Sustainable kids toys - why we love wooden toys

Wooden toys like the wishbone wooden bike are sustainable and long-lasting
Wooden toys are simply beautiful, don't you think? Timeless, authentic and durable, surviving generations of play as they're passed down through the family. We love how these classic toys keep children in close contact with nature, as electronic devices of the 21st century attempt to steal focus. They're tactile and aesthetically appealing too.

Better for the planet

High quality wooden toys made with sustainable timber, a renewable natural resource, are better for the planet than plastic toys. Be sure to check for certification of the timber to ensure it is plantation or sustainable. The WWF considers the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to be the best certification system to ensure environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests. Plus, the educational wooden toys that we sell at Biome are safe too, with non-toxic paints used, or no paint at all.


We love how durable wooden toys are, especially considering children can be quite rough with their toys. As they are so solid and sturdy, it is hard for wooden toys to become damaged beyond a scratch and a dent. That means you don't have to worry about small pieces breaking off or batteries coming loose.

Inspire imaginative play

Wooden toys inspire imaginative play. While plastic toys might have colourful and noisy buttons to push, wooden toys are simple in design, and simple design allows for open ended play that requires lots of imagination - something children have a lot of! Our beautiful natural wood play blocks reveal the creative side of your little one whilst grounding them with real wood.

Grow with your child

Wooden toys also have the potential to grow with your child as their skills and abilities develop, and their versatility makes them a great investment. We love how the Wishbone bike does this, making it an excellent 'pre-bike'.

Wooden toys can also encourage problem solving skills. For example wooden puzzles, such as Green Start, that help children to solve figuring out how pieces connect.

Feeling nostalgic yet? At Biome have a huge range of sustainably produced educational wooden toys that kids of all ages just love. Here are some of our favourite wooden toys that are sustainable, non-toxic and will stand the test of time:

  • Click Clack: Eco friendly toys that are unique, educational and fun
  • Finska: A fun and addictive backyard tossing game for all ages based on the ancient log throwing games from Finland
  • Cubebot: A non-traditional take on the toy robot inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles
  • Wishbone bikes: A great heirloom and 'pre-bike' that grows with your child from just walking toddler, as a push along, and to a balance bike
  • Green start: Encouraging the use of observation, deduction and logic to solve problems, instead of trial and error

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