When I was a new mother, I made a rule that if a toy was plastic or had batteries I would have to think long and hard about whether we wanted it in our home. You know, those mums at the playground? The ones who only buy toys made of wood, all locally sourced and colored with organic plant dyes. That's me at heart. (#raisedbyhippies) Now the days of niave new parenting have come and gone and even though the nursery floor is probably littered with duplos, I still have ideals. When it comes to toys for my little ones, I think simplicity is the way to go. There's just something about a toy that was designed and built with true craftsmanship that makes you appreciate it so much more. I find that the less the toy does for itself, the more imagination it inspires in my children. 

Today, I'm sharing a list of some of my favorite wooden toys for little ones. The great thing about these is most of them can be enjoyed by children of all different ages. All of our of kids play with our wooden cars from the baby up to the 11 year old! There truly is something timeless about wooden toys. Enjoy!

llama baby rattle

toy camera

wooden car

piggy bank

rainbow stacking toy

wooden breakfast tray

wooden elephant

play dough sculpting tools

mini maracas

geometric blocks

coliseum building blocks

wooden push cart

wooden stacking rings

letter + number blocks

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1 comment

  1. I love these toys ideas, just what I needed!