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One of the few American wooden toy brands that’s become a household name. Classic, timeless, and beautiful — Bannor Toys has a wide range of natural wooden toys, blocks, and letters. Especially popular are their state-shaped wooden baby teethers — you guessed it — one for each of America’s fifty states. Highly recommended!
One of America’s only woodshops that lets you replicate your very own barn. Custom designed with virtually limitless possibilities, toymaker John Kauffman turned his lifelong interest in farm life into a thriving family business of handcrafted toy barns. You can buy one of Kauffman’s designs or send in a photo of your barn to place a custom order.
For quirky and cool baby teethers and wooden toddler toys — Waves Of Grains is an Iowa haven! With beautifully-grained naturally-stained hardwoods, you’ll find all kids of peculiar-shaped wooden items for kids of all ages!
Modern, trendy, and baby-safe — Sweet Swinging’s collection of baby and toddler swings are a breath of fresh air for your nursery. Made from high quality and sustainable fabric and wooden dowels, each swing comes with all the necessary hardware for hanging. Highly recommended!
Unforgettable educational wooden toys to help your kids learn practical skills. With kid-friendly wooden chore magnets, fun hobby memory games, and festive holiday children’s gift boxes — here’s Iowa parents’ favorite way to teach their little ones important life skills.
View the world through a magical lens! Not only does The Kaleidoscope Factory sell handmade wooden kaleidoscopes, they let you see how they’re build. For years, this wood workshop in Pocahontas has been one of Iowa’s favorite weekend getaways to for families to learn about toys from a simpler time.
Handmade wooden toy guns and medieval weapons — in the shape of the real thing, but with simple smooth-sanded edges to make them a kid-friendly toy.
The Hawkeye State’s one stop shop for traditional Waldorf-inspired handcraft tools and supplies. Lot’s of craft shops have wooden pegs — Acorns & Twigs goes to the moon and back to offer a full line of whimsical Waldorf craft supplies — from wood to wool to wax to weaving — yep, they’ve got it!