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01 Apr 2016
The benefits of traditional wooden toys aren't only a nostalgic recall the days of our own childhood; there are many more advanced reasons that benefit your young ones directly. This article explores and helps to explain the benefits of bringing your young ones up playing with traditional toys instead of the more favoured, modern toys.


Traditional favourites including wooden toys help children to be expanded their minds and imagination, and encourage creative play in kids. So often modern toys are exact types of cars, planes and also other exciting vehicles, however these exact models by definition leave little for the imagination. Branded toy memorabilia often servers no purpose in play rather than to allow the children to emulate their favourite TV characters and inspire play that is a blend of copying, repetition and again leaves little for the creative mind.

A toy box that has a mix of traditional toys is more likely to inspire creative play, the innovations and skills that really help a child to develop and learn to enjoy playing, to savor the education and experience with using such toys. Many educational wooden toys help children to develop critical lateral thinking and solving problems skills and improve fine motor skills.

Research also signifies that the children appreciate the environment they may be in more as a result; rather than using loader, noisier and noise making toys to generate an environment of action, of war, emergency as well as other such play scenarios, the children were found to create the climate and sound effects in their head, and keep the calm and relaxation within the room still. In other words, traditional wooden toys assist in keeping the child relaxed and quiet, while having fun and playing in the true child spirit that people all love to see.

Benefits aren't only limited to the enjoyment from the toys, the health and safety benefits can not be ignored. Wooden toys tend to be safer than plastic toys, with fewer smaller parts, including parts are more durable, less inclined to break or be chewed.

Children will invariably favour putting their favourite things inside their mouth, and traditional toys created from natural materials are less toxic as opposed to chemical rich painted plastics and metals that many modern toys are made of. They have no electric parts, and they are made tougher, they need no batteries, they just don't leak, they do not require electricity, and are generally kinder to our planet also.

Well made traditional toys use natural woods and conventional methods to shape and colour the toys, with non-toxic paints, and shaped wood it doesn't splinter easily, or break. Top quality woods are hard to wreck, but still softer contact than hard metals and tough plastics, making for the ultimate material for toys; low impact bumps and accident, nevertheless the durability to are generations.

The lastability of traditional wooden toys could very well be the biggest and often most misunderstood selling point; whereas the more modern, trend related toys come and go with the trends, as well as their lifetime as toys is shorter, traditional toys may be passed down to siblings and from one generation to another.


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