Timeless Wooden Toys
TDmonthly Magazine!
Sign Up Your Account Login
August 2003 | Vol. II - No. 8

August 2003 | Vol. II - No. 8 TDmonthly SEARCH



 
Timeless Wooden Toys

Before toys were stamped out in plastic only to fall apart in time for another round of Holiday shopping, durability was the name of the game, and nothing stands the test of time like wooden toys.


Brio Stacking Clown

Brio Stacking Clown

A funny play on the classic stacking cone, the Brio Stacking Clown (ToyDirectory) gives a child an identity to put together instead of just a geometric shape. Children 12 months old and up can sharpen their cognitive skills by learning sequence logic and motor skills. They can also use their creativity and sense of humor to recreate a distorted stacking clown. The clown comes with nine colorful wooden rings for $24.99.


Deluxe Wooden Block Set

Deluxe Wooden Block Set

No toy box is complete without the educational wooden block set. Although they come in various forms (including dinosaurs and butterflies), the classic wooden block set by Lights, Camera, Interaction has provided children through the years with the ability to string words together without having to slurp on alphabet soup ($12.99).


Derby Rocking Horse

Derby Rocking Horse

The rocking horse has sustained cowboy and Kentucky Derby dreams in its many different incarnations for decades. From KidKraft, the rocking horse ($79.99) is sturdy enough for any host and has been a staple in American households since the 18th century.


Radio Flyer Traveler Wagon

Radio Flyer Traveler Wagon

Before the movie of the same name, Radio Flyer wagons were already a legend. The classic red wagon features natural wood sides and no-scratch rolled edges for endurance. Good for carting anything from dirt to the family dog, the $89 price tag is a small cost compared to the lasting enjoyment that this toy will bring.


Tinkertoy Classic Jumbo Builder Set

Tinkertoy Classic Jumbo Builder Set

Since 1914, Hasbro’s Tinkertoys has lived up to the motto of “Good then. Good now. Good always.” The Classic Jumbo Builder Set ($29.99) is one of the most popular models of the Tinkertoys line. This set comes with 102 wooden and plastic pieces to build just about anything.


Lincoln Logs Walnut Wood Schoolhouse

Lincoln Logs Walnut Wood Schoolhouse

Why would a child want to construct a model of a schoolhouse, you ask? To demolish it, of course. Introduced to the public after Tinkertoys hit the market, John Lloyd Wright, son of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, proved that builder sets can be sophisticated and fun. Ideal for children 36 months and up, Lincoln Logs, from K’Nex, have been challenging children for years at the small price of $9.99.


Jumbo 65-Piece Colored Wood Block Set

Jumbo 65-Piece Colored Wood Block Set

Strombecker’s classic Hardwood Building Blocks set ($29.99) has been improved with non-toxic lead free paint, so there’s no need for alarm when a block is inevitably placed in a child’s mouth. This classic toy also functions as a tool that helps develop motor and mathematical skills.


Itty Bitty Beach Band

Itty Bitty Beach Band

For the young musician in your family, there’s this little xylophone toy from Jackrabbit ($32). The xylophone, ideal for children 3 years old and up, comes with a 7-piece symphony for Oceanside orchestras.



 
 





Advertisement:

Advertise on TDmonthly