The Beauty of Wood
Brio toys for kids have such a wonderful appeal to children as well as adults.
They are just the right size for little hands and small fingers and come in such an array of bright shiny colors.
Brio toys are made from a natural material that in its own right is attractive to look at and wonderful to play with. Wood is such a warm and varied material and children just love to play with it.
Brio toys for kids have some pieces that are colored and others that have been left natural increasing their appeal to children of all ages. Brio toys come in all different shapes and sizes.
Traditionally they were known for their trains and tracks but most recently Brio have brought out great sorting and matching toys, puzzles, stackers, etc – along with more spectacular and intricate trains and cars.
What’s so great about
Brio toys for Kids
Brio toys for kids can offer so much to a child’s play experience.
Basic scientific and mathematical concepts can develop from building and matching the colors. Cognitive skills will also be enhanced from thinking about how the toys connect together and how they work.
This will all increase your child’s language skills as they ask questions and make new discoveries for themselves.
Wood provides a multi sensory experience. Brio has gone one step further and left some pieces still natural whilst coloring other pieces.
Children will love to play with Brio toys for kids. Whether enjoying the toys on their own, with other children or with familiar adults. Many types of play will be encouraged such as, learning, cooperative and make believe play.
Points to note
with Brio toys for Kids
- Brio toys for kids have many safety features built in. Brio use hard woods that make them more durable. The woods they use are free from insecticides, toxic chemicals and flaws.
Look out for….
As Brio toys for kids are made from wood, just keep an eye on their general wear and tear.
Some wooden toys can split and cause splinters especially if they are being played with in a robust manner.
The painted and varnished pieces tend to be more durable and able to put up with more rough play than the natural wooden pieces.
- The paint is also non toxic, brilliantly colored and finished with a high lacquer. This makes it very easy to clean and extremely hard wearing.
- Brio toys for kids tend to grow with the child and will last for many years. I bought my boys their first Brio train set and they just loved the colors and shapes. Now they are a bit older I have bought them other bits of Brio train sets and they all add on to the original set and so it will last for a few more years.
- This is because Brio’s train sets are all the same size and so they can all be added to each other to make bigger and more intricate train tracks and roadways.
BRothers Ivarsson of Osby – Brio
Back in 1884, wooden toys were being sold in Osby, Sweden by a man named Ivar Bengtsson. He also made toys for his three sons – the brothers Ivarsson – whom one day dreamt they would be the owners of the worlds number one wooden toy company.
When they grew old enough they developed their father’s toys – and Brio was born. The sons achieved their dream and are now selling 5 million wooden toys each year.
Brio make toys that are safe, durable and “open ended”. What they mean by that is their toys are the safest and most durable and will last children for years.
They adapt easily and offer many new play opportunities as children get older.
Straight to Play!
Brio toys are totally committed to the children who play with their toys. You can take their toys straight out of the box and immediately begin to play with them.
Most of the Brio toys for kids do not require batteries and the only assembly that may need to be done is putting together the train track.
Then I am sure you will have as much fun and enjoyment from that task as your kids!!
Here are the Brio toys for Kids we have reviewed…Brio My First Railway 15 Piece Train Gift Set
A beautifully crafted wooden railway that offers so much.Your children will have many happy hours playing with this delightful train set.
It features a circular track, fabric tunnel, a brightly coloured engine and comes complete with three cars that are wonderfully decorated with apples, bananas and pears.
The benefits that this railway set will offer your child are aplenty. This Brio toy for kids, will offer your child a chance to express themselves and improve their confidence and self esteem.
Your child’s fine manipulative and cognitive skills will be improved as they think about the way the train moves and then push it around the train track.
This railway set encourages various types of play, the main ones being, make believe and learning play. This will keep those tiny hands busy as well as offering your child lots of fun and enjoyment. Good value.See these Brio toys for Kids
Sorting out and singing rainbows
My twin two year olds love nothing more than gathering together all their wooden toys and sorting them out into the various colors. Red, green, yellow and blue.
We then look closely at each pile and then count them. This can take quite a long time, but they just love to sort – like most children of their age do.
We then put all the toys back together to make sure we haven’t lost any and return them back to where they live.
We always end up singing songs – counting songs or color songs to enhance our play.
Quick a fire! – nee naw, nee naw!
This wooden fire truck is so adorable with its unique wooden features.
The best features by far are its vintage style and the two little fire-fighters that come with it.
This Brio toy for kids comes complete with a rotating, extendable ladder, wooden sirens and headlights. It is painted in bright red enamel and offers your child many, many hours of fun.
The main benefit that this truck has to offer is the way it will allow your child to express themselves through their play.
When they make up stories and act them out, it will also improve speech and language. Your child’s vocabulary is expanded, as they ask questions and act out the favorite scenes they have seen.
This Brio toy for kids will offer many play values to your child, the main ones being co operative, learning and make believe as they play alone or with other kids.
This fire truck will allow your children to create another world and develop new play opportunities themselves. A great toy for developing a child’s imagination
This review of Brio toys for Kids
was written by ..
– Busy mother of twin boys
Is there an alternative to Brio toys for Kids ?
You’ll find some interesting alternatives to Brio toys for Kids in our review of Toy Stick Horses or you may select another toy category from the sidebar.
Or for something completely different ..
A bright red fire truck where you build the adventures.
This toy includes 38 blocks – some that have stickers on – and a fire fighter.
This wonderful truck is made from plastic so it is very easy to clean. All the pieces are brightly colored and easy to pick up.
The 2ft fire truck comes complete with a working ladder.
This alternative toy will offer your little ones hours of fun and enjoyment. They will love building a fire station to put the truck into and at the same time they will be improving their hand and eye coordination and also their fine manipulative skills.
This fire truck will also be the focus of your child’s adventures and as they make up stories and tell their tales your child will also be improving their imagination and developing their learning skills.
This toy will offer your child many play opportunities and values, especially from make believe and manipulative play.