Kinderboard | Natural - PRE-ORDER TODAY!
Kinderboard Pre-Order. Please read in full before placing an order.
Please note the Kinderboard is currently available to pre-order from our next shipment, which is en route to our HQ!
Our shipment is due to arrive 3rd September, where it will be packed and shipped as a priority once it arrives at our warehouse.
We are hoping to ship all orders no later than Tuesday 4th September. *
Please note the following terms and conditions;
If you order other in-stock items, we will hold these and ship your entire order once all items are available.
You are welcome to use our LayBuy service when pre-ordering. Please note, your 6 week payment plan will commence immediately.
While we are confident of the dates listed above, sometimes shipping and customs clearances take longer than expected. Please keep this in mind if you are purchasing for a special date in the first few days of September.
We will notify you via email of any delays to your order.
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This multi-use toy piece was originally used by many children as well as our Kinderfeets creator in Waldorf early childhood classrooms. It was created to help children develop a sense of balance, stimulate their vestibular system, and gain a deep sense of awareness of their body and body parts.
Our German beechwood Kinderboard is Dutch designed and it’s excellent for stimulating child development—both physical and mental—and offers open-ended play opportunities for toddlers, children, teens, and even adults. It can hold up to 220kg! The Kinderboard has water-based lacquer and can be used both indoors and out, perfect for rainy and sunny days at home or in a school environment.
Watch the child’s imagination take over once their Kinderboard arrives. It becomes a seesaw, a balance board, a slide, a step stool, a boat, a resting place, a doll bed, a puppet stage, a tunnel and many more opportunities for them to explore. The possibilities are endless—and truly up to them!
- Designed for ages 18 months old through adulthood. We're not kidding, try it yourself!
- Dutch designed and handmade from birch, a replenishable resource
- Dimensions 81cm x 32 cm x 18cm high
- FSC certified timber
The making of a Kinderboard
Kinderboards look deceptively simple.
A Kinderboard's hidden cost and complexity begins with the raw material used in its manufacture. Each board is made using Beech plywood; a heavier, denser timber than other cheaper options. This ensures it’s both strong and durable and thus will endure plenty of energetic play. The timber used is also FSC certified. This means it’s often more expensive than untraceable non-sustainability harvested alternatives.
Before a board can be shaped its plywood must first be manufactured. This process involves kiln drying the raw timber until its moisture content falls below 2%. Thin timber veneer sheets are then cut from each log. These are carefully layered and glued by hand to form a plywood panel. Rectangular shapes cut from each panel then begin the journey that results in a finished Kinderboard.
Creating their elegant shape is the first step. Super-heated steam is used to soften the raw plank at a temperature of more than 130°C. The plank is then carefully bent using a custom built shaping form. The form holds the plank under tension until the softened wood cools and hardens into its final curve. It almost an hour to bend and set each board. This process involves expensive industrial steam presses that make only one board at a time. This obviously limits the number of boards you can make in a day. Furthermore, not all planks survive the shaping process and must be discarded.
Raw planks that made through the shaping process are then sanded and shaped by hand to ensure a smooth and elegant finish. This includes the addition of each board’s deceptively simple corner curves. Adding these finishing touches is a surprisingly time-consuming task.
The completed Kinderboard is then stained and lacquered. This involves up to four coats per board. Each coat is applied by hand and then hand sanded before the next is applied. Kinderfeets uses ecologically friendly stains and lacquers.
However, despite these complex and often expensive manufacturing processes, Kinderfeets Kinderboards are up to 20%-40% cheaper than competitive products on the market!
Please note, we can not ship Kinderboard to Australia, or NZ P O Boxes. Please provide a physical NZ address for delivery. Please also note the current boxes state the weight limit is 90kg. The boards have been independently tested and are approved to handle 220kg.