We were contacted by Bigjigs Toys who asked us if we would like to work with them and feature their gorgeous toys on our blog and Instagram page in return for a gifted toy for Adalena.
We jumped at the chance as we absolutely love wooden toys for Adalena, we chose the Healthy Eating – Dairy wooden play food set, which consists of 4 wooden crates, one for fruit, one for cheeses and egg, one for bread, rice and pasta and one for apple juice, milk and yogurt.
We already have the Tidlo wooden educational cooker so the Bigjigs wooden play food works well with that, and the wooden crates fit nicely inside it.
We are planning on getting the Tidlo wooden educational sink and possibly the fridge for Adalena’s 2nd birthday at the end of November, so she will be able to store all the beautiful Bigjigs wooden play food in those too.
One thing I love about wooden toys is their durability and longevity, even Darian, who is 8, will have a go with them alongside Adalena, which is lovely to see.
I also love the educational value that wooden toys bring, they are tactile, which is great for sensory play, and they look very realistic, usually more so than plastic toys, which is great for aiding role play.
The fact that they are completely open ended and can be used in lots of different ways, is great for developing imagination and creativity in little ones, aswell as helping with their speech and language development.
When adults or older children name items and describe what they are doing as they play along, little ones tend to pick up the vocabulary and begin to learn and copy words and sounds.
Bigjigs have a huge range of wooden toys from birth to 8 years+ in lots of categories from baby & toddler to pretend play to arts and crafts – so there’s sure to be something to suit your child’s age, stage of development and interests.
You can find out more about Bigjigs beautiful wooden toy ranges on their website, and if you enter code ‘MUMMYOFTHREE’ at the checkout you will save 10% off your entire order.
Perfect for those early bird Christmas presents and stocking fillers and to make your gift shopping even easier, you can search toys by age range, category or both.