Sometimes it's good to put down all those electrical gadgets and computers and go back to teaching our children with good traditional educational toys. Wooden toys account for more than just counting and this collection includes toys which teach your children hand to eye coordination, numbers, shapes, letters, colours, sounds, problem solving, fine motor skills, rhythm and melody, lacing up shoes and even healthy eating.
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Why stop at stacking rings? This triple shape sorter has stacking rings, in addition to two other towers of geometric shapes for children to sort by size and stack.
Gears and cogs show our children how many things work. This toy will help them with their understanding and parents can point out the sorts of things we encounter in every day life, which work because of cogs or gears.
Don't underestimate the power of music. Even young children can learn rhythms and beats with simple instruments, like maracas and tambourines. These wooden ones have a lovely traditional sound and look.
Teaching children the alphabet can be fun right from an early age, with toys like this alphabet puzzle in the shape of a snake. This one has chunky pieces for little hands and can lay flat or stand up. You could teach them colours at the same time.
Aimed at very small children, this wood apple improves fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination, whilst they thread the caterpillar through the apple. This toy would tie in very nicely with the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.