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Top 30 Best Sustainable Wooden Toys for 12 months old

Top 30 Best Sustainable Wooden Toys for 12 months old

Top 30 Best Sustainable Wooden Toys for 12 months old


We have always been an advocate of ethical, and sustainably made toys. At our baby and toddler toy shop, you can confidently find items that are made from sustainable sources, particularly our wooden toy ranges. Below are the best sustainable wooden toys from 2020 that we have on offer, and we will constantly update this article as we change our products in the future! 


These items will be perfect gifts for your little ones’ birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and summer holiday! 


Many are from UK brands and designs so you can shop with confidence. You will find in this article, our recommendation for some of the best sustainable wooden toy types and items for 12 months old plus toddlers and children. 

 

 

What are sustainable wooden toys

Just to clarify, you don’t have to buy only wooden toys if you want sustainable toys.  It also doesn’t mean all wooden toys are sustainable. Our wooden toy collection stocks mainly items made from sustainable sources. 


There are two types of wood materials can be considered as more sustainable than other wooden toys:

  1. FSC Certified Wood
  2. Responsibly sourced wood
  3. Reclaimed Wood

See our article that talks about FSC certified wooden toys.

And you can read more about what reclaimed wood means in our article here.  

Here’s our pick of the best sustainable wooden toys for 12 months old and over.


Shape Sorters

Shape sorters are great for your toddlers to develop their cognitive functions as well as a fun toy to play with. They allow them to develop their sensory ability via touching, feeling the shapes of these objects. They can start recognising different colours on the blocks, and as they start to develop the ability to see the cause and effect of the logic of this game, they will be able to put the right shape in the right holes in no time! 

 

1.Shape Sorter Box Jumini

The perfect way to start learning about shapes, this lovely shape sorter box comes with 4 basic shapes and colour coded posting holes, and is decorated with zoo animals.  Lid slides on and off to empty out all the pieces.

Shape Sorter Jumini


2.Shape Sorters Studio Circus

Made from quality wood and finished in beautiful paint, featuring our classic Studio Circus range characters. This shape sorter box is fantastic for engaging toddlers to have to problem solve and is easy to get the blocks out and go again because we all know- Practice makes perfect and this toy is ready to go all day and get those little brains ticking.

Shape Sorter Studio Circus

 

Stacking Toy

3. Wobbly Stacker

Happy and bright, this colourful wooden stacking toy is a timeless classic.

The six stacking rings can be threaded on to the central peg and then topped with the gorgeous smiling spherical face.

This simple toy is a great one for encouraging hand eye coordination.

Wobbly Stacker

 

4.Rocket Peekaboo Tower

Here we have a perfect little gift that is both beautiful to look at and lots of fun to play with- what more could you ask for! Made from quality wood and finished in beautiful paint, featuring our classic Studio Circus range characters. This shape sorter box is fantastic for engaging toddlers to have to problem solve and is easy to get the blocks out and go again because we all know- Practice makes perfect and this toy is ready to go all day and get those little brains ticking.

Rocket Rower 

 

5. Stacking Cubes Jumini

These great stacking blocks have numbers, shapes and animals to encourage children to enjoy numbers from an early age.

Stacking Cubes Jumini

 

6. Stacking Rainbow

This Stacking rainbow is a must-have. A stylish addition to any nursery or playroom but practical too. The sections of the rainbow can be played within a variety of different ways, the only limit is your imagination. In the gorgeous, signature mild tone scandi styled colours, this stacking rainbow is a show stopper! An ideal gift, if you can bear to part with it.

Stacking Rainbows

 

7. Pull Along Train Set Animals

This gorgeously finished Train set with 4 wooden character pieces. All made with quality wood and finished with beautiful paints and designs to catch the eyes of the little ones. Every child loves a train to push along and is an absolute must-have. It is fantastic for imaginary play, they can imagine and set their own scene to make their own story and what is better than seeing a little one get so much out of such a traditional iconic toy.

