Best Wooden Toys for Babies and Young Children

I’m one of those mean mothers who doesn’t want her aesthetic sensibilities offended by blinking plastic toys all over the living room. But, in an effort to prove that my heart isn’t completely dry and shriveled, I do allow tasteful, wooden playthings to cozy up next to the plants and furniture.

The Plan Toy Chalet Dollhouse with furniture ($179.46) won’t fit in Audrey’s bedroom, so it lives right on the living room floor. This toy has endured as one of her favorite-ever Christmas presents. She received it two years ago now and plays with it almost daily. It makes future gift-giving easy for relatives, too, because there are always more accessories to add to it.
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Green Gift Shopping Online

Too tired to haul yourself out into the shopping scene this year? If you’re lugging small children or a baby bump, you may want to pick out some thoughtful items online and save yourself time, hassle, and a few gallons of gas. (Not to mention the temper tantrums that can be avoided.)

Melissa and Doug wooden toys are great quality and undeniably green. Our house is filled with puzzles, blocks, and even wooden food that have stood up to years of active play. I would heartily recommend any of their products and you’ll save nearly fifty percent off by buying them online!
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