When my children were little I remember scrimping and saving so I could build up a little collection of Ostheimer figures.
I just love the simplicity.
The figures have very little detail to them — perfectly ready to be transformed by the child.
I could usually afford to just buy one figure at a time, but after a few birthdays and Christmases we had quite a little collection.
My children played with them all the time and they definitely earned their keep.
There are quite a few places online where figures like these can be found. One is called The Wooden Wagon. They have quite a collection to choose from.
Nova Natural Toys also carries a nice selection of beautiful wooden figures.
Though these figures are lovely, it must be said, your child does not need these expensive toys to have a complete Waldorf playroom. Ideally toys are as simple as possible, made from materials that are as close to the natural world as possible. It’s a wonderful thing to watch when children freely and imaginatively create the toys that they need out of the materials they find around them.