Open-ended Play

Open-ended Play

Free and unintentional

The route is the goal

Confucius taught us this, and this is precisely the point of childlike play.

When we provide our children with ready-made play and adventure worlds, which are worked out to the smallest detail, we take away the opportunity for them to develop their own creativity.

„We want to support and encourage children to discover their own creativity - leaving room for independent decisions.“

Elke Grimm


Alternative pedagogical theories

From the design point of view, we make sure to keep the playing possibilities as open as possible, so that creativity is not restricted, and can develop in new directions.

In doing so, we are guided by Waldorf education and other alternative pedagogical approaches, such as Montessori, which are deeply rooted in our corporate DNA.

Endless play possibilities

Small and big builders of the world will find everything they need to create new worlds and games ... so the same components may become a farm and later a hospital. On another occasion, a doll’s house or part of a fantasy land might be created.


Permanent companions

With their progressive development, children are always finding new ways to play with our wooden toys. The minimalist, open design make them permanent companions on their way through childhood.

Free and unintentional

The possible combinations of the individual items are limitless and open up a broad field of infinite playing possibilities, with which we deliberately want to create a counterpoint to the often rather passive, digital and media world.

Because childhood needs worlds of experience that can be understood and experienced with one's hands!


Simply Unique

We love wood because it is a natural material so it always has various markings that show up in our products, making each one unique.

Wood grain has changing structures and colours which serve as proof of its natural origins. The unique variations are proof of quality, not defects. Discover the markings that make your Grimm’s toy Simply Unique!

„We deliberately want to create a counterpoint to the digital media world.“

Elke Grimm

More about us

  • Made with Love
    Made with Love
    Mit viel Handarbeit und Liebe zum Detail fertigen wir seit bald einem halben Jahrhundert natürliches, qualitativ hochwertiges und sicheres Holzspielzeug in offiziell geprüfter Qualität.
  • Sustainability
    Respekt vor Mensch und Umwelt. Als nachhaltig wirtschaftende Holzmanufaktur tragen wir eine unternehmerische Verantwortung, die auf einem respektvollen Umgang mit der Umwelt und den darin lebenden Menschen basiert.
  • Made by Nature
    Made by Nature
    Grimm‘s Produkte sind stets Unikate mit individuellen Spuren aus der Natur. Zum Beispiel sind dunklen Flecken am Regenbogen sogenannte Mineralablagerungen.
  • We love wood
    We love wood
    Die Ausstrahlung, der Geschmack, das Gefühl, der Klang, der Duft ...