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TDmonthly Magazine

February 2006 | Vol. V - No. 2

Wooden Toys Find Favor With Conscientious Crowd

HABA and Others Get Push From Online Retailers

By TDmonthly Staff
February 2006

"It appears as if classic wooden toys are making a true comeback," Deborah Gallagher, president of Smart Start Baby, told TDmonthly Magazine. Partly to thank is the increased availability of these quality products on the Web, sources told TDmonthly Magazine.

Janet Lilleburg, one parent who buys wooden toys, said she seeks out fundamental products that encourage imagination or creativity when she goes toy shopping. "I like brands, such as HABA and Vilac, and there is always Melissa & Doug," she said.

Though Melissa & Doug toys can be found in many major stores, like Target, other brands, such as Vilac, Djeco and Chelona, have only become more accessible now through Internet retailers.

Check back in a future issue of TDmonthly to find out more on this emerging trend.

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