Published at Friday, May 18th 2018. by Alison Reed in Marberl Run.
Another type of building toy that you might be interested in is a classic wooden marble run. Your child will build a ramp and a slide for a marble that will then roll down. While of course you should always remember to monitor a child who is playing with a small object this will be a great way for your child to learn about things like force and cause and effect not to mention he or she will learn more about manipulation and how to work towards a goal. Youll find that this will keep your tyke entertained for hours far away from the television and DVD player!
Another kind that many people havent seen is a marble tower. Its rectangular in shape and the marbles start at the top and go around and around the tower. Its a good way to see how fast one can move to get the marbles back to the top.
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.
Most wooden toys these days are made from wood harvested from sustainable tree farms so no trees were cut down just to make them. They are also made to be durable and long-lasting so once your little ones outgrow them you can still keep them for your grandchildren and your grandchildrens children and they will look as good as the first day you bought them. They will outlast any high-tech plastic toys your children may have which also makes them great investments.
Today wooden toys are not just preferred for their timeless and classic appeal. In a world plagued by environmental problems and people being concerned about their health and safety wooden toys offer a significant benefit by being non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals that are often found in most plastic toys these days like lead cadmium and mercury. Wooden toys are also not made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that when inhaled can cause kidney damage cancer and learning disabilities.
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