The Many Benefits of Wooden Toys

Photography: Katrina Amiria

Wooden toys inspire creative and imaginative play in children, whilst developing cognitive and problem-solving skills. The natural textures of wooden toys stimulate the child’s senses as they invite them to touch, feel and explore.

The open-ended nature of wooden toys means your child will be able to use the same item in multiple different ways. Because of their more basic shapes, wooden toys also help children build hand-eye coordination.

Wooden toys will not pollute your home with unwanted chemicals – as opposed to plastic toys that contain chemicals and toxins that you don’t want anywhere near your child. Be especially wary of older toys that have been handed down through the family or picked up secondhand – they may come from a time with less rigorous safety testing. Wooden toys from safe sources do not carry the same risks at all and are safe for your baby to gum in their teeth.

Wooden toys also won’t pollute your home with a lot of noise, helping to keep your children from becoming so easily distracted. In a room with natural toys, you will find it is quieter, more peaceful, and inviting, and you will likely find your child is calmer because of this. We are very much a product of our environment, so offering the best environment for your child will encourage their mind to be healthy and calm.

Wooden toys will not easily break, meaning no broken, small pieces or sharp edges – ideal for babies who like to put everything within reach in their mouth!

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