Natural materials are calming and grounding for children. Whether it’s the feel of warm, smooth wood or soft, pliable wool, they delight and soothe. Mosey Handmade and Livie & Luca are big fans of natural toys, good for the environment and good for children too.
"Toys that are made from natural materials, with rich, natural colors, and that are lovingly handcrafted are inviting, and contribute to a child’s “sense of life,”’ says Sarah Baldwin, owner of Bella Luna Toys and former Waldorf teacher. Sarah believes that the simplicity of natural toys can also stimulate a child’s imagination to work harder, which leads to deeper play.
Jes at Mosey creates her lovely crown and flowers with felted wool, because it is wonderful to work with and because children are instantly drawn to the material.
And in keeping with the use of eco-friendly materials, Livie & Luca offers shoes crafted from lead-free leathers as well as vegan shoes.
This week’s giveaways – a wooden baby teether and a stacker - are from Clover and Birch, a “labor-of-love brand with a desire to provide purposeful, modern toys to eco-conscious families.”
How do your little ones play with natural toys? Send us pictures for a chance to add to your collection!
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