At Little Wooden Toybox we love wooden toys! When I asked our team why they joined as Little Wooden Toybox consultants, 100% said because they love the toys.
Wooden toys are different; they last longer, are aesthetically pleasing to touch and listen to, they are passed down through the generations and now scientific research is suggesting that wooden toys are much better for your child than plastic or electronic toys.
Wooden toys inspire creative and imaginative play in children which is important for cognitive brain development as well as social and emotional development. Studies have shown that play with educational toys and instruments in early childhood can have a significant impact on the areas of the brain that control language and cognition in teen and adult years.
Children who play with wooden toys from 0 to 4 years old are more likely to be well balanced adults as wooden toys encourage imagination, role play (practicing real life skills and scenarios), social interaction, language development and communication, reasoning and problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. We must also remember that young children are very sensory learners and wooden toys tick all the boxes for multi-sensory learning!
At Little Wooden Toybox we are passionate about your child becoming a successful lifelong learner and believe that this can only truly happen through play-based learning in early childhood.
So it’s time to turn the screens off, stock up on wooden educational toys and get your child ready to play, learn and discover!
About the Owner: Tash has a Bachelor of Education K-7 and is a mother of two gorgeous children; both diagnosed with Autism.
During her years at university and in early intervention therapy (working with occupational therapists, psychologists and speech pathologists), Tash has developed a strong conviction of the importance of play in early childhood and the impact it has in adult years.
Read the blog to find out how you can help provide meaningful play experiences with your child with our wooden toys.