Children have imaginations and that is what stimulates the brain. Wooden farm toys help with this imagination. Many of today’s toys limit imaginations and also seem to be focused on batteries and many seem geared toward violence.
Wooden barns and unique wooden horse stables, stockyards and horse shelters are unique with gates that open, chains that open and close. Wooden farm toys are numerous too from tractors, hay wagons, balers with bright yellow straw bales and green hay bales.
What child would not like to have an elevator with bales that has a working crank to put the bales up in the old fashioned hay mow of an Amish built hip roof barn? There are mini barns, ranch barns, A-frame barns and hip roof barns to choose from.
For the little rancher who loves horses, there are horse stables to choose from or a horse shelter which will keep the horses dry when the rain or snow is beating down! There are also large stockyards with lots of separate pens to keep the animals corralled. Of course, if space is a problem, a mini stockyard is available for the little rancher to keep his horses under a watchful eye.
Lots of people want to give “quantity” of toys, but we stress quality of toys. Some of these farm toys make a great toy that can be combined for a gift for a couple of siblings. Memories will be built, imaginations run wild and a toy that can be passed on to another generation. Wooden toy barns, horse stables, stockyards and wooden farm toys will make the little farmer / rancher in your family feel like a “big person” as they do “their work”.
Wooden toys develop more meaningful cognitive and play skills. Wooden barns are not going to make animal sounds, creaking noises when doors are opened but will allow the child to use their imaginations and make their own sounds.
Also, the majority of plastic toys require batteries which have to get dumped into landfills. Natural toys use NO batteries which have less impact on our environment, they operate on the child’s imagination and helps stimulate the brain. By purchasing wooden toys, this helps the small businesses in the USA many of them family operated.
I still have my wooden toys that I played with 50 years ago and my kids have their wooden barn that their dad made for them 30 years ago. They are something that can be passed on unlike many plastic toys that break when used even very little.
Wooden farm toys make a unique gift that can be built on for birthdays and other special times as well. With the large hip roof barn, it can hold plenty of farm implements such as a wooden dump wagon, and every farm needs a skid loader that the bucket can go up and down so the little farmer can dump his feed in the mixer / transporter and get all the cows fed. We have our toys built by an Amish craftsman and his sons that are built for many years of play. They realize that a toy is more than a toy. It’s a time for children to imitate the “real” world. Which play would you prefer that your child imitates, a farmer / rancher or some form of violence that seems so popular in today’s plastic toys and video games?