I might as well come out and say I'm obsessed with wooden toys. They are beautiful, and lets be honest, kids can be super rough on things and I like how wood can hold up to those beatings. When I was in Prague about a year ago, I knew I wanted to bring my boys back a present. We found a cute local store full of beautiful unpainted wooden toys...I was in heaven. I picked a train for my older boy and a simple dinosaur on wheels for my younger son, but I would have picked out many more things if I had room in my suitcase!
Sometimes its hard to take the plunge and buy wooden toys because they are more expensive than their plastic counterparts. But when I think about it, I've had to throw away countless cheap toys over the years that have broke, and not one of those have been one of the wooden ones, so I think its worth the investment.
I thought I'd do a round up of some cute wooden toys for today's post, which was actually inspired by me cleaning up these trucks (which I bought at Ross for half the price they are in stores!).
Keep on Trucking from Land of Nod (my boys got two of these a couple years ago for Christmas. They are incredibly cute).
Vinci Pentagon Small Creative Puzzle from the Wooden Wagon. I think I would like playing with this just as much as kids would.
Bowling Set from Little Choux
Classic Embossed Alphabet Blocks from Amazon. You can never go wrong with a great looking set of blocks. Or there is this option for different shaped wood blocks.
I would love to hear what wooden toys you and your kids like!