Green Toy Review
We just moved into a new brownstone and the girls couldn't be happier.
Nope this wasn't a million dollar real estate transaction. It's from Our Children's Gorilla.
Our Children's Gorilla dreamed up this green version of a dollhouse
made of flat packed, recyclable cardboard. The authentic brownstone has
a store on the first floor and then pop-out windows above the shop. We
come up with all sorts of creative scenarios for our house. We added
Lego furniture and throw lots of wild parties in this house (funny the
neighbors never complain). The house measures 23.5 x 11.8 x 14.5" and
is very sturdy. There's also a Firehouse version--a guaranteed hit with
most boys. I love that this is a backdrop for imaginative play and it's
also great for the environment--no batteries, no plastic. Simply set up
and make it your own. $49.95 on Babesta.com
While the older daughter is busy playing house in her brownstone, the baby has been fascinated with her new vehicles from Plan Toys. Mostly she is fascinated with the Mini Garbage Truck from PlanToys. The truck is part of Plan's Preschool line--amazing
kid-powered toys to fuel early learning. We love loading and unloading
the truck and I am already teaching her about recycling.
practices the "Three R's" of green living: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle."
Here's how they create these gorgeous toys. They start with organic
rubberwood, hold them together with non-toxic e-zero glue, color them
with water-based dye and package them in recycled and recyclable
material printed with soy ink. Nice work Plan! Buy it: Plan Toys Wooden Mini Garbage Truck
($21.99). My little girl doesn't care yet that her truck is made with
care. She simply adores the chunky feel and solid construction (our
trucks tend to crash..A LOT).