Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Knock on Wood - The Benefits of Playing with Wooden Toys During Early Childhood

by archi (follow)
http:/ www.weekendnotes.com/profile/258238/
Toddler (30)      Kids (130)      Children (53)      Learning (34)      Development (14)      Fine Motor Skills (9)     
Early childhood, ages one through five, is the most formative period in not only a child’s life, but a person’s life. The human brain develops more during these few years than at any other stage in person’s life. That is why the activities in which children are engaged at this stage, the games they play, and the toys which they play are so integral during this brief stage of development.



When it comes to choosing which toys to give to young children, parents and caregivers are often met with quite the conundrum in deciding which toys are the best. As a new parent, entering a toy store or browsing online, the task can seem quite daunting. Do you choose the battery operated, glowing, singing, popular knick-knack du jour or do you choose the talking doll that the popular magazines say every child must have? According to most educational and developmental experts, neither. So, that leaves to question, which toys are, indeed, the best. The answer: wooden toys.

Wooden toys make an excellent choice for toddlers and young children and for many reasons. Wooden toys don’t require batteries, which need constant replacement, can be quite expensive over the life of a toy, and are harmful to the environment in the long run. Wooden toys are not made from harmful plastics which contain numerous chemicals. They’re durable, lasting many years, often generations. And more importantly, these wooden toys stimulate a child’s brain development.


Wooden puzzles are an excellent way to engage young learners. Wooden puzzles, such as the wooden snake cube, help improve a child’s dexterity and fine motor skills and force a child to think and use logic. The snake puzzle toy, if one is not familiar with it, starts as a wooden, bi-color cube (think of the popular cube toy from the 1980’s but made of two different shades of wood). The object is to disassemble, or unravel, the cube from its original cube shape and to reassemble the cube, a task much easier said than done. Unlike many of today’s plastic, battery powered toys and gizmos, figuring out how to solve a snake cube puzzle can enthral a child for quite some time.



For parents with smaller children, as the snake cube puzzle toy is better suited for children at the latter end of the early childhood spectrum, there are numerous activities for toddlers as well. From building blocks to wooden pull toys to wooden shape puzzles, there are a myriad of activities to keep even the youngest brains entertained and learning. Wooden toys can be found for all ages and stages of the young child’s development. They offer endless creative potential for the young learner in ways that non-wooden toys cannot. Wooden puzzles and toys free the young brain to think, unleash creativity, and problem solve. And better yet, these same toys can be passed from one generation to the next.

Image Resource: https://pixabay.com/

#Toddler
#Kids
#Children
#Learning
#Development
#Fine Motor Skills
I like this Article - 2
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by archi
Getting your child to take care of their teeth is a big job for all parents
176 views
If you are going through the divorce process, you may be feeling a mixture of anger, shame and frust...
80 views
Serving nutritious breakfast foods to your can be a challenge in the mornings, especially on school...
111 views
All parents know that there are certain restaurants that cater to kids with children's menus, co...
155 views
If you are a parent of a child with asthma or other allergies, you want to do everything in your...
255 views
Are you a new parent looking to purchase a proper family car? The answer to your worries is getting ...
181 views
view all articles by archi
Articles by archi on Other Hubs
ID: 41267
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
6197 views
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
3150 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
11493 views
My husband has long had a love affair with Bunnings
715 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
9290 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
2346 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1534 views
With the school and child care year beginning once again, many parents are daunted to realize that o...
348 views
**IT: The Investment for Future Family Owned Business Success
317 views
If you have children then you'll know that once a year you'll likely be organsing a party of some de...
390 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2021 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version