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What are Eco Toys?

March 9, 2018 By Shelley Mason Baby, Children, Play & Product FAQ's comments
What are Eco Toys?

I’ve been in business selling wooden toys and educational toys for 8 years now.  When I first started I knew I loved wooden toys. There weren’t really many around and they were difficult to find.   Thankfully now there are loads around in shops everywhere , but processes vary so much and the word ECO FRIENDLY TOY is thrown around so much – I've been wondering what REALLY makes a toy 'eco friendly' .  What do all these words mean – sustainable wood , FSC certified , non toxic etc. ?

You would be forgiven for believing that any type or brand of wooden toys is a safer option for your children to be playing with as opposed to plastic toys, as wood is a natural material, but… not all wooden toys are created equal and we parents need to be very aware of this. 

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Wooden toys for all ages

March 5, 2018 By Shelley Mason Baby, Children & Play comments
Wooden toys for all ages

Wooden toys make a terrific addition to any toyroom.  Whilst I do believe that almost any toy is an educational toy, I prefer wood to plastic for a few reasons.

Wooden toys are generally extremely durable and safe , are not only colourful and fun to play with but encourage a child to explore their senses and imagination. 

I love the feel of wooden toys and the smell and texture is something that can not be replaced.  Its an impulse for me to smell a wooden toy and the difference in quality and feel is obvious.  I often find myself doing it when we get in new stock at the warehouse , it’s a sensory feeling that evokes a sense of calm and fun in me and I catch my kids doing it too and have a  giggle. 

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