April 2011 | Vol. X - No. 4
|“One hundred percent of the scrap wood from the timber made into toys and/or furniture is used to heat our buildings [in Germany].” — Lea Culliton, HABA USA|
Sorting Box Animals by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
What is the favorite food of the cat, dog, and sheep? Little explorers will soon find this out as only the right food will fit through the corresponding holes of the sorting box. The big wooden pieces stimulate the curiosity of little ones, fosters their senses and train motor skills. Material: Naturally colored birch wood, 6 colored pieces of beech wood and 2 birch plywood templates printed on both sides. Launch date: 2011. ( Watch Video) 3/4/2011 (MSRP: $17.95; Age: 1 and Up)
Moose by FINK FOREST FRIENDS
The Fink Forest Friends eco-friendly plush toy line is based on the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship award-winning characters. Moose consists of Eco-fi Felt, polyester fiber made from 100% recycled bottles, and is one of a kind and 100% handmade in Los Feliz, California. Moose measures 16" x 18" x 7." 9/14/2010 (MSRP: $45.00; Age: 4 and Up)
Treefies by MARAI TOYS LLC
A tree will be planted for every collectible, plush Treefie that is registered online. Because children are so interested in doing their part, this line is geared toward educating them about our world, giving them the opportunity to plant a tree, and keeping them interested in the environment. Treefies combine the classic offline play and collecting possibilities of a plush toy with the modern twist of access to the internet. The line includes the following animals: monkey, elephant, eagle, frog, brown bear, lion, panda, shark, leopard, and ferret. 3/16/2011 (MSRP: $5.99)
E-Moto by HAPE
This Italian-designed motorcycle is made of bamboo, with just a bit of rubber and metal for the wheels. The body is lightweight and durable, making the E-Moto easy and safe for young children to maneuver. These toys are made primarily of bamboo, an eco-friendly source material that is quick-growing, natural, and renewable. 4/8/2011 (MSRP: $24.95; Age: 3 and Up)
Cone Stacker by SPRIG TOYS, INC.
This cone eliminates the central ring from the stacking toy. Sprig toys are molded using Sprigwood, a durable, child safe, bio-composite material made from recycled wood and reclaimed plastic. 2/22/2011 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 0 and Up)
Captain Owen's Dolphin Explorer Boat by SPRIG TOYS, INC.
Join Captain Owen on the open seas! Our rugged boat playset is great for the bathtub, beach, and pool. A complete playset. It includes an 2 boats - Explorer Boat and Rescue Boat, a Life Preserver, two Dolphins - Mother and Baby, an Adventure Guide - Captain Owen, an Adventure Hat (interchangeable with other characters), and a Backpack Accessory. 2010 TOTY Award Winner. 2/15/2010 (Age: 3 and Up)
Eco-Friendly Wooden Double Sided Domino by BOIKIDO
This environmental friendly wooden Double Sided Domino is made of wood from FSC-monitored source, painted with water-based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials, and printed with soy-bean ink. It's designed for preschoolers to learn numbers, counting and matching, plus develop motor and cognitive skills. The pieces can be stored in the sturdy drawer box that comes with the toy. It's been tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards.
Awards: 2011 Parents' Choice Recommended Award 12/29/2010 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 2 and Up)
Eco-Friendly Wooden Rainbow Numbers by BOIKIDO
This environmental friendly wooden Rainbow Numbers Game is made of wood from FSC-monitored source, painted with water-based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials, and printed with soy-bean ink. Kids can learn counting and numbers. Color coded matching provides helpful hints to minimize frustration. The game helps develop motor and cognitive skills. Store the pieces in the nice and sturdy drawer box which comes with the toy. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. ( Watch Video) 12/29/2010 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 3 and Up)