Hape

Hape’s story begins with Peter Handstein’s story. Peter grew up in a rural town in central Germany, where he was raised with a deeprooted respect for family, honesty, compassion, and a love of nature. Hape is a reflection of Peter’s lifelong values.

Hape believes that the future begins and belongs to our children. They believe it is their duty to leave them with infinite possibilities, not unsolvable problems. Their toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in; and through responsible business practices they aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we received it.

Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child’s developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.