Dec 072012
 

Like most kids my children love reading toy catalogues, they fight about the junk mail when it arrives and study it like a dictionary. As little as they are they seem to fall for the trap of coloured plastic and noisy sounds, which seems to be pretty much all this is available in stores at the moment. At Christmas time it is easy to go overboard on popular toys they love but that don’t last, the trick is to find fun, educational toys that will last well past the school holidays. For a great range of toys that ticks all those boxes visit new Australian store, The Wooden Toy Shop.

It won’t come as a surprise to you that The Wooden Toy Shop is all about wooden products for little ones. In store you’ll find a fantastic selection of toys big and small as well as furniture, all made with durable, high quality wood so they can be enjoyed for years to come. In fact everything in store is made using plantation and/or recycled timber, so you are doing your share for the environment too by shopping here.

For the real little ones there is choice from some lovely toys that introduce your child to sounds, colours, shapes and movement, one of my favourites is the Ball Falling Tower ($29.95). Curious little minds can discover cause and effect, listen to the sound of the balls moving and learn about colours, they can even crawl after the tower as it rolls on the floor. Bonus: the balls are safely contained so they can’t pose a danger to baby or go missing.

For older children the table and chair sets would make a fantastic (shared) Christmas gift that is perfect for eating a snack at or doing some craft. Speaking of art and craft, I really like the look of this sturdy 5-in-1 Activity Easel ($109). This clever design comes with 5 interchangable boards (felt board, chalk board, white board, magnetic board and clip board) and lots of other great features. Such a versatile product that will no doubt be used a lot!

To find out more about The Wooden Toy Shop, to browse the range and to order online visit www.thewoodentoyshop.com.au.

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