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The Best Wooden Educational Toys To Help You Homeschool Your Child

Hey, mama! I know as well as you do that paper and pencil only keep our kids engaged for so long.

So if you’re looking for ways to keep your children engaged without depending on screen time (because we all know how bad excessive amounts of it can be), then I encourage you to explore our wooden alphabet letters, letter and number blocks, and other keepsake toys - all designed to promote learning through creative play.

Keep reading for the best wooden educational toys for homeschooling mamas to up the fun and preserve your sanity during these crazy times.

Spell Well Name Puzzle

Spell Well Name Puzzle Smiling Tree Toys Educational Name Puzzles

Our Spell Well Name Puzzle is more than just a puzzle. It’s a versatile, durable, and classic learning tool that every toddler needs in their life. These puzzles help to integrate motor skills, sensory activities, and play-based learning all in one fun toy.

Read how to use your Spell Well Name Puzzle for toddler sensory activities by a creative homeschooling mom for three easy and fun ways (using dry beans and dry noodles) to use your name puzzle in multiple ways. 

Wooden Block Sets

Personalized Wooden Name Blocks Smiling Tree Toys

Wooden blocks are safe and ideal educational toys that allow your little one to feel, hold and explore the shape. It also allows them to start learning how to compare, match, and organize the blocks so that they’re in order.

We handcraft a variety of wooden educational toy blocks in our red barn woodshop. From our 12-Piece Math Blocks (for learning to count and introducing basic addition, subtraction, and shapes) to our Personalized Name Blocks (for toddler letter recognition and eventually to spell their names), we’ve got covered.

Our Animal Alphabet Blocks are absolutely perfect for playing a major role in developing your child’s self-confidence while simultaneously teaching them how to experiment the science of balance and stability and stimulating their imagination.

We even have a FREE Animal Alphabet Coloring Book that you can get your hands on.


If you’re wanting your child to identify pictures and letter sounds, check out our Alphabet Blocks and Crate Bundle. With its personalized storage box, this one’s a fan favorite!

Memory Matching Game

Memory Matching Wooden Toys Smiling Tree Toys

Ourwooden memory matching game promotes short-term memory skills for young and old alike. Each tile is generously sized for easy handling, sanded smooth, and features an original and recognizable picture.

The pictures encourage imaginative storytelling, and because they’re engraved onto the wood, they’ll never fade or wear off.

Honestly, this set makes learning fun and is a great way for siblings to play and learn together. And if you’re like me, you just might find you legit cannot win against your six year old at memory matching!

Lacing And Tracing Toy

Lacing and Tracing Wooden Toy Smiling Tree Toys

ASmiling Treeoriginal since we opened our doors in 2011, our wooden Lacing And Tracing Toy encourages fine motor skills while teaching numbers and shapes. Not only can little ones lace shapes onto the base, but they'll identify numbers and shapes along the way.

The solid wood shapes are also ideal for tracing with paper and pencil. Think long car rides, fine motor skills, and rainy day learning fun.


Learning at home doesn’t have to be difficult for you or your child. It can be fun. It can be simple. And it can work. Was this helpful? Then you’ll also love three simple ways to promote learning through play

We’ll continue supporting you throughout the school year with fun and engaging ways to help you make the most of your family’s homeschooling experience. We’re here for you!

For a full list of our educational toys, click here.

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