All parents agree that playing is an important activity in a childâ€™s development ages. It teaches them many social skills, keeps them active and helps them learn new things. According to an article published in The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Books, playing is an important part of a kidâ€™s life. According to the article, playing helps kids communicate better, gain confidence, reinforce learning, enhances their problem-solving skills, and boasts their social interaction.
One simply canâ€™t talk about playing and not talk about toys. Every parent wishes to give their child the best. They purchase the shiniest, fastest, and prettiest of toys (preferably plastic toys) for their children without knowing whether they are any good or not. Parents donâ€™t care about what kind of toys they are giving their child to ply with as long as the kid is happy. Â But not everything you give to your toddler is good. Plastic toys especially, are made from multiple toxins and chemicals that may not be good for your childâ€™s health. So, if not plastic then what?
We suggest toys made of wood.
Why? Here are our reasons why wooden toys are better than most plastic toys.
They Donâ€™t Get On Your Or Your Babyâ€™s Nerves
For parents, the biggest perk of wooden toys is that they donâ€™t pollute your home with unwanted noise. Most plastic toys are battery-operated and start to get on your nerves with the constant alarms, beeping and flashy lights. Wooden toys are quieter, and simpler.
They Are Easier To Maintain
They are much easier to clean and disinfect due to their polished surfaces and simple designs. Additionally, they donâ€™t lose shape even after long use.
They Are Cheaper
This is an arguable questions would agree otherwise. But, plastic toys are cheaper than most wooden toys, but if we were to consider their prolonged durability and overall lifespan, they are much friendlier on your pocket than plastic toys.
They Can Be Recycled and Reused
There is always another kid who can use the toy when your own kids outgrow the age to play with them. However, if there isnâ€™t and you intent to discard, know that unlike plastic, wood is a natural resource and therefore can be recycled and reused. If we keep the entertainment aspect aside, you and your child are actively contributing to the environment by preventing its degradation.
They Are Environment-Friendly
Not many parents are aware of it, but when they opt for wooden toys instead of plastic, they are reducing the carbon footprint in their homes and in the environment. Not only are you keeping your little one from being exposed to non-latent chemical substances, you are also making a connection with the nature. When a kid holds a toy made of wood in their hands, he/she can actually sense the smell of wood.
They Are Durable:
Another reason why toys made of wood rank comparatively higher than plastic toys is that there are less physical limitations to it. Unlike wooden toys, plastic toys are moulded in different shapes, making them great for some exciting accessories but their flexibility isnâ€™t one that can be debated. They are more likely to break or grow cracks when dropped, sat or stood on. Moreover, they also tend to lose their strength over time, much quicker if left out in the sun. Wooden toys on the other hand are hard to beat in terms of durability.