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Wood is a natural material, it gives out the energy of the nature, which your child needs, especially in this century of technologies and lots of artificial things. Let’s have a quick look at the history of the development of toys.

Obviously, in ancient times, children used to play with whatever they found in the streets or the yards of their houses: sticks, stones, grass, rocks, etc. Children can make fun out of nothing, can’t they? Rocks, sticks and clay are the materials from which the earliest toys were made. Toys were found during the excavations of the Indus valley civilization which date back to 3010-1500 BCE.

Later, during the Enlightenment era in the 18th century when children started being taken more seriously and more as individuals, people understood that they deserve having a happy and fruitful childhood. This resulted in the manufacturing and production of a number of different interesting and entertaining toys. This is also when the first jigsaw puzzle was invented by John Spilsbury (a British cartographer and engraver) in 1767. The puzzle had a clearly set goal to teach children learn geography: it was both fun and educational. All in all, the most popular toys of this time were hoops, toy wagons, kites, spinning wheels and puppets. Read More