Best Wooden Toys of 2019

Best Wooden Toys of 2019

January 1, 2019

Best Wooden Toys of 2019

Eco-friendly, non-toxic and best of all provide hours of fun for baby without adding plastic clutter to your home.Best Wooden Toys of 2019

There’s something enduringly sweet about wooden toys. While they aren’t as flashy as their plastic counterparts, they are eco-friendly and non-toxic, and still spark children’s creativity.

Wooden toys can also withstand loads of abuse—being banged around, chewed on and thrown across the room—and still look good. Because they’re so durable, wooden toys last through multiple children and even generations. Keep them clean by wiping them with a damp cloth dipped in a mild soap or vinegar and water solution. Don’t dunk them in water, though—it can cause the wood to swell and split.

Find your look-good, last-forever toys here:

For Future Scientists

Flexible webbing and wooden rods and beads create this molecule-like structure that’s fun for tots to grab, mouth, pull and smush. Worried about this natural rattle being annoying? It’s not: the rattle is subtle and comes from the beads plinking as they slide together. All ages—from babies to grownups—enjoy messing around with this cool toy. (Note: there’s also a brightly colored version.)

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Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+

Pretend Pet or Pull Toy?

When your tyke can walk, they’re ready to strut their on-the-move power. Translation: your child will become obsessed with pushing and pulling objects. This friendly alligator is perfect for your little one to take on walks around the house. Your young one will be utterly satisfied with the clacking sound the gator’s head and tail make as they move along.

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Child Guidelines Ages 1-4 years

A Solid Wood Train

Your little one will be totally on board with this solid wood train set. In addition to choo-chooing around the living room, kids can stack the multi-shaped blocks on the pegs or separate the trains to help develop fine motor skills. The set is also durable, which is great because two-year-olds.

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Child Guidelines Ages 2 years-4 years

Shape Shifter

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. Just ask any baby whose played with these colorful beads clumped together on an elastic cord. Your little one can hold, twist and move these beads into different configurations. For younger babies, the thrill is in mouthing a fistful of these non-toxic beads made from solid wood. Note that the beads are too heavy for newborns, but are fine for kids who can play with them sitting up.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 months-2 years

Timeless Toy

Family heirloom or new, high-end toy? We can’t tell the difference either. Besides having fun stacking and knocking over these pretty blocks (which is endlessly amusing!), your child can also sort them by color, line them up by number order or point out their favorite animal from the ink-printed pictures. Later, you can quiz them on their ABCs using these 28 blocks.

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Child Guidelines Ages 2 years+

Learning About Order

There comes a time when tots seem driven to “KonMari” the entire house. Turns out this desire to sort and organize everything is a part of every child’s development during the toddler years. Encourage them—it might not last too long!—with a classic stacking toy. The rainbow-colored rings on this stacker will attract your child’s attention, and carrying out tasks like sorting the rings from largest to smallest will keep them engaged.

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Child Guidelines Ages 18 months-3 years

An Eco-Friendly Puzzle

Made with wood from sustainable forests and eco-friendly inks, the beginner puzzles from Green Start help fine motor skills and creativity—little ones can mix and match the colorful pieces. It comes in a reusable carrying cases, so the puzzles are easy to take on the go.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Bunny on the Move

Besides pulling toys, tykes and toddlers also enjoy pushing objects along. Enter this sweet toy with working wheels. Finished with a mix of beeswax and flaxseed oil, this cherry-wood bunny is safe even for teething babies to gnaw on and has an easy-to-grasp handle. The bonus? You can have it engraved with your child’s name.

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Child Guidelines Ages 6 months-3 years

Imaginative Play

The Educo All Season Dollhouse from Hape is open at the front, so it’s easy for little ones to get into the six rooms and play from various sides. It’s made with solid wood and eco-friendly paint, so you don’t need to worry. The house also comes with fun furnishings and moveable stairs, for lots of creative play.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+
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