“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”- Albert Einstein
Before I had a child, this quote meant something different to me. Now that I have Ella, it takes on a whole new meaning. It is just as important to have imaginative play toys around the house as it is to have learning toys. Or if you have a child like Ella, she will turn her educational toys into imaginative play. 🙂
The first Eco-friendly toy I bought for Ella was the PlanToys Assorted Fruits and Vegetable cutting set. Ella still to this day puts toys in her mouth. I didn’t want to buy her food play items that weren’t safe, especially since I knew they would go in her mouth. I had heard rave reviews about PlanToys and I had to find out for myself.
PlanToys only uses replenishable rubberwood, which is preservative free and naturally processed. They were the first company to use recycled rubberwood! The wood is not chemically treated in any way. PlanToys only uses water-based colors and non-toxic glues. So yes, it’s safe for your child to put them in their mouth! PlanToys manufactures all of their own toys in Thailand, so they have complete control of the process. Thailand is rich with rubberwood, which PlanToys has successfully recycled for their toys.
PlanToys creates toys to inspire children’s imagination as well as promoting their physical and intellectual development. They have unique designs that every child will love. Ella has loved her Fruit and Vegetable cutting set. I bought it for her for Christmas last year and it took some time for her to master cutting the veggies. It would occupy her for at least 30 minutes until she got it!But now she is a pro. It definitely promotes fine motor skills as well as imaginative play. Ella loves to “cook dinner” and make flavored teas with the fruits. She will put them in her tea set and serve “orange tea” to all of her friends. This has been one of her favorite go to toys that she plays with every day. And I mean every day!
Stay tuned for next months Eco-friendly Holiday Gift Guide for your chance to win an amazing toy from PlanToys!!