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SKANEATELES, NY — We’ve all been to baby showers—we’ve measured bellies and participated in silly games, but time after time, we face the question of what to gift. Not everyone is crafty enough to make a diaper cake and the onesie won’t last 6 months. The best idea is to give something memorable. The heirloom toy is, without a doubt, your best bet. It will provide hours of fun and entertainment for the child, it has a sentimental undertone for the mom-to-be and it has a long shelf life. You’ll be the favorite “Auntie” in the room.
Here at HABA, we are the exclusive U.S. retailer of Moover heirloom toys, a luxury brand of Danish-designed mobile wooden toys with traditional craftsmanship that can be passed down for generations. The collection of Moover toys includes brightly colored pieces babies can push and ride on as they begin to explore their environment. We carry two versions of trucks, a baby walker, a baby carriage and – the classic — a rocking horse.
Not only will the child love these toys, the push and ride movement aids the cultivation of motor skills, which is critical in the developmental process. According to a study by the United States Sports Academy as published in The Sport Journal, a direct correlation exists between “a preschool child’s level of proficiency in motor skills and the level of their physical fitness in adolescence.”
The Moover toys at HABA USA are genuinely the gift that keeps on giving – for the child through toddler-hood, and then for the family for generations to come.
Since we’re talking classics here, as a little taste of what Moover from HABA has to offer, consider the Moover Rocking Horse, which comes in both natural wood and red.
The Moover Toys’ Rocking Horse will quickly become your little one’s favorite toy! It will teach them to rock by experiencing how a repeated body movement is transformed to the rocking movements of the horse. With Moover Toys’ special “brake curve,” safety is also a priority, ensuring that the horse does not rock too high. The unique seat is designed to ensure that the child sits securely and protected. This results in a safe position during the rocking and prevents the child from touching the floor.
Like all Moover items, the assembly is quick and easy, with no tools required, and the Rocking Horse is very secure. It is constructed with Linden and Bass wood and, of course, is colored with non-toxic, water-based stains. It’ll be a fixture in that child’s playroom and bedroom, well, probably until they have their own children.
HABA takes great pride in designing, creating and offering only the finest toys and children’s items available anywhere. The items can be found at premier toy shops throughout the country which carry our brands. Start a family tradition today.
SKANEATELES, N.Y. – We talked with a Grandpa the other day and caught him waxing poetic about the toys of his memory. His favorite thing had been a wooden wagon that carried all of his other toys around, not to mention a few cats. His brother favored a Fire Engine truck – and it had to be white. His daughter, now grown, never parted with a plush panda bear and, a little bit tattered like the Velveteen Rabbit, it still stays cozy propped on her pillow to this day.
It’s interesting to see things like this in other people’s homes, as well. A wooden rattle from a childhood more than eight decades ago displayed prominently on a visible bookcase. A scooter rescued from the basement storage compartment of an old woman by her son who hadn’t seen since he abandoned it for a bicycle some 50 years ago. A doll with one eye and yellowing and tattered clothing who, if memory served, was last seen at a tea party in 1964.
What all of these toys had in common was that they were – are – cherished. Toy boxes then and now were/are full of fun things to play with, but every child has that favorite toy that goes beyond fun. That toy transcends its toy-ness and ceases to be simply fun, but rather takes on a life as if it was part of the child’s DNA. Forever. Want proof? Ask anyone of any age about that “special toy” and you’ll get a full description; if they have somehow lost it over the years they will admit that it feels like a part of them is gone.
And let’s be honest – the “special” toys for people aren’t the loudest, the most faddish or even the most popular at the time. They are classics. The stand the test of time and the rigors of a three-year-old’s play habits, only slightly worse for the wear. Something new can cause excitement for a period of time, and the old toy might sit on the shelf or in the bottom of the toy chest for a period of time. But when that kid goes off to college, the classic toy goes along.
HABA knows a thing or two about classic, cherished toys. After all, we’ve been making fine hand-crafted toys since the 1930s, and many children of our acquaintance (or “inner children”) still have their favorite HABA creation from 10, 20, 30 even 60 years ago.
It is never too late to get a classic for your own child or grandchild and HABA has a few suggestions that have been proven winners – true keepsakes – in our stable of fine toys for decades that remain in our line today.
