I don’t know about you, but I struggle to find good, quality, affordable toys for toddlers. I get fed up with a lot of the usual range of toys out there. They either require tonnes of batteries to operate or break easily. I much prefer traditional wooden toys. They’re so much better quality and more durable.
I have done my research and here are my Top 5 Traditional Wooden Toys for Toddlers and the best part is – they’re all under £20 each!!
Brio Pull Along Giraffe – £14.95 – We have this toy ourselves and it is a favourite of ours, well Zachary’s. Suitable from 12+ months, this lovely, high quality, bright wooden pull along toy is great for those little ones who are taking their first steps. Available from woodentoyshop.co.uk.
Jar of Wooden Lacing Beads – £10.95 – I have actually ordered these for Zachary for Christmas. When he had his speech therapy assessment he played with a set and really enjoyed them. This set is for 3+ years and Zachary isn’t quite 2.5 yet, but I gathered they would be ok with supervision. The jar contains 90 beads and 5 laces and is perfect for helping children learn to count, and develop their hand-eye coordination. Available from PlayMerrily Toy Shop.
Brio Sorting Box – £11.87 – Another toy that we have that Zachary has great fun with this Brio Sorting Box. The six, bright wooden blocks have to be sorted in to the three corresponding holes. The sorting box is well made and durable and helps develop colour and shape recognition and hand-eye coordination and suitable for little ones aged 12+ months. Available from Spotty Giraffe.
Wooden House Cleaning Play Set – £19.99 – Zachary loves to play clean up and I absolutely adore this six-piece play set. Perfectly sized for kids aged 3+, the natural wood handles on the broom, mop, duster, dust pan and hand brush are all built to last. Hang them from the sturdy cords on to the included stand for neat, compact storage. Available from Spotty Green Frog.
Wooden Farm Set in a tin – £10.50 – We have a farm set already which the younger 2 love to play with, but when I saw this little set I thought it was just adorable! It says from 4+ years, but to be honest, the pieces look chunky enough that a younger child could play with it. The wooden set includes 2 pigs, 2 horses, 2 sheep, 2 rabbits, 2 hens, Mummy duck with 3 ducklings, 4 wooden fences, 3 trees, hedging, farmhouse, and a scenic fabric play mat, all packed in a decorative storage tin. Available from Mulberry Bush.