Toys are more than just for entertaining your child, toys become more vital when it comes to giving basic child education. But these beneficial toys can make you spend… a lot. When spending is involved, the product quality becomes a BIG issue. In this generation of tough money-making, it is wise to be financially practical in every aspect. Which product is cheap and which product is long-lasting? Which product is best and which product is safe? These are just some of the questions we should ponder before taking out some cash for something. When it comes to educational toys, which is best? Wood or plastic?
The answer can only be given by you. But in this post, we will help you analyze what really is the best.
1. Choose Long Lasting
One of the most important factor to consider when buying a product is its durability. It is only then you can prove an item is durable when you already have it. But you can contemplate as early as today to which product could really last. Low quality products easily break and some can easily get dents and scratches. And let’s face it, kids don’t instantly learn with their toys, before doing so it is their norm to play it intensively. And play for toddlers mean throwing toys and knocking them on floor and walls. Realistically, plastic toys are deceptively strong and durable. They lose their strength when left in direct sunlight. On the other hand, wood toys are simply hard and no sunlight can lose its strength. We can say that wood toys guarantee long term usability.
2. High Five for Safety
Of course, we want our kids to learn in the safest way possible. As toys can teach and entertain your child, they can also physically hurt them. Yes, toys can cause damage, too. Broken plastic toys can have sharp edges which is obviously harmful. You don’t want your child to get hurt trying to learn shapes and building blocks, right?
Being a young innocent tot, your child might explore things using their mouth. They lick anything that’s adorable to them and suck anything their brain tells them to. Plastics are made from crude oil, so are the plastic toys. And if your child has the habit of licking things, then you sure don’t want your child to lick crude oil. That’s just too unhealthy.
Most wood toys are made from Bamboo tree, basically a natural material. Wood toys are designed to be safe and non-toxic. Wood toys don’t break easily that means there is very little chance your child would swallow bits of their broken toy.
3. Money Talk
In this tough financial years, it is important to be wise in spending. Many opt for cheap items. The cheaper the item, the more product you can buy. That’s how they see it which seems to be very practical. But to think it over, it is wiser to spend big and buy less. It will save you more money and less inconvenience going back and forth to the same toy store buying the same toy for several times.
Plastic toys or Wood toys, which is cheaper? Plastic toys are sold cheaper because they can easily be manufactured. Most companies today manufacture usable products out of plastic. Wood on the other hand are sold in greater value.
4. Eye-Catching Toys
In their early age, children tend to learn more in visually. Colors entice their eyes. Bright colors give children positive energy towards learning. Plastic toys are designed colorful primarily to enhance their learning process. Most wood toys are plain in color. Which is more eye-catching? You decide.
5. Popular Toys
Most parents tend in buying popular toys, which are the trendier toys. Some parents reject traditional toys. Lego bricks is an example of a popular toy made of plastic. Lego bricks help children to be creative and to widen their imagination. Wood toys, however, are the “traditional” toys our grandparents used to play. When it comes to learning, it is best to get the one where your child can learn more regardless of its popularity.
Any final thoughts? In choosing educational toys, choose toys that guarantees safety, durability, and functionality. Everyone has their own preferences but when it comes to child safety, choose the best option you got.