The Developmental benefits of wooden toys have been researched, studied and confirmed repeatedly.
The organic experience of touching, sensing the surface, shape, volume, and weight of the wooden toys develops complex neurological connections in the child’s brain and enhances their memory.
Your child will start to recognise the differences between hot or cold, wet or dry, soft or rigid. Wood can heat up and attain warmth, as well as has a mild natural smell. This is especially beneficial for younger children, who discover and explore the world not only through touch and sight but also through smell and exploring the toys orally.
Sensory play allows children to try and learn new ways of talking about the world. It supports their language development and encourages them to effectively communicate with others. Because wooden toys are open- ended they will encourage your child to tap into and use their imagination, and creativity which will help develop more vocabulary and opportunities to practice communicative skills.
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠
Wooden toys encourage children to interact in collaboration an essential element in your child’s development. For example, playing with wooden building blocks with a friend or sibling, they will share their ideas, build new relationships, learn to listen and understand, as well as grow empathy.
𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬
Wooden toys are essential for the development of fine motor skills, which is the coordination of small muscles and the synchronisation of hands and fingers with the eyes. Pinching, lifting, balancing wooden toy pieces exercise nervous system and develop the parts of the brain that are responsible for dexterity and coordination. Play with wooden toys will help prepare your child for more complex tasks later on, such as holding a pencil and tracing and other complex coordinated movements.
Wooden toys support your child’s cognitive growth, enhancing their thought-process, reasoning, and logic. By grabbing and lifting, balancing and stacking, merging and categorising wooden blocks and toys children learn to make logical conclusions and develop an understanding of the physical attributes and rules of weight, dynamics, geometry, and volume.
These are just 5 of many benefits, I will share more so stay tuned! Your wooden toy investments are not going to waste ❤️
Early Learning Educator & Expert
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