Train set with Animals

Hammer Toys

Babies love to bang things together. What is better than giving them an actual hammer to do that? They are great to develop perception, hand eye coordination and fine motor skills! 

 

8. Hammer Bench

Our lovely eye catching Hammer bench which includes 6 well sized pegs is a must have for those busy babies wanting to play, have fun and make some noise whilst doing it!

Comes with a hammer which is perfect for little hands to grip and get hitting those pegs. Made from solid, quality wood and paint that is durable and goes on and on and never fades away.


Review from our customer: 

My little one loves making noise, and thought this would be the perfect gift for her to do so while getting in some hand and eye co-ordination! Decently sized, beautifully made and really affordable.

Hammer Bench

 

9. Pop Up Hammer Bench

A classic design from our delightful Studio Circus range with and fun twist. Knock a peg down with the hammer and watch as the opposing peg pops up. Entertaining and educational , encouraging hand-eye coordination and engages little minds at the same time. You won’t be able to resist having a go yourself!

Pop Up Hammer Bench

 

Lacing Game

It is a rather intricate piece of toy when the toddlers figure out how to lace the items together with a string. It will last them for hours of concentration!

 

10. Farm Lacing Game

We love this Farm lacing game, its great for concentration and fine motor skills which helps with writing later on.

All characters/barn and tractor are wooden, the board is cardboard, also included is a woven material bag to keep the pieces together and tidy whilst not in use.

Farm animal toys for toddlers of 1 year old. Developing fine motoring skills. Storytelling toys.

Farm Lacing Game

11. Traffic Lacing Game

We love this traffic lacing game, its great for concentration and fine motor skills which helps with writing later on.

All vehicles are wooden, the board is cardboard, also included is a woven material bag to keep traffic pieces together and tidy whilst not in use.

Review from our customer:

My little boy has really enjoyed this. He has fun threading all the pieces together, but also likes to play with the individual cars and signs on the board that comes with the set. Excellent value for money!

Traffic Lacing Game

 

Puzzles

12. Owl Number Block Puzzle

Owl puzzle with stacking number blocks, is a fun and creative way to introduce babies and toddlers to numbers.

 Owl Number Block

13. Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle

https://therockinghorsetoyshop.co.uk/collections/wooden-toys/products/chunky-dinosaur-puzzle-jumini

This bold and colourful chunky puzzle featuring 7 different coloured dinosaurs is sure to keep little hands busy!  Perfect for developing hand to eye coordination and who doesn’t like dinosaurs!

Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle

 

14. Chunky Farm Puzzle

This beautifully designed and brightly coloured puzzle is great for younger children. It has chunky farm animal character pieces, making it easier to hold in those chunky little hands, good problem-solving game.

Refine their fine motor skills. And learn the animals at the same time!

Chunky Farm Puzzle 

 

15. Chunky Sealife Puzzle

Chunky puzzles are perfect for little hands and little minds. Encouraging hand-eye coordination and problem solving, this Sealife puzzle is fun and entertaining with 7 colourful characters.

Refine their fine motor skills. And learn the animals at the same time!

Chunky Sealife Puzzle

16. Chunky Traffic Puzzle

Wooden Vehicles Puzzle for 1 year old, includes toy ambulance, wooden fire engine, and wooden police car, and other car toys.

chunky traffice puzzle


Pull and Push Along Toys

Pull and push toys are a mobile toy that can be used for imaginative play. They are a great way to help kids develop their motor skills; improving balance, coordination and strength for those that are running around or are yet to walk.



17 and 18 Pull Along Cat and Dog

Cat:

Pull Along Cat

Dog:

Pull Along Dog

Push or pull these adorable pull toys - these encourage imitative and imaginary play whilst also stimulating early walking and promoting creativity and roleplay.

As these cute and colourful animal pull toys walk their whole body wriggles, encouraging your child to walk along with them. The smooth motion of the animal makes it easy to push or pull and makes it the perfect toy for any little one learning to walk.


19 Pull Along Caterpillar

Pull along Caterpillar you thread it together yourself to make a great number game.

