Aleta Kids

Anchovy Pattern Making and Lacing Toy

Sofishticated Skills

Lovingly handcrafted and carefully sanded in Spain with FSC and PEFC certified beechwood from sustainable German forests, this Anchovy 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 music we listen to, to our natural surroundings, patterns are everywhere. How quickly will our little rock stars catch on to the rhythm of a nursery rhyme? What will our budding botanist notice about the veins on a leaf? 


1 beechwood anchovy (17 x 4 x 0.9 cm)
FSC and PEFC certified wood from sustainable German forests

1 Cotton lace (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.  

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