International Kids Day. My Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France

Do you want to get to know the very french, the best toys here in France? Well, start exploring with my list of Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France. Will you?

Do you know the International Kids Day? I  used to know it very well when I was a kid. In Poland, we used to celebrate it on the 1st June. There were festivals, outdoors activities, games with the prizes in a form of old fashioned sweets and cheesy cheap toy surprises. Does it ring a bell? All of this are my very good memories as we used to spend time happily with school friends and parents. Lastly, what I remember about Kids Day were the presents we were getting. Grandparents, aunts, uncles obviously parents used to be very generous with toys even more than during Christmas…anyways this was the traditional Polish Kids Day for me. Now, I am not a kid anymore but I am a very proud aunt and even if I don’t have such a huge experience with children. I have a pretty good experience with shopping for kids. So after some researches with online and offline shopping in France and especially in Lyon, I found those kids french toys from France. Because i am a very good aunt, because the Kids Day is approaching and because I love finding excuses for more shopping in France. So here you are My Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France. How do you like them? Tell me which is your favorite? Maybe you have some toy you have seen or bought recently for someone or yourself? Please share in the comments.My Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France . International Kids Day

  1. Les bolides which are french toys from France’s leading wooden toy company JANOD. I like the most the wooden toys of Story Grand Prix. A collection of racing cars and a racing circuit, ideal for boys. There is also Formula 1, featuring racing, retro cars, and others. I am not a boy so I am not going into details. But what so special about it? All those wooden toys seem very simple, but actually are very unique and original and they teach children to grow, think and especially to invent stories full of adventures.Toys from JANOD Bolides
  2. Le Chalet de la Montagne – french toys from Jeujura French top toys shop.  The house toy is a natural and stained wooden construction set with 2 characters, animals, play mat and assembly instructions.  It contains 175 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls over 5 years Toys from Jeujura - Le_Chalet_de_la_Montagne
  3. Abat Jour Lamp is a bit different type of toys which I felt in love with! It is a unique and beautiful lamp from Pabobo – the french well known and established company. And about the lamp itself. Well, its lampshade is very unique and prettily dresses up your child’s room.Their decorative, small characters together with many pretty stars gently light up the kids’ room. It looks and feels magic, through its day-night effect, new illustrations which appear when you turn-on the light and create a unique atmosphere! Sweet dreams!3.Toys from Pabolo_Lamp
  4. Wild animals model figures from Papo. The company offers over 600 little model figures. These include farm animals, wild animals, horses, dinosaurs, knights, fairy tales and legends, fantasy or galactic figures, pirates and historical characters. I fell in love with the tigers, elephants, and lions. What are your favorite ones? I am sure you and your little one will choose few figures to create their imaginary world. It looks simple, but it’s very creative and teaches kids to think, create and free their imagination (which is locked nowadays by providing simple and easy to reach solutions with our smartphones, ipads and tv). Also, note that this french toys shop sell not only the model figures but also provide even more possibilities for play, Papo creates new environments including farms, horse boxes, a bush outpost, pirate ships, castles and many other settings for new storiesToys from Papo_Wild_Animals
  5. Petitcollin Doll – Sylvia Natterer – ok, i could not resist here. It brought my childhood memories of simple, beautiful dolls which I used to play as a kid. How about you. Do you recall those dolls which were teaching us how to be a mum or dad. I am sure you have been playing in ‘home’, where the doll is your little baby and you take care of it. I did! So from all beautiful old fashioned dolls they offer I have found the one i like the most (yes somehow I managed to chooses!) Did you find your favorite Petitcollin doll?Toys from Pettitcolin doll
  6. Trousselier french toys and especially beautiful music boxes selection ideal for a boy and a girl. I love the ballerines ones and princesses but the giraffes are so cute and unusual. It is an ideal present to the very little ones as provide you with the gentle and relaxing music but also the older ones will benefit from such a gift. Don’t you agree? Not pretty but beautiful and they come from so french toys shop – TrousselierToys from Trousselier - Music_boxes_toys_from_france
  7. Outdoors cars from Vilac – I love this vintage pink car! How unusual for a girl who doesnt like dolls so much? But do not worry if you have a boy not a girl,  there is even bigger boy selection of cars which come in a vintage style but not only. There is much more to choose and here I am not decided. Having said so, I find this one vilac boy car very cool.Do you like it as well?  Maybe you can pick up your favourite vilac toy? They offer not only the cars but many indoors toys for all ages!Toys from Vilac - Vintage_pink_car_from_vilac
  8. Piperoid Toys For Kids – paper and only paper! What’s a unique concept from Les jouets libres – so french toys shop I found when living in Lyon. I felt in love with their paper collection as it’s not only for kids but I would also like to play! So, staying a good aunt, I can be a little cheeky, I can buy my favorite piperiod model and play with a little one. In this way we both can have a good time…parents and kids, aunts and uncles but also beloved grandparents should consider this creative toys for their little ones!Toys from Les Jouets Libres - Piperoid_Selection_Paper_Toys
  9. Sophie la girafe – the most famous and beautiful kids toy I also have been attracted to! It comes from the Vulli so french toys shop and it has been around more than 50 years. Why is this such a success? Well, did you know that those vulli french toys are being made artisanally and are based on 100% natural rubber. Also, Sophie the giraffe is the first toy for the babies which put in awakening its 5 senses from 3 months! Ideal for the newborns and little ones. Nowodays they have so many variations of Sophie Giraffes sets that i got lost. Choose yourself the best set of Sophie hereToys from Vulli - One_Sophie_Giraffes_Set
  10. My Animal Kit – this is also something different yet another so french toy and invention. There are 9 activities to play and discover animals and numbers. I think this is the kids’ favorite theme, ideal french toys gift for boys and for girls! It has been designed for kids 3-5 years and present more sophisticated educational activities in line with the kindergarten program. Your little ones can learn while having fun. I like the idea of learning creative way and be able to do it at home. Thanks to this animal kit from abysmile so french toys shop, your little one will learn to classify, observe, analyze, manipulate and order. So as you can see, the difficult things are presented in a fun and creative way for your kids to have fun while learing!Toys from ABYSmile - Les_Kit_des_Animaus_ABSSMILE

I hope I have amused you with My Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France. And I hope you could discover something French today with me. If you need more, here at mybabiesplanet.comis even bigger and more comprehensive list of the toys for kids I find interesting. Or maybe you are disappointed with my shopping taste and you can tell me your preferences and likes? Maybe simply I haven’t seen all the best French toys yet and so I need your help! There will be Christmas, birthdays etc so I need more toys ideas…Thank you!


I am a Polish girl who felt in love with Lyon from the first sight! Jadorelyon is my way of exploring France, the French way of life, their cuisine, sharing the experience from visiting beautiful places in France. Jadorelyon is my new way of adding some Polish influence into French lives and watching on how they like it...

4 thoughts on “International Kids Day. My Top 10 Choices for Kids Toys From France

  1. Je suis du Jura !
    J”adoré les jeux en bois et le chalet m’a passionnée des heures !
    Ensuite ce sont mes filles qui ont adoré ces jeux …..
    Peut-être mes petits enfants plus tard !
    La girafe reste aussi un inconditionnel pour les bébés !
    Bravo pour ce bel article !

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