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Nov
1

Top 10 Christmas Toys In The Last Century

It seems that every Christmas there’s at least one new must-have toy that all little ones are desperate for. Here are the most popular toys over the last 100 years: ...read more

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Oct
31

Gift Guide: Father Christmas’ Wooden Stocking Fillers

Christmas stockings always need little extras to fill them out. Here at The Wooden Toy Shack, we have an assortment of favourites from Father Christmas himself – all for under £10. ...read more

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Aug
29

The Wooden Toy Shack's Guide to Good Food

We offer a range of safe wooden toy food from Le Toy Van, Tildo and Hape, providing the perfect way to teach your little one about the most important meal of the day. ...read more

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Aug
15

Play and the Developing Brain

During the first years of life, the brain is developing rapidly, a process that is a direct result of both genetics and experience. This is why it’s extremely important that children are exposed to plenty of learning materials and opportunities appropriate...read more

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Aug
1

Is Gender Stereotyping Toys All Bad?

Over the years, gender stereotyped marketing has fluctuated. More recently, some large retailers, such as Toys R Us, Tesco, Marks & Spencers and Boots, have slowly begun to phase out gendered signage thanks to customer queries. But is gender stereotyping...read more

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Jul
29

Are Wooden Toys Really Better Than Their Plastic Counterparts?

There are countless benefits to wooden toys and we love all that they have to offer: 1. Wooden toys are timeless. Wooden toys possess a classic and traditional appeal. They are often passed from generation to generation, sometimes becoming family heirlooms. 2. Wooden...read more

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Jul
18

Understanding The World With Wooden Toys

Understanding of the world allows children to make sense of their surroundings. It can be broken down into three areas: People and Communities – children start to show an interest in stories about themselves and their families, family composition,...read more

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Jul
18

Getting Creative With Wooden Toys

Creative development allows children to express their ideas and feelings, initiate their own learning, and learn to make choices and decisions independently. Creative play can be split into two categories: Exploring and Using Media and Materials –...read more

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Jul
1

Win a Bundle of Joy from Orange Tree!

We’ve got loads of Orange Tree goodies to giveaway to lucky winners of our latest competition. Simply visit our Facebook paGE or share on Twitter using the Rafflecopter widget below and we'll randomly select 10 lucky winners who will receive the items...read more

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Jun
21

Toys We Love For Sunny Weather

With summer fast approaching, head over to The Wooden Toy Shack for ideas to keep your little ones entertained. Here are some of our top picks. ...read more

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