Amish Wooden Toys for Summertime Fun

Beth Rice 10/06/2016

I was recently in the grocery store line and watched, with the gentleman in front of me, as a young child ahead of us became frustrated with his mother’s cell phone.  He scowled as he pushed a flurry of buttons on the device.

His mother asked him what was wrong, and he cried that the game wouldn’t work, with a little stomp of his feet.

The gentleman shook his head.  Once the boy and his mother were out of earshot, he turned to me and commented, “When I was a kid, my mother would throw a big cardboard box outside and tell us to go out and play.  We would play for hours with that box….and boy was it fun.”

Therein lies the appeal of creative play. Toys that tickle the imagination and feed creativity are timeless toys that span generations.  The best part about old fashioned toys is that power sources and batteries are never required.  Brainpower fuels the fun.

With school closing and summertime offering long hours to fill with fun for your child, a collection of original, classic Amish wooden toys will make great companions.

5 Reasons to Make Amish Wooden Toys Part of your Summertime Fun

  1. Entertainment on the Move:  Wooden blocks, farm animals, puzzles, and yo-yos transport easily.  Pack light knowing the kids are occupied during lengthy car or plane rides.
  2. Avoid Rainy Day Blues: Delightful doll beds, engaging art easels, captivating choo-choo adventures, and block-building keep the fun going indoors when the weather goes awry.
  3. Great Gift Idea:  Timeless Amish wooden toys make perfect gifts for family and friends you are visiting.
  4. Mind Development: Kids exercise the imagination with solid wood toys.
  5. Unplugged:  Phones, tablets, iPads, and TVs are silenced with the introduction of solid wood toys. Children will think, talk, create, laugh, and learn about themselves as they play.  Make it a great summer and get unplugged.

Advantages of Solid Wood Toys

  • Safety First:  As little ones explore, they are naturally inclined to put toys in their mouths.  Wood is safer than plastic, painted, or metal toys.
  • Educational:  These wooden treasures exercise the imagination and inspire creativity.
  • Recyclable:  Naturally made wooden toys support the environment.
  • Durability:  Solid wood toys will not break like cheaper plastic options.  These handcrafted items are made to last and to be passed on to future generations.

Brainpower Basics, the Amish Way

Early toys were made from materials that were readily available.  Dolls were born of corn husks. Cloth and wood lent themselves to fashion blocks, puzzles, doll beds, and trains.  These toys required imagination and creativity to bring pretend play into action.

Handmade Amish toys contribute to exercising the mind and keeping the wheels of creativity turning.

Bring Along the Blocks

Mighty forts, colossal castles, charming houses, and grand designs are born from blocks.  The possibilities are endless as your child determines the course of play.  Blocks are one of the best toys for exercising the mind and developing hand-eye coordination.

Amish Hardwood Oiled Building Blocks

Amish Hardwood Building Blocks

Create Animal Tales

Our Wooden Farm Animal Set and Noah’s Ark Animal Set provide a platform for exercising the imagination. Listen as stories develop and adventures unfold with your child the author and creator of the action.

Noahs Ark and wooden animals

Noah’s Ark and Wooden Animal Set

Keep the Train Moving

Children will explore new worlds with a classic Amish Train Engine or Toy Trucks.  Fine motor skills are developed as little engines that can are pushed and manipulated to travel far and wide.

Amish Mini Classic Ash and Walnut Train

Amish Mini-Classic Train

Cultivate Little Artists

In addition to exercising the imagination and improving hand-eye coordination, engaging in art allows children to develop a sense of confidence and express themselves in a fun, new way.  Our Amish Hardwood Art Easel doubles as a chalkboard to host colorful, creative scenes as they come to life.

Amish Hardwood Childs Art Easel or Chalkboard

Hardwood Art Easel

Classic Take-Along Toys

Problem-solving puzzles and reflex sharpening yo-yos keep eyes and minds focused.  Light and compact, they are easy to take along while you travel.

Jakes Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Delightful Dolltime

The story is different every time as dollies are cared for and dressed for their adventures.  Our solid wood stacking doll beds provide room for doll friends to slumber as little ones create their own version of bedtime.

Wooden Four Stacking Doll Beds

Wooden Four Stacking Doll Beds

 

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (103 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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