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Focus on Hape

Parents love Hape as every one of their toys is designed to enhance a child’s development.  Parents know that when a child is playing with a Hape toy the child is learning basic, age appropriate, social, emotional, sensory and physical skills.  Hape toys are creatively designed, with children first and foremost in mind.  Their toys are great fun, whilst being educational, enabling a child to learn through play.

The Hape story begins with Peter Handstein’s story.  Peter began the Hape journey in 1986, having worked for an educational toy company that supplied German kindergartens, an experience that gave him a unique understanding of the power of play.  Peter was raised with respect for family, honesty, compassion and a love of nature, values which are reflected in Hape today.  Now one of the world’s largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials,  Hape Toys is a multi-national company selling toys in more than 50 countries.

It is interesting to consider how ecologically responsible Hape are throughout their entire operation.  Their eco-friendly approach can be seen from the early stages of design, through the production process, to the final unwrapping of the toy from its packaging.  In addition to this, Hape also are proud to cultivate a culture within their company of respect for the world that we live in.

All of the Hape toys meet and often exceed strict international standards for quality and safety.  Using natural materials, water-based paints, and meeting strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.

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Let’s take a look at some of the Hape toys available at Big Bears Toy Box.

Bath time toys that stimulate creativity and wonder through play.  Check out the Feed-Me Bath Frog

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Musical experiences for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Take a look at the Rotating Music Box and Mighty Echo Microphone

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Toddler toys that develop co-ordination, dexterity, imagination and simple problem solving.  There is the Pepe Sound Stacker, the Pullalong Noah’s Ark and Twist and Turnables to enjoy!

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Push & Pull Toys with quirky movements and effects.  Take a look at the Baby Bird Pull Along, Pepe Pull Along and the Walk-A-Long Snail.

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Age appropriate puzzles that encourage critical thinking.  Our favourites are the Solar System Puzzle and the 2-in-1 World Tour Puzzle and Game.

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Railways and toy trains for toddlers.  The Battery Powered Engine No. 1 is very popular and the Busy City Rail Set is good value for money!

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You might be interested to read our previous blog posts about educational toys and learning through play.  Click Here to read about some fantastic learning games for kids.  Read more about Hape here.

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