With parents and adults concentrating on sustainability and going green, teaching our children is important to preserving our actions. When we want to teach them something new, it is sometimes hard to gain the attention of our children. However, the toy companies have geared toward sustainability, recycling and renewing our natural resources. This makes teaching our children about sustainability not only easy, but enjoyable. So when choosing this year’s Christmas gifts, consider these toys that teach sustainability, recycling, and our responsibility to conserve our planet.
Here are a few CleverlyChanging’s top green picks
Green Toys Tool Set:
What child doesn’t like playing with Mom and Dad’s tools? Playing with tools teaches fine motor skills, imaginary play, and early DIY skills. Tool sets even help younger children feel accomplished. This is a 15 piece durable too set, all made in the USA with 100% recyclable plastic. Included in the tool box are the following items: phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, and 2 nuts.
Green Toys Race Car:
Green Toys produced race cars that don’t deplete our natural resources and look fun and fabulous. The colors of the cars are vibrant and appealing and this is a unisex toy that all children can really enjoy. There are also tons of intellectual benefits when children engage in imaginary play and explore using cars to engages their senses such as seeing, touching, and hearing. Looking at the quality of these toys, parents are encouraged to recycle. This is a beautiful example of recycling at its best. These cars are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers and are available in the three colors as shown.
Green Toys Chef Set:
This is another great unisex toy. I have been in the store looking for cooking sets for my nephews and often left disappointed because the sets were princess themed or pink. The best part about this fun Green Toys Chef Set is that the colors are universal, the toys are timeless, and they don’t require batteries in order for your child to enjoy them for hours.
Kitchen sets not only engage a child’s imagination, but it also encourages creativity, helping others, following directions, and so on. Children often enjoy mimicking their parents and this is a great set for them to use.
6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy DIY
This toy looks so fun! Can you imagine an energy efficient toy that is cool and fun to play with and you can change it into 6 entirely different toys. I first noticed this fascinating solar powered toy on Groupon. I was intrigued so I set out to learn more about it. This toy appears to be little too complex for a small child, but an older kid could appreciate the toys flexibility and creativity. However, the reviews I read about this toy are totally mixed.
Here are Angie Pomilia’s top picks
Uberstix Scavenger Recycling Series:
Most kids love to build, almost as much as they love to tear down. With this set, kids will get a chance to explore the other uses of household items. The kit is made from recyclable household materials your child must find and use to build their craft. With two models to choose from, your child can build a pirate ship or a UFO just by collecting everyday household items and following the directions to build. When they have found the pieces and followed the directions, they have a fully functioning toy that taught them how to recycle.
Eco Friendly Wooden Eco House:
This new solor power doll dream house is the apex of sustainability. The eco-friendly house is made from recycled wood, comes with completely furnished rooms and a family. The theme of the house is totally environmentally friendly. Included in the design are the following, which teach children about sustainability: recycling, rain water collection, a wind turbine and solar panels. Children enjoy learning about being while playing.
3 in 1 Solar Powered Transforming Robot:
As a child, I loved The Transformers cartoon and their action figures. I wish I owned one like this. This kit teaches children about solar-power. The robot is completely powered by solar panels that your child installs own his or her own. Once the installation is completed, the robot transforms into 3 fun toys automatically. From robot to scorpion to tank, this bot is a great way to teach about the power of the sun. This robot is also affordable and fun for any child to enjoy. Prices on Amazon start at $3.50
About our guest contributor
This post was written in collaboration with Angie Pomilia,who is a content contributor for Brainz, a topical website urging people to learn something new and share it with others — whether it’s a list of the best dollhouses for girls or 14 easy meals every guy should know how to make.
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