Tips For A Fun, Eco-Friendly Easter Basket

Start off with a perfect basket for each child. Whether all-natural or brightly colored, create the perfect place to stow Easter treats and treasures. For an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to store-bought baskets, try a handwoven bolga swing basket that is sturdy and can be used year round in pretend play or toting blocks and other treasures.

March 11, 2015 by Customer Service

The Astonishing Value Of Block Play

Wooden Blocks

We recently heard an inspiring journalistic piece on the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR) -- Behold the Humble Block!  We've long touted the benefits of block play, and we were delighted to have our philosophy validated once again! 

March 04, 2015 by Customer Service

Eco-Kids ~ Giveaway + 10% Off!

To celebrate the launch of Eco-Kids, Oompa is pleased to offer an Eco-Kids gift basket to one lucky winner! The gift basket consists of Eco Dough, Eco-Finger Paint, Eco-Paint Brushes, and Eco-Art Pad Drawing Paper.

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February 14, 2015 by Customer Service

Revel In The Magic Of Play Silks!

One of our favorite playthings here at Oompa is our beautiful array of play silks by Sarah's Silks. Pure magic is not an overstatement! Play silks transform into anything you can imagine -- a king's cape, fairy wings, a mermaid's tail!

February 12, 2015 by Customer Service

Why We Love Grimm's Spiel und Holz

Grimm's Spiel und Holz has created a completely unique and fresh line of toys that exude originality, craftsmanship, and quality. Sustainably harvested European wood is handcrafted into fantastic creations that burst with amazing color from non-toxic water-based dyes.

January 23, 2015 by Customer Service

Labyrinth Balance Boards In Stock!

We are thrilled to welcome Challenge & Fun Labyrinth Balance Boards to our wooden toys product line. Made in the USA, this heirloom quality toy was designed to develop coordination, strength, balance, and concentration and withstand generations of rough and tumble play. 

December 08, 2014 by Customer Service

The Lowdown On Wooden Toys

Wooden Toys

Oompa loves wooden toys. And wooden toys love Oompa. We know. They’ve told us so. Seeing as we have a collection of hundreds of wooden toys, we thought it would be helpful to share some answers from five great customer questions we have recently received.

February 28, 2014 by Susan Klieman

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

Playing With Moulin Roty Shadow Puppets

Oompa is thrilled to add a new line of beautiful shadow puppets by Moulin Roty. Available in several styles including Castle, Dinosaur, Circus, and Paris themes, our Shadow Puppets make a thoughtful, unique, and simply charming gift — and they are affordable to boot!

December 15, 2013 by Susan Klieman