I’m beyond tickled that my daughter has taken an interest at being behind the camera. But for now, I’m thinking the wooden version from North Star Toys is probably the safer bet than my Canon.

This nearly functional camera, including a turnable focus "lens" and a button that actually clicks, is one of the many wonderful wooden toys we found at this shop. And considering this family-run business has been making safe wooden playthings since 1979, I’m willing to bet they know exactly what they’re doing.

It’s a fantastic way to foster creativity in your kids. And the best part? You look skinny in every picture. -Kristen 

Love wooden toys as much as we do? There are plenty more on our Safer Toy Guide.