I think every parent has a preference for choosing wooden toys when it comes to selecting quality play things. Children seem to understand this endearment and reverence for natural materials too. Wooden toys have an interest factor all of their own don't they? They're weighty, attractive, quaint and basic. Wooden play things will last, often through several children in the same family, and then go on to entertain several generations from there. If you're planning on keeping treasured hand-me-downs to commemorate your children's younger years, then wooden toys are the ideal items to invest in.
We've so many wooden (and tin) play things which we've collected since our first child arrived. Along with our penchant for Lego and Imaginext, it's our wooden toy collection that continues to weave its magic over our entire household still, inviting quiet and co-operative play whenever it makes an appearance.
We were so happy to connect with Click Clack Toys recently. It's a brand I have heard of, yet never tried out on my younger kids. We were readily impressed from the moment our package arrived. (The kids especially!) These are delightful play things that invite children to build from the outset, uniquely offering kids even more fun when it comes to wooden play ware.
A huge strong point for this brand - their Australian designed toys are created from Earth friendly sources. Sustainably managed plantation timber forests supply the beautiful beechwoods that form the basis of the entire range. In addition, the toys are handmade and beautifully detailed in water-based paints. There are no toxic dyes or glues. As if that's not impressive enough, all Click Clack toys arrive packaged in 100 percent recycled cardboard packages. Sweet!
So why choose Click Clack Toys for your youngster? Well, add the buildable dimension in each piece and you have a toy that not only looks great, but also aids the development of your child's fine motor skills.
Each individual play item we received invited some kind of tweaking activity. The police car slots together. The helicopter needed stabilisers added. My youngest son really took a real interest in the building and engineering of each item which he built from scratch.
|Cute little Click Clack Toys' bugs and animals! |
The Critters' heads slot on and off. Kids can interchange them to build their very own creatures.
Taite truly enjoyed assembling the Police Station set as you can observe. (I wasn't allowed to assist with this build at all, sadly!) It probably took him around 10-15 minutes to set up on his own. For kids who cannot read, there are diagrams on the reverse of the box to visually cue placement of the parts. It's simple but also strategic.
Knowing my son, he probably avoided using his reading skills altogether when approaching this build, and topped this piece from start to finish on the visuals alone. It's all educational and fun regardless of the method kids employ. (I was just happy that he was entertained and honing-in on any vital learning skills.) Tactile activities and play are so valuable to a child's development at any age.
While her brother concentrated on the Click Clack Police Station, my youngest tottered off to play with her gorgeous Critters. The Critters consist of not only interchangeable parts, they also feature a fun pull-back mechanism that thoroughly entertains. These little cuties really zoom away!
All done! With the Police Station up and running, Taite was able to engage with the fruits of his labour. The Police Station features a drive through garage with double doors that operate manually.
All kids will enjoy driving the police car through the station endlessly. There's even a helipad to contain the set's matching helicopter. (Note that all items are sold individually.)
Lastly, kids can register their vehicles online to obtain a driver's license and registration!
The items featured here are priced at $21.95 for the Police Station and $12.95 each for the Police Car and Helicopter. Click Clack Toys quality range for children would make ideal and cherished gifts for kids this Christmas.
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Prize consists of the Click Clack Toys Police Station, Police Car and Helicopter.
Total prize pool: $47.85.
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