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Green Toys – It’s all about going green

Posted on: October 6, 2008

Green toys are so “in” this year! It’s no wonder that everyone is focusing on healthy and safe green play. The “green” theme is predominant with many toy firms promoting their eco-friendly green toys. Green toys are great because they are made from recyclable and renewable materials and are environmentally friendly. Green toys are toys with a nature friendly theme. You’d be surprised at the wide variety of green toys available. Take a look a these wonderful Green Toys!

1. Plan Toys Click Clack Wooden Toy

Plan Toys Click ClackPlan Toys
I simply loved the Click Clack wooden toy from Plan Toys. Click Clack is made from 100% replenishable rubberwood and it contains only non-toxic and kid safe materials. It’s a fascinating toy to watch and everyone who saw it, loved it. Click Clack has wooden balls which roll over the tracks onto the next level below. It’s great for developing your child’s hand-eye co-ordination and visual skills. If you’re a parent who is concerned about buying quality and truly green toys for your child, you can close your eyes and pick up a toy from Plan Toys.

2. Insect Lore Earthworm Nursery

Insect Lore Earthworm Nursery may not appeal to everyone, but it sure was a hit with the younger kids I showed it too, especially the boys. You can actually follow the life cycle of an earthworm from the cocoon stage right upto the fully grown earthworm stage. The kit itself is simple, straightforward and easy to do. Read the review of Insect Lore Earthworm Nursery.

3. Stonees Nature’s Building Blocks

Stonees is an unusual toy indeed by anyone’s standards, green or not. Stonees are actual rocks which are colored with natural pigments. You may wonder, what do you do with rocks, of all things! Well, these rocks have clever contours on their surface which means that they can be stacked up and used to construct all kinds of structures limited only by your imagination. Stonees are a perfect example of open ended play products. They’re different and happen to be “green” as well.

4. Idbids Plush Toys

Idbids toys are three extremely cute, cotton plush toys which have a real purpose – “to teach children the “iddy biddy” steps they can take to keep the Earth happy, healthy and green”. They consist of Scout the cloud, Lola the Flower and Waverly the water drop, all made of Egyptian cotton that is organically grown. With an Idbid starter kit, you get a storybook, a field guide and a organic cinch sack for your child to dress up in. All the materials used are eco-friendly. These are green toys with a purpose.

5. Plan Toys Tower Pounding Toy

Plan Toys Tower PoundingPlan Toys
I’m very happy to say that all the toys from Plan Toys I’ve had the opportunity to test out have been both eco friendly as well as practical for the kids. The superb toy design as well as the high quality standards established by Plan Toys makes this line of toys a must buy for all parents who wish for truly green toys for their kids. That said, I absolutely loved the Tower Pounding toy from Plan Toys. My little one loves to pound and he took a real fancy for this colorful wooden pounding toy. He started pounding and was quite fascinated when the ball actually began to move and then roll down the ramp.

6. Xeko Trading Card Game

This wonderfully packaged Xeko trading card game is eco-friendly from the word go! Right from the recycled packaging (which looks lovely, by the way) to the very theme of the game, the Xeko trading card game is environmentally friendly. But wait, there’s more! The Xeko game teaches your kids lots of interesting stuff about the earth and it’s inhabitants. I absolutely love the look and feel of this game. Kids who tried this game found it totally cool. It may be a good idea to introduce this trading card game to your kids, especially if they display an interest in their environment and like math and science. The Xeko trading card game has themes like Mission Costa Rica, Indonesia and Madagascar. All trading cards are interchangeable.

7. ImagiPlay Puzzles

It’s a different sort of fun playing with wooden toys. They’re sturdy and last for a long time. However, it’s important that the wooden toys your child plays with are safe. ImagiPlay is a line of wooden toys which are naturally earth-friendly, being made from renewable, plantation grown, chemically-free rubberwood. The makers of Imagiplay vouch for the fact that their wooden toys do not contain lead paint. These toys are available in natural finish as well as brighly colored safe paints.

8. Green Toys Tea Set

Nothing could be more perfect for this green toys article than the company named “Green Toys”! I spotted Green toys at this year’s Toy Fair and though I just stopped by for a few minutes, they left a lasting impression. The selection of toys from Green Toys is simple and sweet. The fascinating part about these toys is that they are made from recycled milk jugs! The select few products from Green Toys include a tea set, a sand play set, a cookware set and an indoor gardening set. Check them out.


3 Responses to "Green Toys – It’s all about going green"

Xeko also just recently released mission China (their 4th expansion) and we love it. I found a great image of the contents that you may wish to use like you have for some of these other fantastic games.

Starter Set Contents:

We have tested several new toys for all ages from Green Toy Companies. These environmentally friendly toys made from rubber wood meets the safety standards which is great, but the quality is still very poor. The material is soft an can break up into small parts which can be dangerous for little children. The prefect green toys are still far away.

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