Trends | Home Playground

 

The Home Playground trend is flourishing following lockdown living, when families adapted their spaces to meet numerous needs. Innovative, active toys and tumbling furniture find a home in family living spaces; encouraging play, imagination and development. We've picked out ten small brands that are true purveyors of play.

 

Stapelstein

Hailing from Germany, Stapelstein design simple yet innovative play pieces. From stepping stones to balance boards, the collection encourages imaginative building and interaction.

Stapelstein

 

DOVA

British brand DOVA are all about comfort and creativity. Their  8-piece modular play couches are ideal for relaxing but they really come into their own when you use the individual pieces to build obstacles or playful dens.

DOVA

 

Wobbel

Dutch business Wobbel offers an invitation to grow with every sustainable toy they manufacture. Their boards need no instructions; children can initiate play in their own way, according to their age and stage.

 

b0bles 

Created with Scandi simplicity, b0bles creations build curiosity and confidence, but look stylish in family spaces. Each piece can double up as a useful furniture product too. One minute a rocker, the next a stool for a snack break.

b0bles

 

Fat Monkey

Fat Monkey's play and exercise solution can be enjoyed by the whole family, requiring only a door frame for installation. Little monkeys will enjoy practicing gymnastics skills, or hanging out in a cocoon swing.

Fat Monkey

 

Superspace

Kickstarter brand Superspace courage  kids to make, believe and play. Their magnetic sets encourage open-ended play, with no instructions. Children can create sturdy forts, shops or tunnels, which easily store away after playtime.

Superspace

 

MODU

Building blocks but made life-size. MODU is all about active play for 0 to 5 year olds. Compromising of foam blocks, connector pegs and wheels, these tactile sets trigger physical activity and imagination.

 

GONGE

GONGE have become more popular with consumers in recent years, after initially supplying kindergartens and schools. Their modern Nordic sets look at home, in homes and are created to challenge children's physical limits and cognitive skills.

 GONGE

 

Tri Climb

Made in the heart of Wales, Tri Climb produce sustainable toys that combine traditional appeal with innovative manufacturing. Add on accessories to the Pikler triangle allow for extra play opportunities. 

Tri Climb 

Tukluk

Dreamed up in Austria, Tuluk promote creativity and movement. Their squishy building pieces can be place together to create a soft floor covering or to build up an innovative play structure.

Tukluk

 

Safety is key when it comes to children and it has almost been paramount to us at Totter + Tumble. If you are exploring play for the first time with your baby or refreshing playtime for your toddler or school aged child, a supportive playmat is ideal as the safe floor covering choice. See our collection of Totter + Tumble playmats here.