the playroom!
Playing quality Children learn by touching and identifying the objects around them and by imitating the actions of their elders. Initially, they explore their immediate environs, become acquainted with house pets and farm animals and then go on to discover new and unknown animals in the zoo or local forests. The identification factor of HOLZTIGER toys with these experiences is high, allowing children to relive what they have learnt in real life or nature.
And to make sure that playing and learning also stimulates a child's imagination, the forms of the figures are reduced to the minimum. The result? Timeless and beautifully stylised wooden animals which allow a child's imagination to develop fully while playing and having fun.
Paints and colours HOLZTIGER paints its figures with water-based acrylic paints (so-called water paints), which are totally non-toxic. The grain of the wood is still visible even after painting, so that the full character of the wood is retained. In choosing the colours for its wooden figures, HOLZTIGER dipped into all the most colourful pots, because vibrant colours are known to awaken a child's desire for exploration and discovery. The rich colours are complemented by the friendly faces painted onto the wooden figures.
Product safety HOLZTIGER wooden figures conform with the European Directives for Toys (DIN EN 71). The non-toxic paints and varnishes are furthermore subject to constant quality controls by the state supervisory authorities. Over and above this, HOLZTIGER makes additional voluntary commitments to quality and safety. For example, every wooden figure has an additional topcoat of satin-finish water paint to make it resistant to perspiration and saliva. A HOLZTIGER whale will even "survive" a short swim in the bathtub without its colours fading!
PlanToys® Wooden Toys – An Eco-Friendly Delight for Children
Made in harmony with nature, PlanToys' magical wooden toys are particularly popular with ethically-minded parents. From simple wooden building blocks to toy cars and doll's houses with plenty of furniture and lovingly made dolls – PlanToys is all about attention to detail, quality and environmentally-friendly manufacturing without the use of toxic chemicals. No wonder that PlanToys has won so many prizes and awards around the world for its wooden toys and its eco-friendly production methods. In Germany and Austria, the Stadlbauer Gruppe from Salzburg handles sales of all PlanToys products.
PlanToys presents a wide range of products for preschool boys and girls in four large areas. In "PlanCity" children play life in a town and can design their own small metropolis with buildings, car parks, train tracks and cars. "PlanDollhouse" has everything owners of doll houses love: lots of small and meticulously crafted pieces of furniture and wonderfully designed dolls, which are all quite comfortable in the new house.
Infants are delighted by the range of fun pull-along figures that PlanToys has put ogether in the "PreSchool" segment. The robust and colourful "PlanActivity" play worlds are ideal for older toddlers. The large excavators, fire engines or real off-road vehicles with natural functions are heaps of fun for kids. They can build their own adventure playground, board a pirate ship or search for Noah's Ark. All of PlanToys' wooden toys are made using wood from rubber trees that no longer supply rubber.
The wood is dried and formed using a special method and is then painted with natural and toxic-free colours. As far as health is concerned, when it comes to having fun with PlanToys, there are no concerns.
Quality From our beginnings, we have traditionally manufactured the majority of our products in our own factory so that, with the exception of a very few products, all of our products proudly bear the “Made in Germany” mark. We monitor all of our products from the development stage right through to manufacture so that we can offer our customers the best possible guarantee of quality.
During the manufacturing process all components are subject to continuous quality control procedures which is how we are able to guarantee our high quality standards.
Safety Selecta toys are manufactured in compliance with current European and international standards. Our products are tested in accordance with the European standard for toys, from the earliest development phases through to their introduction to market. Our products are also tested by the T?V Product Service for compliance with European Standard EN71 and are certified with the GS safety mark. Our products are also tested and certified to ensure compliance with US standard ASTM.
Surface finishing As a natural material, wood can be safely put into a child’s mouth. Selecta only uses environmentally-friendly and totally safe paints and lacquers which comply with EN71 and US safety standard ASTM. We were one of the first manufacturers to provide our products with an additional coating of beeswax, which naturally finishes the surface with a very soft, velvety coating. Using a special transfer printing process, we are able to print colourful illustrations onto the wood itself. This process enables us to produce very bright and brilliant colours, as well as providing a strong scratch-resistant surface which can withstand saliva.
Warning Selecta is legally obliged to attach warning notices to their products. The purpose of these is to guarantee that the toy is used properly. They also provide additional information about its use and age-based suitability. The intention of the legislature is that this will counteract any risks which could occur by children using the toys incorrectly. We would therefore recommend that you observe these warning notices and retain them for future use.
Environment Our objective is to sustain and protect our environment and to this end we have already put in place a number of measures and are continuously working to improve these further. We primarily work with native woods, especially maple and in order to ensure that we do not fell more trees than are re-planted, we support sustainable forestry by working with PEFC/FSC-certified timber companies. We use the woodchips left over from our production processes to meet our company’s entire heating requirement and continuously monitor and improve our production processes to make further energy savings and prevent CO² emissions.
