Wooden toys are especially designed for supporting toddlers skills development, like: imagination, creative thinking, fine motor skills, colors and shapes, spatial thinking, problems solving; Design is based on requirements of Montessori education system: specially selected materials, colors, shapes. In addition its a highly durable toy, easy to clean, store and maintain.
Today I want to bring you attention to Wooden Train toys. You will agree that This is a KING of a toys! All kids love trains and want to play with them. But do you mention that they exists in different kinds? Do you want to know why?
As example we take products that we sell:
This is INITIAL version that perfectly suit education purposes, contains small amount of elements, takes little space and at the same time advance enough for long play. Recommended as a first train for a child. It contains small amount of shapes and colors, so it will take less efforts to combine together for a kid. Toy is designed for PUSH actions, when child keep toy in a hand and PUSH it in needed direction on a floor or any plain surface.
This is BASIC version that introduce idea of human transportation on trains for a child. Recommended as a SECOND train for a child. Small amount of elements and colors, only 2 sizes of elements. Main idea is to interact with a child at this point. Train become a good “story tell” object that can demonstrate different kinds of human-to-objects interactions.
This is ADVANCED version that moves child to a next experience level. More elements – harder to solve and more choices available, that raise the challenges level for a child. Still quite basic shapes, but more sizes and colors involved. Introduced new shape: cylinder.
This is MOST ADVANCED/SUPERB version that gives a next experience level. More elements – harder to solve and more choices available. In this train introduce new type of shapes: triangles, half-circle, curves, cylinders & hollow objects .That improves the 3D thinking a lot. This is 38 pieces toy! In compare to INITIAL version that contains only 15 elements, that like x2.5 times harder for a kid. That is why its recommended to start from simplest toys, like towers (that has only 7-9 elements) and step by step increase the complexity.
So now you should have a basic understanding which train will be perfect for your kid. Stay Tuned! Our supplies should arrive this week. Select one of the Wooden Trains, Wooden Castles or Wooden Towers from our web pages and send us a personal message via Facebook or Instagram to reserve toy for you.