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Lucas was recently sent* an Alphabet Snake from SRI Toys to review and just from opening it, I loved it. There is something about wooden toys, the simplicity of them, the bright colours they have painted on them, the timelessness.

Wooden toys don’t go out of fashion, we go to my Grandma’s on a regular basis and Lucas plays with toys that my cousins used to. The plastic ones look dated, they work but they are worn looking. The wooden ones look like they could have been bought last month, yes, they are obviously worn but they are still looking very much on trend for the toy world.

I love that they require some thinking or imaginative play. They aren’t full of lights and distracting noises that can over stimulate. Obviously, I’m not saying that we are only going to use wooden toys, I think there is plenty of space for wooden and plastic and they each have their own merits.

 

Wooden toys

 

I am really impressed with the Alphabet Snake and wanted to know more about the company so after having a nosy, I found that SRI Toys only supply wooden toys.  All of them are handmade and cut from natural, sustainable and biodegradable rubber wood, by skilled craftsmen and fair employment standards. 

 

Wooden toys Lucas playing with a bright colour alphabet snake

 

The Alphabet Snake that they sent us is beautifully bright to promote visual awareness. The different colours and the shapes enable Lucas to match the shapes, judge distance and make colour distinction.

It can be used for independent play to encourage confidence and also in co-operative play  where interaction with others teaches him to learn social skills such as sharing, playing together and learning together. It is a fun way to learn the alphabet whilst improving hand dexterity.

Each puzzle piece shows the upper-case letter on one side and the lower-case letter on the other so it can be completed either way. Each piece smoothly fits together so that the puzzle can only be solved in the correct order.

 

Wooden toys brightly coloured alphabet snake puzzle sri toys

 

11 Comments

11 Comments on Why I love wooden toys

  1. Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)
    August 24, 2017 at 9:12 am (10 months ago)

    I love wooden toys! and ever since my second child was 2 we have been slowly replacing our plastic toys. This looks fab! and great for any preschooler.

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  2. Super Busy Mum
    August 24, 2017 at 9:15 am (10 months ago)

    Loving this alphabet snake! It’s the perfect preschool/primary school toy – something I think I’ll look into for my daughter. Thanks!

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  3. Kara
    August 24, 2017 at 11:18 am (10 months ago)

    This looks brilliant. I am a big fan of wooden toys and think this would really help Sebby to learn the alphabet

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  4. Clare
    August 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm (10 months ago)

    When Fred was young we also loved him playing with wooden toys, in fact all of these we have kept for when we have grandkids (I have much older step kids – so its not that weird!!) as they are such great quality and the kids just go ad for them. We didn’t have this snake but lots of similar products.

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  5. Sarah
    August 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm (10 months ago)

    Wooden toys are just the best arent they! SRI toys have so many fantastic choices! This looks like a really fun little puzzle x

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  6. jenny
    August 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm (10 months ago)

    I love wooden toys. They seem to last so much longer than plastic toys, and I love that they can be made from sustainable wood too.

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  7. Laura Hartley ❄️ (@WhatsHotBlog)
    August 27, 2017 at 4:11 am (10 months ago)

    I love classic wooden toys too and will definitely be buying some for my children when I have them! They’re also pretty sturdy which is a must for children XD

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  8. lullabiesandlouboutins
    August 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm (10 months ago)

    I love buying wooden toys for MTV kids because it reminds me of my own childhood. Likes you said, wooden toys let kids use their imaginations and I think it’s so much better for their development than most toys on the market today.

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  9. Ana De-Jesus
    August 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm (10 months ago)

    I love the look of the alphabet snake as well and I am so pleased that it is so brightly coloured. What a great way of promoting educational learning x

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  10. Angela Milnes
    September 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm (10 months ago)

    That’s why I love wooden toys! Since my first born until my last I buy wooden toys and the alphabet was perfect for them.

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