Recently, I was lucky enough to discover Georgian Wood Toys. When I say lucky, I really mean it. Being able to see, feel, and enjoy the toys this company offers is absolutely an enjoyable experience. Since 2002, this company has been the sole provider of these toys imported from Georgia in North America. The store invites visitors to their website to “come in, become a little child again, and share our enthusiasm.” If you take them up on their offer, you will not be disappointed.
Ooh and I love their mission! Their aim is for their toys to all have meaning, be artistic, and be of quality.
I’ve obviously reviewed several companies that have wooden toys. What I appreciate about this company is that they explain just why wooden toys are so special:
- The child touches natural substances receiving the subtle nurturing qualities of warmth vs. the numbing forces of cold received through synthetic substances.
- Allows space for the growth of the creative imagination.
- Toys of natural substances radiate beauty.
- Non-toxic finishes
This wonderful company sent me a family of bendy dolls to review. These are the most precious little dolls ever! The details are so splendid. All the little hand painted details make these not just dolls, but art. Their little handmade clothing makes me so happy. Folks, these aren’t just dolls to be thrown about-they are heirlooms. They are called bendy dolls because the material used to make their hands and legs can be bent and shaped to do all kinds of activities. Below is a picture of Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, little girl, and little boy. They each retail for $18.70.
Here is a pic of the Grandma doll riding one of the turtles they sent. Notice all of grandma’s little details. She has her painted on hair in a bun,glasses, sweet pink little cheeks. I just love her.
Here is a picture of the Dad doll. Because they are handmade there might be slight differences. The top one is the doll I have.
Isn’t the little girl sweet? I just love her little hat.
There are so many ways these little dolls can be played with. Every child has a story to tell and these dolls are the perfect tools to tell the stories. Just today, we used the dolls to tell the story of Hansel and Gretel!
The next items I was sent to review are these cute little monkeys. Georgian Toys describes this set as “Mother Monkey teaching her baby how to look for food.” Sells for $11.95 a piece or $28.00 for the family. My daughter loves playing with the monkeys and making them swing from imaginary treetops. The wood is so smooth it provides a delightful sensory experience for your little one.
Next up, we have this family of turtles. Today, we used them to reenact the story of the turtle and the hare.
This is just one of those stores where I have to share as much as possible. So…I’m going to go through each of their categories and show you my favorite picks. However, I encourage you to visit their website yourself to find your own favorite. Several different types are offered under each category.
Wow, I’m so excited about these toys!
Here is the Adam, Eve, tree, and snake toy.
Several different animals are offered by my favorite is this set with a dog, doghouse, dish, and bone. Imagine the creative play this could bring!
My favorite is this elephant family.
What cute little squirrels.
I love this peacock so much!
The items are so unique!
Have you ever seen a toy well before? I haven’t!
I just adore this swing for the bendy dolls-
Train set on bridge-
Here are tree people-
Click here to be taken directly to their website. Here shortly I will be having a giveaway for one of these items. The company was sweet enough to pass these on to me and I plan to pass along the love (though the toy will be oh so hard to part with!) I’d love to hear what you think of them. I’ve noticed that reviews with giveaways get so many more comments than those without giveaways. When I do a review, the companies read the comments. If you appreciate companies offering these types of toys, be sure to leave a comment so the companies know how you feel! When I do have that giveaway, what I’m going to do is give anyone who enters 5 extra entries for commenting on this post! Stay tuned for the giveaway in a few weeks.Comments will be closed on this post in 2 weeks to be fair.