About Wooden Toys
About wooden toys - As a child, I can remember playing
for hours with wooden toys. It was always a new adventure to build
forts and other projects from wooden blocks. Looking back, those
were some really fun times. Wooden toys allowed us to use or imaginations.
Nowadays, it seems all the toys on the market are electronic.
This is to keep up with the demands of our children in todays
When it comes to toys, technology may be hindering
the development of our childrens imaginations. Dont
get me wrong, the graphics on the video games and laptops for
children are quite amazing. However, I just dont see that
many children in this age are able to enjoy playing with much
of anything that isnt electronic. This is even for the older
children with the iPods and MP3 Players.
The saying everything old is new again is true of
the fashion industry over and over again. I would definitely love
to see it apply to toys. Finding the return of wooden toys to
the market for our children to experience and explore would bring
a smile to my face. For smaller children, the wooden rocking horse
comes to mind. They could find them to be pretty and fun. It seems
parents have replaced them with electronic gadgets even for the
smallest of children.
I think little girls would enjoy a wooden doll house
for Barbie to live in. Then again, it wouldnt have the refrigerator
with the light and small ice cubes, the doorbell, or the working
lamp as the doll houses on the market now do. For boys, wooden
trains could be fun. They are used to electric ones now that run
around the track with the push of a button. For both boys and
girls the wooden play cub with the bent wires and colorful blocks
to move around would really help them develop hand and eye coordination
in a much more meaningful way than playing a Gameboy.
Sadly, wooden toys are a thing of the past. As parents,
we tend to indulge our children with what they want, and that
continues to be the latest electronic toys in the industry. Heck,
even good ole stuffed animals and dolls have electronics in them
to allow them to sing, dance, walk, and cry. I think technology
is good, but it has taken the fun out of the toys on the market
children today should know more about wooden toys.