In designing this range David’s aim was to encourage children to learn from the experiences associated with taking things apart and putting them back together.
Development of the range has been greatly assisted by Carol Mannion who is a Educational and Developmental Therapist. With Carol’s help the original range of toys has been expanded to include toys for younger children as well as playthings and teaching aids with particular relevance to the the Waldon Approach to helping those that have some form of developmental delay.
Some of the toys can be taken apart and put together again, without the use of tools, just by using fingers.
The toys and tools are made primarily from Hardwoods and most are finished with a hard wax polish. The more complex toys are available with the option of a Hardwood Case for storage of the parts and a personalised engraved brass plaque and are marked with the makers mark and serial numbered.
All of the toys are finished to a high standard and as such may attract the attention of collectors, however, they are designed primarily to be played with. The assembly process will generate a feeling of satisfaction when a task is complete, improving dexterity, problem solving and the use of construction techniques. A full restoration and replacement service is offered should any parts be damaged or lost.
There is no restriction on the upper age limit of those wishing to play, however, some of these toys are not suitable for children under the age of 3 years as there are small parts that may present a choking hazard when the toy is taken apart. The restrictions, where applicable, are clearly shown.