The Best Wooden Toys for Kids: BrightMinds’ Top 5

We are big fans of wooden toys here at BrightMinds - there are so many great benefits to purchasing wooden toys for your children. Wooden toys help develop a wide range of skills, from coordination to building and fine motor skills. The feel of a traditional toy made from wood is unparalleled!

Wooden toys are long-lasting and durable, making them safer than plastic alternatives, and they can be passed on through generations and from child to child. Not to mention, they are great for parents who want their kids to have an environmentally-friendly option that is educational too. 

We could all do with less screen time, and wooden toys offer your kids a chance to get their creative juices flowing. We could go on and on about how much we love wooden toys, but today we want to share with you the top five best wooden toys for all ages.

Educational Wooden Geometric Stackers

Wooden toys like geometric stackers are great for building hand-eye coordination and developing fine motor skills. You can introduce a basic stacker toy as soon as your baby is sitting up, so they can practice squeezing, grasping, and other motions with their hands. 

Since the pieces come in a range of sizes and colours, geometric stackers also help your child improve cognitive abilities and memory. Older children will love practicing their colours, numbers, counting and more complicated shapes to manoeuvre and match. We stock a wide range of wooden geometric shapes and stackers to keep your little ones entertained for hours on end! 

One of our favourite geometric stackers available at BrightMinds is the Wooden Rainbow Tunnel! Stacking together to form a full beautiful rainbow, this is a great wooden toy to help teach your little ones about colours, shapes and sequences - not to mention the beautiful drawings on the rainbow to inspire your little ones to be creative and imaginative.

Rainbow stacker

Children up to age five will enjoy the more complex shapes and sizes and can use this counting Shape Stacker from Melissa and Doug to learn numbers and practise counting. Encourage your children to learn all about numbers, shapes and sizes with this all in one wonderful stacker! If you’d like to discover more of our wooden geometric stackers, you can browse our full collection of wooden toys today. 

Rainbow stack

Wooden Construction Activities For Little Ones

Wooden toys that are entertaining and give your kids a project to work on offer construction activities like hammering, using a wrench and building things. These types of toys encourage manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, making them excellent for all ages. 

Investing in a wooden toy that can be used by a small group of children will boost their communication skills and team working skills while they play! Construction toys are not just for boys — all children receive benefits from using both their minds and physical skills when trying to build things. Wooden toys are a wonderful choice for children of all ages - browse BrightMinds’ extensive collection of wooden toys and activities today! 

For small children from ages 3 and above, we’d recommend the Bigjigs First Carpenters Tool Box for little ones who just can’t put down the tools! Equipped with a selection of smooth, wooden tools, you can trust your little one will be safe while venturing out on their first DIY project.


As they start to grow, children will enjoy more complicated toys like this Tidlo Workbench. The workbench comes with forty-three accessories and tools including construction pieces, nuts and bolts, a saw, hammer, screwdriver and more! Help your little one start their DIY career with this wonderful wooden construction set. Browse BrightMinds’ collection of wooden construction sets to kick start their journey today. 

Tool bench

Fun and Educational Wooden Puzzles For Children

Puzzles come in a variety of shapes and sizes! From traditional jigsaws to wooden toys where children combine pieces to form works of art, wooden puzzles encourage hand-eye coordination and build fine motor skills.

Wooden toys are extremely beneficial when it comes to helping children to boost their learning and development. Puzzles, in particular, help with matching skills, spatial awareness and problem-solving skills - just to name a few! Browse our collection of wooden puzzles today to take their learning to the next level. 

The Melissa and Doug Farm Cube Puzzle is a wonderful choice for small children. Put the pieces together to discover the variety of farm animals available to match! This puzzle will help to teach your children about colours, shapes and animals, whilst improving their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills. 

Cube puzzle

As your children get older, they’ll benefit from increasingly difficult wooden puzzles to help them develop their problem-solving skills further. Happy Puzzle The Genius Square is a wonderful option for the whole family to enjoy! This interesting game will also help them to develop their mathematical and spatial skills. 

Happy sqaure

Wooden Cars and Trains For Children

Children of all genders and ages love cars and trains  — they are a childhood classic! Although your children won’t be getting their driver’s license anytime soon, they will love building and driving their wooden cars and train sets from Brightminds! 

Wooden, durable trains and cars are some of the most entertaining activities for little ones to engage in. You can’t beat piecing together a brand new wooden train track - this has been a family favourite for generations!

This Fire and Rescue Train set is one of our favourites! Build the wooden track piece by piece and watch the trains fly around the track. This is a great activity for the whole family that will keep them entertained for hours on end.

Fire and rescue

For little train enthusiasts, the Bigjigs Duchess of Hamilton is also a wonderful option to put a smile on their face! The Bigjigs Rail Heritage Collection offers a wonderful variety of replicas from the golden age of rail - perfect for little ones who are obsessed with their trains.  

Train set

The Best Wooden Toys For Children’s Roleplay

For older children, we suggest more elaborate wooden toys that mimic everyday activities. Children can use such wooden toys to act out scenes with their parents and friends to develop real-life skills. The sets below help your kids to develop problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, effective communication and much more! 

The Le Toy Van Honeybake Oven & Hob Set is a wonderful wooden option for little bakers who like to pretend to in the kitchen. It’s a wonderful game for them to play in a group of friends, in-turn helping to develop their communication, team-working skills, imagination and much more! 

Wooden oven

The Melissa and Doug Wooden Ice Cream Counter is another great option for little ones who like to reenact being a shop worker or serving customers. The beautiful colour wooden ice creams and counter make a great toy for children’s parties and fun for the whole family. You can discover a wide range of wooden toys to boost their imagination at BrightMinds today. 

Ice cream counter

Find Unique Wooden Toys For Kids With BrightMinds

These are just a few of the best wooden toys for kids available at BrightMinds. We like to think wooden toys never go out of fashion — no matter the age of your children. Consider buying wooden toys to help your little ones unleash their imaginations.

BrightMinds has a world-class range of educational toys, games, gifts & wooden toys that inspire and entertain your children. Our extraordinary customer service backs each purchase. Check out our selection of wooden toys for all ages today.

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