Beep beep! Saddle up for adventure and get ready to ride with our roundup of classic ride-on toys and walkers for ‘raring to go’ little ones.
Wheely good fun awaits during this amazing stage in your child’s learning journey, as they begin to roll, crawl, pull themselves up and eventually take those eagerly awaited first steps
Benefits of Ride-on Toys
Ride-ons and baby walkers offer a great aid to support the overall process of learning to walk.
So, when is the right time to introduce one? As a general rule of thumb, once your baby can pull themselves up and stand independently, this is usually a good indication that they are ready. It's always important to observe your youngster and offer them a walking device when you feel it is safe to do so. Afterall, you know your little one best.
And remember, there really is no ‘set’ age for when they are expected to walk. Like most things in life, we all develop at our own pace. So, sit back, relax and ‘enjoy the ride’ when it happens - pardon the pun.
Encouraging access to toys that support movement can help foster independence and courage. They will love choosing which direction to travel in as they whizz around gaining confidence as they go.
These first modes of transport also help with posture, leg strength, balance and general coordination. Not to mention providing a good dose of daily exercise.
Get ready to embrace the magic with our top picks in wooden toys to entertain travelling tots.
Walk this Way
This classic, traditional Wooden Activity Baby Walker makes an excellent gift for toddlers to explore the world around them, helping to build confidence from those first steps and beyond.
Decorated in a striking nature theme, it features no less than 12 play activities for little explorers to discover. Packed with a whole host of sensory based features this beauty is designed to encourage curiosity and learning through play. And the best part? With its solid rubber edged wheels and solid handle, it's all systems go as mini movers use it to travel around in style.
As they become more steady on their feet, then this fun push along Rainbow Baby Walker is sure to appeal. It’s easy to see why this best seller is an all time favourite. The sturdy wooden base offers support and aids stability for new walkers.
Plus, we really love the versatility of this timeless ‘two in one’ toy, comprising 45 chunky wooden blocks all painted in a vibrant kaleidoscope of colours and decorated using non toxic, child safe paints. A true classic for day after day playtime fun.
Ticket to Ride
As far as first wheels go, we can’t think of anything sweeter than this adorable ride on wooden deer Full of nostalgic charm, this cute animal character is ready to make friends with its eye-catching design and hand painted pastel hues. This sustainable stunner is crafted from eco friendly, solid rubberwood for a sturdy ride that’s built to last. The seat even lifts up to reveal a handy secret compartment, perfect for squirreling away little treasures and keepsakes.
Rock and Roll
Giddy up for mini adventures with this stunning wooden rocking horse toy. Even though young riders won’t be trotting anywhere fast on this handsome fellow, it makes a great aid for practicing those all important balance and coordination skills. Plus this showstopper will certainly take centre stage in the playroom or nursery.
Lovingly hand painted in traditional colours with swathes of gold paint for a touch of added luxury, it really does have ‘heirloom gift’ written all over it.
That’s all for now. We hope you enjoyed this little read and wish you and your mini explorers many happy travels ahead.
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Georges Le Van, our founder, created the first ever Le Toy Van toy, our beloved wooden Dolls House, over 25 years ago.
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