Since my childhood I have always loved wood toys and I am trying to instill that very same interest to my one year old child, aka Piccoletto.
Searching the Internet for wooden toys I have found Brio Wooden Toys.
Brio is a company with a great heritage in building wooden toys being established in 1884 by Ivar Bengtsson.
Going through their web site you will be able to find the best wood toys I have ever seen since now. While I was browsing the site I noticed a very interesting link on right sidebar linking to a section called “Network”. I was very intrigued and decided to follow the link.
I then found that Brio is building a set of wooden toys that simulate computer networks. These toys can be used to explain to a child how computer networks work in real world without even using a real computer. A very similar set of toys exists for e-mail, cd burner and computer viruses.
I definitely think this is a very interesting approach while teaching children complex concepts. Trying to simplify complex concepts is the right way to go.
Anyway I think that there are also several grown up children who can effectively use this kind of toys 🙂
You can go through the complete list of Brio’s network toy by clicking here.