To grow, children need the right tools to push outside of their comfort zones and pave their own path of imaginative, fearless, and fun adventure. Kinderfeets design a range of high quality, wooden learning toys to meet this need and to support all children in their early cognitive and physical development. From balance bikes to educational building blocks, every product is sustainably made to inspire young minds to bravely and independently explore our wonderful world.
Kinderfeets was founded by Dutch designer Oscar V. Mulder in 2012 after a labour-of-love project for his young son proved to be a level up in balance bike design. A Netherlands native, Oscar – who resides with his family in San Francisco, California – grew up in a culture where biking is a way of life. Naturally, he was determined to cultivate that same love of adventure in his two-year-old son, Sebastiaan, as soon as he could. Looking to the market of children’s balance bikes (also known as running bikes or training bikes), Oscar was let down by what he found, and so began his quest to fill the gap.
Today, Oscar uses his 20 years of international brand design experience to manage Kinderfeets – a thriving, sustainable business, manufacturing active toys and learning tools that support children in their pursuit of independence, development, and confidence.
The first thing founder and designer Oscar Mulder discovered about the early market offerings of balance bikes was that there were none to suit toddler-aged children. Then, when his young son could finally fit on one, there was nowhere for him to perch his feet when cruising. These issues posed an exciting design challenge for Oscar, who set about finding innovative solutions that would make a world of difference for little riders.
Now, Kinderfeets' award-winning Balance Bikes and Trikes range caters to children as young as one years old with a low step-through frame, allowing for lower height settings for the seat and an easier on-and-off experience for the rider. See our Comparision Guide for an easy walk through of the different models and how they accommodate different ages and sizes.
The TINY TOT and TINY TOT PLUS bikes offer two-for-one value, with the ability to start as a three-wheeled trike before transforming into a two-wheeled balance bike when the young rider is ready. Then the slightly larger Balance Bike boasts the innovative design feature of foot pegs, which children can rest their feet on when cruising/coasting. This not only improves safety but also eases a child's transition to a pedal-powered bike later on as they can get used to where to put their feet. Oscar also ensured easy maintenance for parents with EVA airless tyres (which are biodegradeable), and comfortability was considered all the way through to the padded handlebars and seat.Looking after our children and our world
It is the desire of every parent to support their child to grow in confidence and master developmental milestones in a fun, easy, and safe way. Kinderfeets has this mission at its core – check out our Collections to find the perfect play-based learning toy to enthrall and entertain your little one.
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