I love getting unique toys for Maggie! Finding toys that are educational and natural make them even better! I’ve wanted to get my children “cutting fruit” since before I was even pregnant! I saw them one time at the home of a girl I was babysitting and was so impressed. When I was a little girl playing with my kitchen set, I would have loved having a set of these. Heck, I admit it, the Wonderworld Fruity Basket that Natura Toys sent me was as much for me as it was for Maggie! I’m having a blast showing her how to cut the fruit with the little wooden knife!
The basket includes 6 different fruits: banana, cherries, pear, kiwi, watermelon, and apple. 3 of those 6 fruits are able to be cut, and then put back together with Velcro that is attached to them. All of the fruits are made of wood and painted in nice, vibrant colors. The only thing I would say about the colors is that the apple is painted in a shade that, to me, looks more like orange rather than red. These fruits are also a little smaller than other cutting fruits I’ve seen. They are sized more in a way that matches kitchen set sizes.
Here is a little bit more about Natura Toys:
Natura is Nature in Latin. We believe that children should be nurtured with nature. We are committed to be the best resource for very high quality products and services that impact positively on people as well as the planet. We have carefully selected toys that are intellectually stimulating; enrich social understanding, confidence, humor, imaginative play, and most importantly fun for children of all ages and abilities, thereby providing parents with peace of mind knowing their children are being inspired and enlightened by safe and quality playthings.
Combining our experiences as child development specialists, architects, engineers, teachers, and stay-at-home mothers of children aged from new born to nineteen, we provide the best selection of the world’s most unique and extraordinary toys which encourage open-ended unstructured play. We evaluate a toy based on its play value, quality, integrity, and impact on the environment. Natura Toys is proud to offer award-winning games and toys, unusual plush animals, special needs toys, wooden, retro toys, science/nature and educational toys are just some of the toys you will find in our store.
As an eco-friendly and green online toyshop we specialize in reusing and recycling to reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can. We only stock ‘nature aware’ toys and games, toys that incorporate learning about nature, keeping the environment clean and learning about recycling. Many of the toys at Natura Toys are made from recycled material, organic material or wood from verified sustainable sources and the toys are made in factories that have been checked to ensure they follow ethical working practices.
We also understand that Play is Child’s most important work and what matters to most parents is keeping their children healthy, happy, and safe. Whatever you select from our store, we guarantee that your children will learn and have fun while they play and enjoy. We sell toys that are an investment in your child’s future. Your child’s safety is of utmost importance to us and we always closely monitor the quality of the playthings we provide. The majority of our wooden toys are made in Europe, US and Australia with many of them being hand made and hand painted with non-toxic paints and varnishes. Every single toy on the Natura Toys site has gone through rigorous safety testing by the manufacturers.
We don’t stock a toy just because a toy is popular or fun in flashy packaging, or supported with heavy advertising as we do not believe in the commercialization of children with licensed toys and, because we believe that these toys can limit the child’s own curiosity, imagination, and unique possibilities. Department stores and regular toy shops can sell you commercial toys based on movies, cartoons, or even breakfast cereal or a child’s meal. At Natura Toys, we take a different approach. We love less violent, more multicultural, eco-friendly green toys, toys catering to a multitude of development needs, but we will always admit to having toys that are just pure fun. We want our toys to be loved for months, years, even generations and toys that don’t harm the environment our next generations will inherit.
With Christmas quickly approaching, if you still have children on your “nice list” to shop for, you should check out http://www.naturatoys.com/! They have great presents for children of all ages, and for parents with all budgets! Their website is easy to navigate and you’re sure to find something you can both love!
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