About The Company: Sirch has developed in the last thirty years from the craft traditions of coachbuilding to a modern industrial enterprise whose manufacturing processes focus on the production of a range of wooden goods. These include basic packaging goods such as palettes and chests, sports goods such as toboggans, furniture and our range of SIBI wooden toys.
Location: Based in southern Germany's Alpine foothills, the company currently employs a workforce of about fifty on a production site - owned by the company - of around 10,000 square metres. They process about 14,000 cubic metres of wooden raw materials each year. Their space-age production facility was designed in 1999 by the architects Baumschlager & Eberle from the Vorarlberg region. It combines a traditional design concept with radical construction methods and features time and again in the international press.
Product Design: Their design ethos stems from empathy with the elemental, with simplicity and with tradition. This approach governs the work of Wolfgang Sirch and Christoph Bitzer and is unmistakable in the designs they produce together. The great majority of new developments take place in the factory itself using the materials and processes to hand. All Sirch products are of the highest quality and maintain a high commitment to traditional craft techniques.
SIBIs: The product line which came into being in 2000 owes its name to the two designers SIrch and BItzer: their initials forming the basis of this simple but memorable brand name. They rejected the mostly static, practical but ugly, design and construction of most wooden toys currently available They favoured a design concept based on powerful aesthetic principles - the kind of toys that would look good even in the most chic, modern house, beautiful enough to leave out, not tidy away. The two children's ride-ons Max and Flix represented the first moves in this direction, followed by further models in a classic collection including rocking horses, a doll's pushchair, a new take on the traditional baby walker, and a wheelbarrow. The miniature house 'Villa SIBI' was created as the foundation stone in the theme of architectural models for play and would also look good on the boardroom sideboard of any architectural practice.
All goods have been tested for children's use by the German technical safety authority Tüv and the well-respected consumer association 'Spiel-gut' have awarded their recognition to most of the models in the SIBI range.
The People: Wolfgang Sirch and Christoph Bitzer were both born in 1964 and grew up together in Memmingen, Southern Germany. Wolfgang went on to study interior design at the Fachhochschule, Rosenheim and Christoph is an accomplished sculptor. They have been working together in the area of product design since 1994.
has set for itself the mission to make children play all over the world in a fun, educational, safe and always new way.
Change the game, not the toy!
Not only a claim but the finding of an in-depth study of the real needs of children. We believe that it’s really important for a child to grow fond of his toys, beacuse it helps him to discover all their aspects and to experiment with the imagination the possibilities of play offered by them.
Construction toys have always been the ones which make children happier: mounting and dismounting to create always new toys is fun and helps children to grow up.
So we have made HYBO, a line of wooden toys based on a modular play system that with its innovative solutions captures children’s attention and stimulates their sensorial and motor faculties as well their concentration and coordination capabilities.
HYBO is a world to discover!
cool, funky, unique, creative things for children to make and do
Not so long ago, our little company was born to tackle the wishes and worries of a well-intentioned mother of four who was determined to spend more quality ‘shared time’ with her kids. Tai was desperate to show her four media savvy children that there was indeed life beyond high tech toys and the TV remote. Whilst no-one would dispute that today’s whizzy, button-infested toys provide a good helping of convenient, no-fuss fodder for inquisitive minds. We can’t help suspecting that every once in a while it’s important to delve a little deeper in order to provide your kids with a jam-packed treasure trove of fun-filled childhood memories. We passionately believe that there’s nothing like fuelling your child’s imagination, creativity and curiosity with the odd session of sticking, fixing, fastening, mixing, moulding, painting and planting.
design & development It is company policy that we avoid designs that are already available in other markets. There is, after all, little point in us preaching endlessly about unleashing your child’s imagination if we aren’t at least prepared to lead by example. The Little Experience die hards are attracted to our toys because they know they will not be able to find anything like them anywhere else. Nothing makes us glow with pride more than our rather nifty, not to mention distinctive, packaging. Other companies might revel in slick, computer generated modular packaging, but we remain quietly confident that our homespun illustrations and contemporary look is where we want to be. Our natural, unbleached cotton canvas bags and recycled paper packaging provides a real willingness by our company to be socially responsible wherever possible.
safety first Absolutely and unashamedly our top priority! Our entire range is safety certified to the highest European, American and Australian standards.
development guide This guide has been carefully formulated to match a child’s natural progress, whilst nurturing all the skills and senses integral to your child’s development.
creative juices: Encourages children to appreciate their imagination, by providing them with plenty of scope to display their visual and manual dexterity.
mental challenges: A series of consistently creative ideas aimed at encouraging thought and concentration in young minds.
nature’s wonders: Activities geared to help children understand and appreciate the amazing natural environment in which they exist.
hand eye co-ordination: Champions the all important development of hand to eye co-ordination and manual dexterity.
social interaction: Activities designed to inspire team play and interaction between children (and keen parents)
artistic development: Initiatives designed to nurture a child’s untapped artistic and creative abilities.
life skills: Handy skills that are not only beneficial now but in later life.
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