Although in most children’s homes, plastic toys are dominant (a reflection of the modern plastic-governed society), wooden toys are gaining more and more fans in our country. In the Nordic countries, wooden toys are very popular and appreciated for many years.
Here are the benefits children have if they develop their imagination and sensory sensation with wooden toys, but also what are the recommendations of specialists regarding the use of electronic toys.
Let’s do a little experiment. We give him a 2-year-old kid a wooden train and a colorful plastic trainer with batteries. It is very likely that the little one is attracted by the lights, the music, the strong colors and the fact that he moves alone and chooses the electronic trainer. The wooden train – may have fewer accessories, be less attractive in terms of color, and certainly requires the child’s effort to get moving. However, in the long run, a wooden toy brings much more benefits to intellectual, sensory, motoring, and imaginative development.
Wooden toys stimulates the senses
Specifically, how does a wooden toy stimulate (a xylophone, for example, as an electronic organ stimulates them)? A wooden toy helps children discover outdoor sensations, smell, smell, imagine new and new shapes that can be created from wood. In opposition, the electronic organ creates them, but it only develops some stimuli, limiting their interaction with others and creating dependency.
Wood toys benefits
First, wood gives children the opportunity to interact with natural material.
Wooden toys are biodegradable.
Wood toys are recyclable.
Many of the wooden toys are handmade by local artisans and thus support the local economy.
Wooden toys are educational – you can opt for construction games, puzzle games, miniature houses, numbers, wooden cards, cars, trains, wooden dolls, music boxes.
Wooden toys calm down. It seems that people who spend more time in wood houses are better off,
Wood also stimulates the power of concentration. Minds take less effort to concentrate when it is in an environment with natural elements, such as wood.