Thursday, April 17, 2008

Toys R Us Now Carries Natural Wood Toys

We got a Toys R Us coupon book in the mail yesterday. Inside they have a two page spread on their "all-new ALL-NATURAL TOYS only at Toys R Us!" It's a line of wooden toys that is geared for the ages 2 and up set. There are toys like shape sorters (about $11.00), alphabet block wagon (about $15.00) and a train made of blocks (about $25.00).

According to the advertisement they are made with no paints, dyes or finishes; solid burned wood; large, easy to handle pieces; Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood; 100% recyclable. There is also a picture of their packaging - a cardboard box (I don't know if there is any excess plastic packing inside or not).

From first look, this looks like a good effort from Toys R Us. Simple, basic, safe toys that won't harm the environment. Next time you're looking for a toddler gift, these may be a good option.

Has anyone actually seen the toys yet? I rarely go to Toys R Us. Perhaps once at Christmas time if I can't find what I'm looking for somewhere else. So if you've seen these toys, let us know what you think.
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