with furniture, PlanToys Inc., 3yr+, retail $199.00
has long been a promoter of all things green but they're new line
of play products brings the reality of green living to the land
of imaginary play.
The Green Dollhouse enables children to role play family life
and the possibility of positively impacting the environment. This
empowers young children with a greater understanding of what going
green really means.
Young children, boys and girls alike, have the opportunity to
play with this environmentally friendly toy that mimics the ultimate
introduced to green and alternative
energy sources through a fun, hands-on approach. This really
gives them a better understanding of what the grownups around
them are talking about. Most homes are not currently generating
electricity from alternative natural sources such as sun and wind,
so children (and even parents) who may hear about this type of
energy have no visual reference to pair it with. Now they do!
features a toy solar
panel, wind turbine,
and rain collector.
Dollhouse features a model wind
turbine and solar
energy panel to harness natural power and transfer it to the
electrical inverter as an example of possible home energy use.
Collecting rain in a mock-up rain
collector provides water for the home. A replica of a green
facade helps control and maintain the appropriate temperature
of the house, and a shade canopy that can be put up or down to
regulate the wind and sunlight coming into the house. Recycling
bins incorporated onto the side of the home reinforce practical
up your green dollhouse
It took us a total of 28 minutes to go from box to play, with
kid assistance. Instructions were simple to follow, tools, screws
and parts were all clearly marked and packaged for easy removal
(no twisty ties, bolts or screws).
Children can customize their home with furniture and accessories.
The Green Furniture Set is made of eco-friendly rubberwood and
grass board. The set has 5 rooms worth of furniture; Living
Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Children's Bedroom, and Master Bedroom.
The Crew enjoyed hours of reoccurring open ended make-believe
play. The lessons learned from this fun experience go far beyond
the small and gross motor skills, the language development, social
interaction and creative learning experience. Little ones get
the opportunity to play with safe chemical free toys, use their
imagination, and learn that it is possible to live in harmony
with nature. You can't beat that.
Plan Toys, Inc. utilizes totally green manufacturing. Their toys
are made from Kiln Dry, Chemical free rubber wood, bonded with
E-zero glue (formaldehyde-free), color added is water based, non-toxic
colors, package printing is soy &water based inks.
Plan Toys, Inc is not just environmentally responsible when it
comes to toy making. They also promote social and environmental
awareness and responsibility by supporting a reforestation program,
a Children's Museum, and The Children 7 Community Club.
also see in Going Green -> Eco-Friendly