When it comes to selecting toys for children, there are plenty of choices. Many toys tend to be made from two main materials: plastic and wood. Do materials matter, and in which way? Ideally, the toy should be safe, affordable and durable, not to mention have some role in developing mental and physical skills. Though both have their benefits, here at Classic World, we are huge supporters of wooden toys. In this blog, we’re going to explore our top reasons why:
1. Wooden toys for a safe playtime
When you’re buying a toy, whether it’s for your child or as a present for someone else, one of the first questions that probably comes to mind is, “Is this toy safe?”. Any toys coming into contact with a baby or child must be safe, especially as babies love to explore by putting things in their mouths!
Wood is a natural material, which is safe for babies. And some species of wood have even been found to contain antibacterial properties! We aim to use non-toxic materials from the wood to the paint. When it comes to little ones who like to chew toys, these natural materials provide peace of mind.
2. Considering the environmental concerns
Do you want to play your part in saving our environment? Generally speaking, wooden toys are excellent, not only for your child but for the environment as well. They’re environmentally friendly due to their biodegradable nature and their ability to be recycled.
Instead of filling the landfills with man-made products, you can buy toys for your child that will give back to the environment. Each time you give your child a wooden toy, you are playing your part in saving our planet and as a result, passing down these values to your child.
3. Encourages creative play
Wooden toys require a child to use their imagination to play. Children can choose from realistic wooden toys that replicate real-life items such as wooden food, vehicles, and household items, or from simpler ones such as blocks and geometric shapes.
Role-play and imaginative play will also stimulate different types of intelligence like emotional, thinking, and social skills. Some of the classic wooden toys, like puzzles and building blocks, help children with mathematics, motor skills and problem-solving. After all, you only have to see how much fun a child can have with a wooden stick, and how whole new worlds can be created with just a small piece of wood.
4. Timeless look and feel
A wooden toy is soothing and appeals to a baby’s sense of touch, as it’s smooth, warm and tactile. The natural textures of wooden toys stimulate the child’s senses as they invite them to touch, feel and explore each surface of the toys.
Examples of great first wooden toys for a newborn baby would be wooden teething rings and rattles. As the baby gets a bit older, simple wooden stacking toys are great for developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, and then as the baby develops into a toddler, a wooden pull-along toy is perfect to keep your little one running around for hours!
Comes with rubbing your hands over a well-crafted wooden object, it’s a certain sensation that kids know better than anyone. On top of this feeling, there is a timeless element that wooden toys add to a room. This modern look and simplicity add the perfect decor to any room.
5. Tree’s best quality – strong and durable
Wooden toys usually have a long life span. Wood is a really strong material for toys – it doesn’t break over time, it just wears out very slowly. In addition, most wooden toys are hand-made, and the quality of workmanship ensures that the final product meets the highest standards.
There’s no denying that toys are put to quite a ‘test’ – starting with a throw and a push to leave them in any place. Some toys break easily, and some are at risk of malfunction. This is not the case with wooden toys! They are well-tolerated and so durable that they can be safely passed on to the next generation for use! Even if they have a few scratches or abrasions, these toys have their own charm and keep the memory of hours dedicated to the game!
In addition, wooden toys provide children with a direct connection to nature!
Classic modern educational toys made of wood are a symbol of timelessness, authenticity and sophistication. Each wooden toy looks great in any home and any children’s room. Classic World is seeking to demonstrate the beauty of wooden toys, using delicate colors and shades. We will capture any child and remain a favorite memory in their life.