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Wooden Toys For Kids
Playtime is more fun, meaningful and sustainable here at Teachers Choice. Our eco-friendly toys are the top choice among teachers, who recommend that children play with toys that bring out the best in them. We’re proud to offer a wide range of wooden toys for bright, promising and inquisitive children.
As a parent, you are your child’s first, and perhaps most impactful, teacher. Turn playtime into a rich learning experience with our wooden toys for toddlers, who have much to learn about themselves and their physical environment. Safe, durable, and sustainable, all of our educational toys are teacher-recommended.
Ideal for constructive play, our wooden blocks will help your child develop their fine motor skills. Playing with wooden toy blocks sows the seeds of creativity and imagination in your child’s fertile mind. It also teaches them to be more independent, letting them decide which block goes where.
Our wooden puzzle boxes provide a good challenge. Keep them on their toes with mentally stimulating wooden puzzles for toddlers, which promote shape recognition, hand-eye recognition, memory, problem-solving, teamwork and other valuable skills. There’s also the satisfaction of putting all the pieces together and solving a fun puzzle.
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Education Through Fun
Toys teach children important lessons about the world, themselves and each other. From stacking wooden building blocks to playing house, educational toys prepare children for life’s challenges. Give them the tools they need. Our wooden toys will help them learn life’s lessons the fun way.
The scent, texture, shape, colour and weight of our wooden baby toys engage the senses. The simple act of holding, dropping, stacking and chewing wooden toys promote curiosity and offer insight into their physical environment.
These toys also present a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your child’s budding personality and create meaningful interaction.
Chosen by Teachers
Our collection of wooden baby toys is used by teachers all over the world. You can now bring them into your home and be your child’s teacher. These toys come in all sorts of fun shapes and colours but they’re not just a bunch of bright baubles – they are essential tools in facilitating your child’s development and personal growth.
Each wooden activity cube and puzzle has been carefully selected to help parents further their child’s learning and development at home. Our teacher-approved toys will make life with your child just a little more fun, colourful and engaging.
Better for the Environment
Our wooden toys are long-lasting and sustainably sourced products that can be passed down from sibling to sibling. The versatility and timelessness of our wooden toys also mean that they will never go out of style. This leads to less waste compared to trend-conscious plastic toys, many of which end up in our landfills and oceans after a few uses.
Choose eco-friendly wooden toys when you shop here at Teachers Choice. More than a passing trend, our wooden toys are meant for parents who want to teach their kids about sustainable living as early as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Kids use wood toys because they’re durable and fun to play with. Playing with wooden toys also encourages sensory development in small children, with the texture, weight, and shape of wood helping them explore their environment through the five senses. By playing with wooden toys, children are able to learn the attributes of the physical world that surrounds them.
High-end wooden toys are usually made of hardwoods like oak, birch, beech, and maple while the more affordable options are made with softwoods like fir and pine. Most wooden toys in the market are made with a combination of hardwoods and softwoods.
Maple is highly recommended for wooden toys for kids as it is less likely to produce splinters and is hypoallergenic. Oak is prized for its strength and water-resistant quality. Birch is the wood of choice for toy instruments like guitars and drums. Overall, hardwoods are best for wooden toys as they are denser than softwoods and less likely to break.
Toys, particularly wooden educational toys, play an important role in a child’s development, helping them learn problem-solving skills, nurture their imagination, develop fine motor skills, and resolve conflict with their playmates, among others.
Educational toys also promote fun and meaningful interactions between you and your child. Playing together can help strengthen your bond as well as help you gain valuable insight into your child’s behaviour and personality.
Yes, wooden educational toys are better for your child’s development as they are durable, eco-friendly, safe, versatile, and fascinating. Unlike plastic and electronic toys that follow market trends, wooden toys have a timeless quality that will keep your child’s interest for a long time.
A wooden toy is any toy that has been fashioned out of hardwoods, softwoods, or a combination of both. Wooden toys can also have components made of metal and accessories that are made of cotton, ceramic, and so on. Popular examples of wooden toys include wooden letter blocks, rocking horses, trains, dolls, wooden puzzle boxes, and abaci.
Toys have been around since the dawn of civilisation. Medieval toys included wooden yo-yos and tops while dolls in 16th century England had heads and bodies carved out of a single piece of wood.
Many of the toys that are familiar to us today were invented in the 18th century. These include stick horses, hobbyhorses, puzzles, and kites made out of wood.
Also called jigsaw puzzles, wooden puzzles go by many names. Toy makers use a variety of terms to brand and market wooden puzzle boxes hence the confusion. There are also many kinds of wooden puzzles, such as a wooden activity cube, also called a wooden puzzle cube, which can help kids develop motor skills and learn cause-and-effect.
Yes, wooden toys are safe for children to play with as they don’t contain chemicals like BPA, PVC, and pthalates that are commonly found in plastic toys. This makes wooden toys an excellent choice for parents who are trying to limit their children’s exposure to harmful chemicals.
It’s easy to disinfect wooden toys. Simply wipe the toys down with a damp cloth. You can also use natural disinfectants like apple cider or white vinegar mixed with water. A mild liquid soap will also do the trick. Wood has natural antibacterial properties so it will not be as susceptible to germs and bacteria compared to plastic.
Yes, wooden educational toys can help with your child’s development as they can be used to teach valuable skills like problem-solving and conflict resolution. Educational toys can also help children develop motor skills as well as nurture their creativity.
Wooden blocks for kids are popular educational toys that can be stacked on top of one another to form larger shapes or structures. Wooden alphabet blocks can be arranged to form words or phrases to help children learn verbal skills. Wooden puzzle boxes provide entertainment and mental stimulation. With so many uses, wooden blocks are a great option for parents who prefer buying versatile educational toys for their children.
To sanitise wooden blocks, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth. No need to soak in water. You can also sanitise wooden baby toys using mild soap, white vinegar, apple cider, and other safe disinfectants.
Teachers Choice proudly offers a wide range of wooden toys for kids, including wooden building blocks, wooden puzzles, and more. These are some of the best blocks for toddlers in the market. We’ve handpicked the finest wooden baby toys recommended by teachers to help you nurture your child’s creativity and imagination.
Toy Industry Association, Inc. classifies children’s toys under these broad categories:
- Action figures
- Arts and crafts
- Battling toys
- Building and construction
- Collectible toys and trading cards
- Costumes and dress up
- Educational toys
- Games and puzzles
- Infant toys
Different types of toys can also be classified by age group.