I love cool wooden toys for my kids to play with. Wooden toys have a special feel and they look more appealing in my play room. Wooden toys also have the added benefit of being very durable and they usually last a long time. Cool wooden toys invite open-ended play that fosters creativity and keeps the child interested in the toy for many years. Here are a few suggestions for cool wooden toys by age.
These toy suggestions by age are just meant to be a guide but some kids may be ready for certain toys later or sooner than others. In fact, some grown ups (like me) may still enjoy playing with many of these cool wooden toys themselves! This post is sponsored by Oh! Toys but all opinions expressed are my own.
Cool Wooden Toys By For Age 3-6
These wooden toy suggestions are great for open-ended play and repetitious play where children are figuring out how things work.
Mader Spinning Tops
Something about wooden spinning tops are fascinating. Each spin is slightly different and then there is spinning more than one top at once and seeing which one will last longer. These Austrian Mader Spinning Tops offer lots of variety in shape and size so that kids can see the effect of those variables on performance. They are some of the most beautiful spinning tops on the market. Trumpo, bottom left hand of the tops featured in the picture above, is an elegant finger- or two-hand top made from one piece of especially selected, knobfree, and flawless, oiled woods.
Cugolino is an amazing starter wooden marble run. This set will match their developmental needs as they grow since they can use it in increasingly complex ways. Cugolino can be just the beginning of your child’s adventure in spatial relationships, kinetic movement, cause-and-effect, and a satisfying construciton. Your kids will never outgrown this set as it can be combined with Cuboro sets later for even more complex marble runs.
Cool Wooden Toys By For Age 6-9
Working in conjunction with Cugolino mentioned above or solo or with other Cuboro supplementary sets, this is one of the best wooden toys out there. This is the type of toy where the parent actually has fun playing and building with the child because it is challenging to the level of the player and offers unlimited designs and complexities.
These beautiful wooden puzzles are full of vibrant colors. The puzzle designs inspires creativity and the 68 pieces are the perfect size to challenge young minds without frustrating them. Hand-designed and crafted in the USA, Peapod puzzles are artisanal, heirloom-quality wooden jigsaw puzzles that use eco-friendly white birch.
Il Leccio of Milan Building Blocks
These amazingly beautiful blocks in unique shapes will really inspire your kids to build in new ways. They are so pretty you will want to keep them on your coffee table in dabble in architectural constructions too!
Cool Wooden Toys By For Age 9-12
Cuboro Tricky Ways Game
Cuboro’s popular marble run game is a strategy-based game that will provide hours of entertainment for you and your family. Cuboro Tricky Ways is best enjoyed between two to four players and ages 6 and up. I think this fun game is pretty tricky and though kids can play it as early as 6, it is most fun when they can rise to the challenging strategy component so I suggest 9-12. This is unusual board game as it composed of wood blocks in a wooden frame that can move. Players try to score points by creating long marble tracks across the board and landing in certain open spots. Marbles are able to travel on top of the elements or through them, depending on skill level. This unique and entertaining marble run game offers endless family fun- for adults too!
Truzzles 3D Wooden Puzzles
These gorgeous wooden puzzles are trickier than they look and older children as well as adults will enjoy the challenge. Truzzles are unique, 3-D hardwood puzzles designed and created by French artisan Frank Paris. Truzzles are part art object and all fun!
Constantin Puzzles from Germany are true brainteasers. Designer Jean-Claude Constantin’s unique puzzle creations are a challenge for even the most dedicated puzzler. From unsual wood pack puzzles to mazes, Constantin puzzles are sure to please.
I hope you enjoyed these suggestion for cool wooden toys by age. All of these are heritage toys which may be saved and passed down to the next generation. If you are look for more unique, quality toys- check out Oh-toys.com for even more great ideas. Which ones of the toys do you think you or your child would like most?