About Wooden Toys
Wooden toys are timeless, better for the environment and higher quality wooden toys are even made of sustainable wood. Through these toys, children can experience different textures and smells. They last longer than plastic toys which means that they create less waste and are also biodegradable.
Well loved wooden toys can be refinished so they can look like new and make many generations happy.
Good quality, eco-friendly wooden toys don't contain PVC, phosphates or similar chemicals.
When children play with open-ended (for example this Mini Wooden Play Base Set or this Rainbow Bug Rocker by Toys By Nature), simple wooden toys (like the Woodland Animals Set by AbakiToys) that don't interact with them, they are bound to start using their imagination to make up their own little stories and use the toy in any way they see fit. This is the beauty of open-ended wooden toys, that they can be anything a child can imagine. This is crucial to their development, especially in the first years.
Wooden toys allow children to use their reasoning skills as to which activities they see fit. Pretend play and imaginative play stimulate emotions, thinking, and social skills. These wooden toys by Tender Leaf Toys would be perfect for this purpose: Ayana Wooden Doll , Edward and His Skateboard Wooden Doll , Knight And Dragon Tales or the Espresso Machine . Little ones begin to exercise their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination with wooden toys. Building blocks (like the Galaxy Magblocs), for example, help children with numeracy and problem solving.
In conclusion, wooden toys are more sustainable, kinder to the environment, and healthier for children developmentally and physically.