Are you looking for high-quality, durable wooden toys? Ones that your child will play with & enjoy without breaking the bank? Here are a few of our topmost requested, best-selling classic wooden toys for ages 3 to 6 years.
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Investing in high-quality brands from reputable companies, not only will your wooden toys last for decades, be free from harmful chemicals but they also have amazing resale value. The toys on this list offer all this and are BUDGET FRIENDLY!
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Why Buy WOODEN TOYS? Are They Really That Great?
Yes, they really are that great! In this post, I will share with you the top most requested wooden toys (both new & preloved) in the past few years in my store.
We carried new toys by Melissa & Doug for almost 10 years before we recently closed our shop. We also sold their products second hand which is one reason we chose to become a retailer.
These items were not only the most requested, top-selling items that always sold out but are some of our personal family favorites.
YOU & YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE THESE WOODEN TOYS~
Raising five kids over the past 33 years (so far three into adulthood), being a grandparent, and owning a kid’s shop for 16 years. I can tell you classic wooden toys (& kids’ books) are the way to go and are second to none!
Wooden toys offer a wide variety of benefits from promoting imagination, and building fine motor skills to being environmentally friendly.
#1 TOP SELLER! WOODEN CAR CARRIER By Melissa & Doug
This wooden was our top seller for several years! This item would sell out of our stock repeatedly and we would have to place customers on a waiting list upon our next order. Not only did my 3 youngest have this carrier along with others that the cab is interchangeable to but this was our go-to gift for kids in this age group. Ages 3 to 6 years.
TRUCK AND CARS WOODEN TOY SET: This set includes a truck that picks up and delivers 4 colorful cars. The car carrier is easy to load, with a second level that lowers to allow kids to roll the vehicles onto 2 different levels.
#2 DUST, SWEEP, & MOP WOODEN TOYS SET
Realistic wooden cleaning toys: This colorful, kid-sized set looks just like the real thing and includes a wooden pretend-to-play broom, mop, duster, brush, and organizing stand. The red dustpan conveniently clips into all handles.
DUST, SWEEP & MOP SET: Great for ages 3-6: Our kid-tested and timeless toys make great gifts for encouraging screen-free, hands-on, and open-ended play. These toys are designed for kids to come back to again and again as they discover new possibilities.
MELISSA & DOUG PATTERN BLOCKS AND BOARDS
Educational wooden block set: The Melissa & Doug pattern blocks and boards classic toy is a set of 120 wooden blocks in various shapes and colors, inspiring kids to assemble colorful patterns on 5 boards.
WOODEN PATTERN BLOCKS AND BOARDS:
Double-sided board: The Melissa & Doug pattern blocks and board set features double-sided boards that provide kids with even more creative play options. Kids can create linear patterns, sort blocks by color, count pieces, and more. Ages 3 to 6 years.
#4 MELISSA & DOUG DOORBELL HOUSE
FOUR LOCKS AND KEYS: The Melissa & Doug dollhouse includes four doorbells that ring, four-play people, four doors that open on durable hinges, and four lock-and-key pairs.
The Take-Along Wooden Doorbell Dollhouse makes a great gift for kids ages 3 to 5. Add the Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board to round out the hands-on, screen-free play experience.
#5 LATCHES BOARD PLAY BOARD – WOODEN TOYS
Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Board is an entertaining and educational activity play board. It helps kids build dexterity as they navigate latches that hook, snap, click, and slide.
WOODEN LATCHES BOARD: STURDY WOOD CONSTRUCTION:
These activity boards for toddlers are made from smooth-sanded, solid-wood material. It features fun surprises behind the opening doors and windows. Ages 3 & up.
#6 PRIMARY LACING BEADS By Melissa & Doug
EASY TO ASSEMBLE: Our wooden bead playset includes beads in five distinct shapes that are easy for little hands to grasp. The laces are thin enough to allow the beads to fit seamlessly.
BRIGHTLY COLORED WOODEN LACING BEADS:
This lacing bead set comes with 30 brightly colored wooden beads. They come in a variety of shapes along with 2 colorful laces & a wooden storage case.
#7 100-PIECE WOOD BLOCK SET
Hours of educational fun: The Melissa & Doug wooden building blocks set includes 100 durable wooden blocks in 4 different colors and 9 shapes.
100-PIECE WOODBLOCK SET:
Durable and safe construction: Though our colorful building blocks are made of solid wood, these blocks are light in weight, which makes them safe for kids; the blocks have rounded edges and a smooth painted finish that won’t splinter with play. Ages 3 to 8 years.
#8 WOODEN ABACUS
Talk about a good ole classic learning toy! All 5 of my children had this toy and they are ages 9 up to 33 years old now!
8 EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: Our bead counter for children comes with eight additional extension activities that help kids from 3 to 5 develop early math, counting, and logical thinking skills.
CLASSIC ABACUS LEARNING TOY:
The Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy is a traditional abacus wooden bead counting frame with 100 brightly colored wooden beads.
WOODEN TOYS ARE AN EXCELLENT CHOICE
I will be stopping here for today, so this post doesn’t become any longer in length. There will be a part 2 list coming soon!
Some of the amazing benefits of wooden toys are their durability, resale value, longevity, and creative learning. This list of toys is also budget-friendly and comes from a good quality brand that has been around for decades.