The mom-and-pop company makes a spring debut with a message of healthy eating. Grow-your-own garden kits get little farmers planting and harvesting; aprons and chef’s hats have them helping in the kitchen; and come dinnertime, enamel-on-steel plates with country-fresh illustrations teach the components of a balanced diet.
A child’s first experience with books shouldn’t be hard. Easy does it with an accordion-style soft reader. Stitched kantha embroidery on the cover sets the earthy tone; black and white jungle animal graphics complete the circle of life.
It’s fine to go a little ecocrazy when considering where to rest your child’s head. Sleep soundly (and safely) with a collection of 100 percent certified organic cotton pillows filled with moisture-resistant, quick-drying, hypoallergenic, and odorless fibers from the kapok tree.
Sprout Robot is ideal for lazy gardeners or busy moms. Simply type in your zip code and the smart site prepares a planting schedule designed for your garden. Sign up for a subscription and seeds are delivered to your door in time for planting.
Dovetail joints turn three pieces of beech wood into a creature kids will love. Finished with natural tung oil, there’s nothing plastic about them. Choose from an alligator, alpaca, dog, elephant, or horse.
Calling all gamers. Help save planet Rotopolis from dangerous pollutants like Smokies, Nukies, and Heaters. Developed in conjunction with 1% for the Planet (a global movement started by the founder of Patagonia), the app/game teaches kids to be environmental heroes.
From overlicked lips to irritated noses, the combination of beeswax, jojoba, avocado oil, and evening primrose has made our skin ooga boogas disappear. We can’t wait for summer to test the eco-conscious concoction on bug bites.
The latest from Jason Ringenberg (front man for adult music sensation Jason & the Scorchers) is a get-off-your-butt-and-get-outside album. Some of his famous friends (Mike Mills of R.E.M., Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick, country music star Suzy Bogguss) pitch in on tunes that teach about animals, nature, and the great outdoors.
Drink up with BPA- and phthalate-free bottles that are a hybrid of plastic and glass. Simply slip the glass bottle into a shatterproof plastic sleeve and serve to your little sucker. Milk never touches the plastic (don’t worry, it’s been rigorously safety tested), so there’s no chance of leaching chemicals.