Wood is fast becoming a depleted resource. Since it is a natural resource, compared to plastic, which can easily be manufactured and recycled, wooden toys and products are much more difficult to come by. Most toy manufacturers would prefer to make plastic and synthetic material toys because they cost a lot less to make, as opposed to wood toys.
It is, therefore, for the above reasons that we should not underestimate the worth of wooden educational toys. They may look passe at first, but we have to realize the level of craftsmanship and skill that goes behind every wooden toy that is made.
Most toy manufacturers would prefer to make plastic and synthetic material toys because they cost a lot less to make, as opposed to wood toys.
We live in modern times and live among electronic products. Thus, the thought of having wooden toys seems very much and taboo outdated. In the past, these might have still worked fine because of the absence of advanced technology.
You can also make wooden educational toys yourself if you're interested in woodwork but do not want to spend so much on ready-made products!
Children, and even adults, nowadays will probably smirk at the thought of being gifted wooden toys. Little do they know that wooden toys, especially wooden educational toys, are actually worth a lot more than their modern trinkets.
Second, it takes a lot of skill and creativity to craft wooden educational toys. Wooden toys and games take some time to make and develop because honing wood takes a lot of effort and energy.
Electronic and plastic toys can just be machine made and easily mass produced. Because honing wood takes a lot of effort and energy, wooden toys and games take some time to make and develop.
Wood crafted educational toys, aside from being painstakingly developed to encourage learning and discovery among children, are also painstakingly created and manufactured (mostly by hand). The fact that most wooden educational toys are handmade account for their bigger value, both in price and in terms of intrinsic worth.