Classic Is New Modern
Modern times dictate that each department store should have dozens of toy aisles as mom-and-pop toy stores on the corner have been replaced by megastores. The sea of play options often has moms, dads and even children overwhelmed with toy choices — sometimes even stressed. The easy days of children being happy with a new wooden car are sadly over — or are they?
Every little boy needs a car. Yes, we have those twelve-pack of mini NASCAR replicas at hand, but the first cars should be plain, wooden and to the point. The beauty of wooden toys is the challenge a child's imagination. The logos, colors and accessories aren't there, and in turn, children's imaginations have a chance to dream up their own special touches. Invest in a safe and well-made wooden car for your child, and there is a chance he or she will dream up the next big car design while having a playful childhood at the same time.
Both boys and girls will love when they find this under the tree. Puzzles are a great way to get the brain going, and a wooden one is not only durable and lasting, but often more challenging. The more we challenge our children's brains while younger, the sharper and more inquisitive they'll be as they enter the school years. A wooden puzzle can be fun and challenging for the whole family — encouraging bonding and playful learning for everyone.
Chances are your parents or grandparents had a wooden animal when they were younger and there is even a possibility they passed it down to you. Wooden animals have a durability that cheap and generic stuffed animals simply do not. They are well-made and crafted uniquely for each child. No you can't cuddle with them or put them in the crib, but children will love playing during the day and incorporating them into their daily daydreams. When children grow up and visit home for holidays, they will find comfort and nostalgia in looking at their old toy on a shelf
Wooden houses, whether it is for dolls or decorating, will again challenge your little child’s imagination. Invest in a plain wooden house and let your child decorate it once a year (or as much as you choose) until it's a dream house. Have dad help build mini-furniture and pick out room colors — or let it be done all by your child. Once finished, whether decorated or only played in, the wooden house will be something your children treasure for the rest of their lives.
A wooden chest will better cleaning and organizing habits for all children! All little ones need a designated place to put their toys. Why not make it a cute and child-worthy wooden chest? If you decide to invest in the wooden toys above, this will be the perfect, and matching, place to put them. Because wooden chests last more than plastic containers or buckets, it can be passed down from child to child — not only accumulating toys, but also meaning.
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