A Whip & Peerie – Spinning Top with String

£24.50

This spinning top with a string is a step up from the smaller type of spinning top spun between finger and thumb. It’s the ideal challenge for an older child.

  • Decorated with durable, eco friendly plant based paints and finishes.
  • Presented in a hand woven, ethical cotton drawstring bag.
  • CE safety certified for ages 3+.  Warning: Due to the long cord which poses a danger of strangulation this toy is recommended for ages 3+. Do not allow young children to play with it unsupervised.
  • Free Personalisation – To make yours extra special have a name or initials hand burnt into the wood. Please write your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.
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Description

Whipping tops make ideal Eco birthday gifts and are a fun green gift for Christmas.

These traditional wooden toys are hand crafted from a solid piece of recycled local, Beech wood which makes them very tough. The stick is FSC certified Beech and the cord is vegan friendly, sustainable cork. They also have a metal stud fitted to help them spin for a really long time.

I remember going on holiday, aged 9, to the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst there I bought a whipping top, or whip and peerie, as the Scots say. I remember being exited to see if I could make it work and find out how long it would spin for.

It wasn’t easy and it took a couple of weeks to get the hang of it. The process of learning helped my coordination and taught me a lot about learning a new skill. The fact that I couldn’t do it straight away encouraged my curiosity and my tenacity. Plus, the pride I felt in myself when I could do it was that much greater. Not many toys offer these valuable lessons nowadays. That’s what makes traditional toys so great.

Measurements: Top measures approx. 7 x 5 cm. The stick is 36cm long with an attached cord approx. 45 cm long.

Shipped in 3-5 days, FREE UK delivery.

 

 

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