One of the key toys that has become a part of children’s lives and memories since we introduced it way back in 1974 is the Classic Duck Pull toy. This treasure is a hand-crafted wooden duck, made of beech wood and colored with non-toxic water-based stains, featuring a nylon cord for pulling. The Duck wobbles happily from side to side and is so popular with the 1- to 2-year old set that the only complaint we’ve ever had in nearly 40 years is that all of the other toys available to the child sit by idly. It is colorful – natural wood body and wings, red bill and wheels, and a yellow crown – and is an imaginative toy that invigorates play and teaches the basics of locomotion. Since the child him- or herself makes it work, it is highly interactive – and hard to give up when playtime’s over.
The Classic Duck Pull toy for a child today is a chief candidate for being the very toy that that child’s children will be playing with in the late 2030’s.
Another favorite that quickly takes on cherished status for the just-ready-to-walk crowd is HABA’s Walker Wagon. When we introduced this marvel in 1994 we quickly discovered from our retailers and customers that it was an instant classic – a toy that other mother’s saw and went out and bought for their toddlers. (Turns out they had to because even in a room full of toys and children, every child wanted to push the Walker Wagon and sharing at this age is a developing characteristic).
With a sturdy construction and a high degree of stability for safety, this rugged wagon is made of hand-crafted wood, colored with non-toxic stains, and features rubber wheels on wooden rims. There’s a seat in the front for a much-loved teddy bear or doll, or for a brother or sister to hitch a ride. There is also a storage compartment behind the seat for taking along other children’s utensils and stuff. Once again, it is a highly interactive toy that will get played with constantly, and it will remain a cherished part of that child’s life, well, forever.
Another classic in the HABA line from 1974 is our highly popular Catch Me Game that keeps kids aged 3 to 5 occupied for hours. Also highly interactive, each player has his little mouse on the table. The all-decisive dice throw lies hidden under the beaker which the cat lifts all of a sudden; the mice have to run for their lives when the previously agreed color or number appears. This game helps children recognize colors, it hones fine motor skills, it teaches numbers, and since it involves 2 to 7 players it stresses cooperation and just a little competition between children. With the same set there are also two other games that the children can play – Mouse Picnic, where the cat tries to catch as many mice as possible while the mice try not to be caught; and, Watch Out Mouse! Where the cat player has to catch the mouse whose color he or she rolls. Plenty of fun, fun learning, and a game they will remember even when they leave childhood.
And let’s not forget our own 30-year-old – the large Marble Ball Track Building Set, introduced in 1982 and a wonderful plaything that we just knew was an instant classic the moment it was released.
This flexible play system, which has fairly grown over the years, consists of tracks, bends, building blocks and balls. It was developed by our head designer, Horst Dwinger, and is every bit as exciting today as it was on the first day.
“With the ball track, children experience things for life,” says Dwinger. “Thinking in three dimensions and experiencing physical laws works better with ball track pieces and building blocks than it does with any other toys. I want to help children to have significant experiences. And I want to encourage parents to give their children this classic toy with its many options. They will be amazed at everything that can be made out of building blocks.”
A selection of the many fine specialty toy stores around the country that carry HABA toys will help to bring the magic of the season to your home
SKANEATELES, NY – Many people find a lot of special things in the movie “Home Alone” and its sequels, particularly the warmth with which these films embrace Christmas.
Perhaps that is no more true than in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” where Kevin happens upon a very magical toy store, Duncan’s Toy Chest, and its proprietor Mr. Duncan who bestows upon the wide-eyed child a pair of turtle doves from the store’s Christmas tree.
Obviously the screen writer, John Hughes, had some nostalgic vision in his head of a long-ago toy store, or at least his idea of what a toy store should be, and with Mr. Duncan in the role of the benevolent elf he offered up his ideal toy store merchant. Duncan’s Toy Chest was warm and wonderful, decorated beautifully for the season, and the lighting suggested chest nuts roasting and the stockings hung by the chimney with care. The toys all appeared to be classics or one-of-a-kind or from a different era – or actually made by elves.
Oh, if we could only shop there.
The truth is we can, at any number of warm and wonderful specialty toy stores throughout the country. HABA is proud to be a supplier to many of these “benevolent elves” who undertake the toy business as more of a calling and avocation than merely a job or the department next to housewares.
