Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wooden toys- simply the best.

I love using toys to challenge and stimulate my son, as well as to keep him occupied. But I'm not a fan of the obnoxious, electronic plastic toys that fill the American toy market. I think they are cheap and overstimulating, and I'd much prefer the classic wooden toys that so many of us grew up with. Apparently, I'm not alone. Wooden toys have always been VERY popular overseas and are {finally!} becoming popular here in the US, too.
The Wooden Toy Shop.co.uk is the very best online wooden toy shop I've ever found.
There's something for everyone- babies, toddlers, and young children. They carry a HUGE selection of everything from rattles and stackers to cars, kitchen playsets and walkers {and everything in between!}. My favorite part? Most of their toys are educational and can be used to help develop hand-eye-coordination, shapes, colors, numbers, musical skills, and fine motor skills.
Some of the toys offered at the Wooden Toy Shop that I'd love to buy for Elliot:
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Like what you see? Head on over to the Wooden Toy Shop and get shopping for hours of fun in the world of wooden toys!

11 comments:

  1. @ renee- I know, right? It's like a baby musical paradise!

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  2. I think I may buy Laila that first toy. looks amazing! and that tree!

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  3. are you getting store credit for this post? i got contacted by another website about writing a review. let me know how it turns out for you, because i haven't done it yet.

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  4. I love wooden toys! and I am excited to buy some for the new baby.
    That first one seriously is amazing, wooden and musical instruments all in one, can't beat that!

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  5. I love wodden toys. I have found a few good ones in consignment shops too (Melissa & Doug) ... I have my eye on one for Julianna for her first birthday that I saw at Babys R us... but I'm going to check out the website you suggested too! thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. what lovely toys! They look like they would last forever too

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  7. I'm amazed at the first one ... looked it up, and you can get the melody mix for $50 on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Melody-Mix-Music-Center/dp/B0035Y94LY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1303958095&sr=1-2

    For Evan's first birthday I'm getting her all sorts of musical stuff --- wish that store wasn't from the UK, it's fantastic!

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  9. these are so cute! great...another site I'm going to be addicted to :)

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