Wooden toys made from sustainably sourced, certified wood are, of course, a much more environmentally friendly option than plastic toys. As an organic, renewable substance, wooden toys are biodegradable and can be recycled.
Our wooden toys offer further eco credentials due to the non-toxic and chemical free paint we use on all our toys. The production of wooden toys, particularly when hand-crafted and when all materials are sustainably sourced and certified, offers a stark comparison to the creation of many mass-produced plastic toys, which can contain dubious chemicals and often offer little prospect of renewability.
Wooden toys put your baby in touch with their natural world, which is enduring and always relevant. By connecting them to their environment this way, you encourage a connection to the qualities of the earth. While it is important to understand society and all the wonders humans have created, it is also of the utmost importance that children connect to their natural world. Having this relationship will inspire their creativity and ground them in history and the foundation of innovation—because all inventions ultimately come from the earth.
Wooden toys promote sensorial exploration
Wood contains valuable information for your young child. It warms to the touch and cools in the air – unlike plastic – which stays roughly the same temperature all the time. The feel and weight also change as the size of the object changes, because of its density. So your little one will experience this shift in perspective and dimension in a tactile way and absorb what this means as they explore toys of varying shape and size. There is much sensorial value in playing with wooden toys, and this information will add to their developmental experience as they explore the world around them.
Wooden toys are beautiful
The grain adds natural patterns to the toys, and your baby will absorb this organic effect. Even when they are painted, the texture of the wood adds depth and nuance to the color in a way that colored plastic does not. Giving young children beautiful toys is important because they have a mind that absorbs their environment without a filter and they will construct their intelligence and perspective from whatever surrounds them. Truly beautiful toys will enhance this developmental experience. Wood is beautiful in a way that human-made materials never will be, and by giving your little one this beauty, you are feeding their young mind with the finest materials.
Wooden toys are highly durable
They can withstand years of play, even generations! Birchwood, from which Yula toys are made, is especially hard and fine-grained. It is likely to last through many years and many children without falling apart or breaking.
Wood is a natural substance with no health issues
Yula toys take extra care in ensuring that even the varnish used on the finished wooden toys is water-based and non-toxic, so that it has a neutral impact on your baby’s health. Additionally, when toys are made of very hardwood, like Birchwood, they are unlikely to splinter or break. Which means that your baby can play without concern of injury. We believe that your baby should be able to explore their toys with all their senses, and having completely safe toys ensures that they can play without reservation.