Challenge young minds while having fun with an animal matching game, also from Plan Toys. The Animal Memo set features colorful animal faces on flat wooden tiles and comes in a cloth carrying bag. The tiles are made in Thailand from eco-friendly and renewable rubber wood.
Give quality, eco-friendly dolls and accessories instead of those made from off-gassing petroleum products. Waldorf dolls and Sweetheart Dolls, available at rosie hippo, are made of all-natural fabrics and stuffed with wool. To complete her gift, give the cherry wood Doll Bed or beechwood Doll Pram, also available at rosie hippo. Gorgeous wooden doll houses (offered in architectural styles like Colonial and Victorian) are made by Plan Toys and available at hazelnutkids.com.
High-quality art supplies aren't just for the professionals. Give kids all-natural art supplies and let their creativity come alive. Artemis colored pencils, crayons, and modeling beeswax get their colors from 100% all-natural plant sources. Hemp-paper sketch books are easier on the environment than standard art paper. Items are available at ecoartworks.com.
Tieramid Blocks are brightly colored non-toxic wooden circular blocks that can be made into an incredible array of shapes. Sure to inspire creativity and improve motor skills, the 22-piece Tieramid Blocks set comes with 52 cards displaying creatures and objects kids can make with the blocks. Engaging and fun, these blocks keep kids busy exploring and creating. Available at rosie hippo.
Children love movement and music. Inspire creativity by giving unique musical instruments such as a Peruvian panflute or rainstick made in Chile, available at ten thousand villages. Each fair-trade instrument is handmade by local artisans.