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Top eco-friendly toys for summer

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The best green toys for kids

Are you an eco-friendly parent looking for some fun toys for the kids this summer? Check out why these green toys are the best for summer play and the best for the environment.

The best green toys for kids

Green Toys dump truck

Get to work outdoors (or in) with the Green Toys dump truck. This eco-friendly hauler is made from 100 percent recycled plastic milk containers and satisfies every child's craving to move dirt, sand and rocks with the real working dumper. The added bonus? There are no metal axles, so you don't have to worry about rust or accelerated wear.

The best green toys for kids

Plan Toys wooden blocks

There is no better imagination builder than a set of plain wooden blocks. With nine different shapes, these eco-friendly blocks from Plan Toys encourage a child's imagination and can be made into a city landscape, bridge, a castle or construction site.

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The best green toys for kids

Eco-friendly sidewalk chalk

These chunky, colorful chalk pieces are perfect for "green" kids because they are made from eco-friendly, nontoxic dyes. Create a masterpiece on the sidewalk outside or on a chalk wall inside — it doesn't matter where when you have eco-friendly chalk to draw with.

The best green toys for kids

Green Toys sand play set

Summer just wouldn't be the same without a good set of sand toys. This sand play set from Green Toys inspires your child to dig for treasure and build a castle in the sandbox or on the beach. This sand set leaves the lightest footprint because it is consciously made from environmentally friendly materials, which reduce fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The best green toys for kids

Manny and Simon stroller

Every little mommy simply must have a stroller for her babies! The Manny and Simon stroller is more than a stroller, it's a carriage fit for every eco-minded child. The stroller has a beautiful, nontoxic pink paint and is made from 100 percent post-industrial recycled wood residuals — it's one of the greenest strollers you'll find!

The best green toys for kids

Smart Gear Balance Bike

With the Smart Gear Balance Bike, your child can learn the necessary motor skills needed for safe and natural bike riding — without the use of training wheels! This eco-friendly, pedal-free beginner bike has two wheels and encourages balance, confidence and coordination. Mom, dad and the Earth will love that this green bike is made with replenishable birch wood, formaldehyde-free glue and nontoxic paints and lacquer.

The best green toys for kids

Green Toys jump rope

This adjustable jump rope is not only eco-friendly, it provides hours of entertainment for active, outdoor play. The recycled handles and 100 percent cotton rope make jumping not only fun, but safe for the environment, too.

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The best green toys for kids


The PlasmaCar is an eco-friendly toy because it uses kid power! This world's best selling ride-on toy has no batteries, pedals, gears or electric parts — you are on the go with a simple turn of the steering wheel. Kids love using natural forces to maneuver this must-have outdoor toy full of pure energy and pure fun.

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