When it gets down to their ability to influence children’s behaviors, educational wooden toys have attracted both applause and criticism in equal measure. The debate on the role of these toys in the intellectual development of children has raged on. Sometimes attracting radical and even controversial opinions from different players in the educational sector. You would, therefore, be courting futility if you advance into this debate unarmed with enough facts on how these toys influence children performance.
While most people would prefer wooden toys due to their environmental advantages, some people will no doubt oppose it. Nonetheless, according to research by environmentalist, educational wooden toys are slowly but surely, surpassing plastic toys. Not only are educational wooden toys environmentally friendly, they are also much easier to make and can easily be shaped as one pleases. Wooden toys are much safer for children; furthermore, they do not have the environmental impacts as the plastic toys. What makes them even cheaper is the fact that some of them came with the already prefilled party bags. You could easily get one of this toys upon buying such bags.
If it is true that playing is the main work of children, then these toys can safely be said to have “worked” for a long time. These wooden toys are top sellers; they not only shape the child’s innovative design, but also enable them to identify vivid colors. Educational wooden toys have cheerful graphics which when combined with their textures, promotes hand-eye coordination and early shape matching. Some of the most famously used toys include;
Pretend Play Sandwich Set
This toy is neatly packaged in a natural card. It has a window faced satchel. It is has everything required to came up with a healthy, pretend lunch. In some cases, you could find this toy parked inside a prefilled party bag. The set has two pieces of wooden that acts as the bread. There is also a variety of wood and fabric fillings. These fillings are used as the margarine. This toy adds greatly to your child’s toy kitchen. This toy is suitable for kids aging between 3 to six years old.
Wooden Doctors Set in a Case
This is analogous to a medical practitioner’s surgical desk; the only difference is that, in this case, there are no sharp metallic surgical knives. Instead, everything is wooden. This toy is always presented in a metal case. The case has all the things that the young minds imagine are needed to treat, or heal a sick friend and even teddies. Another notable feature about it is that, the case has a patient note book, wooded syringe, amongst others. This type of toy could even trigger your son or daughter into pursuing a career in medicine. This toy is suitable for children under the age of 6. Again, the cheapest way you can get this toy is through a prefilled party bag. Most of these bags came with it as a surprise gift to the child
Why use Wood
Safe For Kids
So why ruin the environment, while you can use plastics; these people do not realize that plastics are worse than anything. The fact that educational wooden toys are environmentally friendly and can be used again and again gives a prominent reason as to why people will continue buying wood toys for their children. Critics should understand that wooden toys are natural items and do not have the dangerous attributes which synthetic materials have. These toys cannot in any way leach the soil.
On the other hand, toys made of PVC plastic have the leaching properties. Although some children may not put the plastic toys in their mouths, the fact that those toys can leach chemicals into the skins is enough to reason not to avail such toys to your kids. Surprisingly, despite the ban on plastics by Europe some countries such as America and Canada still tolerate the manufacture of such toys. The good news is that, the upcoming ban, by Europe, will gain dominion and hopeful all plastic toys will be faced out.
As a caution, while buying wooden toys, always see to it that you confirm for any possible chemical present. Always ensure that you do not buy wooden toys treated with chemicals that are dangerous for your child. To avoid the danger of buying a contaminated toy, buy toys that are parked in prefilled party bags. It’s highly unlikely that these toys are contaminated if you buy them alongside such bags. In addition, some of the paints used in preserving the woods could have lead chemical in them. So check it out, never leave anything to chance remember it is your child’s health.