Also a lacing game - multi functional! 

Pull Along Caterpillar

20  Pull Along Penguin

https://therockinghorsetoyshop.co.uk/collections/wooden-toys/products/jumini-pull-along-penguin

Lovely brightly coloured pull along penguins that waddle, here is something a little bit different to your usual pull along wooden toy.

Pull Along Penguins


21-22 Push Along Activity Car - Hippo and Panda

Hippo:

Push Along Hippo

Panda: 

Push Along Panda


Our little Studio Circus Activity Cars are brilliant little toys to play with at home or on the go. Made from our quality solid wood and finished in our quality paints in the beautifully eye catching colours with each car having its own individual character and spinning beads for little fingers to twiddle and play with.


Building and Blocks

Multi-functional  - develop motor skills, educational toys of alphabets and numbers and a flexible toy for mix and match with other wooden toys for creative play!


23 ABC Wooden Blocks 

From the nursery shelf to the playroom floor, stack, sort, play, display and repeat with these ABC Wood Blocks. Featuring printed letters, numbers and sweet icon illustrations like hearts, pandas, monkeys and flowers.

ABC Wooden Blocks


24 Discovery Blocks

Our Discovery Blocks are fantastic sensory blocks with some of the blocks having a bell, a rattle, a mirror, and a kaleidoscope which are all fantastic for their senses of touch, sound and sight which is guaranteed to keep little ones busy exploring their senses and having fun with the cute Studio Circus creatures figures and also great for them to build and smash down to build again.

Discovery Blocks

 

25 Traffic Building Blocks

 

These building blocks are perfect for getting your little one's imagination going and also fantastic for hand-eye coordination skills.

40pc traffic building blocks

 

26 Baby Walker with Blocks

Here we have out gorgeous Studio Circus Baby Walker with Blocks. 2 Toys in 1! 

It develops gross motor skills of your little ones when they are charging about with the walker, and the cube blocks will help them develop their cognitive skills and sensory skills with eye-hand coordination of building and sorting. Of course it is an educational toy to teach their first word, or how to spell their name?! 

Baby blocks walker

 

Bead and Activity Toys


27-28 Pull Along Bead Coaster - Giraffe & Elephant

Giraffe

Pull Along Giraffe

Elephant:

 

Pull Aolng Elephant

 

It has a pull along string for little ones to move the toy along with ease and crawl and toddle around with their favourite character and also has the bead maze for them to play with whilst they rest from whizzing around.

Great for getting babies moving and bringing their favourite creatures to life. Made from quality wood and finished in our beautiful quality colours!


29 Activity Cube

Here we have out gorgeous Studio Circus Activity play cube which firstly- Looks fantastic and very appealing to little ones with all the activities on either side of the cube, and secondly- the top folds away into the bottom to make it easy to store away or take with you wherever you go!!

Made from quality FSC wood and finished in the beautifully coloured, quality paints.

The design features the classic Studio Circus characters and comes with three wooden block shapes for the shape sorter side of the cube.


Review from our customer: 

This cube feels so well made and my little boy loves it! It's the first thing he goes to play with every morning and I can see it lasting for a long time

Activity Cube

 


30 Fox Maze Jumini

This fox maze will keep little people entertained for hours with its problem solving puzzle, shapes & animals all beautifully crafted in wood.

Review from our customers: 

Was not sure how this would be. The quality is very good and my grandson loves it.

Fox Maze

 

Final Words

So, we have introduced to you 8 different categories of sustainable wooden toys that are suitable for your little one from 12 months old and above in this article. There are more or less 30 items here that we recommended you to take a look at and many have been tested and satisfied by some of our 10s of thousand customers! 


They can certainly be gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, stock filling, Easter and summer holiday. Don’t forget this is not all we have, come and take a look at what we have on offer now! 


Shop our full range of sustainable wooden toys for 12 months old plus here.

Wooden Toys for 12 months old

For other age ranges? Click below!

Wooden Toys for 18 months old   
Wooden Toys for 3 years old