Stitching blocks are a classic children’s toy for good reason; besides teaching your little tyke the rudimentary gestures of sewing, the threading movements also hone hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and basic pattern design. (Project Runway, here we come!) Hewn from cedar, Woodrootlings’ handcrafted sewing block leaves nature’s perfect imperfections intact, down to the splits in the wood. In keeping with the all-natural theme, the block comes with two different colors of wool, rather than synthetic yarn.

+ Cedar Sewing Block $32 on Etsy