Oompa's Top 10 Kitchen Play Toys

Looking for toys that will allow your little one to express their creativity and imagination all while learning important skills like vocabulary building, basic math, and social etiquette? Consider adding a play kitchen and play food to your toy assortment.

February 24, 2014 by Susan Klieman

Oompa's Top 10 Picks For Outdoor Play

Getting kids to put down their electronics and play outside is a no-brainer with Oompa's top picks for outdoor adventures! From trikes and balance bikes to ziplines and outdoor exploration toys, we've got you covered!

February 17, 2014 by Susan Klieman

10 Things You Might Not Know About Bamboo


  1. A sixty-foot tree takes 60 YEARS to replace. A sixty-foot bamboo takes 59 DAYS to replace.
  2. Bamboo is not a wood, it is a GRASS!
  3. When bamboo is cut, the roots remain intact and new shoots will quickly grow from these roots.
  4. Pesticides are not required to grow bamboo.
  5. Bamboo has been shown to have higher tensile strength than man alloys of STEEL.
  6. Bamboo has been shown to have higher compressive strength than many mixtures of CONCRETE.
  7. The very dense fibers in each bamboo plant allow for EXTREME FLEXIBILITY and prevent it from snapping when bent.
  8. Bamboo is a NUTRITIOUS food source for both humans and animals.
  9. Over one BILLION people in the world live in bamboo houses.
  10. A grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent grove of trees. Because of this, planting bamboo is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming!

Wowza! Not only is bamboo great for the earth, but its uses seem endless! Bamboo toys are a great choice for eco-friendly families. This fast-growing grass is as durable as it is safe for babies and toddlers. If you want to see beautiful bamboo wooden toys, don’t miss our collection by Hape Toys

November 25, 2013 by Susan Klieman