Stimulate their young minds the right way, with Calgary’s biggest selection of natural, traditional, and imagination inspiring wooden & natural toys, books and games.
Are you tired of toys with plastic, lead and who knows what else?
Are you tired of your kids playing with cheap, junky stuff?
Are you tired of all these toys with lights and sounds and bells and whistles?
Yep. We hear you…
When it comes to the stuff your kids play with, you just can’t be too careful. There are too many news stories about scary chemicals being snuck in there. Too much news about lead found in things imported from… who knows where. Too many studies showing effects of over-stimulation on the young mind.
Why worry? Just get the good stuff…
(We know, it’s not always so easy to convince the in-laws to gift wooden toys over the Walmart stuff…)
Here’s the thing. It really is about quality, not quantity. The problem is, in today’s world, quantity happens pretty quickly. I’m sure you’ve seen birthday parties or Christmas mornings where kids get so much plastic junk that they can’t even process it all. They play with one toy, then the next, and the next. And then move on. Nothing makes an impression.
Make your gifts special, with toys designed for long-term, imaginative play. Not just the quick buzz.
Make your child’s playtime special, with classic wooden toys, puzzles and games that can be enjoyed in so many different ways.
Warning: You’ll probably end up having lots of fun playing with these toys too. (maybe even after they’ve gone to bed…)
Your worries answered:
‘It’s all just plastic!’
At the Goldgrass Child, we specialize in wooden toys and games, wool and natural fabrics, certified Organic linens, pillows and mattresses, and other good, clean, safe, natural stuff.
‘I hear toys have lead in them!’
I think pretty much everyone can agree that lead and toxic heavy metals have no place in the home. Especially around our kids. At the Goldgrass Child, find only natural toys with lead free materials and finishes.
‘All this mass-market stuff is just so cheap and plasticky!’
There’s nothing like using tried-and-true materials that are proven to withstand the test of time. We are always looking for the finest, handcrafted, best-quality stuff, so your kids grow up learning the importance of quality.
‘I hate all the loud noises and blinking lights. I’m worried about them getting overstimulated!’
No batteries needed here! 100% powered by your child’s hands, and by their imagination!
‘I want to find things that help their mental development!’
There are many philosophies on what’s best for the development of young minds. Our theory is that they should always be encouraged to imagine, dream, invent, and play to their own style. The high-tech solutions have been proven to have, at best, no educational or developmental benefit, and, at worst, can be addictive and restrictive. We believe that they should also be encouraged to participate and build their own play, rather than simply be entertained and distracted. We have a wide selection of toys, games and other items that suit progressive, modern educational philosophies such as Waldorf, Montessori, Attachment parenting, Nature schooling, and anything that encourages children to have a deeper connection to the world.