Wooden toys; there’s just something about them isn’t there? I’m not sure what the appeal is, whether it’s their old fashioned charm or the fact that they feel far more educational. I can’t put my finger on it, but I’m drawn to them. In our house we’ve got trolleys, buses and blocks, but there’s one toy I’ve coveted for a while… a Grimm’s Rainbow. I’d stalk them online and get envy at photos on Instagram that showed them off. So when One Hundred Toys contacted me and offered to send me one in return for an honest review, well, I couldn’t say no now, could I?
Grimm’s Rainbow (12 Pieces)
The Grimm’s rainbows are infamous. They’re handcrafted with simple designs before being hand-dipped in non-toxic food dye. This gives them a instantly recognisable style; matte, textured and vibrant. The rainbow is one of the best known pieces; available in the original colours, pastel shades, monochrome or natural versions, they’re a classic. A Grimm’s rainbow looks beautiful on display but the true fun starts when you let your little ones loose with it. Instantly it’s a range of tunnels and bridges for cars, a stacking set, curves to rock on the floor or even bits to bash your mother on the head with, if your child is anything like mine.
Does it live up to the hype?
I love the vibrancy of the colours and it feels like great quality. Put simply, it is gorgeous. That said, it’s £57.95 which isn’t cheap so I’d expect it to look good and last well for that price. I like the fact that it’s a toy that will encourage my son’s imagination – paired with some wooden people, it would be ideal for that. It’s a nice size at 38cm long and 18cm wide and the individual rainbow curves are all hunky enough to be handled by little people day in day out. I’d be a bit worried about how well it would last if it was beaten around the living room like most of our toys. Especially at that price. But that’s just me wanting to keep it pristine because it’s so darn picture worthy.
What about One Hundred Toys?
I’m a big fan of the concept behind the One Hundred Toys store. They support the fact that children don’t need mountains of toys, they just need the right ones to support their education and development. All their toys are focussed on encouraging your children to use their imaginations, something we all want, right? Best yet, they categorise their toys by age range, so if you’re looking for a gift or aren’t 100% sure on what’s suitable for your little one, you can rest assured you’ll find something suitable. The only downside is I want to get my hands on it all – and so does he!