If you take your child shopping there is a good chance that they will go for the flashiest, most expensive item rather than the simple wooden toy.

In Turkey wooden toy production is on the rise and the head of the Furniture Craftsman’s Association in Ankara, Huseyin Taklai, has said that this will enable children’s development as well as benefiting their health.

There are many reasons wooden toys are a better choice, not only for your child, but for the environment as well. Wooden toys are more durable, biodegradable and may be made with sustainable wood. Good quality, Eco-friendly wooden toys also don’t contain PVC, phthalates, or similar chemicals used in plastic toys.

Takali adds that “plastic is decomposed in 450 years compared to wood, which takes only 15 years in nature” and agreed that chemicals in plastic toys may be harmful to health.

Children learn when they are playing and the fun a child can have when playing with wooden blocks is endless. The can make imaginary houses, zoos and farm which in turn is good for their development.

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