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Why Children Need Wooden Toys

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It seems plastic toys are the norm nowadays and it’s such a shame. Many don’t remember the days of wooden toys!  There are so many reasons to invest in wooden toys. Although they are not what you normally see on the shelves of the toy store, they are amazing for your child’s development.

Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in wooden toys for your child.

1. Wooden toys are safer.

You might ask “why” when it comes to this point. For the most part wooden toys tend to be larger, designed without small pieces that can easily go missing or get broken, and most of all they are often created without the use of toxic chemicals that can be damaging to young minds and bodies.

Even better, they have no batteries! So if you are looking for a peg puzzle or possibly looking for your child’s next favorite toy truck, choosing wood as the material for your kids’ toys is the best way to make sure they’re getting the safest toys and most sturdy toy on the market.

2. Wooden toys for kids of all ages.

Many wooden toys, like this wooden block set or this set of wooden play food are timeless and will keep your kids playing with them for years. Plus these toys are often so well made that they can be handed down from child to child.

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3. Wooden toys are long-lasting.
Wooden toys that you purchase for just a little more than their plastic counterparts are durable and tough enough to stand up to multiple children to enjoy. Plus they may still be around if you want to keep them for your grandchildren!

Plastic toys are crafted with sometimes toxic and very cheap materials that break soon after you bring them home. If you have a high-energy child who is who is tough on toys you might find plastic toys are broken minutes later.

Wooden toys, however, are designed to be tough. These days you can get everything from wooden dolls to wooden food sets that are adorable!

4. Wooden toys encourage kids to be creative.

Creativity is a vital life skill for kids. Most kids don’t get enough time to be creative. Being creative when playing can help to teach kids to think outside the box later in life and to develop problem-solving skills. Plus with no flashing lights or noises to distract them, kids are free to create play that comes from their imagination.

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5. Wooden toys help teach problem-solving skills.

Wooden puzzles, shapes and stacking toys not only are fun to play with, they vital to helping children build problem-solving skills. The sooner children work on this skill, the better they can become at it when they become older.  

Choosing wooden toys for your child is such a wonderful way to bring play into their lives. Most parents think that a child needs a huge variety of toys to hold their interest but that’s not true. In many cases, that variety just results in frustration or worse toys that are purchased and never played with.

Instead, invest your money and your children’s future into great wooden toys that will enable them to enjoy creative play for a lifetime to come!

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