I love timber toys.
#1. I love that they are pretty enough that I don't mind them scattered throughout our living area.
#2. I love that they usually come with a story.
#3. I love that they will likely last generations because they are beautiful enough to keep and to pass on.
#4. I love that you can easily find them pre-loved, like this dolls house.
#5. I love that you can buy toys made from sustainably harvested timber, like this dolls house furniture made from natural rubberwood from rubber trees which no longer produce latex.
#6. I love that the simplicity of timber toys seems to encourage imaginary play - more so than plastic toys with batteries, bells and whistles.
#7. I love that they are durable enough to last a lifetime, or more. I wonder how many children have played with this old kitchen hutch?
#8. I love that their strength and simplicity makes them almost impossible to break.
#9. I love that timber is a renewable resource.
#10. I love that timber is biodegradable.
Do you love timber toys too?
A giveaway from Eco Toys
I'm more than happy to help promote Eco Toys. The toys they stock are 'crafted from natural, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and/or recycled materials'. I also love that they 'support Australian made, Australian designed and ethical manufacturers'.
Would you like to win one of these gorgeous My Nature Habitats?
Entries have closed. The winner was comment number 29 - Kelly of Happy Whimsical Hearts. Congratulations Kelly. And to everyone - thank you for taking the time to enter.
To enter head on over to Eco Toys, check out their products and pop back here and leave a comment sharing which of their toys you love the most and why. (Little Eco and I like this EverEarth Horse Stable & Horses).
Entries close midnight (Australian AEDST) Wednesday 31 Oct 2012. One entry per person, please. Sorry, entries only open to those with Australian addresses. The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will be announced here in this post on the Thursday morning. I'll contact the winner directly by email. Good luck.