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Choosing Wooden Toys For Children

Wooden toys are one of the best alternatives for the huge number of toys made of plastic and other synthetic materials that you can find in all toy stores.

In addition, most children's wooden toys are handcrafted. This makes them look wonderful. Not only that they are great toys for children, but they are also incredible works of art.

Wooden toys in the past

People started being preoccupied with manufacturing toys for their children many thousands of years ago in order to keep children busy while parents were working.

Because modern materials like plastic andrubber were not yet discovered, the only material available to be used at creating child toys was wood.

Although rudimentary at first, children's wooden toys became very popular with children from rich families in Egypt and The Roman Empire.

One such case was that of a ten years old girl from a wealthy roman family. She was mummified and put to rest in her tomb alongside with her most loved things.

One of her personal objects found was a wonderful wooden toy doll. It was really carefully carved and varnished, proving that parents in the Roman Empire were preoccupied with the quality of the wooden toys they choose for their children.

It is not known whether other materials besides wood were used to manufacture toys in that period.

Wooden toys in the present

Nowadays, toy manufacturing is a huge industry. Although wood is no longer the main material used to make child toys, wooden child toys are still very popular.

The reason is simple: wooden toys are great toys.

They have many advantages over other types of child toys. Here are just some of them:

Wooden toys are ecological. Wood is a natural product and it's biodegradable. Manufacturing wooden toys does not involve as much pollution as other toys. Also, because wood is a natural product, wooden toys aren't dangerous to a child's health.

Wooden toys are more resistant to shocks than other toys. Some children destroy toys regularly. Because wooden toys can't be damaged that easily, their life expectancy is bigger.

Wooden toys look wonderful. Children's wooden toys are usually handcrafted, meaning that parents that like handmade objects can consider these toys works of art, as well as toys.

Read the whole article on choosing children's wooden toys.

Eugen Lisov is the creator of http://www.Child-Toys-Guide.com, a site that helps parents worldwide to choose the best toys for their children. Please feel free to browse my site; it will only help you when choosing toys for your child.

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