Wooden Tip Toys A Small Independent Business

Toys play a major role in the development of a child's imagination, thinking, and language skills. Even in the age of computer games and gaming consoles, toys form an essential part of a child's development. This is the reason why parents need to be careful about the toys that they choose for their child. Careful while buying toys? But aren't toys just for fun? Yes, they are fun, but toys should also allow the child to use his/her imagination and train his/her inquisitive mind

What is Wooden Tip Toys?

We are a small independent business specialising in wooden childrens toys. We make a great variety from simple wooden blocks, sit on scooters, toy kitchens, vehicles or even complex mechanical toys! we can even make them to order! See below for just a few examples.

Just a few from our vast collection

Or if you'd like something a bit more special for some older children, check out our moving mechanical toys!

But why buy wooden toys in this generation of TV and video games?

  • Wooden toys are durable! Let’s face it – children are rough on their toys and other educational materials. You likely have missing game pieces and at least one broken toy laying around your home. Not only can wooden toys be enjoyed by generations, but the same wooden toys often last throughout generations.
  • Wooden toys encourage imagination! Wooden toys give children the ability to take control. While some wooden toys come in the shape of vehicles, food, or common household items, they still encourage children to use their imaginations to incorporate them into learning and play.
  • When children play with wooden toys, they supply all the voices, alarms, and other sound effects, rather than listening to the toy. This allows children to be in control of what they do with the toys and to keep their minds clear as they think through different scenarios or solve problems.
  • Wooden toys incorporate real life skills! As children engage in imaginative play, much of it will trend toward real-life scenarios. For example, children may have wooden toys in the shape of food and common household items to use as they play a game of house or grocery store. Even if children just have basic shapes, they may begin to use wooden toys and their imaginations to build real-life skills.
  • Wooden toys encourage interaction! When children use their imaginations and practice real-life scenarios, they often like to bring others in on their play. Toys that have voices or other sound effects often encourage solo play since children get the interaction and responses they crave from the toy itself.
  • Wooden toys improve hand-eye coordination! Because of their more basic shapes, wooden toys also help children build hand-eye coordination. Activities such as building towers out of wooden blocks, carefully placing the pieces so the towers don’t topple over, or threading a string through a series of wooden beads, require children to pay attention to distance and placement.
  • Wooden toys are safe! As children manipulate the wooden toys, you don’t have to worry much about their safety because wooden toys are designed to be safe. Most wooden toys won’t break easily, which means children won’t be exposed to sharp edges or small pieces that have broken off of the toy.

A brief history on wooden toys

Though the date wooden toys first appeared is unclear, there is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used wood to create playthings. In fact, archaeologists have uncovered ancient spinning tops made of wood, ceramics, and bone.

A toy horse from 300-400 BC Egypt, a roman horse, and dolls from Victorian London

The 1700s brought the onset of educational toys in England with the advent of wooden alphabet blocks. The 18th century also saw the emergence of wooden sleds and carved miniature animals.

Wooden cars entered the scene in the 1800s, when fire engines and trolley cars became very popular. The early 1900s brought an American building boom and that trend was evident in the toys of the era. Wooden construction toys were extremely popular. Tinker Toys were invented in 1914 by Charles H. Pajeau and Robert Petit and featured sets of spools, spokes, rods, and sticks that children used to create buildings, animals, vehicles, people, and more.

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