Wooden Toys vs. Plastic Toys

Wondering what to buy your little one this Christmas? Not sure what could benefit them the most? Take a look at the top 5 reasons why wooden toys are considered to be a better buy for children.

 

1. Creativity

It is true that wooden toys offer a more general structure, meaning that there is more room for children to get creative whilst playing. Whilst most modern plastic toys offer widgets and interactive buttons which predetermine the play, wooden toys allow for children to delve into their imaginations and create their own stories.

 

2. Safety

It is common knowledge that plastic toys often contain harmful chemicals, such as bisphenol (BPA) and other phthalates.
Although in the past wooden toys have also been found to contain harmful metals such as lead, at Beehive Toys, we pride ourselves on ensuring your children’s safety, and all our products have smooth edges and non-toxic paints.

 

3. Durability

Wooden toys are most certainly more durable than toys made from any other material. Made from solid, quality wood, Beehive Toys are very strong and can withstand a small bump if your child decides to throw or bash them during play.

 

4. Social interactivity

Immersive and interactive, playing with plastic toys and computer games can often be a solitary activity for children. Wooden toys, although basic in their sounds and widgets, actually foster interaction with children and promote communicative and teamwork skills, as they look to collaborate and create sound effects.

 

5. Environmental factors

Although often cheaper to purchase, plastic toys which are created from polyethene materials don’t degrade easily and aren’t recyclable, meaning there is a significant impact on the environment when you choose to discard them.

 

So there you have it – the top 5 reasons why wooden toys are a better choice for your children. So, with Christmas just around the corner, why not take a look at Beehive Toys’ fantastic collection of children’s toys and gifts? Don’t forget that with our Klarna option, spreading the cost of Christmas has never been easier!

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