|Buy less: The good news is that wooden toys can be so open-ended that you don’t need a lot. I’m also a huge fan of minimalism, and I believe that children play better when their options aren’t overwhelming. A carefully selected wooden toy can become a telephone, a bridge, a boat, a slide, a doll bed, a rainbow or anything else our imagination allows. Therefore by making the initial outlay of one wooden toy, you’re saving the cost of multiple plastic toys.
Durability: Wooden toys will last A LOT longer than plastic toys. They can be handed down from generation to generation. Although the initial cost might be higher, you need to consider the many years of use it will get. Wood is also biodegradable and won’t turn into landfill!