Raising my children on a dairy farm, their dad built a barn for his children before they were born. This barn was not only a barn but represented a lifestyle. Children can play out their own world of parents and grandparents with a wooden toy barn.
I place a lot of emphasis on wooden toy barns because I believe that they are so much better in construction than the many plastic toy barns that are made and found in many stores today. Wooden toy barns are greatly detailed and become a unique, wooden toy that is manufactured here in the USA.
Some wooden toy barns have 4 sides and other wooden toy barns are open in the back so that a child has easy access to the inside with a loft and stall inside to play with all the animals that they "own."
Other wooden toy barns are large enough to be used as a toy box and even climb inside them and hide! No matter the size of wooden toy barns, they can all be used as toy boxes to keep their farm implements and animals inside. This also helps to keep things organized and helps a child to learn the skills of organization as well.
When playing with a wooden toy barn another toy that is almost essential is a wooden toy fence. All livestock farmers need to keep their animals corralled somehow and so does the little farmer. The best fences I have seen are the wooden toy fences that are expandable. These fences are nice as they can be in square or circle and fold up and can be stored inside the barn once the educational playtime is over.
Wooden toy barns made in the USA can be an excellent choice for a parent to give a child if they want to give a unique, quality built toy. A wooden toy barn can be purchase but there is another gift that comes with a different price tag. This gift can not be bought but it is spelled TIME. There is something special about that word when you see a child playing with a barn, fence and animals. When seeing a child so involved with their "real world", I would recommend that you put the remote down and join the little one and spend that last hour before bedtime feeding and caring for the livestock and encouraging the little farmer.
A wooden toy barn can be passed from generation to generation if given tender, loving care, and just as it seems like you blink your eyes and your child is grown and gone, there may come a day when the wooden toy barn that you gave your child, can now be given a new life playing once again ….. this time with a wonderful grandchild! Yes, a wooden toy barn is a toy of yesterday, today and tomorrow.