We at The Baby Cubby, are always looking for new fresh brands to bring a new element to our inventory, and we think we've found just the thing! Say goodbye to the same old play routine, because we've got some magical old-school toys to add to your playtime!
If you miss the days of simple toys that sparked imagination without all the bells and whistles, you'll love Hape. These toys are made with high-quality wood for a safe and durable material that gives your child memorable experiences. Hape is a company that provides countless new twists on old-school type toys, with a focus on social responsibility to boot. Here are some of our favorites that we'll be carrying at The Baby Cubby:
For Babies and Littles:
Colors are always entertaining, but even better in this new cross between old-school blocks and a rattle toy. With adjustable shaping and a convenient one-piece design, your little one will enjoy chewing, grabbing, and exploring all the workings of this toy's colorful moving parts.
If you've ever wanted to get out the magnifying glass for your toddler, but thought better of it because of safety reasons, know that there is a child-safe option! Hape has created a sturdy and safe magnifying glass, so your child can explore and see the world up close!
Hape Toys Star Magnifier
Stimulate your toddler's senses with this amazing rainstick: Beaded Raindrops. Sound, sight, and touch are all part of the experience and it comes in both the Blue style, and the Red (pictured below).
Hape Toys Beaded Raindrops - Red
Sometimes the best toys are the ones that move with you, like this Wonder Wagon. If your new little walker needs some extra help, or just loves to bring his toys everywhere, this is the perfect little accompaniment for him!
Hape Toys Wonder Wagon
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:
If your little one has the need for speed, or likes building things, try out the bamboo versions of these common vehicles and equipment: The E-Chopper, E-Copter, E-Drifter, and E-Dozer. You can help your child's mind and knowledge develop a surprising amount with these skillfully constructed toys. Talk about the difference between vehicles at a construction site and what each one does. Or, draw attention to specific parts on the car, or motorbike, to explain how they both help you travel quickly.
Hape Toys E-Drifter
Hape Toys E-Dozer
If you think your child might enjoy a smaller version of a vehicle that they can easily hold in their hands, options include the Mighty Movers and Might Minis collections pictured below.
Hape Toys - Itty Bitty Heli
Hape Toys Mighty Mover - Low Rider
The sky is the limit and there's no "right" way to play. But remember to listen to the narrative your child gives as they play--you might learn something new from them, too.
Hape Toys Sky Flyer - Orange
While you're playing outside in the fresh air and sunshine, you can have these awesome Sand Art toys at the ready. You can do these sand art activities inside or out, just make sure to help your little one plan their desired design before pouring. Pour sand into the desired areas, and mix and smooth until you're happy with the product. Then, just simply brush off any excess sand, and you've got yourself a wonderful creation that will make your child proud. They also double as a great sensory activity!
In this crocodile puzzle, you'll find an intriguing twist on the regular wooden puzzle; while the pieces come out and fit back together again, more colorful crocs remain hiding beneath! Let your child find that things aren't always what they seem in this unique layered puzzle experience.
Hape Toys George Luck Puzzles - Crocodiles
Hape Toys Block Puzzle - Zoo Animals
Nature is often complex and many-layered, and this puzzle teaches that! Animals coexist in a diverse and in-depth ecosystem, so why shouldn't their puzzle reflect that? If you think one or two layers is fun, wait until your kids experience the excitement of seeing layer after layer of smiling colorful animal.
Hape Toys George Luck Puzzles - Grasslands
Geometry and physics are both part of the learning that goes on with this Mesmerizing Maze, but the best part is that it keeps most little ones totally immersed and occupied (which is what every mother wants!). Direction and colors play a role, along with learning basic problem solving skills.
Hape Toys Magnetic Maze - Mesmerizing Maze
If your child loves to create, rearrange, or build, this Master Workbench is going to dazzle and entertain for hours on end. Take a moment to explain each tool and what it accomplishes, while giving them the space to learn and explore what they can do with the tools at hand. Along with the Fix-It Tool Box, your curious child will have all they've ever wanted!
Hape Toys Master Workbench
Hape Toys Fix-It Tool Box
Those looking for more game-oriented toys will love the Rainbow Bowl, which offers a new way to have fun. Just teach them the basic rules of bowling, and show them just how fun it is to get a strike!
Hape Toys Rainbow Bowl