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Old 06-12-2007, 07:51 AM   #1
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Wool and wooden toys

Call me a noob if you want, if you must lol For as long as we've been natural (years), I never saw it until now. I love the idea, though, I'd love to start making some of the wool toys myself, but.. what's wrong with the cute colorful plastic ones out there? I thought what we had were educational enough, without the fear of my child getting excited, throwing a wood toy, and it hitting one of my other children lol

Anyone care to explain it to me? Thanks in advance

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #2
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Well first off plastic is toxic.

As far as sensory is concerned..plastic will always feel like plastic. But wood and wool are natural occuring materials so they hold body temperature and vary in texture. Natural toys let a child decide what the voice sounds like, what they want to do with it, etc.. Most plastic toys are only able to be played with a certain way. Natural toys can really open up a whole new world of imagination. The child plays the toy instead of the toy plays for the child. There is a wealth of info on this subject if you do a search.
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Re: Wool and wooden toys

Some people are also concerned with the chemicals that could leech off plastic toys, esp if your baby/child is mouthing them. Also, the production of plastic uses petroleum and is damaging to the environment.

Having said that, I do have some plastic toys (mostly gifts) and we do keep the ones that don't have batteries. Things like legos or his play kitchen that are still good for imaginative play. (Though I would LOVE a wooden play kitchen! They are just so $$$$$)
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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I was whining to my family about all the plastic toys we have so someone bought us this wooden toy set. DD immediately grabbed the toy hammer and broke it in half. Lol. SO I'm not real sure anymore what I want!
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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Re: Wool and wooden toys

I love wooden and cloth toys! I'm not totally against plastic though. We have some plastic food and of course legos and things. I just like how classic natural toys are.
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