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Why Wood Toys?

Why Wood Toys?

We first want to note that not all plastic toys stifle a child’s imagination! There are so many useful plastic toys that provide beautiful play experiences and opportunities for children to learn and explore. But, on this post we’re honing in on the benefits of wooden play materials; here are a few reasons why it’s great to invest in wooden toys for the children in your life:

 

Wood Toys lend themselves to endless child-directed play experiences rather than one linear and sole purpose

 

They Stand The Test Of Time

  • wooden toys are truly timeless, they never seem to go out of style
  • they are much sturdier and will last generations

Sustainability & Earth Awareness

  • sustainably conscious: wood is an organic, renewable resource making it more easily recyclable, and biodegradable
  • they are refined and beautiful while being a resilient material that has a grounding presence for children
  • wood toys present a direct connection to the natural world

Many Wood Toys Are Open-ended

  • they are often open-ended (blocks, shapes, figures, simplicity) meaning they lend themselves to endless child-directed play experiences rather than one linear and sole purpose
  • many wood toys, such as blocks or shapes, offer children a blank canvas on which to paint with their imagination. They provide a freedom for the child to be an instructor of the materials rather than the materials instructing them
  • wooden toys are void of sound or interaction within themselves which leaves space for children to create their own voices, effects, and movements
  • they are often neutrally coloured or painted in solid colors which offers opportunities for children’s imaginations to decide what each piece will be, there are truly endless options

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