Wooden toys bring back a sense of nostalgia and simplicity. They are also appealing because of the non-toxic nature of wood (when compared to plastic). Instead of digging through your old toy box, there are more companies out there that make wooden toys that are still fun and modern. Some of the wooden toys below basically mimic their plastic counterparts. Best of all, there are some options for wooden toys that are also educational.
Here are 27 Wooden Toys Kids That Are Fun AND Educational
Wooden Activity Play Cube for Toddlers
This wood activity play cube features different animal friends and multiples sides of play. Each side has a different activity that encourage imagination and storytelling.
Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument
This wooden instrument set has lots of different options for making music. According to the company, the toy can help develop rhythmic and audio skills.
Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
Another wooden musical instrument that kids can have a lot of fun with. You can slide the xylophone out for for quieter play.
21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates
This wooden food set has food from the major food groups to promote healthier diets for pretend play.
Car Carrier Truck and Cars Wooden Toy Set
This wooden carry car truck comes with 1 truck and 4 cars to carry. The toys helps develop motor skills and the cars also work with most wooden train tracks.
12 Piece Tool Box
This solid wood toy tool box has colorful wooden tools. It’s great for little Mr. and Miss “fix-it”. This wooden set is great for imaginative play.
This wooden race track for toddlers comes with 4 wood cars. The best parts about this toy is that it fits compactly on a shelf or in a cubby (so great for small spaces) and it comes as a fully assembled toy. Use it right out of the box!
Wooden Rocking Horse
An oldie but a goodie, this is the classic wooden rocking horse for today’s generation. The toy provides imaginative exercise while developing basic balance and coordination skills.
Walk-A-Long Puppy Wooden Pull Toy
Your toddler can take this silly wooden pup on walks. This wooden pull toy encourages coordination skills, balance, and active play.
Scoot Around Kid’s Wooden Ride On Balance Bike
Your child can prepare for a real bike with a balance bike made of wood. This toy helps to develop muscle strength, coordination, and balance.
Gourmet Play Kitchen Starter Accessories Wooden Play Set
For some imaginative play to boost creativity, try this wooden plate and utensil set.
Gourmet Kitchen Kid’s Wooden Play Kitchen in White
If you have the space for it, this play kitchen is great for imaginative play and role playing.
Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy
This set comes with 30 solid wood blocks for your child to build, stack, and play with. It comes in a cart for easy clean up, and features letters and numbers to build vocabulary.
Alligator Wooden Push Toy and Activity Walker
Your young toddler can work on motor skills, develop hand-eye coordination, and take their first steps with this wooden walker. According to the company, “The alligators’ noise and animation encourage movement and development of gross motor skills, while spinning, sliding beads on the handle supports help improve fine motor skills.”
Classic Bead Maze
This classic wooden educational toy is a staple in the waiting room, but you can one for home too. This toy helps improve fine motor skills and color and shape recognition.
Your child can build early shape, color, and size differentiation skills with this wooden stacker toy. There are 25 smooth, easy-to-grasp wooden pieces in three shapes: rings, octagons, and two-part rectangles.
Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet
Your toddler can work on their motor skills with this classic toy. The pegs are attached, they can’t get lost.
Wooden Building Blocks Set
This wooden block set comes with 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes. There are plenty of pieces to build and inspire your child’s imagination.
Shape Sorting Cube
This is another classic wooden toy for modern kids. This toy comes with 12 shapes to sort and promotes color and shape recognition and problem-solving skills.
Wonder Walker Push and Pull Toddler Walking Toy>
This wooden walker toy has moveable knobs, gears, and colorful balls offer five different activities. It helps to develop coordination and fine motor skills.
Wooden Activity Baby Walker
This is another fun wooden walker for your baby or toddler. It has different activities to keep them entertained.
This is a classic wooden educational counting toy. It comes with 100 Beads to help practice counting skills.
This wooden cube center is more for babies or young toddlers but sure packs it a whole lot! There are 6 side with gadgets to encourage sensory stimulation and brain development. Bead mazes encourage reach, sliders promote grasping skills, gears spur logical thinking, and more.
Chameleon Wooden Number Puzzle Game
This wooden puzzle for toddlers comes in english and Spanish. It’s great for beginners learning to count.
Alphabet Wooden Puzzles
This wooden puzzle set comes with storage box and includes 52 pieces. Kids can practice identifying their letters and associating letters with objects.
Balancing Block Barnyard Playset
This wooden toy playset helps kids with their fine motor skills. It comes with 13 pieces and encourages critical thinking and problem solving.
First Bead Maze
Another classic wooden educational toy, this wooden bead maze is smaller so babies and younger toddlers can play with it.
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