The evenings are drawing in, the heating is on and the hot chocolate is on the stove... all signs that the festive season is well on the way!
We thought now was the perfect time to take a closer look at Lanka Kade and their Halloween, Christmas and brand new ranges which are due very soon!
But first, who are Lanka Kade?
Lanka Kade are a brand of beautiful wooden toys. They design their own toys and produce them in Sri Lanka for sale around the world. My favourite thing about Lanka Kade, however, is that they fully comply with the internationally accepted 10 Principles of Fair Trade and are also members of BAFTS (The British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers). This guarantees that all of their workers and manufacturers are paid a fair wage with good working conditions and high safety standards. What could be better than beautiful toys that are eco-friendly and ethically made?!
Halloween & Christmas designs
The Lanka Kade Halloween range consists of:
The Lanka Kade Christmas range consists of:
Stack of presents
Each one is a super chunky size at 25mm thick and perfect for play! Their substantial size makes them the perfect choice for younger children as they can withstand bumps and drops without trouble! Furthermore, they are printed on both front and back with a gorgeous wooden edge showing that beautiful woodgrain!
Lanka Kade Sneak Peek!
This month we have had the exciting news that Lanka Kade are releasing a whole host of new designs!
If you have been following us on social media, you may have seen our sneak peek looks at the new Lanka Kade range which is launching soon! Every Friday at 12pm we will share another new design, so be sure to pop over and check them out!
So, when you get hold of your Lanka Kade figures, what can you do with them? I have collated a list with just a small selection of play ideas for your figures!
Stacking - grab your Lanka Kade collection and create the biggest stack you can! Their chunky size make them perfect for stacking and even small children will find joy in stacking a few successfully!
Matching - Draw around a few Lanka Kade shapes and see if they can match the correct shape to its outline.
Small world play - Use sensory ingredients, such as our UKCA certified rice or chickpeas, to create a sensory small world. Small world play helps to develop an understanding of the world while building language development, too.
Rescue Me! - Use weak tape, such as masking tape, to stick your Lanka Kade figures to a wash basket or the floor. Allowing your little one to 'rescue' them is great for building hand strength and fine motor control.
Art inspiration - Draw around your Lanka Kade figures and use paint, collage materials or even natural resources like dried leaves to fill in the outline. A great way to take inspiration from the physical product and put a completely new spin on it!
There you have it! I hope you found some new ideas for play. What is your favourite Lanka Kade figure? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Don't forget, you can keep up to date with all of our new launches over on our Instagram page.