Unplugged Toystores

By , January 14, 2008 8:24 pm

***MY STORE*** The Unplug Your Kids Store: Books, toys and music handpicked by me, Mom Unplugged. These are the toys and books that I would like to buy, or in many cases, have bought. Sometimes it is hard to find the treasures amongst the sea of junk out there. Hopefully this store will help!


A Child’s Dream Come True “Natural crafts, toys and more…To nurture the child’s sense for life and imagination.” They also carry Waldorf dolls, supplies, and books.

A Rocking Horse to Love Rocking horses, rocking chairs, rocking animals, rocking vehicles. Also puppet theaters and puppets, plus some play and real furniture.

A Toy Garden “We offer a broad selection of open ended, natural, creative, and fun toys for children and their families. Great selection of Fair Trade and Made in the USA toys, too. Waldorf and Montessori families and anyone who appreciates quality toys at reasonable prices will enjoy our family run webstore.” PERSONAL NOTE: I have ordered from here a lot and have always had good experiences and great products.

Acorn Naturalists “Acorn Naturalists was founded over seventeen years ago by educators interested in developing resources for enhancing science and outdoor learning experiences. We believe that curiosity about the natural world is universal and that science, mathematics, language arts and other subjects can be taught effectively through environment-based education.” A fascinating store with tons of resources, kits, and activities for just about any science and nature-related learning or fun endeavor.

Ape To Zebra “Safe educational learning toys for babies, toddlers and children. Quality European toys, wooden toys and unique gifts from baby to teen!”

Baby Naturopathics “Baby and Earth friendly boutique” – European wooden and soft toys, plus some natural and organic toys too.

Back to Basics Toys A more mainstream toystore than most that I list here, but with many nice toys and games nonetheless. Their motto: “They do make them like they used to!”

Bella Luna Toys “We are proud to offer a beautiful selection of treasures from around the world. When you shop with us, you will find heirloom-quality toys, handmade gifts and playthings that bring out your child’s imagination. We have competitive prices as well as items that you won’t find anywhere else!” – Waldorf toys and dolls, natural toys, wooden toys.

Blueberry Forest Toys “We can nurture our children by offering them toys and playthings made primarily of natural materials that are lovely to the touch and delightful to the imagination. We strive to make available the highest quality toys and other treasures that you and your children will cherish, and which will become heirlooms to be passed down through generations.”

Bright October “You will not find character themed toys which do not promote natural learning and feeling. What you will find are excellent quality toys designed to enhance thought process and appreciation of our beautiful planet. We love watching young minds have pure fun with cleverly designed toys which are safe and natural.”

Callie’s Corner “Callie’s Corner offers a unique mix of educational toys and materials suitable for infants and toddlers through early elementary.”

Chinaberry Mouse Logo 125x125 “Books and other treasures for the whole family.” Books (sorted by age), audio-books, games, toys, crafts.

www.Chinaberry.com Links directly to Chinaberry’s clearance section.

“A breath of fresh air in a gadget-filled world. USA Made, European, & Fair Trade Toys & Gifts, ‘Un-leaded’ and Safe!”

Culture for Kids Mostly bilingual and multicultural books and videos but also carries multi-cultural dolls, puppets, Asian and multi-cultural arts & crafts supplies and kits.

Down to Earth Toys “Down To Earth Toys has a wide range of Wooden Toys, Natural Toys, Educational Toys, Waldorf Inspired Toys and other items to spark your child’s creativity.” Over 90% of their toys are made in the US. Down to Earth Toys blog.

Dream Child Studio (an Etsy shop) Acorn Dolls, Wool Felt Crowns, Gnomes, Fairy Rings and more, all handmade with love by the very talented Amanda (blog: The Rowdy Pea). I have some of her items and they are very well-made and sweet!

For Small Hands “Our unique selection of open-ended activities for children encourages discovery and growth of imagination. Our specialty has always been to provide real, child-size tools to enable young children to have successful experiences learning how to care for themselves and their environment.” A Montessori shop.

Hazelnut Kids “Natural, earth-friendly, wooden and organic cotton toys for children and babies” Organic cotton stuffed animals, Sarah’s Silks, many great wooden toys ($5.95 flat rate shipping!)

Imagine Childhood A gorgeous store, fairies, beautiful natural toys, wonderful books…  Big sigh.

