HOW COULD PLAY WITH A WOODEN TOY FARMER / PEASANT / FATHER BE INTERESTING
This is a versatile figurine which could be used in a variety of play scenarios - farm, family, fairy-tale, Bible, history.
Some children play farmers without actually using farmer toys, but many would prefer to have a toy with which they can identify. Here is why we have designed a farmer family - to give children the opportunity to identify with a man, a woman, a boy or a girl. We will be adding more toys to the collection of ordinary people, so you could keep an eye on our shop for new additions.
FAMILY / HOUSE
Playing house is a traditional children’s game in all cultures, and it is still one of the best-loved by children today - because it answers deep psychological needs and lets children explore in a safe context. Our wooden peasant man could be used as the father or another male figure. Playing house could help children work out any problems and confusing situations they face while growing up. This type of play could have therapeutic value, so the figurine could be used by psychologists and speech therapists as a therapeutic and diagnostic prop.
LITERATURE / FAIRY TALE BASED PLAY
Literature in general and fairy tales in particular immensely enrich imaginary play by providing scenarios to enact and inspiring children to make up their own. This keeps them engaged for a long time, engrossed in meaningful play away from screens. They develop their imagination, social and emotional intelligence, as well as their thinking and verbal skills.
HOW THE TOY FITS YOUR EDUCATIONAL METHOD
We have designed this toy to meet the expectations of parents and educators who might wish to use a wooden human figurine for different purposes which fit into different educational methods.
WALDORF / STEINER parents and teachers would choose our toys as they are made of natural materials, and being artistic, they leave room for children’s imagination.
MONTESSORI parents and teachers would choose our toys as they, though artistically designed, are realistic, easily recognizable and true to the shapes and colors of nature.
CHARLOTTE MASON parents and teachers would choose our toys as they are suggestive and inspire children to use their creativity and engage in meaningful ways.
REGGIO EMILIA parents and teachers would choose our toys as they are beautiful, show children the world, spark creativity and imagination, nurture curiosity and independence.
We use eco-friendly certified wood produced in the EU. We work in the EU and follow all industry and business regulations. We do not exploit people, and we offer you products designed and handmade by our team of two good friends, working in our little workshop.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Do not soak in water. Wash each toy separately with soapy water with some vinegar. Rinse as quickly as possible. Immediately dry with a towel. Let air dry.
For disinfection you can use rubbing alcohol. We recommend spiritus aethylicus for medical purposes.
Do not put on or near heaters. Do not keep under direct sunshine for too long. Moisture and heat can cause warping and cracking in wood, so wooden products should not be exposed to these for too long.
When toys feel too dry, they need to be oiled and / or waxed. We recommend linseed oil and beeswax waxes. Other oils and waxes could be used too: mineral oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil. Vegans can use carnauba wax instead of beeswax.
AGE AND SAFETY:
The toys are certified and compliant with EU toy safety regulations as suitable for children 3+