Monday, April 7, 2008

Plan Toys Wood Toys

A brand of wood toys I’ve recently discovered, is Plan Toys. The first product of this company to arrive in my house was this “Punch and Drop” toy.

My son is absolutely delighted with the hammer, and apart from hammering the balls into the box, he’s been testing his hammering abilities on my walls, drawers and knees.

Upon studying the catalogue of Plan Toys, I’ve realized that they have a very impressive selection of wood toys for kids, starting from the age of first tentative gripping and staring, all the way into preschool and beyond.

Plan Toys market themselves as a Green Company focused on educational wooden toys. They use green materials, such as water based color, recyclable packaging, soy ink, non-Formaldehyde glue, and preservative-free rubberwood. So you can feel good about getting their products for your kids.

Plan Toys are a brand manufactured by Plan Creations Co. Ltd. This manufacturer is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and has been in business since 1981. Its main market is North America

The toys themselves have a very neat and accurate appearance. The focus is both fun and education. Lacing, counting, shape recognition, manual dexterity, and real world imitation are among the skills that can be developed via these toys.

In short, these wood toys are every parent’s dream.

Here are some examples that I found particularly appealing:

Tie-Up Shoe:

This is for the older toddler. A beautiful wooden shoe, to make sure it lasts through all those trial-and-errors.

Fun Stacker:

I think all kids go through a stacking frenzy. At least mine do. This is a great alternative to the usual pyramid.

And it can also be stacked thus:

And thus:

And I’m sure your kid will think of gazillion other ways.

So go ahead, give it a try.

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