Why should you buy wooden toys?

September 27, 2023

Why should you buy wooden toys?

There are many reasons our wooden toys are better than plastic toys—not only for your child, but for the environment as well. Wooden toys are more durable (yielding less waste than their plastic counterparts), biodegradable and made with sustainable wood. Our high quality, eco-friendly wooden toys also don’t contain PVC, phthalates, or similar chemicals used in plastic toys

 Not only can our high quality wooden toys and puzzles be enjoyed by generations, but our wooden toys can often last throughout generations. Since they’re made of quality wood and are solid, it’s hard for them to be damaged beyond the basic scratch or dent. If your child gets them dirty, you can easily clean them so they’re ready for the next time they want to play with them. If you’re going to invest in toys or puzzles for your home, you want to be sure they will last a long time and that they can be used with multiple children.

Because wooden toys come in more general shapes and sizes and are designed to be puzzles, children and adults will have to problem-solve to figure out how to make them fit certain scenarios or solve the puzzles.

Unlike toys made of lightweight plastic, many wooden toys have a bit of weight to them, so when children and adults interact with the toys they are more aware of what they are doing. This weight can be particularly beneficial for children with delays in the development of their fine motor skills or those with sensory disorders because heavier toys will help them feel their movements as they work to develop their skills. The tactile element of wooden toys also mean children have to think more and exert more energy as they play and learn.

While wooden toys may not be the toys children see on television or at their friends’ homes, wooden toys are the timeless toys that allow children to learn and grow every time they pull them out to play and their beauty and safety means that they can be left out for children to interact with, rather than keeping them stored away.

The production of wooden toys, particularly when hand-crafted and when all materials are sustainably sourced and certified, offers a stark comparison to the creation of many mass-produced plastic toys, which can contain dubious chemicals and often offer little prospect of renewability.

So make the best choice this holiday season and invest in wooden toys and puzzles for your entire family. Either stop by our Pier 39 location or shop online at https://www.solve-it-puzzles.com/

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