We are passionate about finding the best toys and products from all over Europe and this year, we’ve done a little more research into the benefits of educational wooden toys.
So, we’ve put together our top 6 reasons why these timeless toys are perfect for every family and enjoyed for many years.
1. Encourage creativity & Imagination
The beauty of a wooden toy is how simple they are. With no loud noises or defined characters, they give your child the space to imagine. Therefore, using simple wooden toys, your child can create hundreds of scenarios. From a supermarket to building towns, wooden blocks help their creativity shine.
Take it one step further by just buying blocks, sticks or shapes to stretch their imagination and let them create their worlds.
2. Help to develop motor skills
As your child picks up and plays with lots of different shapes, it helps them build motor skills. Educational wooden toys come in lots of shapes and sizes, which are often awkward for babies and young children to hold. While this might seem backwards, these strange shapes help them to learn to grasp in lots of different ways.
Use bigger blocks for smaller children and smaller items for older children, to help each of them develop their skills further.
3. Durability is important
I think we all have at least one half-broken toy lying around the house. Children love to play with their toys a lot. However, this means that the toys may not last as long as you were hoping.
Toys made out of wood are far more resilient, so your child can play with them as much as they like. They’re hard to break and can last generations. Plus, you can easily clean them when they get dirty ready for the next bought of their imagination.
4. Problem-solving with educational wooden toys
Problem-solving skills are another great reason to invest in educational wooden toys. They can be used to teach basic maths, representing things to add or subtract at a younger age. Plus, when they get older, they can create their logic puzzles and scenarios to test different their brains.
How tall can a tower be built before it falls? How can I make this wooden block fit in my world?
5. As your child grows, they can are used again and again.
Toys are usually targetted at certain ages. Therefore, this encourages you to keep buying more and more at every stage.
Wooden toys are simple and used for multiple purposes and scenarios, the only limit is your child’s creativity. Older children can use wooden blocks and elements in complex situations that develop different aspects of their brains. On the other hand, younger children can use them as basic stacking and motor development.
6. Wooden toys look great and are timeless
Our final point is that they never go out of style. While the current trends might fade (does anyone remember the Tamagotchi?) these classics will be a staple for several children. When unicorns have disappeared, educational wooden toys can create a world that fits in with what’s cool right now.
Plus, we love the way they look. Whatever your style and home, these fit in beautifully and will always look great.
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While wooden toys can be more expensive, the durability and versatility means they will last for many years in your family. As your child grows and develops, they will use them time and time again for different role playing and creative activities.
Plus, as they’re safe and easy to clean you can leave them out to play with at all times. So, no restrictions on the fun.