We were incredibly impressed with these wooden, toy superheroes by Early Years Resources.
What did we like about them?
- Simplicity– The charm of these toys has to be their simplicity, they have no moving parts and are made of wood. Their bold coloured, painted designs- make them almost a blank canvas for play. They can be any superhero the child wants them to be, male, female, young or old! Their size and shape is perfect for fitting in a child’s hand too.
- Encourage Imaginative Play- They are fantastic for sparking the imagination of children. Children can make up the 6 different character’s background stories and play at superheroes rescuing other toys! Because each superhero has a different costume colour and design it gives children the idea that they each have their own personality- further fuelling their imaginative play.
- Uses in an Educational Setting– One thing that particularly struck me with this superhero toys is how many uses they could have in a education setting (nursery, preschool, primary school) For example, they could be used on a basic level for colour recognition, small world play and developing speech and language skills. For older children they would be an excellent resource to support discussions on diversity.