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10 Popular Green Children's Toys

By Email author - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:15:00 GMT
10 Popular Green Children's Toys

Here are 10 eco-friendly toys that are safe and fun for children of all ages:

  1. Jump Rope: Opt for this eco-friendly jump rope over the standard variety. It is 7 feet long, made from recycled plastic and contains no phthalates or BPA. www.mbeans.com

  2. A Day On the Farm: Hand-painted using paints that are non-toxic and kid safe, these toys are very durable and constructed using sustainable hardwood. A great alternative to comparable plastic toys, this set features a barn, pig-pen, chicken coop and 11 animal figurines. www.imagiplay.com

  3. Green Doll House: Teach your children to positively impact the environment for life with this eco-friendly dollhouse. Comes complete with wind turbine technology and a solar energy panel, as well as a rain barrel and recycling bins. www.plantoys.com

  4. Tea Set: Made from lead and phthalate-free recycled plastic, this play set is both durable and functional. www.greentoys.com

  5. Organic Toy Crinkle Bear: Manufactured using soft organic cotton in a plush velour, this teddy bear makes interesting crinkle sounds and encourages the development of hand-eye coordination. www.growingtreetoys.com

  6. Dino Rig: This battery-free set of dinosaur-themed adventure toys encourages imagination and is made from sprigwood - a heavily tested and safe material constructed from recycled plastic and sawdust.  www.sprigtoys.com

  7. Mini Garbage Truck: Instead of the traditional dump truck, why not encourage your child to play with a recycling truck? Manufactured from sustainable rubberwood trees and formaldehyde-free glue. www.plantoys.com

  8. Stacking Tree: Teach motor skills and problem solving ability in a fun and eco-friendly way with these pieces of brightly colored, stackable wood made from rubberwood trees and a water-based dye. www.plantoys.com

  9. Owi Triple Action Solar Car Kit: A revolution in the world of model building, this model car runs on solar power and is designed so it can be fully assembled at home. www.owirobot.com

  10. Little Labs Stars and Planets Science Kit: Help your child learn about our vast universe by constructing our solar system and studying the planets. Made from non-toxic plastic. www.thamesandkosmos.com