Toys are without a doubt special in the life of every child. They also help them form special memories and experiences. While toys are fun for your child, picking out the wrong ones can actually prove harmful to them. Furthermore, spending long hours in front of tablets and smartphones has a negative impact on the learning and development of your child. This is where wooden toys come in! Quality wooden toys are not only sustainable, durable and appealing; they are also great for the learning and development of your child. Here are the five major reasons why you should choose wooden toys for your child instead of letting your child play with electronics:
Quality wooden toys are eco-friendly. These toys do not contribute towards deforestation as their reuse and disposal hardly includes any emissions. This is what makes them safe for the environment. The plastic toys are not biodegradable which means you would end up filing up the landfills with unnatural products.
2. Durable and High Quality
Wood is mostly a resilient and durable material which means it has a longer life. Wooden toys don’t shatter or break with time even when your child throws them. Children have the tendency to throw things which increases the risk of destroying your electronics. Quality wooden toys are mostly handmade and the fine craftsmanship makes sure that the finished toy is of high standards making it safe and decreasing the chances of injury.
3. Non-Toxic and No Harmful Rays
The more your child has contact with strong rays from tablets and smart phones, the more the likelihood of health problems like weak eyesight and lower brain development. Furthermore, these electronics are made from plastic which leach chemicals like phthalates which is toxic and since children have the habit of putting things in their mouth, they are at a higher risk of consuming harmful materials. Quality wooden toys are non-toxic as they are natural, making them safer for your child to play with them.
4. Speeds Up Development of Cognitive Functions
Quality wooden toys are a great source of learning and development for children. These toys are open-ended which encourages children to use their imagination and develop numerous skills. Wooden toys enable them to learn motor skills, reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and so much more. They instil a sense of mastery and control in the children as they transform into active creators as they play with these toys. Children get more involved when playing with wooden toys as they physically interact with them by connecting, turning, pulling or pushing the toys manually.
Good quality wooden toys are a symbol of refinement, authenticity, and timelessness and provide a visual appeal due to their classic minimal design. Best of all wooden toys are a fine source of learning and development of children as compared to electronic gadgets. Investing in high-quality wooden toys can be a great learning and fun experience for your children.
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