Published at Saturday, 19 May 2018. Marberl Run. By Rowena Lucas.
Many people are turning to toys which are more natural and traditional to give children an understanding of the craft and effort gone into producing them. Wooden toys are also very often of high quality and handmade. Parents also like children to play with similar types of toys that they grew up with as many of them can also be educational. When buying a Christmas or birthday present for a younger member of the family consider giving wooden toys as gifts.
Wooden toys go back as far as ancient Greek and Roman civilization with archeologists digging up wooden toys that are shaped like horses dolls and chariots indicating how simple and uncomplicated life was back then. They had also unearthed in Egypt what looked like the wooden version of checkers dating back 4000 years. The first puzzle invented in fact was made of wood and it was invented by John Spilsbury in 1760. A mapmaker by profession Spilsbury glued cut up pieces of a map onto a wooden board with the intention of putting them back together in the soonest possible time.
When you are looking at young child perhaps the first thing you think of are soft toys. While soft toys can be very comforting building toys can help a child develop considerably faster! Many say that regardless of sex small children instinctively gravitate towards toys that allow them to be builders and architects. One way to foster this is by purchasing a set of small wooden blocks and planks that are sized to a childs hands. These toys while simple give a child a sense of control over his or her environment and can help them learn more about it as well.
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