Our wooden toy boy is a realistic human figure that can be used in small world open ended play. The boy is dressed in clothes that could make him fit both our modern people man and woman figures and older time human figures. The skin options are light and dark. Facial expression and body posture are neutral, giving children the opportunity to project on the figure the whole spectrum of personalities, emotions and moods. Small world play helps children act out scenarios from real life or from fictional stories, thus reflecting on relationships and learning about their families, communities and the larger world. While engaged in meaningful play away from screens, children practise their language skills, using much richer vocabulary than they would otherwise use in their daily lives.
AGE AND SAFETY
The toys are certified and compliant with EU toy safety regulations as suitable for children 3 years +
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.