Here at Lottie Dolls, we appreciate other companies that align with our brand values, encourage open, imaginative play, and produce toys that kids LOVE! Here are our 10 of our favorites!
The Lego Company understands both what kids need and what kids want. They produce top-quality interlocking building bricks that have inspired children for decades. They are innovative and timeless all at the same time. Lego blocks never lose their appeal and provide hours of open-ended, imaginative play! Want to inspire your child to think in the direction of STEM? Lego has your back for that, too!
Melissa & Doug
This outstanding company is a sure favorite! Not only do they produce the highest-quality wooden toys on the market, but they also have so many options that you will for sure find what you are looking for! Beyond their real wood toys, Melissa & Doug have a large variety of toys that incorporate stunning colors, textures, and an amazing array of play value. They are all about encouraging creativity, role-playing, and a sense of wonder in the children who play with their toys.
Known for its commitment to the environment, Green Toys offers a beautiful array of open-ended toys that are made from 100% recycled materials. Spark your child’s imagination without contributing to wasteful virgin-plastic toy production. Instead, support this company that turns recycled plastic milk jugs into fantastic cars, boats, baby toys, role-playing sets, and more! The vibrancy and feel of their products will draw your child’s attention and provide them with many hours of creative play.
This company will inspire your budding architect! They produce amazing quality freeform modeling building kits that your child can create an endless array of structures from. The “click and connect” modular components are designed to be assembled quickly and easily, can be modified endlessly, and provides a perfectly finished model. With a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the STEM value of the Arckit models is truly amazing. Your kids will love their products!
Are you looking for creativity, boldness, and passion? This French toy company embodies all of those attributes! So many unique and innovative toys that will inspire your child! Open-ended play that captures the imagination is the name of the game with this brand. The choices of different types of play are nearly endless and the artistic quality of these educational toys and games is unmatched.
Known for helping you create the perfect playroom, Big Jigs Toys are masters of well-crafted, quality toys. From wooden toys to exquisite playsets and puzzles to pretend play, this company has thought of everything! If you want education toys, music toys, and toys that don’t have limited play value, you will be drawn to the vibrant colors and attention-to-detail of Big Jigs toys. Safe and long-lasting, these toys are heirloom quality and will last for years to come.
Inspire your children to embrace their artsy side! Crayola is all about getting kids engaged in colorful creativity. The great thing about Crayola’s commitment to quality art and craft supplies is that children want to use them over and over because they get consistent results! This brand knows what they are doing and decades of experience providing innovative products that keep families coming back again and again.
Founded in 1981 in southern Thailand, Plan Toys makes its toys from rubberwood. This is a sustainable by-product of the latex industry because the trees that are past their prime productivity for natural rubber production can then be harvested for toy-making. Plan Toys offers a large selection of gorgeous toys that capture your heart and last for years to come. You will not want to miss what this company has to offer! Your child will be enthralled!
The timeless and classic miniature animals and playsets of this company will capture the hearts of your children. We love not only the quality of the toys but the obvious commitment to providing wholesome, family-centered toys with endless play value. Instill concepts such as friendship, hard work, community togetherness, sharing, and happiness into the playtime of your children with utterly adorable Calico Critters (also known as Sylvanian Families outside of the US).
Orchard Toys knows what it means to incorporate learning into fun activities! They specialize in educational games, puzzles, crafts, and coloring books that will make your child’s eyes light up. What’s not to love about a company that provides kids enjoyable activities that help them learn and keep them engaged for hours at a time? Their selection is amazing and they produce quality products that families have enjoyed for decades.
We hope you enjoy this list of our Top 10 Toy Companies that are doing amazing things! Whether you are looking for something educational, something sustainable, or something that will provide hours of open-ended playtime for your children, you are sure to find just the right toys, games, or art activities for your child’s needs by following these links and seeing what these fabulous companies have to offer!