Aleta Kids

Wooden Pattern Making and Lacing Fishing Boat

Skills Set Sail

Lovingly handcrafted and carefully sanded in Spain with FSC and PEFC certified beechwood from sustainable German forests, this Fishing Boat was created to help the littlest ones with the development of their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. As our children grow, the toy becomes a great tool in teaching them to create and recognise patterns, a critical skill necessary for making predictions and to sequence, both of which foster the development of mathematical, logical, and reasoning skills. 

Of Forests & Waves Tip

Patterns provide a sense of order in what might otherwise appear chaotic. A fun activity that can be carried out anywhere (without toys or props) is to look for patterns around you - from the buildings we live in to our natural surroundings, patterns are everywhere. What will our little architect notice about the way our bricks have been laid? What will our budding marine biologists notice about the way a spider's web has been weaved?


1 Fishing Boat (14.5 x 8 x 0.9 cm)
FSC and PEFC certified wood from sustainable German forests
3 Cotton laces (each 90cm long)
1 Cotton bag for storage 
Designed in New York
Handmade in Spain


Aleta Kids use European beechwood that have been carefully sanded down to ensure that the toys are child-safe. To preserve the patina that the toy naturally acquires over time, no burnishes are used in the process. For maintenance of a more standard finish, it is possible to apply any natural oil or beeswax from time to time. Please note that the beauty of natural wood lies in their different hues and grain; each toy  is unique, and no two are identical. This toy contains two small parts of 25mm diameter (lifesavers) that may be hazardous for children under 3 years old.


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