Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Peapods Favorite #4: The Camden Rose Octagon Wood Stacking Toy

Peapods Favorites is our continuing series about our all-time favorite toys. Keep and an eye on facebook  and Pinterest for more favorites through the holiday season! 

In addition to Zingerman's Deli (vegetarian rubens!), and the University of Michigan marching band, Ann Arbor, Michigan should be proud of Camden Rose toys.

Camden Rose toys are simple yet refined, using beautiful woods that are sanded silky smooth and finished in an all-natural beeswax.

Camden Rose began in 2003 as an effort to produce in the USA the same kind of high quality wooden playthings that are made in Germany. We stock their rattles, wooden eggs, little wooden cars, and stacking blocks, all of which are made in Michigan by Amish craftsmen.

Our favorite, though, is one of their newer toys, the Octagon Stacking Toy. Finished only in beeswax, the Octagon Stacker uses natural maple, walnut, and cherry to add color and interest. The blocks can be arranged in any configuration on the column, encouraging children to develop creativity and pattern recognition. It's another great toy for ages 9 to 24 months. We often recommend this toy to customers who want to avoid paints and stains all together, but at only $19.99, it's a great addition to any child's toy box!

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