Wooden Toys

by mariahardy

Choose wooden toys and your child or children will love them and play with them for hours.

Call me old fashioned but I believe wooden toys are still the best and many times preferred to other toys. My son had great fun playing with his wooden building blocks because he could use his imagination. Children like to dream, and wooden toys do inspire their creativity. He had wooden building blocks from which he could build houses and garages. Wooden cars and trains which he used to maneuver around with. A wooden rail road which he could build up to whatever he wanted to.

I have noticed that children, when they receive all these well thought out and manufactured plastic toys, they play with them for a while but then lose interest. The reason for this is they can't use their imagination. The toys had been manufactured for this purposes only. As the saying goes "Children like doing their own thing", and why not.

It could also be that wood has a warmer touch than plastic. Children don't identify their feeling but their instinct guides them.


ABC Blocks with Cart

A wonderful toy for toddlers who love pulling any carts. They can play with it, loading and unloading, and take it to their imaginary destination. A little later, they will be able to put words together and learn to spell simple words. A great toy to last for a long time. 



Wooden Train Sets

The well known Melissa and Doug brand offers a jigsaw puzzle for older children to build trains, fire engines, aeroplanes and so on. It comes in a box with 48 pieces and will provide entertainment for hours on end.





Another quality manufacturer, Step2 makes a wooden train set complete with tracks and table. This will really make the world of trains and their drivers come alive. Guaranteed hours of fun and dreams come true.








Giant Learning Road Carpet

An inpiring imagination to any child. The child will be able to travel all around town and can choose his own destination with his car. This enables the child to use its own initiative, and it develops concentration as well. A fantastic and fun toy with a dual purpose. 








Wooden Dolls House Furniture

This beautifully made chair would really enhance the frontage of any dolls house. It is so well made that it looks ancient as if it had been there for decades. Or buy it and use it as an ornament. It would grace any shelf of a showcase.






Wooden Rocking Horse

This beautiful, well crafted wooden Rocking Horse would delight any toddler. It will give hours of fun and play. Stork craft is a well known name in the toy industry, which guarantees high quality products and safety.



Wooden Rocking Tractor

A toy for boys and girls who love cars and tractors. KidKraft is known for high quality and safety. It will be a great gift for Christmas or birthdays. Your kids will just love it.



Pink Rocking Horse fit for a Princess

A beautiful toy which will only be found in a few high end stores. Your little girl will be delighted. When I saw this unusual pink Rocking Horse I thought I have to bring it to your attention since there are not that many Rocking Horses made specifically for girls. Yet girls love riding horses just as well as boys do. 

Updated: 12/05/2011, mariahardy
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Maria on 12/29/2011

Thank you, ethelsmith, for your great comment. I am sure they will never vanish from the market.

Laura45 on 12/28/2011

I recognize the giant learning road rug as well as the Melissa and Doug brand, Maria, and thank you for sharing with us your view on how wood toys provide children the opportunity to use their imaginations.

mariahardy on 12/05/2011

I think so but the manufacturers can't produce sofisticate plastic toys to sell at £20 or £30 or £40 Thank you for your comment.

ethelsmith on 12/05/2011

Probably there are many more who would agree Maria

mariahardy on 12/05/2011

Thank you, Ethel, for adding your opinion and it makes two of us.

ethelsmith on 12/05/2011

I still think you cannot beat these type of toys. They have longevity and never go truly out of fashion

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