About Us

At Blue Otter Toys we recognize that children deserve to be surrounded by beauty and lasting quality. We believe in slow and simple joys, products that enrich and bring a sense of wonder and imagination, an invitation to play.  Our curated collection of children’s products honor childhood and are made with integrity. We believe our products make the world a better, more beautiful, gentler place for our children to grow up in. 

About Blue Otter, Family Run, Natural Toy Company

Blue Otter Toys is run by a team of parents with deep roots in natural parenting philosophies, the world of European toys and Waldorf education. We understand the sleepless nights, the constant juggling of responsibilities and wondering if you’re doing enough or getting it right. The world is constantly evolving and our children are growing up in a different world than the one we inhabited. We recognize the importance of preparing children for an ever changing world, while holding fast to principles that will always form the foundation of our families and our company: leaving the world a little better than we found it, the golden rule, and the truth that simple joys are often the deepest joys. 

With so many disposable, hi-tech, media-centric options now for children, we often wonder “what happened to childhood?” It can seem an impossible task to both protect our children and honor their childhood, while also preparing them for the future. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. We offer products that are simple and joyful. Our toys encourage deep, open-ended play. This is the sort of childhood that fosters the creativity and independent thinking so prized by innovators and leaders. And it is also the sort of play that happy childhoods are built on. 

We invite you into our world where childhood is precious, quality matters and children can become their best and highest selves surrounded by beauty, love and lasting quality.

Come and play, with Blue Otter Toys!

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