This colorful wooden puzzle has endless possibilities. Shape-making wooden blocks like these encourage creative play.
These colorful kitties are actually crayons, and they're sized perfectly for little hands. Crayons are one of the most classic toys to encourage creativity.
Make mealtime fun. Kids may be more apt to eat their vegetables if they have a plate to play around with and create green pea hair and noodle beards.
Imagine this in your kid's room. The mushroom design adds a natural, whimsical style, and the nightlight will keep away the monsters when the lights go out.
What kid doesn't want a secret fort? This play tent, or tipi, is one of the best looking of the bunch with its colorful folksy pattern. (Hey, this grownup would love to take a nap in it too!)
This is one cool ride-on toy. The wood bike comes with neon wheels for a hot ride. Adventure seekers can roll to where they want to explore.
Little girls can pretend to be fairies with these star wands. Made of sustainable wood and nontoxic paint, these wands will last through many sessions of make-believe time.
OK, I'm including this one electronic example because it seemed too cool not to share. Recognize this? Once upon a time, the simple Etch A Sketch inspired the inner illustrator in us all. This app for the iPad recreates this nostalgic favorite.
I'm thinking about getting this rug for my baby's play space. Plush New Zealand wool and a woodsy scene make for a soft, fun space for little ones to roll around and play.
These percussion instruments come in different shapes and colors and I love how they are made of wood with natural beeswax polish. Kids will have fun banging, shaking and creating music.
Babies love contrasting colors, so this handmade bee mobile is sure to catch his or her eye. I wonder what newborns are thinking while they gaze at their mobiles.
Create a mini puppet show with your child with these adorable animals on a stick, complete with moving parts. I love this sheep.
This rug takes some inspiration from video games, but unlike playing a video game, it encourages your kiddo to move around, explore and imagine cars driving down the street.
I love this concept. Box Play creates eco-friendly stickers that turn everyday containers — think milk cartons, macaroni and cheese containers, egg crates, toilet paper rolls — into toys, like milk carton trucks. Let's face it, the kids love the boxes and packaging more than the gift most times anyway.