Childrens wood toys have a wonderful solid, traditional feel to them and can outlast many others. Traditional wooden toys have a comforting familiar feel to them and allow children to explore their own creativity while stretching their imagination and understanding. In an age of computers and television these toys can bring a sense of more natural and comforting play.
Many wooden toys are designed to make use of tried and tested methods of teaching through play. Shape sorters come in many different guises and help children develop hand eye coordination and special awareness without even realising it. Beautifully painted picture blocks can help progress memory skills and are sure to be much loved for their appearance alone. Wooden toys are suitable for children of all ages and children will enjoy progressing onto using mobile toys like pull-a-long animals and push-a-long buggies and carts.
Creative play is an important part of any child's progress and toys designed to mimic the adult world around them are always popular. Girls and boys alike can enjoy a variety of imaginative play with scenarios as varied as dolls houses, kitchens and toys depicting settings like shops and fire stations.
Wooden puzzles come in a variety of different complexities suitable for the very youngest of children. Simple jigsaws help memory and coordination while nursery toys like clocks and alphabet blocks can help them learn the early skills to give them a head start at school.
One of the main attractions of wooden toys is their longevity. Well-made and extremely robust they will last a good deal longer than plastic. Indeed, wooden toys often become favourite family heirlooms passed down through generations to be played with again and again. They are also extremely safe when played with as there are no small parts to cause any safety worries.