We Keep it Simple.
We're a family run operation with a lot of experience woodworking. How do we come up with the toys we make? Our kids tell us! We put in the care and effort into every project as if we were making them for our own kids.
Local Grown. Local Made.
As much as we can, we source local, sustainable, and eco-conscious woods and finishes.
Safe for Chompers
From our own experience, we know that everything ends up in our kids' mouths. It's not even a quesiton. That's why we use non-toxic and food safe finishes like beeswax on all our products.
Montessori Balance Beam Set
We take custom orders!
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You can check out some of our custom made toys below !
Let customers speak for us
We purchased the arch for our grand daughter's second birthday and she absolutely loves it. The craftsmanship is top notch and works well with the triangle and platform. I would not hesitate to buy from them again!!
AS IS Climbing Triangle
We love to support local businesses and Cogneato did not disappoint! The pickler triangle and ramp are a hit with our one year old! I love that they used all natural nontoxic finishes. Both items are beautiful to look at and amazing new additions to our little ones play area! Thank you Cogneato! I have my eye on other items in your shop and plan on being a repeat customer in the future!!
The triangle, ramp and wooden arch were the big hit gift this Christmas! Our grandson was climbing on it right away and we could see that this hand made structure will be well used in the years to come. What a great brain and body training set this will be. Thank you so much Cogneato Toys! It is wonderful to know we are supporting local craftspeople by purchasing Ottawa made toys!
The sensory bin/mailbox arrived quickly and exactly as described. My granddaughter loved sending mail as soon as soon as the bin arrived. Jessica answered all questions quickly and even checked in after the mailbox was sent. I would definitely order from this company again. Great product and great customer service.
The craft work of this scavenger hunt tokens are impeccable! Each one has a lovely image along with its name for the children to understand and read themselves, either through visual or written print. This set brings lots of fun and joy into our nature preschool program!
My one year old loves the ramp! Really happy with it :)
We bought this for our son’s 3rd birthday and it was a huge hit! He plays on it every day and so does his 18-month old sister. Love that the triangle folds and can be tucked away when not in use. We went with the ladder rather than the climbing “rocks” because we wanted our younger ones to be able to use it as well - very happy with that choice.
We ordered the custom coloured pikler. We asked for Mario themed colours to match my sons room and it turned out great!
My son loves his Pikler and it folds up nicely when not in use. The wood needed a little sanding in certain areas, but it was nothing serious! I’ll be buying from Cogneato again :)
We gave our 17-month old grandson the climbing triangle for Christmas and he quickly figured out how to climb it and slide down. He loves it! This solid wood piece is well made, easy to assemble and store away. Thank you!
Just picked up a Pikler triangle curbside and unfortunately I should have examined the item prior to driving away. The Pikler seems to be well-constructed and sturdy but the finishing leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. There are several places where the plywood veneer was sanded through and has left a very noticeable discoloration even from far. I realize these items are handmade but I am disappointed as this is a $200 item that I purchased as a gift and that I drove 1.5 hours round trip to pick up. I suppose I just expected a finished product without obvious imperfections like the photos on the website show.
Edit: Customer service at Cogneato is fantastic so I amended my rating to 5 stars. Within an hour of posting the review, Jessica reached out to say the item should not be like and offered to provide a replacement with delivery. The replacement Pikler looks great and based on the overall quality of the item and customer service, I will be purchasing more items in the future for my daughter and as gifts.
This is great both my kids love having this in their play area. The older one draws pictures and cards for family members and puts in the mail box for me to deliver. We will be purchasing more inserts soon!
I’m in love with this product. I purchased one at the baby momma hustle market with additional envelopes and my little one is already obsessed. I just got another one for my daycare kiddos! I love how open ended this product can be.
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