The benefits of traditional wooden toys aren't just a nostalgic remember the days of our own childhood; there are lots of more advanced reasons that benefit your young ones directly. This article explores so helping to explain the benefits of bringing your children up playing with traditional toys rather than the more favoured, modern toys.
Traditional favourites for example wooden toys help children to be expanded their minds and imagination, and inspire creative play in children. So often modern toys are exact kinds of cars, planes and also other exciting vehicles, however these exact models obviously leave little for the imagination. Branded toy memorabilia often servers no purpose in play rather than allow the children to emulate their favourite TV characters and inspire play that is a blend of copying, repetition and again leaves little to the creative mind.
A toy box which has a mix of traditional toys is a bit more likely to inspire creative play, the innovations and skills that help a child to develop and learn to enjoy playing, to enjoy the education and example of using such toys. Many educational wooden toys help children to create critical lateral thinking and solving problems skills and improve fine motor skills.
Research also shows that the children appreciate the environment they're in more as a result; as opposed to using loader, noisier and noise making toys to produce an environment of action, of war, emergency as well as other such play scenarios, the children were found to create the setting and sound effects inside their head, and keep the calm and relaxation in the room still. In other words, traditional wooden toys help to keep the child relaxed and quiet, while having fun and playing in the true child spirit we all love to see.
Benefits aren't only limited to the enjoyment in the toys, the health and safety benefits is not ignored. Wooden toys tend to be safer than plastic toys, with fewer smaller parts, including parts are more durable, less likely to break or be chewed.
Children will invariably favour putting their favourite things inside their mouth, and traditional toys created from natural materials are less toxic compared to chemical rich painted plastics and metals that lots of modern toys are constructed with. They have no electric parts, and so are made tougher, they want no batteries, they cannot leak, they do not require electricity, and they are kinder to our planet as well.
Well made traditional toys use natural woods and fliers and other modes to shape and colour the toys, with non toxic paints, and shaped wood it doesn't splinter easily, or break. Top quality woods are hard to break, but still softer contact than hard metals and difficult plastics, making for the supreme material for toys; low impact bumps and accident, though the durability to continue for generations.
The lastability of traditional wooden toys is perhaps the biggest and often most misunderstood characteristic; whereas the more modern, trend related toys appear and vanish with the trends, as well as their lifetime as toys is shorter, traditional toys could be passed down to siblings and from generation to generation.