Unplugged Toystores

By , January 14, 2008 8:24 pm

***MY STORE*** The Unplug Your Kids Store: Books, toys and music handpicked by me. 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!

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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 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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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

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.

La Petite Tica 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.

Magic Cabin You probably get this catalog in the mail already, but they do have nice items.

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 A very homemade-looking website, but very much worth a good look. All wooden, US-made toys. All very one-of-a-kind. Some organic.

 

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

Oompa Toys “Unique, natural, wooden & European toys and baby toys.” Lots of Haba, Hape, 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.”

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.

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!)

The Wood Toy Shop Beautiful wooden toys handmade in Portland, Oregon from scrap wood.  I have ordered from this store before and have never been disappointed!

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