Playing is an integral part of every childhood which enables the child to develop socially, mentally and physically. Playing with different kind of toys has many benefits and advantages and can leave a lasting impression on a child’s mind. Choosing educational wooden toys is a great way by which you can help develop your child’s personality along with providing him endless hours of fun and frolic. Wooden toys also have the advantage of being safe and eco-friendly; these are recyclable and hence do not burden our planet; these also do not contain harmful materials like lead which could harm your kid’s health.
When you think of wooden toys for children, the first one that comes to mind are the wooden building blocks. These are not only fun to play with but also great for an educational purpose. The wooden blocks are available in different shapes, colors and sizes so that you can teach your kid the same. And even better, the colors are not any chemical paint but natural and toxin-free dyes which will not cause any harm to your kid even if he puts it in his mouth and is also extremely environment friendly. The child can use these blocks to build various structures which will help him to develop his imagination and creativity and also aid in hand dexterity and shape recognition.
The other two advantages of using educational wooden toys are in helping to develop hand to eye coordination and also improve the fine motor skills. Wooden puzzles, building and construction toys, Lego building blocks, slotting toys are all helpful when it comes to developing the motor skills. In addition these can also be used to educate the child like teaching him colors, shapes and numbers. Get a wooden farm set and help the child assemble the various animals which will not only be fun and exciting but also help him learn the different kinds of animals. You can also get wooden vehicles like cars, bikes, trucks and buses which are also safe for the environment.
Children above 3 years move from solitary playing to group activities and hence the wooden toys for kids should be such that a group of children can play with these. Girls can be gifted with tea sets, kitchen set and doll houses using which they can not only have fun but can also be taught manners, etiquette and sharing. As they grow older, the focus should be on developing creativity, language skills and social behavior for which wooden toys are available. Include teddies and dolls in your kid’s toy collection as these offer a sense of security and are made from environment friendly materials.
A wooden toy train set is one of the most creative educational wooden toys as these are available in different varieties. You can either go in for the classic model or get the alphabet train set and embark your child on a learning experience into the world of alphabets and words. The brightly colored train carriages are attractive and appealing to a child’s young mind and also give you a chance to spend some quality time with your tiny tot.
As your child begins to take his first steps, get him the wooden baby walker and baby gym which are great for developing agility and also for improving coordination. These are also fun and exciting with the tiny little trinkets, bells and colorful rings. The best thing about these children’s wooden toys is that these are extremely safe and does not contain any harmful or toxic chemicals like lead, phthalate or BPA.
Educational wooden toys are an absolute must for any growing child and can be used to develop his intellect, creativity and personality yet providing a time of great bonding with friends.