Published at Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Marberl Run. By Imogene Lowe.
Give a toy that will bring joy to your child no need of replacing batteries and it will even be a great toy that grandma and grandpa can enjoy with the kiddos.
Many people overlook the fact that toys shape a childs initial perspective and help them understand the world around them on their terms. They are certainly not just playthings that serve to amuse distract and entertain them while their parents are at work but educational aids that help develop their sensory and motor skills as well as bring out their creativity and imagination.
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.
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