As a rule, I much prefer to get the children wooden toys. I think they are generally a lot more durable and I think that generally they look nicer too. The colours can be more subtle and just generally nicer, if that makes sense? We have been trying out toys from Wood & Wonder – a site specifically for wooden toys for children. They have an exciting selection of funky wooden toys to inspire imagination and creative play for babies to preschoolers.
I really like the ethos of the company and the idea that toys like these encourage creative and imaginative play, which is so important. They believe that it is not a case of pushing a button and watching a battery-operated toy do its own thing – children must manually push, pull, turn, lift, shake, rattle and roll. I completely agree!
It also goes without saying that wooden toys have far less impact on the environment than plastic ones. Wood & Wonder use sustainably sourced timber and natural materials contain less, if any, toxins, and thus are much safer for your child too.
This is the Colour & Shape Sorter toy and costs £10.95.
Anyway, you can see how Chloe got on with it here. It is suitable for children from 18 months and as she is basically 18 months, I can see that it is perfectly suited for her. The coordination and shape sorting is perfect for her development right now.
I really liked this wooden shape sorter toy and I would recommend it if you have young ones that it is suitable for. The Wood & Wonder website on a whole is really great with a big range of toys, not all just aimed at the youngest children but a range for toddlers and preschoolers too. They are really reasonably priced which is a bonus – I will definitely look into buying from Wood & Wonder in the future. The toys are good quality, educational and you can be pretty sure that they will stand the test of time.
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*the toys were gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.
I don’t think you can go wrong with wooden toys, always so well made!! #triedtested
I love wooden toys, they’re the ones that I have kept for my grandchildren 🙂
We had a similar version to this when Z was little with less shakes but he loved it!
What a great toy! I do like wooden toys…They seem to last much longer x
We love wooden toys – unless they get thrown over arm then they aren’t so good lol #Triedtested
Ha yes! Very true x
I never knew about this shop! It’s now definitely on the Christmas list now. What a beautiful wooden sorter and a wonderfully wrote review. #TriedTested
Wooden toys are always more durable than plastic toys and this looks like a great education piece as well as a fun toy for kids. It’s great that the colours are so vibrant and can keep the kids entertained for hours. #TriedandTested
I love these sorts of toys, I always think with wooden toys that they will be nice to pass down through generations x
I definitely prefer wooden toys. They last so much longer. This one looks really great – love how colourful it is.