Are wooden toys better?

There are many reasons why wooden toys are better not only for your child, but also for the environment. They are more durable (produce less waste than their plastic counterparts), biodegradable and can even be made from sustainable wood. So yes, wooden toys are timeless and durable. Yes, wooden toys are definitely more environmentally friendly.

Wooden toys, in general, have a much better longevity than plastic toys. Not only in the fact that they are made of wood, they last well and can be repaired. But also in that, they are generally simpler and less “casual”. I think there are good toy choices, and there are some really not so good options and the material from which they are made has nothing to do with determining their quality.

Wooden toys help promote teamwork skills as other children, as well as parents and caregivers, become involved in helping children create their structural building block masterpieces or fit the pieces into their puzzle. Small parts that come off easily pose a choking hazard and, if the toy breaks for any reason, sharp pieces of plastic can cause injury. With the surge of beautiful handmade wooden toys available and affordable on the market today, along with all the negativity surrounding the environmental problems caused by plastic toys, there has been an overwhelming attack of plastic toys in favor of wooden toys in recent times. Whether it's a wooden horse and imagining galloping through the woods, also known as the back garden, or playing extraordinary architects with a range of colorful building blocks, simple wooden toys help spark children's imagination and make them think outside the box.

Many wooden toys can be purchased second-hand and disinfected, so materials are reused, and then, when the toy has had its day, often in a few generations later, they can be easily recycled, since they are made from natural materials. While plastic is a durable thing, the dyes and stickers used in many plastic toys often fade or break. In addition to having obvious environmental benefits, wooden toys are also better for your child in a variety of ways. Montessori encourages young children to explore toys and toys in their own way; for infants and toddlers, which may involve repeated mouths, throwing and rolling.

Wooden toys are not only safer, they are also better for the development and well-being of the baby. Undoubtedly, wooden toys offer a multitude of benefits for both the baby's development and the environment. The latest pieces of wood are not the subject of much commercial buzz, but they have been appreciated for generations and are still strong. A simple and beautifully designed wooden toy can capture a child's interest without overwhelming him and inspire his imagination without directing him.

This is because many wooden toys come in the form of puzzles and building blocks, where the little ones have to build patterns or are encouraged to create something new.

Myron Burglin
Myron Burglin

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