Archive | non-toxic toys

Handmade, U.S. Toys Threatened



Here’s a classic case of getting not quite what we wanted. Recently reported by Green and Clean Mom and Eco-Child’s Play, an unintended consequence of new toy testing might be putting small, family run toy makers out of business. Seems they won’t be able to comply with pricey new third party testing. The big boys, […]

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Non-Toxic Kids Gift Guide: Buy U.S. Made Toys and Gifts



In this tough economy, I think Van Jones (author of the Green Collar Economy) put it best in a recent Newsweek article. He said that we are given these economic stimulus checks, which we then use to stimulate China’s economy (by buying goods made in China). It just doesn’t make sense. I know we all […]

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Check out Down to Earth Toys-



I was recently tipped off about an online store called Down to Earth Toys that features natural wood (with non-toxic finishes) toys, books, musical instruments, craft supplies, and baby items. Most of their products are U.S. made, and Fair Traded, and all of them were selected with an eye towards simplicity and creative play. Ah, […]

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Simple, Non-Toxic, Homemade Gifts for the Kids–



I was talking to a friend last night and she said her daycare provider, Annie Look out in Seattle, suggested some simple, high interest toddler and preschooler gifts in a recent newsletter to parents. Some of her ideas included: *Creating a craft box, a container filled with crayons, tape (what kid doesn’t love tape?), markers, […]

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