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Music and the Development of Babies & Toddlers

Music and the Development of Babies & Toddlers

It is well understood that babies pay attention to the familiar sounds of their parents voices and noises around the house. They can often fall asleep to the sounds of a lullaby either sung or with the aid of a Music Box or Musical Carousel. Baby will love to hear and make noises with early toys such as a Bell Rattle or Shaker. As baby continues to grow they will develop recognition of these familiar sounds responding with excitement, smiles and giggles and as mum and dad sing along. Baby will often respond with arm movements and by kicking helping...

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Eco Friendly Wooden Toys - Our Green Philosophy

Eco Friendly Wooden Toys - Our Green Philosophy

You may have seen our motto 'toys for inquisitive minds’ but this is only part of our belief and our message. Forests have been around since before the human race and wood is one of the major eco products available to satisfy our needs. In this world of plastic pollution it makes considerable sense to get back to basics and to utilise natural organic, fully recyclable raw materials to satisfy our children’s needs for toys and games. Children are now taught from an early age both the importance of nature and of protecting the environmental aspects of air, land, rivers and...

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Winnie the Pooh comes to Wood and Wonder

Winnie the Pooh comes to Wood and Wonder

Winnie the Pooh is a fictional teddy bear from the Disney franchise based on A A Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh book in 1926 and the 1928 sequel The House at Pooh Corner collection of stories which were written for his son Christopher Robin. Christopher is the name of the young boy in the story & his toy animals formed the basis for many of the characters. Winnie is everyone’s favourite bear and it is his love for 'hunny' which gets him into scrapes and adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods. His friendly nature is an inspiration to children who learn about the...

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Learning about time

Learning about time
This time, we have a good look into the benefits of our Teaching the Time Clock Wooden Toy for ages 4+ and see some tips from a Primary School teacher on how to start teaching about time.

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Fair Trade Toys from Lanka Kade available now!

Fair Trade Toys from Lanka Kade available now!

We have really fallen in love with Lanka Kade wooden toys here at Wood and Wonder. They represent everything we strive to be in our little family-run company and although were haven’t posted on our blog for a while, we’d like to take this opportunity to do so. We discovered Lanka Kade when visiting a Toy Fair in Birmingham, having a look for exciting new products for our website. They are a company based in Market Harborough, not far from us really. The really beautiful thing about them is all of their toys we supply are Fair Trade and come...

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