Help Your Children To Learn With Educational Wooden Toys I have been buying toys for my young children for so many years now that I hate to think just how much I have spent. So I have decided to write this short article just to provide people some idea of what I have purchased, and why. But, I have to also say that it is worth every dime of it. When my first little one was born I went with the concept that, if I bought mostly wooden toys for my first one that they might last and I could then hand them down to my next little one. So, although I did spend quite a bit of cash in the outset, it has paid off by saving me money in the long run. My children have had many years of fun with these wooden toys. Even my oldest, who will now be 16 years old, still has just a little play with them when he thinks no one else is watching. So you could say that the wooden toys that I bought have lasted 16 years and they are still usable. Listed here are a few examples of what we have bought for them: Wooden Barbecue Set: Time to fire up the BBQ! It has been great fun over the years. This wooden toy barbecue is great fun both indoors and out for children young and old. The cart is made out of a mixture of sturdy plywood and natural woods complete with rubber coated wheels to make sure you get a smooth run. Seven wooden rods form the grill, with an additional two rotating rods which function meat skewers. Thread the five painted wooden sausages on to the skewers and turn them using the BBQ-tongs for truly real looking but imaginary play! The upper shelf can be folded down by releasing the secure latch. The lower storage compartment provides additional play and storage space for toy shop accessories and kitchen utensils. The whole set measures approximately 60 x 30 x 51cm and it is suitable for children 36 months and older. Wooden Fruit In Carton Set: Bright coloured wooden fruit in a carton is a complete playing set for little ones. A delightful basket of colourful wooden fruit enabling children to learn about shapes, colour as well as the names of fresh fruit. It encourages kids to role play different characters along with stimulating their imagination. Children can pretend to wash the various fruit and veggies for hygiene purposes. They can also cut the various fruit in half and pretend to cook a meal or cut the various fruits within the set and place them in a serving dish and pretend to serve their family members, friends or visitors. They can also play with their friends, members of the family and create stories like "just how much did the apple cost", "what number of lemons did you buy" or "is the banana ripe". Parents can play along and teach their children the names of the fruits and vegetables, that will help develop vocabulary ability. Wooden Fruit Birthday Cake: Lovely and playful large wooden fruit birthday cake which is festooned with various kinds of good-looking fruit, food items, candles, jelly sweets which are divided into 6 portions and either pulls apart or cuts using the wooden cake cutter! A great addition to a toy kitchen or just to use alone. Your child can pretend it is someone's birthday with mum and dad. Favourite dolls are not only fun but help with developing social and communication skills. This quality, durable and pretty fruit cake is guaranteed to be a number one toy as your children play out someone's birthday. Wooden Fruity Basket From Wonderworld: Packaged in a wooden crate with six pieces of colourful fruit: Apple, Banana, Cherries, Kiwi, Pear and Watermelon. The fruity basket comes with a wooden knife to cut the fruit in half. It helped my children recognize shapes, colours and a wide variety of fruits. They can pretend to cut open the pre-cut fruit with a wooden knife and serve it to their guests. Imaginative play is endless! I think Wonderworld takes great pride in bringing both enjoyment and learning value to children through top quality wooden toys. They only use environmentally-friendly materials such as rubber-wood that comes from a replenish-able source, and water- based non-toxic paints and lacquers. 6 Wooden Eggs And Mixing Bowl: This has been the highlight in my children's kitchen and comes in an egg box. These type of playing food toys will keep your children entertained for hours. My kids still have hours of fun with these to this day. I have got plenty more toys that I have bought through the years, but I think it would make this article a bit tedious if I listed them all. Plus I haven't really got the time. But I do believe I have written enough to put my point across, and that is, if you buy wooden toys, they are going to last for years which saves you cash over the long term.