I heard from a friend that wooden toys are better for babies than their plastic counterparts? Is there any truth to this? That wooden toys facilitate better tactile learning?

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Yes, wooden toys are healthy and timeless. They not only last you longer than plastic toys, but they are also safe for the environment, they are biodegradable and good quality wooden toys don't contain chemicals such as PVC that you'll find in most plastic toys. In addition, paint-less wooden toys are often cheaper and such toys are a great tool for kids to learn. Wooden blocks are especially helpful to get your kids to learn shapes, sizes, or anything they can imagine. Often simple wooden toys are better for learning than flashy, noisy plastic toys as they allow creativity. I'd most certainly recommend wooden toys, as opposed to flashy plastic toys.

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Yes, off-course!! Wooden toys is recommended. These are great for sparking a child's creativity and imagination. One of the main reasons why wooden toys are so appealing is because they are simple and versatile. Unlike most plastic toys, wooden toys last for ages. Some wooden toys are used for generations. Made of organic material and decorated with natural dyes, wooden toys are considered safer than their plastic counterparts which have toxic chemicals, such as phthalates, that are responsible for a number of endocrine disorders, neurological, and reproductive problems. Wooden toys are good for the environment too.

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This article shows you the advantages and disadvantages of wooden toys. http://www.connexions-tameside.com/plastic-or-wooden-toys/ Wooden toys are more durable, but they might cause more injury or damage if thrown around. Wooden toys are more expensive, but heavier than plastic toys. Wooden toys do require more imagination on the child's part as it often does not come with electrical components. However, do make very sure that the wood is painted with non-toxic paint or choose non painted wood. Purchase from reputable brands as much as possible.

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Yes, most certainly! First of all, they are eco friendly, unlike plastic which is non degradable. Wooden toys are durable. And as they are heavy, kids need to put more energy to move them or to hold them, this helps in building strength and the grip!