Take a look through your little one’s toys box and if it’s anything like the one in our house, chances are the majority of toys there are nowhere near worthy of “hand-me-down status”. In fact, truth be told, most won’t even make it to the hands of a younger sibling.
An exception in our toy box? A Matador construction set. While the name might not trigger an immediate response to those who didn’t grow up in Europe, one look at the iconic natural wooden blocks and connectors will. These classic wooden kits have literally stood the test of time (they were invented in 1860!) and were probably a favorite toy of your parents and grandparents.
Matador toys tick off all the right boxes: high quality, made of natural materials (in this case: beech wood sourced ecologically, 100% manufactured in Austria – with no chemical treatment, provides loads of entertainment, promotes creativity, and stimulates intellectual development in kids…check, check, check, check, check. In short: it’s a super toy.
For itty bitty builders they’ve got the Matador Ki – perfect for toddlers with bigger blocks to suit little hands. And for bigger kids from age 5 up there’s the Klassik. While the sky’s the limit with these kits, the little illustrated instruction guides that are in every box show great ways to building all sorts of cool things. We’re talking hours and hours of entertainment with basically unlimited creative possibilities, Mum. Yup…it’s a toy box must-have.
Matador kits are available at Baby Central – both at their new fabulous shop in Wong Chuk Hang and on their website (which offers same day delivery). Want to find Matador kits closer to where you are? Check out the full list of retailers at www.matador-asia.com.
Baby Central, 7/F BT Centre, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong