With all the hoohah in the press about the nasty chemicals found in plastic toys it seems that traditional wooden toys are still the best. If it is wooden toys you are after, I always turn to US brand Melissa and Doug. Little A very gratefully received their Fold & Go Barn complete with its own medley of farm animals from Father Christmas last year. We keep this up in our bedroom so he has something to play with in the morning but it still tidies away neatly. It comes ready assembled and opens out for creative farm play but then can be shut up and carried for easy transport – another great toy to bung in the car when visiting friends without kids and when its good to bring some entertainment to keep your toddler busy. Other Melissa & Doug favourites to have a look at include: Pull- along Zoo Animals, Cutting Fruit Set, Magnetic Fishing Puzzle and their Deluxe Art Easel for older toddlers.
All in the detail:
All toys featured by Melissa & Doug.
Farm Barn set: currently £29.74 on Amazon, click here to view
Cutting Fruit Play food: £9.63 click here to view
Magnetic Fishing game: £5.99 click here to view
Pull-along Zoo animals: £14.99 click here to view
Deluxe Standing Easel: £46.88 click here to view