If your kids (or you) are feeling a bit of sensory overload with all the colorful, plastic, and noisy toys, these 30 best wooden toys for kids and babies will simplify the playroom.

Wooden toys for kids made out of natural woods bring a sense of peace and calm to play spaces that allow a child’s imagination to take over. Instead of the chaos of toys that are audibly and visually noisy, these beautiful and simple toys are perfect for keeping kids entertained with a minimalist aesthetic your inner interior designer will love too whether you love neutrals or rainbows.

What is this? It looks so simple… just a bent board. But trust me, kids of all ages LOVE these things. We still have a plastic one I picked up from a second-hand shop, but a wooden balance board is on my list of must-get toys for my household. Kids love trying to balance, rock, or spin on this and they can even flip them over to create a bridge for pretend play. 

For a bit of muted color, the beloved Grimm’s rainbow is always a favorite (this one in pastel). It can be used in a multitude of ways, and one of the most obvious is as beautiful decor! But they are also awesome toys worth the price. I purchased a Grimm’s knockoff, and never again. It just wasn’t made with the same quality or functionality. 

Skip the plastic kitchens and opt for this totally cute wooden kitchen! Hape play kitchens are well-loved and have tons of great reviews on Amazon.

This simple wooden tea set is perfect for all your child’s tea parties. It’s super neutral, and the weight of wood vs. the typical plastic sets you find in a lot of toy stores will add some realism to your child’s playtime.

Imagine this beauty hanging from your favorite backyard tree! Not only will your little unicorn lover be delighted by flying high in this gorgeous swing, but it is easy on the eyes too.

Stacking toys are a classic, and offer a great chance for kids to practice essential motor skills. Plus, they can be reimagined for other play uses as children grow.

How adorable is this pretend play camera? My daughter loved taking pictures when she was tiny, and still does, but of course I couldn’t just let her run around all day with my iPhone. I wish I would have gotten her one of these!

Babies put EVERYTHING in their mouths. It can really ease your mind to know that it’s something safe and natural, like this simple wooden rattle. A must-have wooden baby toy.

This grasping toy for babies is a fan favorite. Even as an adult it looks so interesting! I just want to figure out where all those strings are going, and babies will be transfixed too. 

These sweet little animal teethers are must-haves in a baby toy box, especially for a woodland themed nursery!

A classic, these beautiful wooden blocks will last for ages. My toddlers and preschooler all play with alphabet blocks, the younger just stacking and the older building castles!

Classic Wooden Truck, Airplane, and Train

The perfect wooden toys for kids of nearly all ages. These classic wooden vehicles are sold separately but are affordable at between $4-8 each. So getting all three is pretty reasonable for this classic wooden Truck, Airplane, and Train.

Sold separately, but pairing nicely together are these two simple wooden toys for stacking and learning shapes. Not many other toys are better for toddlers than the Natural Shape Stacker and Shape Sorter Bench.

My twins have a car ramp similar to this one, and I WISH I had found this one first because it is even cooler. I’m sure if they had this one it would be played with even more than the current one, which is definitely on their all-time favs list. 

The coin box is a classic Montessori toy for babies and toddlers. It’s so simple, but kids LOVE it and it’s great for their motor skills and problem-solving.

The perfect neutral wooden table set for kids! I’ve been looking for something that would blend in well with our neutral decor, and this set does the trick.

A tabletop paper roll is the perfect pairing with the Melissa and Doug table above.

The perfect gift for your budding reader. My daughter has recently mastered the alphabet and she loves decoding words with these!

Take playtime on the road with this foldable wooden dollhouse. Simple and neutral to allow for tons of imaginative play, this little dollhouse can go anywhere with you, and especially from room to room in the house.

My parents got me a set of this type of block as a kid, and my mom STILL has it. The wood has held up so well, and my kids now get to have lots of memories building castles with the very same blocks.

Make some music! All three of my kids get going with these instruments. It gets loud, but it is so much fun!

Or give a little harp a try for some more relaxed and mellow music making. 

Have some little hands that always want to help in the kitchen? This learning tower allows them to reach counter height safely.

But don’t stop there. Get them busy helping with the cleaning! It can be surprising just how much little kids not only can but WANT to help with the chores. They want to be just like mommy when they are teeny, including cleaning up. My 2-year-old twins like to wipe things up, and my 4-year-old daughter helped me sweep the kitchen this morning.

Then store all the gorgeous toys in a simple wooden toy box that will look nice with nearly all decor. The perfect spot to keep all your new wooden toys for kids and babies.

What do you think? Are any of these your favorites, or your children’s favs? Let us know in the comments which wooden toys you love, and which wooden toys for kids your little ones would like to try.

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Whether you are looking for eco-friendly, minimalist, or just fun toys for your kids, these 30 are your best bet. This is our list of the 30 best wooden toys for babies and kids. This list includes the best Waldorf toys, Montessori Toys, Wooden Toys, Melissa and Doug toys, and more!