Sustainable Wooden Toys That Last
World Environment Day has got me thinking about how wooden toys help our children get back to nature and traditional ways of playing in this age of fast technology. I love the natural feel and classic styling, how authentic and durable they are and how they can be passed down through generations just like my Grandfather’s handmade rocking horse (Yes, that is a 1 year old me some 30+ years ago!).
There’s a reason why wooden toys are a classic and still around today. They’re made well, with high quality natural materials and superior craftsmanship. They’re sturdy and are less likely to be damaged as your children are playing with them. There are also no batteries to pose a potential hazard or replace several times a year thereby creating unnecessary waste.
Better for the Environment
Future generations will reap the benefits of handing down their durable wooden toys. Saving them money but also reducing the amount of landfill. All of our wooden toys are non-toxic and made from sustainable timber, which is a renewable resource and better for the environment than toys made from plastic or other materials which can take hundreds of years to break down.
With no noisy buttons to push, the simple design of classic wooden toys encourages your child to use their imagination to learn, build, share and engage in open-ended play. This kind of child-directed play has enormous physical, cognitive, creative and psychological benefits for children.
As your child develops new skills and abilities, many wooden toys have the potential to grow with them. For example, the Tiny Tot Plus 2 in 1 is suitable for children from 12 months - 4 years and can convert from a tricycle to a balance bike as your child grows.
At Wooden Wonderland, we offer hundreds of high quality sustainable and non-toxic wooden toys that children of all ages love. Here are a few of our favourites:
Choosing to purchase wooden toys is a sustainable choice. You can be confident in your purchase knowing that, provided the wooden toy is well looked after, it should provide play and enjoyment for many generations to come.