Traditional wooden toys provide some excellent ways to develop healthy learning through play. They are far generally more durable than the majority of plastic toys now available and can also offer more eco-friendly options.

There is also something very appealing about traditional wooden toys. With traditional manufacturing skills the natural beauty of the wood shines through. This creates attractive toys that are not only lots of fun to play with but also look lovely too. A playroom filled with traditional wooden toys is so much more comforting and appealing to both adults and children than a room filled with garish modern plastic toys.

Traditional Wooden Toys

There are some great traditional wooden toys available from reputable suppliers. These offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from babies through to pre-teens. One of the most popular types of traditional wooden toys are train sets. These classic toys have been around for many years now and never go out of fashion. Building and playing with train sets can be very rewarding and can offer some wonderful opportunities for creative learning through play. Brio is one of the top manufacturers of traditional wooden train sets and have been making wooden railway toys since the late 1950’s. Brio offers a great range of traditional wooden toys including:

• City of London Train Set – this quirky London theme wooden train is lots of fun. With iconic London landmarks such as the London Eye and red double decker buses this train set is a great twist on the classic train set. This high quality train set is decorated with bright child-friendly paints and is comparable with other wooden train pieces from Brio railway collections.

• My First Battery Operated Train Set – this lovely train set is ideal for young children just getting interested in moving toys. The activation buttons are extra-large to help young ones get the train engine moving and this will work just as happily on the floor as well as the tracks. This battery operated train set is durable and made from high quality wood. Is also compatible with other pieces from the Brio railway collection.

• Speaking Station – you can also buy separate pieces to build up your Brio train sets. The Speaking Station is a great option to enhance existing wooden train sets. Each time you change the signal the station will make an announcement. The Speaking Station is available in multiple languages and is compatible with railway sets from the Brio range.

• Central Station – another great addition to traditional Brio wooden railways is the Central Station. This is a must have for building the ultimate train set and offers the chance for children to record and play their own announcements. The set comes with figures and is finished in colourful child-friendly paint.

Traditional wooden toys are a wonderful addition to any toy box. They offer children the chance to learn through play and also have lots of fun on their own and with their playmates.

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