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Traditional Wooden Toy

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A traditional wooden toy is a wonderful choice for children of all ages and can encourage their knowledge of the past and certain cultures. Wooden toys have been in the lives of children around the world for thousands of years. They were the first toys every played with and each culture has adapted wood into playthings that mimic their own values and everyday objects.

Many cultures have a unique traditional wooden toy. In America these toys often depict motorized transportation while in Russia they are more often dolls. In ancient cultures toys often mimicked hunting and farming apparatus, and today these toys such as the bow and arrow are still widely popular. Although the bow and arrow is almost never seen in use by adults, nearly every child knows how to use one, and where they came from.

A traditional wooden toy today is often a modern reproduction duplicated on a much larger scale than the traditionally handmade toys of the past, but that hasn’t stopped a number of small toy creators from still building toys with natural materials and techniques. These toys are made much like the toys of the past and yet still appeal to the technologically exposed children of today.