I can’t say enough about the lasting quality of wooden toys. At least once a year my kids and I clean out their toy box and throw away all of the tiny pieces that have long since lost their way back to the “ Mother Ship. “
As we root through this giant mess, the few wooden toys my children own are always in good shape and my kids are always sentimental about them. They have long since outgrown them but are in no mood to share them with another child. Back in the box they go - perhaps for grandkids one day.
Studies show that kids who are allowed to express themselves without rules and participate in open-ended projects, develop free expression and problem solving skills as well as valuable mental and social development
They can make a tugboat, tractor or truck, or a little of all three and decorate it with colorful non-toxic paint, crayons or stickers. Or perhaps they’ll leave it plain. Read more...