From old-fashioned building blocks, to hands-on wooden puzzles and elementary games, these essential toys embrace simplicity and encourage creative and imaginative play, problem solving skills, and spatial skills.
Young children’s learning is often reinforced through the sense of touch.These wooden toys invite young hands to explore their smooth and rough spots, build strength in a child’s fingers and hands, and improve eye-hand coordination. As tangible objects, they reinforce experiences with gravity, balance, symmetry and geometry.More...
They also help educate children in building a vocabulary of different shapes, sizes, and positions. Through the process of grouping, adding, and subtracting in toys with unit blocks, or simple games, elementary math skills are developed.
Most importantly, wooden toys tend to inspire creative and imaginative play in children to a greater degree than plastic ‘beep-and-bleep’ toys.By allowing children to make their own rules and practice self-control, these “old fashioned” toys lead to children who are able to manage their feelings, pay attention, and are better able to learn.