For over 30 years, PlanToys® has been supporting sustainable play by creating heirloom quality toys. PlanToys® is well-known for the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from preservative-free rubberwood with minimal to no waste! With all of the plastic, obnoxious noise, cookie cutter toys we are exposed to, you are going to love the built to last, modern innovations by PlanToys®. We recently had the chance to experience PlanToys® for ourselves with models Stacking Bear (5622) and Playhouse (7600) and they did not disappoint!
The Stacking Bear (5622)… is adorable! Created for children 18 m+ (clearly marked on the packaging), the brightly colored rainbow rings are rich with color which make it hard to believe its created using organic color pigment with water-based dyes. Perfect for little hands, the pieces are easy to clutch and are made with reclaimed, non chemical, kiln-dried rubberwood, safe dyes and non-toxic glues. All of the pieces feel very substantial, suitable for multi-generational use. This bear cleverly hides it’s vast amount of educational value including color recognition, shapes (each layer has a different shape), motor skills (stacking each layer in it’s grooved shape), math skills, problem solving and imagination! That’s a lot of punch in a toy that only retails for $24.99.
The Playhouse (7600)… With only 5 main structure pieces (plus a handle and fabric cover), this house is very easy to assemble with a few screws. For children 3 and above, it is great for creating social communication between parents and children. The playhouse includes a girl and boy doll (that can both sit and stand with a twist), thirteen pieces of furniture (made from the same sustainable rubberwood and recycled materials) and double sided fabric play mat. The wooden dowel handle makes the compact playhouse portable.
The playhouse retails for $79.99.