Do You Remember These Traditional Toys From Your Childhood?

At The Little Woodpecker, we believe in all the advantages of time-honoured toys and traditional quality play when it comes to supporting children’s development. With this in mind, here are a few of the timeless toys we loved as kids. We’re sure you’ll love your kids playing with them too, as all our products are eco-friendly and completely non-toxic.

Hobby horses

The hobby horse has been used as a children’s toy since the Middle Ages, and it’s no surprise—it’s the perfect toy for quality imaginative play, providing everything little ones need to pretend they’re anything from a cowgirl to a brave knight. The Sigikid Hobby Horse takes this traditional favourite and makes it extra special with a cuddly and colourful horse made of 100 per cent eco-friendly materials.


Rattles are perhaps the best-known of all baby toys. Designed to promote clasping, looking and listening, the Haba Elephant Egon rattle supports baby’s development and provides stimulating entertainment while mum and dad can rest easy knowing it’s made of non-toxic materials that are safe for your baby and the environment.

Building blocks

Playing with building blocks helps creativity, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and language skills; perhaps that’s why they’ve remained a staple in toy boxes for generations. Not only does the Brio 25 Piece Block Set offer all of these developmental benefits, but the blocks are also made of sustainable wood, adding to the set’s authentic traditional feel.

Jigsaw puzzles

Puzzles have been boosting children’s motor and cognitive skills for centuries. Eco-friendly brands like Janod keep up this tradition with eye-catching puzzles like ‘Lou Plays Veterinary’, specifically designed to support many key areas of development.

For more information on our classic toy selection, contact us at The Little Woodpecker, your online destination for eco-friendly toys.