Back to basics with Quercetti Toys

Quercetti Georello Junior gearsWith a 6+ year age gap, it’s a very rare toy that gets the stamp of approval from all three kids. But, we’ve recently found a common ground in Quercetti Toys this fall. No matter what age kids we’ve been entertaining, the consensus is that Quercetti Toys are amazingly fun. All the toys we’ve tried throughout the years hold everyone’s attention for long periods of time, and they are returned to over and over again.Quercetti Daisy Maxi 2

In fact, one of the very first toys my daughter ever received was the Saxoflute from Quercetti back in 2009, and it is still one of our favorite toys here at Rave & Review. Because it can be rebuilt over and over again, stores small, and is so much fun to play, it’s been part of our musical play since just months after my daughter was born. We added the classic marble run after that, which was perfect for my little builders, and a great way too learn the basics of STEM with my little science-loving kiddos while having fun with trial and error.Quercetti Georella Junior in play

This summer, we were introduced to two more Quercetti toys, and they were big hits with the kiddos. Our two newest Quercetti toys are the Georello Junior that teaches you about gears and Daisy Maxi that encourages matching, stacking, and pattern play. Although these toys were originally gifted to my youngest, even the older kids were drawn to them and have played with them happily for hours as well.Quercetti Daisy Maxi 6

This isn’t by accident; Quercetti’s goal is to make toys that speak kid’s language while addressing their natural developmental needs. They use simple shapes that leave room for imagination, and designs that are meant to draw kids in and encourage them to play and experiment. And, while these specific toys may be geared toward the younger crowd {no pun intended}, there are levels of play that even the big kids can get in on.Quercetti gears in play

About Quercetti Toys

Playtime during the first few years of a child’s life are such a critical part of a child’s development, and Quercetti toys do such a great job of teaching them important things about the world around them, while still seeming like a simple child’s toys. My kids were fascinated by the way turning the gears of the Georella made some gears go forward, some go backwards, and ultimately have all of them work together to turn all of the gears at once simply by interacting with one. This may seem like a small thing, but it’s this ability to turn anything into a learning tool that allows them to use their imagination that what makes a toy something a child returns to again and again.Quercetti Daisy Maxi 3 As much as I love Quercetti toys themselves, I also have great respect for the company as well. Quercetti is an Italian company that has been proudly manufacturing toys in Italy since the 1950’s with their founder, Alessandro Quercetti. 68 years later, they are now a second generation Quercetti family and they still produce all of their toys at their headquarters in Torino.Quercetti Georella Junior in play 2

Handling everything in-house gives them full control over the every step of the designs, concepts, engineering, rendering, mould production, injection moulding, assembly, packaging, stocking, and then shipment of all of their products, and it allows them to produce the best quality toys for kids. For them, safety comes first as they manufacture all their toys according to the most closely monitored and updated international regulations.Quercetti Daisy Maxi

I also adore that they never utilize commercials directed to children under 12 years of age and have denounced the use of marketing this way as unethical. I fully believe that children should not be exposed to marketing at young ages in order to help curb excess consumerism, and I wish more companies would take the bold move Quercetti did in fixing the problem.

I think it’s such a testament to the quality and variety of the Quercetti toys that even without spending thousands of dollars to market their products, their toys still fly off of toy shelves worldwide. Relying solely on the toys they produce to market themselves might seem like too risky of a move, but when your toys appeal to all ages, offer learning possibilities that appeal to parents and caregivers, and are designed in a way that allows them to be played with through so many stages, they really do sell themselves.

What Quercetti toy is your favorite?

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