Wooden animal figures can be used in pretend play, and imaginative play and can help evolve hand-eye coordination, problem–solving, and speech, amongst many other developmental skills. Here at Danu World, we are passionate about high-quality wooden toys and natural products, and our beautiful range of wooden animals are just that. We stock figurines from two fantastic manufacturers, Holztiger and Ostheimer, each wooden figurine is smooth, tactile and friendly. Children of all ages will adore using them in conjunction with their farms, Noah's arks, nativity sets and zoos to name but a few.
With these toys the possibilities for different games are endless. Many of these animals can also be stacked adding an extra, challenging, element to your child’s games. Our fantastically wide range of wood animals are
· Farm animals and domestic animals including cows, pigs, cats, and dogs.
· Sealife including penguins, polar bears, whales, and crabs.
Wildlife and zoo animals including lions, tigers, and bears.
Woodland and meadow animals including badgers and hedgehogs.
Dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus.
Holztiger wooden animals are carved into realistic animal shapes in Europe, from specially selected hardwoods such as maple wood and beech wood. They are then stained with non-toxic, water-based paints that allow the grain of the beautiful wood to show through, making each piece wonderfully unique. Each animal is then finished with a protective topcoat, making the animals moisture-proof, and locking in the colours. Holztiger animals meet the highest of safety standards and will last a long time making them fantastic heirloom pieces. Ostheimer wooden figures are hand-crafted in Germany from sustainably produced wood. They are lovingly designed then shaped into an animal in it’s purest form so children can use their imagination to project personalities and features onto each figure. The animals are all sanded so they're beautifully smooth, then they're painted in non-toxic stain and finished with organic oils to preserve, and protect the wood. As these are natural products, Ostheimer figures still bear the grains and knots from the wood they’ve been made from, therefore each piece is unique. Ostheimer employs a safety specialist to ensure their wooden figures always meet the highest safety standards. Our wooden animals are chunky and wonderfully coloured so children can hold them with ease and gaze at their features in awe. Whereas the Holztiger animals are more realistic, the Ostheimer figurines are more subtly shaped, and painted, though both will inspire young imaginations. We stock arks, farms, nativity sets and dolls houses for children to play with their animals in, or you could encourage children to build their own habitats for their animals using a variety of building blocks. o:p>