As parents, we all want to provide our children with the best possible learning experiences. One way to do this is through creative play. Children who have reached their second birthday have already acquired many of the skills and experiences needed to get the most out of these toys and learning materials, and their cognitive and motor development has primed them to take the next big step. At Wood Wood Toys, we believe in the power of wooden toys to stimulate imagination, creativity, and learning in young children. In this blog post, we will share five ways to play with our wooden toys for 2-year-olds, from brands like Candylab, Grapat, Grimm's, Avdar, Ocamora, HABA and many more.
- Sorting and Stacking
Sorting and stacking toys are classic educational toys for toddlers. They help develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. At Wood Wood Toys, we have a range of wooden sorting and stacking toys from brands like Grimm's, HABA and Gluckskafer. Grimm's Stepped Pyramid building set comes in two sizes, and colors, and can be used to build towers, bridges, and anything else a young imagination can come up with. HABA sorting toys include wooden sorting boxes and magnetic mazes, which encourage problem-solving, fine motor skill development and colour recognition.
- Imaginative Play
Imaginative play is an essential aspect of childhood development, and wooden toys are perfect for encouraging it. Wooden cars or animals from brands like Candylab and Brin d'Ours can be used to create imaginary worlds and scenarios. Candylab's wooden cars, for example, are not only beautiful to look at but also come in different designs, such as police cars, fire trucks, and taxis, which can inspire creative play. Brin d'Ours wooden animal sets can be used to create stories and teach children about animals and their habitats.
- Building and Construction
Building and construction toys are ideal for developing problem-solving and spatial awareness skills. Wooden blocks and building sets from brands like HABA and Lubulona come in different shapes and sizes and can be used to build towers, houses, and other structures. HABA's "Clever Up!" blocks, for example, come in a range of shapes, including triangles, rectangles, and cylinders, which can be used to create complex structures. Grimm's wooden building sets come in different colors and can be used to create patterns and designs.
- Sensory Play
Sensory play is crucial for young children's development as it helps them explore the world around them using their senses. Wooden toys can be used to create sensory play experiences. Grapat's wooden balls and bowls, for example, can be used for color and texture exploration, or as part of a sensory play table in a classroom or play space. Children can sort the balls by color, size, or texture, and use the bowls to create different patterns and designs. Wooden blocks and puzzles can also be used for sensory play, as children can explore different shapes, textures, and colors. Add dry material like rice or seeds to the experience and watch as your young learner creates their own creative learning path.
Role-playing is an important part of imaginative play and helps children develop social and emotional skills. Wooden toys can be used to create role-playing scenarios. Wooden kitchen sets, from brands like Erzi, can be used to create pretend cooking and eating experiences. The Spruce Cleaning Set from Manhattan Toy can be used to reenact and take part in the household activities they observe every day. Children can use their imaginations to create different scenarios and learn about social interaction and emotional expression.
At Wood Wood Toys, we believe in the power of wooden toys to stimulate imagination, creativity, and learning in young children. We hope that these five ways to play with our wooden toys for 2-year-olds will inspire you to create fun and educational play experiences for your children. Browse our website to discover our range of wooden toys from some of the great bands that we've highlighted here, and so many others.