For many years children have enjoyed playing with wooden toys. Long before video games, and other modern toys, that rely on batteries and cords that plug into the wall were invented, the old-fashioned, traditional wooden toys have amused and entertained children of all ages. Even though wooden toys were first invented in the early 19th century, these types of toys can be seen in many households today.
Surprisingly enough, children do not seem to be the only ones interested in these toys anymore. An increasing number of adults have been buying wooden toys for themselves.
He said that even though his child likes to play with the toy, he bought it for himself. He explained to me that he simply bought the toy as a decorative item for his home and that he normally receives many comments similar to mine about the toy.
I became very curious, so I asked her why she had this rocking horse at work, and she replied that her child loved the one at home so much that she wanted to buy an extra one for her shop. She said that she occasionally brings her child to work, and that the toy will keep him busy while she takes care of the customers. She told me her customers’ children like to play on the horse.
She is not tall enough to reach the supplies, so she came up with an idea: She had bought a small, wooden step-stool several years earlier for her child to use at home. If you think about practical uses for children’s toys, that definitely is one!
Speaking of practical uses for children’s step-stools, I recall from my childhood days that several times a year my family and I would take the train to visit relatives. I remembered this fact, and later in life, I bought a similar step-stool for my child.
Maybe these wooden toys bring back the kid in us, or maybe they just remind us of great memories. Whatever the case, don’t be surprised if you see an increase in adults purchasing these types of toys for themselves.