Toys play an important role in the overall growth of a child. Markets are full of toys of different types and designs for children of all age groups. While all types of toys have their own set of advantages, wooden toys are really beneficial for children.
There are many benefits of wooden toys that may not be obvious at the first glance. Toys made from wood do not make great sounds and do not provide the same kind of adventures that electronic and other types of toys can provide but they teach a lot of things to children, and even more importantly, they do not require any batteries for operating them.
The negative points of toys made from wood in the modern sense are actually the real reason for buying these baby toys. Lack of electronic circuits and modern gimmicks make them ideal for the development of children. The importance of electronics cannot be denied but it certainly is not essential for the overall growth of a child.
Our grandparents and even parents never had any electronic toys to play with when they were children. May be, this is the reason for them having a more holistic approach towards life. Our elder generation has proved to be very self sufficient and resourceful.
Toys made from wood make a great addition to the collection of a child. They are great to touch and feel. They can easily withstand the rough treatment meted out to them by children and do not break like the plastic toys if they are made from quality wood. This means that they are very strong and bear the weight of a child while easily taking the battering.
Baby toys made from wood also allow a child’s imagination to grow and flourish. Children are able to develop their own stories involving their toys as the images and concepts are not imposed upon them. Most of the toys made from wood do not represent any celebrities or media icons. They have simple yet interesting faces, which help in enhancing the creativity of a child.
Ask any child specialist and he will tell you that the more a child uses its imagination, the stronger it will become. Children who play with such toys have a better chance of having better creative faculties when compared to other children. Such children have higher chances of turning into highly resourceful adults.
Wooden toys also have great educational value and help in the development of a child’s mind and body. For instance, wooden toy puzzles help children in developing hand-to-eye coordination and skills of solving problems. Sorting games made of wooden beads also help in improving hand-to-eye coordination and in enhancing the reasoning capabilities.