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Developmental games: 10 wooden toys that develop children's fine motor skills.

Hello, fellow parents and caregivers!
As a mother of two small children living in Estonia, I know how difficult it can be to entertain and engage our children, while also promoting their development. Let's face it, sometimes we need all the help we can get, especially when our toddlers start throwing their toys like they're training for the Olympics.

That's why I'm here to share with you some of my favorite developmental games that have saved my sanity and kept my kids engaged for hours! And let me tell you, wooden toys have been a favorite of mine because they are not only durable and sustainable, but also provide many developmental benefits to our little ones.

So get ready to be entertained and informed as I pour the tea

10 wooden toys that have helped me promote children's fine motor skills

First the puzzles!

Now I know what you're thinking: " Puzzles , seriously?" But hear me out. Wooden puzzles are the way to go because they are more tactile than their plastic counterparts, which helps improve fine motor skills and cognitive development. And who doesn't like fun animal shapes and colorful designs

Wooden puzzles | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

moving forward,

stacking blocks!

These classic wooden blocks have been around for generations and for good reason! They are a great way to help children develop hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and problem-solving skills. In addition, they are perfect for building towers, bridges and other imaginative structures. Trust me; my kids have built more bridges in our living room than i can count

Wooden blocks | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

And how can we forget shape sorters?

Another classic toy that never gets old! Shape sorters are not only educational, but also a great way to promote hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. I mean, who doesn't love a wooden shape sorter with animal shapes? I know my kids do

Wooden toys | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

Next motor centers !

These toys are my personal favorites because they are a fun way to promote hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. In addition, they teach children about cause and effect by moving the beads through the maze. My kids love the bead mazes of different colors and shapes, and I love the quiet they provide

Motor Center | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

Who doesn't love a good train set?

Wooden train sets are not only a fun way to develop fine motor skills, they are also great for imaginative play. Children can practice building tracks and moving trains along the track, improving hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. And let's face it, watching your little one's eyes light up when the train goes around a curve is neat

Wooden train | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

Let's move on to the toy pairing!

They are a great way to promote fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. My children like wooden string toys of different shapes and colors. And let's be real, as a mom, anything that offers a few minutes of peace and

String game | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

Hammer bench

is another fantastic wooden toy that helps improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Children can practice placing sticks in the holes and creating different patterns and designs. And let's face it, there's nothing cuter than seeing your toddler's face light up with pride as they create their masterpiece.

Who doesn't like a good memory game ?

They are a fun way to promote cognitive development and memory skills. Wooden memorabilia games in animal shapes and bright colors are always a hit in my household. Plus, they're a great way to keep our little ones entertained during long car rides or flights.

Shape blocks

are also a must in our household as they are a great way to promote hand-eye coordination and cognitive development. Children can practice placing blocks in the correct shape, improve their problem-solving skills and spatial awareness. Plus, they're a fun way to use shapes and colors

Wooden blocks | Fairy Kitten Toy Shop

Last but not least, we can't forget the wooden bead sets!

These kits allow children to practice stringing beads onto strings or wires, improving their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. And let's face it, my kids love anything involving string and beads and I love that it keeps them entertained for hours.

In conclusion, these 10 wooden toys have been lifesavers for me and my family, not only because of their durability and sustainability, but also because of their developmental benefits. They are a great way to keep our little ones engaged, promote cognitive and fine motor skills, and give us parents a few minutes of peace and quiet. So the next time your toddler starts throwing their toys like they're competing in the Olympics, try some of these wooden toys and watch them engage in imagination and development.

And as a mom, let me tell you, there's nothing sweeter than seeing our little ones' faces light up with excitement and pride when they accomplish something new. So, let's embrace the chaos and enjoy the ride!