Wooden Toys That Are Anything But Old-Fashioned

July 27, 2010 by momcourtenay
shefinds | Kids

As a parent, you probably feel nostalgic for traditional wooden toys like the ones they played with, but the hard truth is that children often prefer plastic, cheap, musical toys that light up. But who says wooden toys have to be just a hunk of wood in a shape? Here are some contemporary, well-designed wooden toys that meet in the middle.

How cool is this modern barn ($165) from the design geniuses at Momoll? It can be used as a house, a barn for farm animals, or just about anything your child can imagine.

This design award-winning car ($44) is not only wooden, it’s also organic. Plus, it will be appreciated long after matchbook cars are a thing of the past.

Even little cowboys won’t mind trading in the traditional rocking horse idea for a cool, sleek polar bear rocker ($300).

Don’t look for instructions when you open this toy ($90), because there aren’t any! Best described as a wooden interlocking system, think of it as the ultimate Tinker Toys set.

This isn’t your grandmother’s dollhouse! This model house ($200) features replicas of alternate fuel sources making it a completely “green” doll house (or it would be if the little dolls really needed energy!).

They may be happy in a plastic Cozy Coupe but they will look a lot more refined scooting around the neighborhood on this push car ($220), handmade in Germany.

Shop more of the best kids’ toys and the best riding toys in our buying guides.

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