Wooden toys refer to toys made of natural materials such as wood and bamboo or synthetic wood. As a major category of toys, wooden toys have a long history. More than 1700 years ago, wooden toys originated in the Baishigaarden and Hamburg areas of Germany. Craftsmen carved small animals and sold them in Nuremberg. These cheap and realistic wooden toys were deeply loved by people and gradually sold throughout the West. world.
Among the early wooden toys, the most popular is the Trojan horse, and people's enthusiasm for the Trojan has been passed down to this day. The popular Trojan horse at that time was directly carved from this version, and a semi-circular piece of wood was attached under the horse's body. Later, people installed wheels under the Trojan horse and turned it into a tricycle, which made it more playable.
Due to the changes of the times, the content of wooden toys has also changed. With the development of transportation vehicles, simple wooden toys have become various wooden toys imitating cars, trains, and ships, which are flourishing.
Why do wooden toys survive to this day? Where does its irreplaceability focus?
1. Most of the raw materials of wooden toys come from nature, and if you smell them carefully, it also contains a faint log fragrance. Without the participation of chemical substances, wooden toys are suitable for young children to play with and are easy to clean and save, so that they can give full play to their maximum utilization value for different children.
2. There are many kinds of wooden toys, and there are countless products. But at the same time, it has the advantages of lightweight, exquisite wood material, moderate price, and it is quite resistant to falling, playing, and gnawing.
3. The main function of wooden toys is to improve children's hand-foot coordination, hand-eye coordination, and other physical functions, which need to be gradually established through training, and toys are just one of the best training tools. If a child wants to build a box of building blocks into a figure, in addition to using his mind, he also needs the cooperation of his hands. It can be seen that the toy has a great effect on the development of the child's physical function.