"Skazki Dereva" is a manufacturer of wooden toys The History of Skazke Dereva began in the 90's as the family workshop of Michael Maschinets and Iva Derugina in Yaroslavl. The wooden toys made by “Skazki Dereva” (“Tales of the Wood”) are loved by children and adults alike. The toys are trusted by parents and recommended by teachers and developmental psychologists. They make their toys from wood, a material which is alive and natural, unlike synthetic plastic. The toys created by the workshop are painted by hand, which makes each one unique. All of their paints are non-toxic. They treat the creation of toys as an important matter, carefully and with love. The toys are three dimensional and painted on all sides. They have just the right balance of cartoon and realism. They use bright but not aggressive colors which are harmoniously combined with each other. All the corners are smooth, but you can still feel the texture of the wood. The details of the compositions are cut from a single piece of wood and fit tightly with each other. The toys are designed with child development in mind. For example: — Putting together a puzzle encourages cognitive development and promotes fine motor skills; — While playing with the puzzle, the child can recite the corresponding fairy tale which develops speech; — The fantastic scenes depicted with their toys gives a wide scope for the imagination; — By putting together a puzzle and breaking it apart, the kids learn about the sequencing of events. And of course, the toys of the workshop “Skazki Devera" are one of a kind because they design and produce the toys themselves. In their workshop, they are always working diligently to make new toys.