Why Wood Toys are GREAT!

Why Wood Toys are GREAT!

Wooden toys have been popular for centuries and for good reason. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, but they also offer a wide range of benefits for children's development. Here are some of the key benefits of wood toys:

  1. Safe and Non-Toxic Wood toys are typically made from natural materials, which means they are safer and less likely to contain harmful chemicals or toxins than plastic toys. They are also less likely to break or shatter into small pieces, reducing the risk of choking or injury.

  2. Durable and Long-Lasting Wood toys are built to last and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They can be passed down from generation to generation, making them a more sustainable choice for families.

  3. Encourage Imaginative Play Wooden toys often have a more traditional and simplistic design, which encourages children to use their imagination and creativity when playing. Unlike electronic toys, they don't have pre-programmed functions or sounds, allowing children to create their own stories and scenarios.

  4. Develop Fine Motor Skills Many wooden toys are designed to promote fine motor skills, such as threading beads or stacking blocks. These types of activities help children develop hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and problem-solving skills.

  5. Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly Wooden toys are a more sustainable and eco-friendly option than plastic toys, which are often made from non-renewable resources and contribute to plastic waste in landfills and oceans. Many wood toys are made from sustainably sourced materials and can be recycled or composted at the end of their life.

  6. Versatile and Timeless Wood toys are versatile and timeless, meaning they can be used in a variety of ways and never go out of style. From building blocks to puzzles to dolls and cars, there is a wooden toy for every age and interest.

Here are a few of our FAV places to buy wooden toys:

  1. Jabaloo Has great playmats that are cotton and organic and also wood toys like rattles, baby gyms and stroller chains 
  2. Father's Factory has cute wood toys for tiny photographers 
  3. Odin Parker is another favorite with music boxes, dolls, and more. Their construction items and tea set are toooooo cute. You'll love them, I mean your kids will love them.
  4. Minihomy is so cute but beware their whole brand is not natural but they do have cute finds
  5. And of course from The Nest Play Cafe! We sell many of our toys you see in the play cafe right there in store an on our website! Our prices are often better than Amazon even though we are a small locally owned business. 

Wood toys offer a range of benefits for children's development and are a more sustainable and eco-friendly option than plastic toys. They encourage imaginative play, promote fine motor skills, and are safe, durable, and timeless. Investing in wood toys is a smart choice for families who value quality, longevity, and the environment.

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