The Blog About Wooden Toys and Life With Children

Parents and families can find useful information here about the topics of family, playing, and learning.

There's simply so much to talk about when it comes to living together with children, raising them, their development, and playing! In this blog, we'll regularly provide you with helpful info about toys and family life, useful advice, and handy tips. Don't miss any of the news!

The perfect Wooden Horse for young horse fans!

04.04.2022

Role-playing meets exercise here.

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Toy Award 🥇 The Emergency Doct'''s Backpack wins!

19.02.2022

Emergency doctor's backpack from small foot wins the ToyAward 2022 in the PreSchool category (3-6 years)

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Supersized Pets Motor Activity Cube

10.02.2022

It's an XXL story of four-legged friendship for the nursery!

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Cooking, Baking, Tasting

15.12.2021

With the new "tasty" Compact Play Kitchen, the nursery will turn into a gourmet kitchen

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New Product Line "4 Friends" – Parlour games for even the youngest kids!

14.12.2021

There won't be any boredom around with these parlour games!

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Children's gymnastics and parcour courses at home!

30.11.2021

Bring movement into the nursery with these exercise toys!

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The new "Gold Edition" – Fancy (board) game classics for the whole family!

10.11.2021

These parlour games are essential for all game nights!

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Ideas for the Advent Calendar

21.10.2021

"What goes into the Advent calendar for the kids?

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Logisteck Learning Game in a new apple look

13.09.2021

Logic + Fun + Learning for clever kids!

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High-quality doctor's toys that use wood and fabric are the alternatives to plastic doctor's toy kits!

18.05.2021

Young, aspiring medical practitioners will really get their money's worth with the Emergency Backpack and the Doctor's Bag!

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4 Simple Questions: How to determine your child’s learning style

26.01.2021

Children learn in different ways. Some learn best with visual methods, others with auditory or kinaesthetic methods. Do you know how your child learns best? We’ll help you figure it out! Here are four simple questions to help you discover your child’s learning style – and understand how your child discovers the world.

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The hen, hare, cow & their friends will bring an extra helping of playful motor activity fun!

27.11.2020

The new small foot motor activity cube with educational functions and a lovingly-created farm design!

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A dwelling for the little dolls!

23.11.2020

Come discover the small foot Urban Villa Doll House: the new favourite in the nursery!

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A vacuum for the smallest kids: Baby walker meets role-playing toys!

04.11.2020

Playfully imitate Mum and Dad doing the chores.

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Run, little snail! This multifunctional pull-along snail is the best companion for a child's first steps

27.10.2020

Pulling, inserting, turning screws: this cute snail is three times the fun!

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Now things are getting wild! This baby walker in an exoctic croc look is a hit!

05.10.2020

The 2-in-1 Crocodile Baby Walker is made to impress with functional and visual details!

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Walking is better than flying! Exotic baby walkers bring lots of fun while learning to walk!

05.10.2020

The Toucan Baby Walker makes a great impression with all-encompassing multifunctionality.

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Four more small foot products have been distinguished with the spiel gut seal!

25.08.2020

The working committee spiel gut e.V. has distinguished the Doll´s House Furniture Set Complete (Prod. 11414), the Multifunctional Play Store "fresh" (Art. 11436) and the Set of Baked Goods "fresh" (Art. 11437) and Cold and Frozen Products Set "fresh" (Art. 11441) from the brand small foot with the spiel gut seal.

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This car park Champion belongs in every nursery!

27.07.2020

The best toy car park on the market - With product highlights that impress.

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(Outdoor) Kitchen dreams come true!

15.06.2020

Playfully learn and discover: The perfect Mud Kitchen!

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Two more small foot products have been distinguished with the "spiel gut" seal!

03.06.2020

The working committee spiel gut e.V. has distinguished the Container Terminal with Accessories (Prod. 11378) and the Very Hungry Caterpillar Colours Game (Prod. 11431) from the brand small foot with the "spiel gut" seal.

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Clean children's hands are back in focus with the re-opening of schools and daycare centres!

28.05.2020

Clean children's hands are back in focus with the re-opening of schools and daycare centres!

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Tips and Tricks: Here's how to tackle homeschooling

21.05.2020

These learning toys are perfect for coronavirus times!

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Outdoor games to prevent coronavirus tantrums

07.05.2020

The garden and forest are now the places where children can satisfy their desire to move!

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Home office with a child

23.04.2020

With 7 easy tips, working from home with kids in the house can be a breeze!

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Playfully learn to walk - Discover the new Whale and Elephant Baby Walkers now!

09.04.2020

Young explorers can start every new adventure with the new small foot baby walkers.

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The Influence of the Telly: 10 Effects of Television on Children

27.02.2020

Many children sit in front of the television daily. Especially starting at age four, watching TV gains a lot of importance, replaces books and becomes the number one entertainment source. This worries a lot of parents – but is television really that bad? We’ve got the answer in 5 positive and negative effects of television at a glance.

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7 Useful Tips: How to Help Your Child With Reading

20.02.2020

Every fifth child aged 10 years in Germany cannot read adequately. And the responsibility falls not just on the grammar schools – parents can do a lot to promote the development of their children early on. How can they do this? We’ve got 7 opportunities for you so that your child can discover a love of books and not have any problems later in school!

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7 Calm Games and Activities for Children

30.01.2020

Is your calendar full of events? That’s not only a problem for adults! With school/kindergarten, sport and other hobbies, children also have lots to do and often experience stress because of it. If you want to avoid mood swings, headaches, sleeping troubles or concentration problems, then your child needs enough calm and relaxation. Here are 7 calming games and activities with which you can...

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10 Games and Learning Activities for Babies

23.01.2020

Would you like to play more with your baby? We’ve got a few ideas! The following 10 games and learning activities promote your baby’s development – and entertain infants the best, guaranteed. We wish you lots of fun playing together and discovering new things!

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7 Simple Tips: How to Playfully Promote Your Child’s Learning

09.01.2020

Children love to learn. However, when fun falls by the wayside, the success in learning also suffers. This is why playful learning is so important! Whether by reading, arithmetic or motor skills: play and fun create positive emotions and the learned material stays longer in children’s memories. So how is this done? We’ll tell you in this article! Here are 7 tips for playful learning with your...

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7 Excellent Reasons to Choose Wooden Toys

02.01.2020

Wooden toys are enjoying a comeback at the moment. More and more parents are turning to these timeless and environmentally friendly toys. Why is that? We’ve got the answer! Here are 7 excellent reasons why wooden toys are always a good choice.

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small foot - The experts on a happy childhood

At small foot, we've been developing wooden children's toys for children for over 30 years. We are guided by the idea of accompanying children with high-quality, environmentally friendly, and fun wooden toys from the very beginning. Whether it's grip toys for the youngest ones, motor activity toys for crawling kids, or a balance bike and play store later on - our small foot toy experts have worked out some great ideas for every age group. And since children are the most valuable thing in the world to us, we want to support you as a parent with exciting ideas and helpful tips for raising children, sensible playtime, and learning. Children see the world with different eyes. We understand that, and we'd like to pass our experience as toy experts on to you. We'll be thrilled when our small foot toys can accompany you and your children for many years to come.