This multi-use toy was created to help children develop a sense of balance, stimulate their vestibular system, and gain a deep sense of awareness of their body and body parts.
The German made beechwood Kinderboard is Dutch designed and it’s excellent for stimulating child development—both physical and mental—and offers open-ended play opportunities for toddlers, children, teens, and even adults. It can hold up to 220kg!
The Kinderboard has water-based lacquer and can be used both indoors and out, perfect for rainy and sunny days at home or in a school environment.
Watch the child’s imagination take over once their Kinderboard arrives. It becomes a seesaw, a balance board, a slide, a step stool, a boat, a resting place, a doll bed, a puppet stage, a tunnel and many more opportunities for them to explore. The possibilities are endless—and truly up to them!
The making of a Kinderboard
Kinderboards look deceptively simple.
Developed for use in Waldorf early childhood classrooms they're a simple but rather clever concept for developing a child's balance, stimulating their vestibular system and helping them gain a deeper awareness of their body and body parts. However, as is often the case with many of the world's most enduring toys things are never quite what they seem.
Each board is made using Beech plywood; a heavier, denser timber. This ensures it’s both strong and durable and thus will endure plenty of energetic play. The timber used is also FSC certified.
Creating their elegant shape is the first step, not all planks survive the shaping process and must be discarded. Raw planks that made through the shaping process are then sanded and shaped by hand to ensure a smooth finish. This includes the addition of each board’s deceptively simple corner curves. Adding these finishing touches is a surprisingly time-consuming task.
A final quality review identifies and removes any boards which have developed significant cosmetic blemishes before packing.
Age: 18 months and up
Weight Capacity: 220kg
Dimensions: 81 x 32 cm
Wipe down with damp cloth.
Don’t leave or store the Kinderfeets outside. It is protected by a lacquer veneer coating, but is made of wood, and is susceptable to damage caused by exposure to the elements.
The Rainbow Kinderboards are hand painted so some colour variance may occur.