I don’t write a lot about toys — mainly because my kids have arrived at the age where the only toys they really care about require a charging station.
However, when I had the opportunity to review these PlanToys, I agreed because I absolutely love the concept. (And I have a neice and nephew to pass them down to!) If you aren’t familiar already, PlanToys are a line of innovative educational toys made from non-toxic natural materials such as organic rubberwood.
The toys they sent to me are actually from a new line called PlanWood toys, which are made from the rubberwood sawdust created by the manufacturing of other items by Plan Toys.
PlanToys has traditionally manufactured their toys from renewable rubberwood that is no longer producing rubber. The new PlanWood is made from the 2 tons of sawdust that the toy factory produces daily, truly using every part of the rubberwood tree. With some pressure molding they were able to create a high density fiber, which is strong and durable.
This is about as eco-friendly as it gets!
I also love that the new PlanWood toys can safely go in the dishwasher. One of the biggest reasons I was skeptical of wood toys when I had babies was that they weren’t easily disinfectable, and we all know how babies and toddlers love to put toys in their mouths.
PlayToys sent us the Stacking Bear and Pull-Along Snail. Both are so incredibly clever, even my 6 and 9-year old kids enjoyed playing with them. The Stacking Bear is particularly innovative. It’s not a typical stacking toy with a tube up through the middle. Rather, you build the bear by stacking and matching the blocks with the corresponding shapes.
We put together this quick video to show you!
PlayToys can be purchased at select online and traditional retailers.