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Benefits of Organic Toys

By Stella Richard

As we move towards a more environment conscious way of life, it has been found that there are a number of areas in our life that can be altered to create a more sustainable and healthier tomorrow. While naturopaths have been advocating an organic lifestyle from the perspective of nutrition and diet for your children; it is also important for you to educate them on other aspects of natural living that effect their safety and help make the planet a more greener one.

The lesson of organic living can start early in life, by giving your kids toys that are organic, safe and environment friendly.

What are Organic Toys?
As the name suggests, organic toys are those that are made from organic materials. These play things are natural and much healthier for kids, especially infants who are known to chew on every object that comes their way.

Furthermore, with the recent scare of a number of toy manufacturers using harmful substances such as lead paint and other material to manufacture fancy toys, parents are becoming more and more conscious about equipping their kids with safer items to play with.

Most organic toys tend to be simpler constructions that contain fewer whistles, bells and other such accessories made out of plastic and other factory manufactured spare parts. At the same time, just because they are simpler; they encourage the child to stretch their imagination a little more and furthermore support creative play. These toys are equally functional in developing a child’s mental and physical growth and in spite of them being less flashy; they work towards the growth of a child’s motor skills.
Types of Organic Toys Available in the Market –

1. Wooden Toys – Almost every child’s first toy is either a rattle, a set of blocks or teething rings. One can find all these items easily in organic forms. The natural toys are typically made from wood that is either maintained in its natural form or painting using organic paints and other such material. These toys are popular because parent need not worry about their children chewing on these toys and consuming any hazardous chemicals.

You may also have noticed some wooden toys and trains that over the years become a family heirloom that are passed on for generations. Their durability, sturdiness and safety make it a more environment friendly option.

2. Dolls and Stuffed Animals – You can find organic cloth animals and dolls that are made out of natural cotton and fibres. Not only are these toys easily washable; but the natural fibres tend to pick up the scent of the mother which help create a huge comfort factor the infant.

You can also encourage the creative growth of your child by helping them engage in creative play with natural dress up cloths, play houses and other items that aide the child’s imagination power.

Natural toys are a great way to contribute to the environment since they are typically made of bio degradable material and the fact that they are more durable means that they will change more hands than modern plastic toys which easily break and need to be discarded more frequently.

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