HABA entrusts its toys to scores of such shops all across this country and we invite you to located one near you with our handy store locator on our website. While we can’t feature them all in a blog post for this Christmas season, we thought that highlighting a few of them here would bring back memories of Christmas Past, suggest avenues for Christmas Present, and set the tone for Christmas Future.
Kidding Around – New York City and Montclair, New Jersey
Like Duncan’s Toy Chest, the wonderful shops of Kidding Around are in New York City, one in the Grand Central Terminal, and another at 60 West 15th Street, both historic locations perfect for conjuring up visions of sugar plums. Oh, and there’s a third shop in the offering called Just Kidding Around, out in Montclair, New Jersey (597 Bloomfield Avenue), a place that will speak to the Christmas in any child (and his parents).
The Kidding Around toy shops have been voted “Best Toy Store in New York” by New York Magazine, and “Best Toy Store in New Jersey” in New Jersey Monthly Magazine. When you think about those honors, what with the competition in such an area, the “Wow Factor” simply increases.
The Kidding Around business is now 21 years old and, as the proprietors, er elves, say themselves, it is a “business centered on quality, value and customer service by offering merchandise selected with experience, knowledge and passion!”
For complete information visit http://www.kiddingaroundtoys.com/.
The Ark, as these three wonderful toy stores are known, takes its inspiration of course from Noah and, as such, has been paring children with high-quality toys since the late 1980s. The operation started in Sacramento, Calif. and was dedicated to providing customers with high-quality wooden, educational and imaginative toys and games that met Waldorf School standards. After a brief stint at another location The Ark settled in a quaint store in Noe Valley, San Francisco in 1997. It is there that The Ark began to expand its offering to include classic and all-around fun toys.
After several years of continued success, The Ark opened a larger location in Berkeley, California and started to carry top-of-the-line, exceptional and heirloom toys. The new mix of toys and games became legendary to the Bay Area and the stores continued to grow. With both stores flourishing, The Ark opened its flagship location in the prestigious Presidio Heights area of San Francisco.
For complete information visit http://www.thearktoys.com/.
jaZams – Princeton, New Jersey
jaZams bills itself as “Fabulous fun for everyone,” and if its website is any measure of that, this could be an understatement. The web is different, imaginative and an open invitation to explore, with such buttons as “What We’re Thinking,” “What’s going on” and “Meet the jaZamily.
Founded 1996, jaZams offers a wide selection of quality, imaginative toys and books for all ages. We especially liked the store’s blog item entitled “Playing at the Beach” which featured our own HABA Bucket with Spigot. The store’s blogger said “This is not your ordinary bucket. It has traveled to Puerto Rico and Malta with us on vacation and now we have it here. It collapses to fit easily into a beach bag and it has this incredible spigot that keeps a slow and steady stream coming out when you turn it on. My son never goes to the beach without it and all the other children line up to play with it!”
Jazam – that’s high praise and we appreciate it.
For more information visit http://www.jazams.com/Store/pc/splash.asp.
Barstons Child’s Play – Baltimore and Rockville, Maryland, Mclean, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Barstons Child’s Play has been serving the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area for over 26 years, and now counts five locations in its stable. Here you’ll find shelves are stocked with toys and games, puzzles and trains, books and music, arts and crafts, cards and party costumes, for children of all ages. The store entices customers to meander through its many sections and plenty of informed staff are on hand and willing to assist so you’ll never worry about a Birthday (or holiday) present again.
For locations, hours, directions and all things Barstons visit http://www.barstonschildsplay.com/.
Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne – Seattle and Bellevue, Washington
Once Upon a Time is just a marvelous name for a toy store as it neatly conjures up the whole notion of a child’s story or a storybook childhood. When you add on “On Queen Anne” there’s just extra magic. Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne, A Children’s Store, actually takes its name from its original location, on Queen Anne Ave. in Seattle, and at its second location in Bellevue they simply go with Once Upon a Time.
The stores’ proprietors’ own description sums up the shops well: “Browsing at Once Upon a Time is like searching for treasure in Grandma’s attic, if your grandma happens to be a collector of All Things Childhood. Our 5,000 square foot shop, in a 100-year-old two story converted house, features room after room of delights. Here you will find many local products and organic options as well as a unique selection of clothing and baby gifts. You will love the huge selection of European toys from Moulin Roty, Sevi, HABA, Kathe Kruse, Holztiger and others.”
