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Top 10 Wooden Kids Toys Online You Can't Live Without

Updated on August 17, 2014

Why choose wooden toys?

Wooden toys enchant people of all ages-especially children. They captivate learners, ignite their curiosity and imaginations and encourage them to use higher order thinking such as exploring, analysing and problem-solving. Beyond that, wooden toys are sturdy; surviving numerous knocks from the avid infant or toddler. That's a definite bonus when it comes to selecting kids toys!

Since the natural textures of wood stir nostalgic memories from our own childhood reflections as we rub the woods grain against our fingertips and they look like little masterpieces displayed in your childs room, we have collected our favourite must have wooden toys. We know that these little gems make sensational presents and keepsakes that your child will be able to pass on to their siblings or children. They are so good that they will be still cherished in generations to come.

Tanabata star dominos kiko
Tanabata star dominos kiko

Tanabata Star Domino Set by Kiko

Tanabata Star Dominoes are the modern age versatile educational wooden toys inspired by the Tanabata (Wish upon a star) festival in Japan. These striking dominoes can be used for several purposes:

-History and Geography of the festival

-Mathematics- patterns (number, shape and colour), number recognition and quantity, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

-Spatial Awareness, Balance, Fine Motor Skills and Problem Solving by stacking the stars in a variety of ways and building simple and complex domino tracks

-Learning about constellations

-Identifying and sorting colours

A sample of Tanabata star activities

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Identifying, sorting and matching coloursComplex domino trackMatching numbers with the quantitySimple multiplication. 3 rows of 5 or 3 groups of 5.Simple additionMatching the numeral with its corresponding quantityConstellation.  This is of Lyra.Number lines and patternsA variety of patternsStackingSimple domino track100 stars both coloured and naturalColour sortingStacking
Identifying, sorting and matching colours
Identifying, sorting and matching colours
Complex domino track
Complex domino track
Matching numbers with the quantity
Matching numbers with the quantity
Simple multiplication. 3 rows of 5 or 3 groups of 5.
Simple multiplication. 3 rows of 5 or 3 groups of 5.
Simple addition
Simple addition
Matching the numeral with its corresponding quantity
Matching the numeral with its corresponding quantity
Constellation.  This is of Lyra.
Constellation. This is of Lyra.
Number lines and patterns
Number lines and patterns
A variety of patterns
A variety of patterns
Stacking
Stacking
Simple domino track
Simple domino track
100 stars both coloured and natural
100 stars both coloured and natural
Colour sorting
Colour sorting
Stacking
Stacking
Rainbow Blocks
Rainbow Blocks

Rainbow Blocks

Blocks are a favourite with kids but these stunning Hardwood construction materials take block play to a whole new level.

Discover a world of colour and shape through building structures, shape pictures, mixing colours and playing with both artificial and natural light. Your kids are bound to be mystified at their beauty and versatility.

A sample of Rainbow Block Activities

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Colour mixing with artificial lightMaking shape picturesPlaying with light on the over head projectorBuilding towers and experiencing colour with natural lightLooking at the world through different coloursExploring the world from a different perspective
Colour mixing with artificial light
Colour mixing with artificial light
Making shape pictures
Making shape pictures
Playing with light on the over head projector
Playing with light on the over head projector
Building towers and experiencing colour with natural light
Building towers and experiencing colour with natural light
Looking at the world through different colours
Looking at the world through different colours
Exploring the world from a different perspective
Exploring the world from a different perspective
Wishbone Bike
Wishbone Bike

Wishbone Bike

This little gem teaches your child to ride a bike WITHOUT training wheels. The trick? There is no secret really, it's all about balance. Starting as a trike, the Wishbone bike can be used as a walking aid (without the seat) from the age of 1 and as a trike from approximately 18 months. When your child is ready for a challenge swap 3 wheels for 2. As they grow, flip the entire frame and use the bike for up to 5 years! Yes, 5 years!

The ultimate bike for your child to learn to ride

Wishbone Flip
Wishbone Flip

Wishbone Flip

It's a rocker! It's a walker! It's a ride on! Wow talk about an ideal wooden toy for the youngsters.

Watch how this amazing toy works

Dear Little Letter Box
Dear Little Letter Box

Dear Little Letterbox

The Dear Little Letterbox will ignite magic in your home. Little one's love to open and shut the door, peak through the slits and post little treasures, whilst older ones are encouraged to write to Santa, the Tooth Fairy, grandparents, or family members living under the same roof.

This little treasure has assisted with:

-children having a means to discuss their feelings in the written form both at home and at school

-relieving stress from losing a loved one or having a parent work or live away from home

-serving as a porthole to sending messages to the fairies, Santa and hence igniting a purpose to write and creativity

-spreading messages of encouragement and love to family members

-celebrating achievements

It comes with all stationary necessary for imaginative writing.

Machi Paris, London and Tiny Town
Machi Paris, London and Tiny Town

Machi Paris, London and Tiny Town

These magnetic, wooden, chalk board construction sets are perfect for the little designer. Each set allows your children to create their own little scenes. They can draw roads, the weather and create particular buildings. The opportunities are endless!

Mini Ten Pin Bowling Set
Mini Ten Pin Bowling Set

Mini Ten Pin Bowling

Unlike many skittle sets, this bowling kit contains 10 pins. So what? You might ask. 10 pins is essential for Mathematical games as our number system is based around 10. Being about to compute and subtract pairs of numbers that make 10 (for instance 4 and 6, or 8 and 2) creates a strong foundation for more complex Mathematics. Beyond Mathematics, this little set can be enjoyed by the whole family and used both indoors and out. You can decorate the skittles to add your own personal touch or keep them natural. The choice is yours.

Counting game
Counting game

Counting Bird In Hand Game

This is a must have game to teach early Mathematics. Suited for 3 years +, the Counting Bird In Hand Game helps children learn to subitise (automatically know how many objects are in a group without counting them) and add in a super fun way. How do you play? Simply place the counters with the dots facing upwards and roll the die. Match the number disk to the number rolled. After all of the disks have been matched and collected turn them over and count the birds. Whoever has the most "birds in hand" is the winner.

Wooden Egg and Cup
Wooden Egg and Cup

Wooden Egg and Cup

The wooden egg and cup is Montessori's first puzzle for 9 month + babies. The natural texture of the wood engages the learners' senses and helps them make sense of the world. As bubs grow this toy grows to be so much more. Picture the egg used in a world class kitchen, or Easter hunt. Perhaps the cup had just been won at the Soccer World Cup or carries a secret potion. The play ideas are only confined by one's imagination.

Wooden Friction Car
Wooden Friction Car

Wooden Friction Car

These wooden friction cars are the most striking vehicles on the road in the car world. A perfect size for small hands, watch little faces light up as they pull back the car, release and watch the car zoooooom.

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