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Unique Baby Shower Ideas

Planning a baby shower for those special parents-to-be in your life? Don’t stress — you can still pull off the perfect shower without being a professional event planner! From themes to food, and even decor, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas that are sure to wow your guests. Ready to get started? Think […]

Tips for Teaching Toddlers the Alphabet

It’s never too early to start teaching children the alphabet! Although they may not be ready for school, toddlers can learn plenty by engaging in fun activities that help lay the foundation for later reading and writing skills. Making this learning part of everyday play can promote memorization, something that has been proven effective as […]

Top Tips for Decorating Your First Home

Congratulations on your first home! Whether you’re upgrading from a rental, moving across the country, or starting a new life together, moving into your first home can be exciting — but also overwhelming. With everything you have to do to make it perfect, don’t overlook how important it is to make the space personalized and […]

How Many Puzzle Pieces Can My Toddler Handle?

We have not been shy in preaching the benefits of puzzles for children. Not only do puzzles improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills at a young age, but they also encourage problem solving, shape recognition, and improve memory. From infancy well into childhood, puzzles are not only fun but also essential for development, but […]

Cutest Nursery Decorating Ideas

Having a baby—especially the first baby—is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking things that a person can experience. In the months before a child is born, one of the best ways that parents-to-be can fill their time is by decorating their nursery. With so many great websites and available products giving expecting parents ideas […]

Three Uses for Personalized Wooden Step Stools

child grabbing orange

Here at Hollow Woodworks, perhaps the most iconic and treasured item that we sell is the personalized step stool. As we have written in the space many times before, there are all kinds of reasons why wooden toys are great for kids, and how puzzles do a lot for a child’s physical and mental development, […]

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

child on a phone

As a company that sells wooden letter blocks, toys, puzzles, and personalized name stools, it should be obvious that we value children’s toys and activities that allow them to interact in the real world. While technology is ubiquitous these days and, frankly, essential to the way we live, there is such a thing as too […]

Why Puzzles Are Good for Child Development

As adults, we likely look at puzzles as something fun. Doing puzzles is a leisurely hobby we can chip away at over the course of hours, ultimately giving us the satisfaction of having completed something complicated but manageable. If only the rest of life had such a clear beginning and ending, right? 

Five Ways Wooden Toys Help Child Development

child playing with blocks

There’s no questioning how much kids love to play with today’s hottest new toys, especially the ones that light up and make music and whizz and zing and beep, but there also is something to be said about the value of wooden toys, which may at first glance seem less exciting. The truth is that […]

How to Safely Clean Wooden Toys

There are so many reasons to love wooden toys. In a world full of disposable plastic figures and noisy, light-up techno-toys, wood toys are a heavy-duty, safe, classic kind of toy that any kid can enjoy. Of course, with a higher-quality toy comes different types of maintenance. Most of the wood in our homes comes […]

Four Benefits of Unstructured Play

As parents, it is easy to fall into the trap of wanting to keep children busy, often by signing them up for all sorts of sports and activities with the hope of finding their extracurricular niche early and curating it. Still, despite whatever benefits may exist for children who have swim lessons and 9:00 and […]

Three Ways Puzzles Promote Child Development

Anybody looking for a puzzle in a brick-and-mortar store likely will find it located in the toy section, but it isn’t necessarily fair to place them in the same classification as many of the other toys in that part of the store. The truth is that puzzles are excellent manipulatives to help children develop and […]

In Case of Lost Pieces: A Guide

It’s not fun losing a puzzle piece to a premium wood puzzle, but here at Hollow Woodworks, we will replace broken or lost pieces for free!

As adults, many of us have had the experience of dumping out a box of jigsaw puzzle pieces, spending the better part of a long afternoon assembling the picture on the outside of the box one tiny piece at a time, only to discover that one of the pieces is missing. The puzzle will be […]

The Effect of Technology on Today’s Children

It is not difficult to extol the virtues of technology today, particularly the role it plays in the education of our children. In a world where an increasing number of adult professions rely more and more heavily on technology, it makes sense that parents would want their children to grow up feeling comfortable with their […]