What Is So Great About Wooden Toys?
There are so many things that are great about wooden toys for kids that we could discuss this topic for hours. But I will just name a few selling points for wooden toys. Most wooden toys force children to use their imaginations. Plastic toys that use batteries and light up are fun, but they don’t leave most of the playing to the child’s imagination. Wooden toys generally are crafted well and will last much longer than cheap plastic toys. They can be marvelous keepsake items and hand me downs for generations. And lastly, wooden toys are usually not as annoying as plastic toys that make noise and have flashing lights. There is nothing creepier than walking through your playroom in the middle of the night and hearing one of your child’s toys talking to you.
My Top 3 Wooden Toys For Toddlers
- You can never go wrong with a nice wooden block set. This Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks is high quality and durable. Children will have fun using their imaginations as they build, have fun, and work on their motor skills at the same time.
- This Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube is a great way for children to learn their shapes and colors while working on hand/eye coordination. Sorting shape cubes are a classic and timeless toy, but unlike plastic ones, this nice wooden one will last for generations. My children play with this toy for a long time and also enjoy stacking the blocks on their own and sorting the shapes by color.
- This Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker is a bright and educational wooden toy that is perfect for toddlers. Kids can stack these in size order, or they could choose to stack by like-colors. This toy will grow with your child because some of the stacking is a bit more challenging than the others.