Children are naturally curious about topics adults rarely think about. To an adult cooking, cleaning, and farming is work. To a child it is a game that is pursued with vigor and curiosity. One of the most intriguing games to them is farming, and wooden toy barns complete with animals and farm accessories offer an excellent learning experience that is safe and fun.
The process of getting food from the ground to the table is very intriguing for children. Learning how sun and water make the fields grow grains, vegetables, and fruits expands a child's mind and teaches them to be thankful for natures processes. Valuing nature is an important lesson to teach kids, and showing them how nature provides our food and shelter is a great way to teach that respect for nature. A simple play set is often all a child needs.
When looking for a farm play set for children it is often wiser to choose quality over excessive pieces and parts. This often means purchasing a well built or building high quality wooden toy barns, wooden farm animals, and maybe even a wooden tractor and windmill.The choice of wood over other materials such as plastic reinforces the natural processes taking place on farms. Just like food, the toys come from a seed, sunlight and water. Even a young child can understand where the pieces came from. There is not the same bond with a plastic toy set, many adults don't know what plastic is made from themselves. It is a petroleum product, made from similar oils that fuel a car.
The price for wooden toy barns and accessories can be significantly more expensive than their mass produced plastic counterparts, but the benefits justify the added costs. One of the biggest benefits is the durability of the wooden toys. There are rarely any small parts that can break which makes the toys suitable for the youngest children and wooden toys are easily repaired and refinished if they do happen to break. They are often handmade which increases their appeal to both children and adults and makes them beautiful to look at.
You can easily tell when a toy has been made by hand, it has a more human connection and an increased value. They are also built to last, these toys can be passed from one generation to another. A quick coat of paint and a little sandpaper can give an old toy new life and make it seem brand new again. Try that with a plastic toy. The extra price is well worth it, and these toys are collected and often resold. Re-gifting them to another family is acceptable, no one would consider a well constructed wooden toy to be trash or inferior and a wooden toy can take a lot of wear and tear before it shows any signs of damage.