What advantages with wooden toys ?
What were the first wooden toys ?
From the ancient civilization until today, most children could play with whatever they can find, such as wooden sticks and rocks.
Old toys has been excavated from ancient civilizations such as small carts, whistles shaped like birds or toys that could slide down a string.
From the egyptians to the Ancient Greece and Rome, children played with dolls made from wood, stone, pottery, wax or terrcotta, with sticks, bow and arrows or the famous yo-yo.
The oldest known mechanical puzzle also comes from Greece and consisted of a square divided into 14 parts aiming to create different shapes from these pieces.
The earliest toys were made from materials found in nature, such as rocks, sticks, wood and clay. This is why a wooden toy, is so amazing, it is sustainable and can last for ages...
How could our children play with the same toys as before, and improve their intellectual development with such a simple toy ?
It can improve even more their intelligence. Toys, like play itself, serve multiple purposes and provide entertainment while fulfilling an educational role.
Wooden toys enhance cognitive behavior and stimulate creativity. It also promote the development of physical and mental skills which are necessary in life.
Did you know, that one of the simplest toys, a set of natural wooden blocks considered as a STEM toy it represent one of the best toys for developing minds ?
A STEM toy, is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, because those skills are essential in the child learning process.
It helps to develop hand-eye coordination, math and science skills and also let kids be creative.
Other toys like marbles, jackstones, and balls serve similar functions in child development, allowing children to use their minds and bodies to learn about spatial relationships, cause and effect, and a wide range of other fine motor skills.
It has been demonstrated how such wooden toys can positively impact the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of our children.
Wooden toys for infants may also use of distinctive sounds, bright colors, and unique textures, helping them to recognize shapes and colors in a playfull way.
The repetition of using a single toy will reinforces memory, and this is why we also promote the teaching and learning concept of Maria Montessori.
The educational wooden toys for school age children often contain a puzzle, a problem-solving technique, or a mathematical proposition.
Not all toys are appropriate for all ages of children, but we, Wood n Toys, try to offer you a qualitative variety of products for everyone.
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