ImagiPlay (A toymaker) “Kids are the future! If we’re to create a brighter future for our world, we need to instill environmental awareness in our children. Green toys teach kids to think about where things come from and where they’ll go—an early lesson in environmental responsibility and responsible buying. ImagiPLAY is committed to the development and distribution of open-ended educational toys and children’s accessories that inspire their imaginations, introduce them to the wonders of the natural world around them, and nurture their sense of discovery. We are equally committed to producing only high-quality products using materials and processes that show respect for our planet and all the people and creatures upon it….Everything we produce is made from renewable, sustainable materials.

Island Treasure Toys “Toys your child will play with more than once.” Wooden toys, Waldorf toys and dolls, wooden dollhouses, wooden playstands, wooden kitchens.

Kangaroo Boo “Unique, exceptional quality wooden toys, handmade and handcrafted toys and smart children’s products…Our toys are made in various countries. Most are made in Europe. Each toy’s detail page lists where the toy is manufactured. On our website, you can browse toys by country of origin (where it was manufactured) as well as category or age group.” Offers a “not made in China” search option.

Kid Bean “Earth friendly, labor-friendly, vegan products…Safe for your baby, the planet, and all the animals.” Natural arts & crafts supplies, organic cotton stuffed toys and dolls, wooden toys made in the USA, and a large selection of cooperative games.  ***NOTE:  Store is going out of business  :-(  Everything is clearance priced right now.***

Kids’ Scandinavian Shop Scandinavian toys and clothing. HAMA beads, Hansa stuffed animals (Looking for a stuffed lemming? Look no further!), Swedish Teddykompaniet, Playsam, plus more. Also: Very cool Svan wooden chairs and baby bouncers.

Kinderdolls Large selection of USA-made Waldorf dolls. Arranged by category: Nature Table Dolls, Seasonal, Mermaids, Animal Friends, Elf Dolls, Fairy Dolls, and Story Dolls.

La Petite Tica An unassuming-looking store whose specialty seems to be soft toys. European brands as well as US made. They also carry Asthma Friendly soft toys. I have ordered from here with quick shipping and friendly service.

Lanbridge Toys “Your Link For Toys Of The World” Lots of great high quality brands, including many European manufacturers. Site is easily searchable by Category, Age, or Brand. “We only carry fine quality toys from around the world. Hence the name Landbridge Toys: We connect People with Toys from around the World.”

Little Red Robin “Little Red Robin provides beautiful and natural products for the young child at the best prices online! Run by a Montessori educator, Little Red Robin carries educational materials and toys that are developmentally appropriate for the young child. All of our products are beautifully made of the highest quality, natural materials, which draws your child towards the material over and over again!” Montessori. Also has a list of interesting parenting articles.

Little Wonderland (Wooden Toys) “Wooden Toys from Around the World” All toys are wood: “We look for educational value for sure, but we also insist on offering toys that will not sit around your house collecting dust – in other words, we choose toys that are fun!”

Mahar Drygoods “Vintage and Artisan Crafted.” Very cool, and some unusual items. Some Waldorf. All rather funky so check it out! Mahar Drygoods blog.

Montessori N’ Such Montessori classroom materials, plus WONDERFUL materials and items suitable for homeschool or toys. Explore this site. I have bought a few puzzles here that I have never found anywhere else.

Moolka European toys. Well known brands (Haba, Selecta, etc.) plus many lesser known ones. Search by Category, Age, or Brand.

My Unique Wooden Toys Another very homemade-looking website, but very much worth a good look. All wooden, US-made toys. All very one-of-a-kind. Some organic.

Natural Pod “Natural items for play and daily living that are mindful, creative and inviting for your family.”

Natural Toys Made by Tomtemama (an Etsy shop), Tomtemama (blog: Tomtemama) designs her own toys and makes them from 100% renewable materials. “Teeny Tiny” babies and families, gorgeous needle felted balls, Waldorf dolls.

Nova Natural Toys & Crafts “Natural toys and crafts.” Wood, natural materials, Waldorf items, books, arts and crafts and also felting supplies.

“Unique, natural, wooden & European toys and baby toys.” Lots of Haba, Selecta, etc. Oompa Toys blog.
“Natural toys” (some are organic and fair-trade) and other eco products.

Padilly “Padilly is a German-American family owned business and our mission is to bring beautiful, high quality, natural toys from Germany, Europe and around the world into the hands of kids, create fun and make their eyes sparkle. All toys and accessories available through Padilly are of exceptional beauty, educational value, and were carefully selected by the Padilly Team.”

