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Traditional Wooden Jitterbug Toy (single)

£ 1.99

3 reviews

A wooden jitterbug toy is a classic and whimsical novelty toy that delights children with the unpredictable movements of the little insects.

Consisting of a wooden base with a curved metal rod attached to it, topped with a wooden figure or shape, the jitterbug toy is designed to jitter and dance in a charmingly erratic manner when pushed or pulled.

Wooden Jitterbug Toys can be traced back to the early 1900's

These delightful toys have a long history, with their origins tracing back to the early 20th century. While the exact date of invention is unclear, jitterbug toys gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-1900s. They were often crafted by hand by skilled artisans or toy makers, adding to their rustic charm and appeal.

The origin of jitterbug toys is somewhat uncertain, but they are believed to have evolved from traditional folk toys and wooden figures that people made for their children to enjoy. Their simple yet captivating design and entertaining movements make them a timeless favourite among children and collectors alike.

Jitterbug toys are not only entertaining but also provide developmental benefits for children. Playing with these toys encourages gross motor skills as children push or pull the toy, as well as hand-eye coordination as they observe and interact with its movements. Additionally, the unpredictable nature of the jitterbug's dance fosters curiosity and imagination, sparking creativity in young minds.

Overall, the wooden jitterbug toy embodies the nostalgia of childhood play and continues to captivate generations with its charming antics and timeless appeal.

There are various designs, one will be chosen at random, but if you'd like a specific design please state at checkout and we'll see what we can do.

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Argyll & Bute

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Janet R.

The children love the beetles, well made too.

Daniel S.

I bought six of these and they are a lovely collection of assorted bugs in little boxes and such a great game to play with children as they can guess the colour of each one. Well made and well priced but not suitable for any toddler who likes to put things in their mouth!

Helen V.

Great service very quick dispatch and a lovely item .