When it comes to high quality durable toys then wooden toys are possibly the best investment a parent can make. Lasting forever with the minimum amount of care, wooden toys such as building blocks are often the first toy our children grab out of their toy box, and as they teach our kids about shapes, sizes and colours, there is an educational element to these marvellous toys. The BRIO building blocks set is perfect for young children who are just beginning to recognise colours and shapes. Consisting of 50 bright blocks in various shapes and sizes that boost hand-eye coordination skills and concentration levels, this toy is both educational and great fun to play with! As all the blocks are made from wood this BRIO building block set can withstand the most enthusiastic of playtimes, and with regular cleaning it will remain in perfect condition for years to come. For older children who are looking for something a little more challenging, the Nueve Cubes by noted* is a great set of wooden blocks with over sixty eight billion different combinations (I wonder who counted)! A fun, entertaining and durable educational toy, it guarantees to keep the kids quiet for hours as they arrange and rearrange these wooden blocks. From the same great noted* collection, this wooden Giraffe Domino set is fun, educational and as it is on wheels you can take it with you wherever you go! Made from over 20 different types of wood, this child safe and environmentally friendly educational toy would make a wonderful birthday gift for any young child. So if you are on the lookout for some strong, long-lasting educational toys – opt for a wooden collection.