For all the pertinent information visit http://www.queenannetoys.com/.
KangarooBoo – West Des Moines, Iowa
This Iowa stalwart is parent-owned by a couple who use their own children to help test products – always a good idea and, really, what kid wouldn’t want to have parents with their own toy store!?!
The owners say about their own store: “At KangarooBoo we pride ourselves in offering unique, exceptional quality wooden toys, handmade and handcrafted toys and smart children’s products. Our products are eco-friendly, made from sustainable materials and simply fun! Children learn best while they are playing. Our toys inspire creativity and offer open-ended play, encourage imagination and intellect.”
For complete details visit http://www.kangarooboo.com/.
Peapods – St. Paul, Minnesota
Peapods suggests babies, and that is truly the peapods – Natural Toys and Baby Care mission with, of course so much more. This store, in historic St. Paul, boasts, “Our products are made of natural materials like cotton, wool, silk, and wood or environmentally-friendly alternatives like natural rubber or recycled plastics. We strive to purchase our other products from other small, family-based businesses. In fact, unlike many catalog and internet retailers, we specify exactly where each product is made.”
Peapods offers a variety of high-quality toys – many from HABA – but it also carries such baby-centric items as baby slings, cloth diapers and wraps – indeed, peapods is an advocate for cloth diapers.
For complete details visit http://www.peapods.com/index.htm.
Geppetto’s Toy Box – Oak Park, Illinois
Speaking of great names, it’s a wonder that there aren’t a ton of toy stores called Geppetto’s. After all, Geppetto in the famous story of Pinocchio was a classic wooden toy maker – no lie! This family owned gem was the 2009 Parent’s Pick Award Winner for “Best Toy Store in Chicagoland,” and has been around since 2005.
Here’s how they describe their shop: “If you’re looking for quality toys that encourage imaginative play and learning, look no further than the heart of Oak Park, IL! This European-inspired toy shop in historic Oak Park focuses on wood and natural fiber toys from responsible manufacturers. From puzzles and games for the whole family, to world music and books, arts and crafts, or fabulous building toys, there’s something here for every age! Our bright, vibrant store remains warm and welcoming to all who stop in and we are committed to fabulous customer service and product knowledge.”
Get all the details at http://geppettostoybox.com/.
Cotton Babies – St. Louis, Missouri and Vancouver, Washington.
Here again is a toy store with babies in mind, not to mention in the name. In fact, the owner, Jennifer Labit, cares deeply about growth of the cloth diapering industry and was the founding chair of the Real Diaper Industry Association, a 501(c)6 trade association created for cloth diaper retailers, manufacturers, diaper services, media and other parties with an interest in the cloth diaper industry.
With a wide selection of baby gear and accessories, plus toys for the little ones up to “Big Kid Toys,” Cotton babies has two locations in St. Louis and another all the way up in the Northwest in Vancouver, Wash.
Ms. Labit’s philosophy for her store is that “every mom leaves our store feeling like a good mom.”
Nothing wrong with that.
Details can be found at http://www.cottonbabies.com/.
HABA retailers all over the country are dedicated to making this Christmas – and every toy buying experience – the perfect time. We are proud to have retailers whose commitment to quality, imaginative play and parenting is paramount to their mission. We have offered here some ideas on where to buy the right toys, and in your search for just the right thing for your child this season, check out all we have at www.habausa.com
For a great idea for a gift this season check out the following featured item, available at most of our retailers.
M2Moms® “Full Circle Award” recognizes leaders marketing to moms
CHICAGO, IL – Nov. 2, 2012 – Lea Culliton, President of HABA USA www.HABAusa.com, the US division of the German-based toy company specializing in European-crafted children’s products, was presented the “Full Circle Award” at the 8th Annual M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 22-24, 2012, Chicago www.m2moms.com. “The Award, now in its fourth year, is given someone who takes what they learned at M2Moms® and applies it in their business to improve their sales and marketing results with today’s moms,” stated Nan McCann, M2Moms® producer.
“After last year’s M2Moms® Lea presented what she learned to her corporate board in Germany and with their go-ahead literally reinvented and modernized the toy maker’s entire approach to marketing to moms. Today HABA is heavily engaged with moms on almost every digital channel,” McCann explained. “It’s gotten to the point that she’s become the go-to person for social media throughout her company and even the specialty toy industry as she sits on the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association (ASTRA) as a board member.
