If you’re interested in having your child play in perfect harmony with nature, then wooden toys are definitely your best choice.
In addition, most wooden child toy are handcrafted. This makes them look wonderful. Not only that they are great toys for children, but they are also incredible works of art.
Wooden children’s toys in the past
People started being preoccupied with manufacturing toys for their children many thousands of years ago in order to keep children busy while parents were working.
Although rudimentary at first, wooden toys became very popular with children from rich families in Egypt and The Roman Empire.
One such case was that of a ten years old girl from a wealthy roman family. She was mummified and put to rest in her tomb alongside with her most loved things.
One of her personal objects found was a wonderful wooden toy doll. It was really carefully carved and varnished, proving that parents in the Roman Empire were preoccupied with the quality of the wooden toys they choose for their children.
It is not known whether other materials besides wood were used to manufacture toys in that period.
Wooden children’s toys today
Nowadays, toy manufacturing is a huge industry. Although wood is no longer the main material used to make child toys, wooden child toys are still very popular.
The reason is simple: wooden toys are great toys.
They have many advantages over other types of child toys. Here are just some of them:
- Wooden child toys are ecological. Wood is a natural product and it’s biodegradable. Manufacturing wooden toys does not involve as much pollution as other toys. Also, because wood is a natural product, wooden toys aren’t dangerous to a child’s health.
- Wooden child toys are more resistant to shocks than other
toys. Some children destroy toys regularly. Because wooden toys can’t be damaged that easily, their life expectancy is bigger.
- Wooden child toys look wonderful . Wooden child toys are usually handcrafted, meaning that parents that like handmade objects can consider these toys works of art, as well as toys.
- Wooden child toys are safe. Most wooden child toys aren’t made of small pieces, thus being safe even for younger children. The paint that protects the wood is made of non toxic materials, in order not to produce allergies to children.
Wooden cradles are very popular too. Unlike metal cradles, wooden cradles are easier to install and to maneuver. Accidents happen less frequent with wooden cradles than with metal ones, and the ones that do happen are less harmful. Take a look at this wooden cradle.
Other great wooden child toys are wooden toy trucks and cars, wooden horses, wooden planes, wooden toy houses.
You can also count Jay Jay the Jet Plane toys as highly popular wooden toys. I wrote a separate article on them. It’s worth checking out.