There’s just something about a wooden toy.
Aside from any nostalgia that they might conjure, wooden toys are making quite the comeback based on their simplicity. They aren’t over-designed with bells, whistles, and flashing lights. What’s more, parents don’t have to keep batteries on hand to keep them functional.
Instead, wooden toys encourage kids to use their noggin. They won’t talk, beep, or otherwise entertain a child unless that child is engaged with the toy, talking and beeping for it. Of course, it doesn’t mean that flashy toys are bad – it just means that busy parents are looking for options.
Here are five wooden toys that we love at Murdoch’s. We aren’t child development specialists… just parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and siblings who have gifted these wooden toys a time or two.