“Lea is a perfect example of what M2Moms® is all about,” McCann continued. “Sometimes people come to M2Moms® and life changes. Maybe they learn something that causes them to redo a plan and make it better. Perhaps they meet someone who is exactly the expert they need for a project. Or, they have a moment of inspiration that launches something new that never existed before.
“M2Moms® is dedicated to helping marketers improve their marketing efforts to today’s ever-evolving moms. Mom is the modern family’s most important decision maker in virtually every consumer industry and product category. It is precisely because of moms’ purchasing power that M2Moms® draws attendance from a truly diverse and comprehensive list of brands,” McCann added., “including Microsoft, Kellogg’s, Evenflo, IKEA, Mead Johnson, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, BBC, NBA, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola. They all recognize that marketing to moms is critical to continued brand growth and market share.”
M2Moms® is presented by Lifetime Television. M2Moms® sponsors include Title Sponsor: Yahoo!; Associate Sponsors: House Party, Ketchum, Mom Central, Destination Maternity, School Family Media, The Bump, WebMD, AOL, Mom 365, Weber Shandwick, The Motherhood, Fleishman Hillard, Publicis Kaplan Thaler; Showcase Sponsors: Quester, Carolina Pad, Experian, The God Box, Female Factor, Zeldis Research, GGP, VolunteerSpot, Habitat For Humanity/Women Build; Workshop Sponsors: Child’s Play Communications, The Marketing Store Worldwide, 360 PR, Specific Media, Eric Mower + Associates, Edelman, Ogilvy Public Relations & The Geppetto Group, Modern Family, Mom It Forward, Sway Group; Video Content Resource: Snippies. M2Moms® 2012 proudly supports the March of Dimes.
For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x11. M2Moms® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.
SKANEATELES, NY – One of the joys of being a little kid is making things move, and there’s no better place to start that locomotion than with a ball track set. Even the very little ones, 1 to 2 years old, will find hours of fun – not to mention hours of developmental learning – setting up a track, rolling a ball, and knocking down dominos.
Of course, anything with “ball” in it is sure to delight in any case. A father of our acquaintance noted that, contrary to the popular belief that “Mama” is often baby’s first real word, “ball” was first in his son’s vocabulary and even now in his teenage years remains a centerpiece of his world.
And while balls of every stripe are fascinating to the very young, maneuvering a ball on a track – actually having an active role (roll?) in the creative game – brings out the smiles like few other toys. He or she is having fun, repeating the steps and thinking up new ways to play the game, but parents, and toymakers, know that what’s really going on is skills building: hand-and-eye coordination, motor skills, problem solving.
HABA has several new ball track items in its catalog this fall that will, as the saying goes, get the ball rolling. It starts small, then progresses in play complexity, and then get really big – and the beauty is that these ball track toys all work together so the child in your life can mix and match and play for quite some time as the skills development level increases.
Start out, for the smaller kids, ages 1 to 2, with the My First Ball Track – Ball Ramp. This toy, made of beech wood, is basically a ball ramp that comes with three dominos for knocking over and a special effect ball that glitters, rings or rattles while rolling. On the top of the ramp there is a pivot point which holds the ball until the little one presses the squeaking button to get everything rolling. This game features the wonders of a rolling ball, cool noises as the action goes, and with the pivot point release button and the falling dominos it requires young children to reset the game and get actively involved. They will have a lot of fun and learn some great coordination skills in the process.
Once the child has mastered that and had his or her fill of fun, the next level is the My First Ball Track – Basic Pack that adds in a level of constructive play and learning. Here it’s a ramp with six curved pieces that are held together with eight colorful connecting blocks. There’s also a finishing block with a bell where the rolling ball lands, and the kit comes with a regular wooden ball and a special effects ball that rings, glitters or rattles while rolling. The slightly older child, 1-1/2 to 3, here is challenged to construct the curing ramp, so they have to figure out how it goes together – a fun, problem-solving exercise that will keep a kid rapt for hours.
Then you move up to My First Ball Track, which is the same sort of game only much larger – four ramps, eight curves, 12 colored connecting blocks, and then three dominos and three special effect balls.
Mix and match the three sets and the child will have endless hours of play and creative problem solving right through the pre-school years.
