A wooden toy is very soothing and appealing not only to the child’s sense of touch. Research shows that children experience a more tranquil and advantageous quality play through wooden toys than from any other material. Exploring and playing with toys made from organic materials allows children to slow down and probe into the qualities and possibilities of play. Plastic, clangy and bright toys can overstimulate, stress and cause exhaustion in the child, compared to the minimalistic, wholesome and non-intrusive nature of wooden toys. The result is a child quietly and deeply engulfed in quality imaginative play.