My boys have a lot of toys between them. It drives Ian mad, but I think play is so important for children. As well being fun, they can learn so much through playing! I’m quite fussy about their toys and have a penchant for brightly coloured wooden toys. I think wooden toys are more durable, kinder to the environment and they look beautiful. Mum of two (or seven if you count the dog and chickens!) Emma agrees, and so she recently launched Wood and Wonder, with an exciting range of wooden toys designed to inspire imagination and creative play for babies and pre-schoolers.
Wood and Wonder have a wide range of gorgeous and bright wooden toys including first toys for babies, puzzles, role play, trains, musical toys and even outdoor toys. I was delighted to have the chance to take a closer look at something from their range and chose this adorable push-along chicken* from the push and pull section of toys. There is also a push-along cat, monkey, lion and pony in the range and it was quite hard to choose which one to get as they are all so sweet.
The push-along chicken is painted with bright yellows, oranges and reds and has felt feathers and plume attached. It has beads attached to each side of its wheels which clack as it is pushed along. The long handle is just the right height for J, who has just turned 1, to hold and push while he is walking. These toys are so well made and only cost £8.95.
The push-along toys are suitable for babies aged 12 months up, but even Little N who is 3 in a couple of weeks loves this toy. The boys argue over who is going to play with it so I may need to order another one! It is very funny when I am running the vacuum cleaner around the house Little N follows with his toy Dyson and Baby J copies the motion with the wooden chicken!
I was also surprised with these delightful alphabet trains* which Wood and Wonder kindly sent too. Little N already has a set of wooden trains spelling his name but they were bought in Canada by a friend and I’d been unable to get a set for J. Can you believe these beautiful trains are only £1.50 each! They would make a lovely birthday or Christmas gift, and I also think they would make a wonderful keepsake gift for a Christening or new baby.
With Christmas approaching Wood and Wonder’s range of timeless wooden toys is has got it all covered. Orders are dispatched the next working day and delivered with 1-3 days. As well as the online shop, you can follow on Twitter and Facebook to get news about fairs and markets that Wood and Wonder will be at.
Do your children like wooden toys? What do they love to play with? Let me know in the comments below!
*I received these toys for the purpose of the review.