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5 Toys for Toddlers & PreSchoolers that Have Serious Shelf Life

5 Toys for Toddlers & PreSchoolers that Have Serious Shelf Life

Posted by Andrea Elliott on May 28th 2021

Here at HABA, we don't just create toys to keep the kids "entertained" - we develop time-tested toys, games and other inventive playthings that encourage young minds to explore, thus helping to develop their fine motor skills and stimulate their creativity. Most importantly, we intend for our products to be enjoyed by a broad range of children.  It's no surprise that time and time again we hear the words "timeless", "classic" and "simple" from parents and caregivers in regards to our toys.  It's something we love to hear, and something we're very proud of. Children don't need fancy toys, with lights, sounds and movement to keep them "entertained." Children need simple toys, that give them the opportunity to think on their own and play in their own way.  When children are given the opportunity to play with open-ended toys and objects, this encourages them to get involved, experiment with different outcomes, and to actually participate in play not just sit back and watch.

The famous educator Maria Montessori once said: “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” Children need to be allowed the opportunity to exercise their imagination! The simpler the toy, the more opportunity children have to use that toy in any way they want.

Here are five toys from HABA USA sure to have serious "Shelf Life" in your household and are guaranteed to help children (and even adults!) exercise their imagination!

Orchard Maze Magnetic Game - Our best-selling tabletop game line "Orchard" now has a magnetic maze companion! Use the magnetic pen to help the orchard friends pick and sort the green apples, red cherries, yellow pears and purple plums! This engaging maze game helps develop your little learner's fine motor skills and improve concentration while simultaneously developing the pincer grasp. The enclosed design makes this perfect for travel and on the go, while providing educational, screen-free fun!

Color Pie - How many pieces of the pie will it take? This arranging game includes many pieces, colors and difficulties to allow kids of all ages to enjoy while learning. Double sided colored paper patterns are included to stimulate the child's creativity and help teach spacial connectivity & fractions.

Palette of Pegs

Rainbow Whirls Pegging Game - There is no right or wrong way to have fun when it comes to the Rainbow Whirls. Heirloom quality, colorful, provides open-ended play, and improves fine motor skills. It can be used across a wide range of ages, which means your money is even better spent!

Geo Shape Tack Zap - This best-selling set for toddlers and pre-schoolers helps develop hand-eye coordination, color and shape recognition, concentration skills and creativity. Suggested designs are included, but we encourage tapping out original patterns for endless fun!

Creative Stones - 3D Arranging Game The different colored blocks of our Creative Stones 3D arranging game can be used to create a variety of patterns and designs! But that's not all! The blocks are 3-Dimensional, varying in size and shape and can be recombined to build new structures. Whether children play alone or with others, their imagination will know no bounds!