Palumba “We specialize in organic, green-built, handmade children’s items created from ALL-NATURAL materials. Our children’s toys, musical items, art supplies and clothing are all dedicated to the natural home. Best of all our toys over 80% of our toys are made in the USA, the others are crafted in Fair Trade Cooperatives. ALL of our toys are made without any toxins or unsafe parts. They are all of heirloom quality and crafted with “green” technology, care and integrity.” Waldorf and Montessori, unique and lovely toys that encourage imagination and creative play.

Planet Happy Toys “Natural Non-Toxic Toys and Games for Tree Huggin’ Kids … We focus on carrying beautifully crafted natural toys, games, books, and more, and all of our products fall into at least one of the following categories: all natural, organic, fairly traded, green (environmental awareness), responsible (labor), and multi-use.” Planet Happy donates funds to plant one tree for every purchase made (one tree offsets one ton of carbon) – in partnership with Trees for the Future. Planet Happy Kids blog.

Rosie Hippo’s “We personally review every item prior to its acceptance, and most items simply fail to make the cut. What you see in Rosie Hippo’s selection is the kind of item we offer to our own children – high quality natural products that appeal to children and which encourage creative exploration and a more peaceful world.” Natural toys, many European and US-made.

The Blue Ladybug “As a mom, I am concerned about what touches my child’s skin. I love clothes, bedding, and toys made entirely of natural fibers. When I went looking for good dress-up clothes, I only found garments in synthetic materials that were not durable or machine washable. So, I decided to start my own line of natural fiber and organic play dress-ups.” Natural fabric dress-up clothes and accessories: durable, machine-washable, safe, and designed for kids to be able to dress and undress themselves.

The Silly Wagon “If you were to describe The Silly Wagon style it would be stylish, unique, hip, cool, Indie, Euro, trendy, Classic, sweet, and FUN!” Chic and trendy clothing, toys and accessories. I usually shy away from hip and trendy in my selected stores, but this one made my list because the toys and arts & crafts are delightful, and different from the more common European brands. The Silly Wagon blog.

The Silver Penny Family business offering books, all-natural toys, craft supplies and kits, personalized gifts, and Tooth Fairy items.  Very Waldorf.  Lots of fairy items.

The Wooden Wagon Toys and folk art for imaginative play: “The Wooden Wagon offers a great variety of toys and folk art directly imported and not found anywhere in America.” Wooden and stuffed toys, Waldorf, German folk art, and hard-to-find Christmas decorations. The Wooden Wagon blog.

Three Sisters Toys Toys for “nurturing creativity, bringing back imagination, and opening us up to the magic of childhood.” Waldorf toys and dolls, plus other lovely natural toys.

Treasure Box Toys “We feel that our products will help children by stimulating their senses, encouraging them to develop their natural curiosity, activating their creativity, awakening their artistic imagination, enticing them to explore their surroundings, teaching them to nurture the environment, celebrating diversity, developing a love for stories and best of all letting their imaginations run wild!” A wide assortment of wooden and natural toys including Waldorf and Kathe Kruse dolls.

Under the Nile 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton children’s clothing and soft toys. Fair Trade Certified.

Uncle Skunkle Toys “Our family games are exciting, creative, fun, challenging, addicting, sometimes tricky and absolutely original! These cool games SHOULD BE considered a substitute to video games and may likely grow your brain. Buy at least two as soon as possible!” One-of-a-kind, award-winning games that you won’t find anyplace else.

Wild Dill “We carry only natural, organic, fair trade, made in the USA/Europe, or recycled clothing, toys, bedding and furniture for babies and toddlers.”  (PERSONAL NOTE: I found order fulfillment and shipping to be like lightning!)

Willow Tree Toys “Where the dreams of childhood grow.” European toys, Waldorf wooden toys, natural toys, Montessori toys, Waldorf dolls.

Wood Toy Shop Lovely handmade wooden toys.  “Heirloom quality and guaranteed to last.” I have ordered from here twice and have been very pleased with the product, which really does seem handmade yet sturdy.  These are unique items that you will not find anywhere else.  Be sure to check out the “gizmos” category (my favorite).  (PERSONAL NOTE:  I have ordered a few items from here and the quality is outstanding, the items are truly unique, and service was great!)

Zoo Loo Naturals (an Etsy Shop) “Our little haven of natural goodies for your family. Look for handcarved wood gnomes, wood animals and figures, fibers for crafting and organics for babies. We like to throw surprises in the shop for fun.” Natural, one of a kind items handcrafted by Lizz (blog: Red Dirt Mother).

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