Around the age of 2-4 years, swans choose a mate which they will generally remain with for the rest of their lives. In some cases, however, they will choose a new mate if their partner dies or if they are unsuccessful at breeding. In the wild, some species of swan can live to be up to 40 years old. They feed primarily on aquatic vegetation but will also eat small fish, frogs and worms. Before European explorers had reached Australia, it was believed that all swans were white. Dutch mariner, Antounie Caen, was the first to be amazed at the sight of Australia’s Black swans on Shark Bay in 1636.
These amazing wooden figures from Green Taiga, have captured these wonderful birds beautifully and are a joy to touch and hold. They have varying texture which assists in developing motor skills and allows the toy to become a guide to the world of wonder and adventure.
Playing with wooden animal figures instills a love of nature and animals while developing creativity and imagination. They are the perfect educational tool for young children and are ideal for use in Montessori and Waldorf play settings.
All of the Green Taiga toys are made from Alder wood and finished with water-based paints, linseed oil, and bio wax. All materials are of high quality and non-toxic.
Measurements: Resting Swan: H: 6cm L: 7.2cm W: 2cm, Bowing Swan: H: 5.1cm L: 10cm W: 2cm
Age Guide & Safety: Recommended for 3 years+. We always advise that toys be checked prior to play and recommend adult supervision during playtime. Not suitable for children 3 year and over who still have a tendency to put things in their mouth. Not to be used as a teething toy.
Care Instructions: Do not submerge in water. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe surface.
These beautiful toys are made from sustainable alder wood. Every care has been taken to preserve its texture and natural properties during production. Naturally you may see some growth rings, knots, or rough spots. These are not defects or faults. They are made by nature and tell the story of the wood from which is was made and make each piece special and unique.