Best Wooden Toys TechnoBuffalo 2021

Step away from the plastic and keep things traditional by choosing to invest in a collection of wooden toys. More tactile than artificial materials, stronger than a lot of plastics and durable to last and last for years, wooden toys are a savvy choice for parents and carers to make. We've found the following excellent options for suitable for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Pepe Pull Along

Their own puppy: Pepe Pull Along Walk-A-Long Wooden Puppy

Staff Pick

Perfect for little ones aged one and up, Pepe Pull Along is a childhood classic. Made of wood, with a non-toxic finish and robust rubber wheels, Pepe works as a push along toy for non-walkers, then a pull along one when they have found their feet.

£16 at Amazon
Melissa and Doug Stacker

For the 2 year old builders: Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

Melissa & Doug do a fine line in wooden toys. This classic stacker has 25 colourful wooden pieces of rings, octagons, and rectangles that can be matched and stacked on three rods. It's ideal for hand-eye coordination and learning colours.

£14 at Amazon
Skwish Classic

Newborns will be enthralled: Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Toy

This Manhatten toy is a rattle, a teether, a geometry toy, and a clutch toy to encourage motor skills. Suitable for the tiniest of tots, the elastic linking the beads and dowels "squish" down to fascinate little learners, but always pops back up for more fun.

£14 at Amazon
Hape Music Bench

For the aggresive musician: Hape Early Melodies Pound & Tap Bench

Designed to improve a range of motor skills, like hand-eye coordination, arm movement, and understanding cause and effect, this multi-functional toy combines a pounding bench with a xylophone for a musical mashup suitable for kiddies over the age of one.

£23 at Amazon
Tree Top Adventure

An adventure in the tree: Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center

This brilliant option will keep a toddler entertained for hours as they explore each quadrant and all the little activities they offer. There's gliders, flexible flaps, spinning dials, and bead runs, all in lovely bright colours and crafted from kid-safe painted wood.

£110 at Amazon
Coogam Tetris

A brain teaser for the young: Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers

Although toddlers might enjoy stacking the brightly coloured puzzle pieces, this game is best suited to preschoolers who can challenge themselves to solve the Tetris-themed puzzle. They will develop their problem-solving and logical thinking skills.

£8 at Amazon
Melissa and Doug Pounding Bench

Let your child go!: Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench

While some kids play intricate, imaginative games, others like to hit things with a hammer. That's where this pounding bench comes in. Let them release their inner Bamm-Bamm with this wooden peek-a-boo game that's durable enough to take a beating.

£13 at Amazon

Choose a wooden toy to help the environment and your child

Our overall staff pick, the Pepe Pull Along Walk-A-Long Wooden Puppy, is such a great value wooden toy. Under supervision, babies can enjoy holding and exploring the doggy shape and turning the wheels, non-walkers can push the puppy around on the floor, then Pepe can be used as a pull along toy when they are walking.

Finally, if you can afford it, and the child has space for it in their home, the Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center comes highly recommended. Toddlers will love all the different little fiddly activities built into the centre, and it's also a woodland setting for placing their small toys.

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