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Holztiger: Once again, 39 figures receive "spiel gut" seal.

Holztiger: Once again, 39 figures receive "spiel gut" seal.

The independent jury of the working committee Kinderspiel + Spielzeug has once again awarded the coveted "spiel gut" seal to 39 Holztiger figures. This brings the total number of Holztiger figures to receive this rating to 145.

Responsible parents trust this rating. The toys are first thoroughly tested and approved by children. Then the independent jurors assess the toy according to their own criteria for play value, quality and safety.

The working committee Kinderspiel + Spielzeug is composed of parents who come from different areas of expertise. They are psychologists, pedagogues, social pedagogues, educators, special pedagogues, health professionals and architects. What they have in common is a special interest in children's games and toys, and the educational aspects of play.

The working committee has been reviewing and evaluating recommendable toys since 1954 and is independent of the toy industry.

Eight toy worlds from Holztiger

The Wood Tiger figures are large and easy to grip for small hands. They are individually handcrafted from solid maple wood, gently rounded and hand painted with water-based paints. They are pleasant to the touch and at about 2.5 cm thick fit well into the hand. They are distinguished by their high play value and are often collected for years until they form a complete play world.

"On the farm", "In the wilderness" and "Christmas magic" are the names of three of the eight toy worlds in which dinosaurs, a fairytale world with heroic knights and animals from woods and meadows are also to be found.

The Holztiger figures are highly suitable for recognising and re-enacting experiences. The animals are reduced to their basic shapes in order to stimulate the children's imagination through playing and learning.

A noticeable feature is the friendly facial expression of all the animals, which also does a great deal to accommodate the children's play instinct.

"Excellent" – also from "Öko-Test"

As early as December 2011, after testing a Holztiger "Tyrannosaurus Rex" under the heading "My dear Stone Age!", "Öko-Test" wrote: "... Fortunately, there is an alternative made of wood: For its hand-painted product from the Holztiger brand, the supplier Gollnest & Kiesel uses water-based paints that are resistant to perspiration and saliva. If little brother wants to play with it, that's not a problem either, because the Tyrannosaurus Rex met the toy requirements for children under three years in the practical test. "

Holztiger is a trademark of Gollnest & Kiesel.

Gollnest & Kiesel

Gollnest & Kiesel KG is Europe's innovative manufacturer of wooden toys and the largest toy company in northern Germany. Its brands HEIMESS (wooden and high-quality plastic baby toys, made in Germany), goki, HOLZTIGER, ’cause and ANKER Stone Building Sets enjoy a high profile within the toy and gift item trade. The company was founded 34 years ago by its two owners. The HEIMESS brand has existed for over 50 years, and ANKER Steinbaukasten GmbH in Rudolstadt can trace its history back over 130 years. A total of more than 2,000 different products account for one of the most widely varied ranges anywhere in the toy industry.
We produce toys for children's hands, heads and souls. Over 600 Gollnest & Kiesel employees worldwide are busy transforming a thousand new ideas into a thousand living colours.

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