Now, you can also add in some other matching games from HABA to increase the fun – and the learning. Once again, the add-ons are games in and of themselves meant for slightly older children, but together with the ball track games they extend the life – and the fun – of all the games involved.
The first one to consider is the Building Block – Starter Pack Domino set that comes with 61 domino blocks in bright colors, six natural wood blocks, a block clamp, two wheel clamps, an arched clamp with a bell, and one wooden ball. This is a rolling, knock-down game, of course, but think of the education the children will get in constructing the chain-reaction knock-down action.
Then, of course, there’s the larger Building Blocks Basic Pack Domino set that adds in a couple of new items: two conveyor wheels, two metal rods with eyelets, and six marbles. Because of the marbles, this set is meant for the older children – 6+ — who are beyond the eating-the-toys phase, and the set is designed to provide even more constructive challenges to engage the youngsters’ imaginations and creative skills.
All of these ball track and domino toys are fashioned in Germany and primarily made of wood that is certified to be from sustainably harvested forests, as determined by PEFC, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, the world’s largest forest certification system, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
HABA, founded in the German forests more than 70 years ago, has a wide variety of toys and games for children of all ages, but wooden toys are at the heart of their heritage. These ball track and domino sets are centerpieces in the wooden toymaker’s artistry and they are made so well that your children’s children will enjoy playing with them as well 25 years or so hence.
HABA toys are available throughout the US and the world at finer toy stores. To find a retailer near you use our handy Store Locator. Get the ball rolling today!
SKANEATELES, NY – When it comes to wooden toys, the Germans have been masters of the art for centuries, and HABA, formed in the German forests in the 1930s and still headquartered there today, is a leading progenitor of that Teutonic mastery.
And while HABA has branched out into creating some exquisite toys and games from cloth and other non-wood materials, wooden toys remain the toymaker’s heritage and a mainstay of it offerings.
No wonder, really, in that education and development of children through creative playthings is at the heart of the HABA mission and wooden toys have been fulfilling that role since antiquity. Indeed, archeological evidence suggests that ancient peoples since even before the time of the classical civilizations used wood to fashion playful artifacts for their children that mirrored, in miniature form, the tools and the skills they would need in life. Digs at ancient sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have revealed child-sized spears, bows and arrows, and cooking utensils made of wood so children could “play” with the very things their own parents used for daily survival.
Today’s children most likely don’t have to master the skills of hunting and gathering, but toys still play an important role in their development almost right from the start of life. Creative toys teach hand-and-eye coordination, motor skills, and problem solving skills, among other things, and hand-crafted wooden toys haven’t lost their prominence in leading such skills training in spite of the growing popularity of plastic toys and electronic gizmos in recent years. For very young children especially, wooden toys still offer the best chance to boost a child’s own innate curiosity and imagination, just as they have for centuries. Besides, wonderful wooden toys like those from HABA are heirloom quality and will be played with by today’s children’s own kids 20 to 30 years hence; not many from the plastic/battery toy chest can make that assertion.
Two of the best examples of the wood toymaker’s skill in the HABA line are the Color Fun Pegging Game and the Rainbow House Pegging Game. Both games offer endless possibilities of fun and education for the pre-school set, with plenty of colorful blocks and pegs to attach to a board and each other.
The extra special part of these games is that both are made of beech wood, and are colored with water-based, non-toxic stains. The wood in each is harvested from forests certified as Sustainable Forest Management areas by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PECF), an international non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The HABA Color Fun Pegging Game features a peg board with 16 holes, and then 35 brightly-colored pegs and blocks that are interchangeable and offer endless possibilities for fun and imaginative play.
The HABA Rainbow House Pegging Game has 19 interchangeable parts, all brightly colored and featuring pieces painted to resemble house parts where the child can stack his or her own unique house.
In either case the play is totally up to the child, and both offer easy stacking that will enthrall the very young child as well as more complicated maneuvers that will delight the preschooler. In other words, these are wooden toys made to be played with, and learn from, for quite some time in a youngster’s life.
And they will be there when that youngster grows up and treats a future youngster to the delightful experience.
HABA toys are available at finer toy shops throughout the country. To find a retailer visit our Store Locator page on the website. HABA prides itself on the fact that children love playing with its toys, blissfully unaware of how this fosters their development, so we are sure parents will love them too.