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Stack, Construct & Learn with Manzanita Kids Wooden Toys!

If you are looking for a unique gift idea or some cute developmental toys for your children, Etsy store, Manzanita Kids is definitely worth a look.

In 2010 Seattle parents Adrienne and David established Manzanita Kids after the birth of their first child, Thomas.   The couple set out to create ‘beautiful, open-ended toys that compliment a child’s imagination and create a framework for creative play’.

Fashioned from cherry, maple and walnut and finished with organic jojoba oil/beeswax polish, their collection is perfect for little ones birth straight up to 5 or 6 years old.

For little hands, their soft, sweet rattles, are the ideal first toy.  Designed in many adorable shapes, they can also be personalized for a custom gift.  Packaged in a muslin bag, they are also a nice keepsake that can be passed along or saved in a treasure box.

Manzanita Kids wooden rattles

I also like their beautiful stackers, which are designed for different developmental stages.

Heart Stacker and Nesting Toy

Modular Stacking Block Puzzle

They also create some lovely building blocks that double as learning tools for little ones.

Each block has a hand-drawn lowercase letter carved into the wood with an off-set illustration of an object that starts with with the corresponding sound. We use short vowel sounds and lowercase letters, which teachers agree are the best way to introduce letters and sounds to children.

Alphabet Sounds Blocks, Classic Educational ABC ToyCounting Wooden Blocks

Gorgeous right?

I have only featured a small section of the toys offered at Manzanita Kids’ Etsy store. Please visit their shop to see more!


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

1 Comment

  • Wow – We love those wooden toys. Polished with jojoba and beewax sounds beautiful. We’d like to get our hands on these from Manzanita Kids and see if there is a market to sell them in the UK.

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