Brio toys may come from frigid Scandinavia, but they won’t leave your little one cold! For over one hundred years this Swedish toy maker has been going with the grain, producing hard-wearing wooden toys that will entertain their owners for years. Read on to learn more about these heart-warming toys!
Brio train sets
If someone says the word Brio to you, it’s likely that you thought of their beautiful train sets. Brio train sets have stood the test of time thanks to their simplicity, in both form and design. Carved from blocks of wood and painted in attractive, garish colours, these toys are terrific mini-locomotives for small children. Brio trains are built to work anywhere - they have wheels that can run on track or on carpets.
Another thing Brio trains are famous for is their distinctive round magnetic coupling at the back of each train compartment. This makes Brio trains easy to put together, and safe to break apart without damaging them. This also allows compartments from different Brio train sets to be mixed together at the back of the train.
It’s true that many Brio train sets haven’t changed much in form since they began production over sixty years ago, but many Brio trains are a little more modern. In recent years Brio launched their Smart Tech line. This kind of Brio train moves of its own accord thanks to battery power. Not only that, but the Smart Tech track accessories feature integrated lights and sound speakers to bring the line to life!
Other Brio toys
Although Brio is most famous for their collection of toy train sets, that's not the only thing this tot-focused toy company can offer! Still on the subject of industry, Brio Builder construction sets are an engaging and creatively engaging toy for small children. These Builder toys will challenge your child to use their imagination and problem-solving skills in equal measure to build what they want to.
As well as toys that are just fun to play with, Brio have developed a range of special pedagogic (or teaching) toys. These special toys are designed for very small children, teaching them how to think logically and develop their motor skills. Some of these toys are almost as recognisable as Brio trains, like the classic Stacking Clown, which has been teaching our little ones the basics of organisation since 1955.