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Making Toys That Teach: With Step-by-Step Instructions and Plans
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2005
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This is just the book I was hoping to find. The projects are fun to make and fun to play with. I was especially hoping to find plans for some unit building blocks for my grandkids for Christmas, and I just finished making the set from this book. I couldn't keep my wife away from them; she kept playing with them before they were finished! The plans are very detailed and easy to understand. The equipment needed is usually pretty basic, and there's a list of all the tools needed for each project. I'm anxious to get to work on some more of the toys. I don't hesitate to fully recommend this book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2006
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An excellent book with projects that are above the elementary level. Toys that provide continual challenge as the child develops. I have built the block set, a long-time favorite of my grandchildren despite their many "modern" electronic toys, and the train.

Caution: Be sure to double-check the dimensional drawings. There are several errors in the train drawings.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Neufeld presents a set of children's toys of extremely high quality that are fun to build. And, my grandkids play with them for hours. I believe the book describes how to make heirlooms. I highly recommend this for any woodworker.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2011
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I purchased this book as a gift for my husband. We are expecting our first child soon and the toys in the book are wonderful! Most of the projects are simple and easy to understand and include wonderful color pictures. Also, unlike some books we have purchased the tools needed are pretty standard. The projects don't seem to take up large amounts of time or materials. Would highly recommend!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2007
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This Book is a great guide to making children's toys. The toys are simple and elegant. Great illustrations and directions.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2009
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So far, "grandpa" has made two toys from this book, with more to come. The square stacking rings are fantastic, as is the shape sorting box with the hinged lid.

We are absolutely thrilled with the book and the toys it makes. Our goal as a family is to provide as many "real" toys as possible, and to minimize the use of the electronic pseudo-educational garbage that is often available.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2009
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One of the best books in my collection. Les is an incredible thinker and woodworker.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book- Great projects, clear instructions. I really like the learning through play secion which explains why these are great learning toys and the growth opportunity they present.

I think what would have really made this book is a section on tools. Showing the different tool, explaining their individual uses what sets them apart....for example how a table saw is diffferent from a band saw etc. Which is the most versatile saw for a beginner getting into toy making

If you are a woodworking beginner I recommend you begin with The Kids' Building Workshop : 15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together

by Craig Robertson, Barbara Robertson
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2012
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I found this book by chance and was smitten. I love woodworking and we have 2 small grandsons. We have just completed the blocks project and yes it did take time, but that was the most expensive item. We had enough scrap (!) to complete them all. Mr Neufeld recommends Varnish Oil, but I used Howards Butchers Block Conditioner, also available from Amazon. It is completely non toxic and great to apply, softens hands nicely. I think our boys will love them. Their father has architectural training and there may be competition for the blocks. Great book. Highly recommended if you like working with wood. I also made the domino tiles a few years ago and they were a great success.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2009
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If you have never made a wooden toy, this is the book for you. The projects are intrinsically simple and require only modest woodworking skills, but the book provides great enhancements on each theme. As the title suggests, these are toys that provide a young toddler both physical as well as mental play for years to come. My grandson (and his father!) love to play with these toys! The book is well-written, highly illustrated, easy to follow, and worth the price. I just bought a second copy for a friend--recently a new grandfather.
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