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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Raising Green Kids- Finding Green Toys

With the BPA ban in Childrens products in Canada and the growing green movement, it has become much easier to find toys that fit the environmentally friendly lifestyle. Keep these points in mind on your search for Green Toys:

Natural Materials: It has become easier to find items made from solid wood and non-toxic finishes. For babies and toddlers look for stuffed toys made from organic cotton, puzzles and pull along toys made from solid wood and non-toxic paints.

Energy Consumption: Look for toys that are well-made and durable. The fewer toys you need to replace, the fewer toys end up in a landfill. Try to find toys that don't require batteries, or are driven by an alternative energy (solar power, wind up).

Imagination: Search for things that will boost your child's imagination. Playing dress up with ecofriendly clothes or secondhand clothes, playing with legos or building blocks. You can use an old cardboard box to create hours of playtime. Have you child help you decorate it.

Go local: Find local businesses who manufacture or sell toys. Supporting local businesses reduces energy costs on transportation of goods to the business and to you.

Want to find more Green ideas?

The Green Quiz Quest is an online worldwide scavenger hunt created to bring green companies and customers together. The first Quest was run in July 2010 with great success! An estimated 1500 Seekers and 80 Sponsors from around the world participated in the first semi-annual Quest. Giving out an estimated $3500.00 in prizes for the seekers and generating new leads for the sponsors. For more info visit Green Quiz Quest.

Own a green business?

View their Sponsor Info Package here: http://www.greenquizquest.com/GQQSponsorPack.pdf and video instructions to become a sponsor and a video detailing some of the great new features here http://www.youtube.com/user/gqqcanada

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