Why choose wooden toys?

Wooden toys have always been the most appreciated by pedagogues, educators and children. They are in fact an exceptional growth tool, very useful for developing the child's manual skills, imagination and logical thinking. In fact, the typical feature of wooden toys is not to impose the game, but to stimulate the child to invent his own using the toy.

Having said that, some may doubt that these toys, precisely because they are educational, are boring; instead quite the opposite. Unlike many standardized games that can be used only in one way, thus requiring the child to be played only one way, wooden games, lending themselves to multiple ways of use, do not bore the child, because they are a source of continuous discoveries. . They stimulate the child to learn, to develop fine manual skills, to exercise the imagination, to think by developing both logical skills and lateral thinking, to play in a non-sedentary way, to overcome laziness, both physical and mental, to discover himself capable of do many things, always new, also increasing self-esteem.

Wooden toys: the oldest in the world

Wood together with stone and clay is one of the first materials used by men to build toys. Among the first games in wood and fabric we discover for example the kite, present in China since 1000 BC; The spinning tops, dolls, swings and miniature kitchen utensils are also very ancient, as evidenced by many archaeological finds.

Two classics of wooden toys are more recent: the doll's house, which was born in the 16th century in Germany, and the rocking horse, in use in the United States since the 17th century.

Wood is a resistant material: therefore wooden games are made to last over time and thus stimulate the child's ability to become attached to them. And if the toys break ... they can almost always be repaired, with simple vinyl glue and a night's rest.

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