Do you like to buy sturdy and long lasting toys for your kids? I know I do. Some toys are costly to only break soon after your child plays with them. With quality wood toys feel great and are also sturdy enough to last many children playing with them and can be passed down from generation to generation.
My kids are extremely active and into everything and have loved constructing magical empires and fairy homes with wooden blocks and much more.
My lovely friend from The Wooden Toy Box has some fabulous wooden toy products that would be a perfect addition for Christmas or in fact any time of year, birthdays or just because presents.
More about The Wooden Toy Box
Hello I’m Adrienne Smith a mum to three rambunctious boys aged two, four and six, and if there is one thing I am passionate about its providing every opportunity to learn while they play. Buying the best toys for these learning experiences can be a challenge which is why I created The Wooden Toybox where we aim to create lasting fun for little imaginations in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
All our toys are designed and made in from Australian timbers. They are hand finished and polished using homemade organic beeswax and Linseed oil which is extremely safe for little ones to chew on. All wooden toys are quality control tested by my little family and follow AUST/NZ safety standards.
What’s inside The Wooden Toybox?
Our signature product is the Toddle-truck – a baby walker/pusher which helps babies and toddlers to stand and take their first steps. Made from Queensland Hoop Pine it provides a beautiful sensory experience and is very strong and sturdy. A handcrafted piece, the Toddle-truck can be handed down from generation to generation.
We have also created wooden blocks and wooden lacing shapes and continue to expand our product range. If you have any requests or like to see any classic wooden toys brought back to life – we’d love to hear from you.
Giveaway to Win a Toddle-Truck
The great news is for Christmas we have a special Facebook promotion open to all Mummy to Twins Plus One readers. We are giving away a beautiful, handcrafted Toddle-truck to one lucky family.
Entering is the easy part! Go to https://www.facebook.com/thewoodentoyboxaustralia and like the page.
Please feel free to leave a comment. Terms and conditions can be found on the Wooden Toybox’s Australia Facebook page.
Entries close 11pm AEST Friday 25th November.
As a mum to curious and active little people I like Adrienne from The Wooden Toy Box love to make sure that my kids are learning while playing.
Wooden Lacing Shapes helps children with the following:
- Spatial relationships – helps with understanding
- Develops Visual tracking – helps children read left to right and not skip lines.
- Strengthens wrist and finger muscles – this is helpful for using scissors and holding pencils/pens.
- Develops hand eye coordination – helpful for buttoning and unzipping of clothes.
Did you know construction toys, such as toy blocks can help children develop the following skills:
- Social skills/Cooperative Play – While they are building their fortress or town they need to communicate to the other kids
- Language skills – Explaining their creation to mum/dad or their siblings.
- Capacity for Creative/Divergent thinking – Creating their own construction without rules allows the child to think for themselves, and solve their own problems.
- Spatial Skills – Children “who showed more interest in construction– and built more sophisticated structures–performed better on a standardized test of spatial intelligence (Caldera et al 1999).” http://www.parentingscience.com/toy-blocks.html
- Math Skills – More play with blocks has been tied to higher mathematical achievement in high school.
As you can see there are many benefits of wooden toy blocks and the wooden lacing shapes for kids. I was so taken with the quality of these wooden toys I wanted to share it with my lovely readers. I hope you find them as great as I do.
With the lead up to Christmas it might be a great gift for a little someone. Make sure you enter The Wooden Toy Box’s great giveaway to win a Toddle-Truck. You might be the lucky winner and have one present sorted for Christmas.
Thanks so much to The Wooden Toy Box for showcasing their lovely products and sharing their latest giveaway with my readers.