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New Vendor: Timberworks Toys by Kitty Robertson Morse, Heirloom Wooden Toys

October 25, 2010

We’ve recently introduced a new line of building kits to our site called Timberworks Toys, and they are so much fun I wanted to tell you about them in more detail here.  The owner, Chris Heston, contacted us last summer to see if we wanted to include them on our site and after talking to him for awhile, I was convinced they would be a great addition to Heirloom Wooden Toys.

Heirloom Wooden Toys, Timberworks, airplane, wooden toys, building kits, educational toys, learning toysChris is a cabinet maker, and was inspired to create Timberworks Toys for his young son.  The scale of the timbers – up to 24” -, combined with the wheels, connectors (“widgets”), platforms and gables mean you can build an unlimited number of really cool things!  We took our sample kit to a homeschool conference in August, and were amazed to see how engaged the kids were with the toys.  Some kids came back many times over the weekend to play with them.  That was what really convinced me that these are a truly innovative and well-designed toy that kids understand and are inspired by.

Just last week, Timberworks Toys were awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Best Toy of 2010!  The reviewer emphasized the educational quality of the kits, including a mention of the curriculum enhancements available free online, with ideas on using Timberworks to add another dimension of learning at school or at home.  Imagine, you are reading the Little House books, and you can build a log cabin of your own that’s big enough to really play with!  Or, you’re reading about the Wright Brothers and can build an airplane to help cement your learning.

Heirloomwoodentoys, Timberworks, Cabin, building kits, educational toys, learning toys, wooden toysAnother aspect of Timberworks Toys that’s worth noting is Chris’ commitment to making them here in the USA, so only American suppliers have been chosen to provide materials.  I love the hands-on, natural approach to play that Chris has captured with these toys.  My own kids are 16 and 13 and have had a blast playing with our samples so I think they would be great for just about any kid who loves to put stuff together.  Keep them in mind for a spectacular holiday gift!

If you are looking to buy a gift or toy for your child or grandchild, think of Heirloom Wooden Toys where we provide sustainable, safe wooden toys, games and furniture that will last for generations to come.  You can shop by Age, Price, Brand, or just browse hundreds of products for all kinds of kids.  Many of our products are Made in the USA so you can support businesses that are keeping jobs at home.  Looking for custom products?  We have a large selection of items that can be personalized or engraved with your name or message.  Free Shipping on orders over $99!  Contact Kitty Robertson Morse at kitty@heirloomwoodentoys.com or (866) 202-8073.

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