This great set of brightly colour dipped blocks from Ostheimer is wonderful for any play but especially suited for making a simple Circus.
A harmoniously coloured building block set populate with a director, clown, lion and sea lion perfect for a small play scene. These simple Waldorf blocks are ideal for tots who are learning how to build simple towers as well as older children building a fantasy world for their circus family. This block set will help to teach children how to balance blocks with care, identify different colours and shapes and inspire imaginative play. The blocks come on a tray, making it a fantastic toy for playing with at home as well as on the move and the figures can be used in a story sack for fairy tales. We love that this toy can be used creatively and inspire children to play imaginatively for years to come.
Product details: Age: 18 months +. Made in: Germany since 1940. Size: 30 x 30cm approx. Material: This play set is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
In 1959, Margarete Ostheimer, a Waldorf teacher (Steiner) in Germany, designs and crafts together with her father a collection of toys, in what is today known as the typical distinctive Ostheimer style, which enliven the imagination. In her own words: “It is the fantasy of our children alone that breathes life into the seemingly stiff wooden figures, the form and colour of which purposely have been reduced to an essential minimum. It is apparent how little coaching our children need to dive into their worlds.”