In our contemporary society, there are a plethora of toy
options to choose from. Parents may opt to surprise their children with
puzzles, dolls, science kits, costumes, kids books, and so much more, all of
which is available at our online store.
But the type of toy is not the only choice that parents have
when selecting something for their little ones. To be sure, while variety of
toy is a significant factor in the decision, equally important should be the
material out of which the toy is made. For example, some toys may be made of
plastic or synthetics, others of steel or other metals, and others still of
With this is mind, what toy material is the best option for
your little ones? While there is no definitive answer, at Imagine Toys® we
often advocate for thoughtful parents to bring home wooden toys for their kids.
So if you are looking with which to surprise your kids this week, consider
reasons for why wooden toys may be the best choice for your family.
To begin, toys made out of wood, like the
Cubie Blocks, are naturally more environmentally friendly than most
of their plastic counterparts. Of course, while wooden toys do require natural
resources, namely wood from trees, to be created, this is a much more renewable
source than what is needed to make a toy out of plastic or other synthetic
materials. When playing with a wooden toy, as opposed to one made of plastic or
rubber, your child will be taking part in an environmentally conscious act that
will help keep the world a cleaner place well into the future.
Furthermore, wooden toys, at the end of their lives, can
often be easily recycled. Take, for example, the
Wood Blocks; if they deteriorate over time, they may be able to be recycled
and used for other endeavors. Or, because they are made of wood, a natural
substance, they may eventually be composted and return to the ground.
In addition to being more environmentally friendly that many
other options, wooden toys are also extremely durable. Often, plastic toys will
chip or peel fairly quickly, showing the very temporary nature of this
material. Wood, on the other hand, is a material that is, by nature, meant to
withstand a variety of different elements and forms of abuse. Toys like the
are meant to withstand the test of time, and will remain within your child’s
playroom for years to come.
A Direct Connection to Nature
The fact that wooden toys are environmentally friendly, as
well as extremely durable, present two fairly compelling reasons to bring home
one of these wonderful options from the online store today. In addition to
this, however, by playing with wooden toys like the
Rainbow Car, your children have the opportunity to directly connect
with nature. To be sure, when they grasp the wood, it allows them to manipulate
a natural resource that is created directly from the Earth.
Why is this an important factor? Consider, for now, the
amount of time children spend surrounded by and in interaction with synthetic
materials. Most kids have daily access to phones and tablets, which are made of
plastic, metal, and other synthetics. During meals, little ones often eat using
utensils that are made of metal or plastic, or even rubber in some cases. Most
children’s books contain laminated surfaces, and a majority of types of
furniture are not made of wood, but instead are comprised of leather, metal, or
By simply allowing your child to play with a wooden toy, it
allows them to manipulate an entirely different material that is entirely
A Way to Reminisce
Finally, consider the amount of wooden toys that you were
able to play with when you were a child. In our current society, children’s
toys are often instead comprised of other synthetic materials, which are often cheaper
and easier to obtain. Because of this, kids don’t often have the chance to play
with wooden toys. In years past, however, when synthetic materials were not as
easily available, little ones instead were provided with wooden toys.
Do you remember your favorite wooden toy from when you were
a child? Even if it is not the same as one of the toy you bring home from our
online store, it still allows you to feel a sense of nostalgia for your days of
use. Toys like the
Shape & Sort Wood
provide you a direct connection to the fun you had when you
were a child.
Why Choose Wooden Toys
There are numerous compelling reasons to have your kids play
with wooden toys. Bring home a few of these great options for the little ones
in your life.