Wooden Toys with stacey hodgkiss

Research suggests that the earliest wooden toys date from sometime during the Stone Age (2.9 million years ago-2030 BC) in Africa and were simple models of useful implements such as clubs, axes and bows as well as dolls, intended to teach children critical survival and family skills and as a secondary intention to entertain them. Egyptian and Grecian cultural studies show evidence of the creation of less practical and more entertaining toys - from basic playthings fashioned by craftspeople for family members to extraordinary artisanal examples commissioned by the wealthier members of society for privileged children. Commercial manufacture of wooden toys on a small scale began during the Middle Ages in small shops, with industrial manufacture commencing in the 1800's especially in Germany and Northern Europe.

The Advantages of Wooden Toys

The most recognized advantage of getting wooden toys for your children is its durability. Wooden toys seem to last for what seems like an eternity, where many have been passed down from generation to generation. Wooden toys are also environmentally friendly and if they do break it is safe for landfills and will break down without hazard toxins.

Many parents also see wooden toys as more traditional – representing the past. This was a past when children didn’t have technology to distract them, so they needed to use their imaginations to have fun.

Wooden Nativity

Wooden Nativity
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Stacey Hodgkiss
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Created with images by lumpi - "pumuckl figure toys" • libertygrace0 - "Building Blocks" • Goshadron - "matrioshka wooden culture" • ansik - "calculator" • Alexas_Fotos - "rocking horse toys wooden horse" • wwarby - "Galt Popup Toy" • jlz - "Wooden Christmas toys"

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