How to Care For Wooden Toys

How to Care For Wooden Toys

When cleaning your wooden toys, remember that wood is a porous material. Never soak or immerse a wooden toy in water. 

You can use a mild soap or white or apple cyder vinegar diluted with water. Make sure you use a small amount of soap, preferably natural one, that wouldn't dry the toy's surface.

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A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 3

A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 3

This is now not about saving our planet. It’s about saving ourselves. With or without us, the natural world will rebuild. In the 30 years since the evacuation of Chernobyl, the wild has reclaimed the space, the forest has taken over the city. It’s a sanctuary for wild animals that are very rare elsewhere. It’s a powerful evidence that no matter how big our mistakes, nature will overcome them. We humans can’t presume the same. We are the smartest creatures that have ever lived, but to continue we require more than intelligence. We require wisdom. We alone are able to imagine the future. There’s a chance of us to make amends and manage our impact. And become in balance with nature. We know how to create the perfect home for ourselves, a rich, healthy home, full of magic.  

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A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 2

A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 2

“We have overfished 30% of fish stocks to critical levels. We cut down over 15 billion trees each year. By damming, polluting, and over-extracting rivers and lakes, we’ve reduced the size of freshwater populations by over 80%. We’re replacing the wild with the tame. Half of the fertile land on Earth is now farmland. 70% of the mass of birds on this planet are domestic birds. The vast majority, chickens. We account for over one-third of the weight of mammals on Earth. A further 60% are the animals we raise to eat. The rest, from mice to whales make up just 4%. This is now OUR planet, run by humankind FOR humankind. There is little left for the rest of the living world.” (A Life On Our Planet)

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A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 1

A Life On Our Planet - David Attenborough’s Witness Statement and Vision of the Future Part 1

A few days ago we watched ‘A Life On Our Planet’. And it had such an impact on me that I decided to write a blogpost about it. Actually, more than one blogpost. As one would simply not be enough, I would need to leave out too much valuable information. 

The reason why I decided to write about this topic on one hand is that not everyone can watch the film. On the other hand is that our actions have been affecting our children's future and we must act now if we don’t want them to struggle and if we want them to experience the beauty and magic of our planet. 

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Structured and Unstructured Play

Structured and Unstructured Play

If we would like children to learn how to solve problems, work towards individual or collective goals, or improve active listening skills, structured play is the answer. Unstructured play on the other hand builds important qualities such as creativity, empathy and imagination.

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Meet Abaki Toys

Meet Abaki Toys

Abaki®’s is a family-owned toy manufacturing company specialising in all-natural, handmade wooden toys. They strongly believe that toys are more than just fun and games for kids. Their Abaki® toys engage a child's senses, spark their imagination and encourage them to interact with their parents & other children. Abaki®’s range of all-natural handmade wooden toys put a smile on every child’s face.

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Imaginative Play

Imaginative Play

Childhood is a time of magic. Wooden rings can become swim belts for peg people, rainbow stackers can become slides or rockers for small dolls and soft toys, and little ones can become doctors, bakersbaristasbuilders or explorers, all in one day. When children use their imagination in play they are developing crucial psychological and emotional capacities that help them understand the world in which they live and their relation to it; they are learning to solve problems, create new possibilities, even change the world.

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Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.

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Meet Textilkedeseim

Meet Textilkedeseim

Krisztina started her business about 10 years ago. For many years, her main product line was crochet figures. Her new passion is eco-friendly products. As a mum and housewife, she had started thinking about how to reduce their plastic usage and that was when she started sewing reusable products.

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Meet Fonalacska

Meet Fonalacska

Bogi started creating yarn and wire decorations when she worked as an interior designer and soon, she had more and more orders. In a short period of time, designing and perfecting the yarn and wire decorations became part of her everyday life. She makes every single decoration by hand. 

The base of the decorations is an aluminium wire which she covers with crocheted string. The possibilities are endless, Bogi can create almost any shape.

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About Wooden Toys

About Wooden Toys

Wooden toys allow children to use their reasoning skills as to which activities they see fit. Role-play and imaginative play stimulate emotions, thinking, and social skills. Little ones begin to exercise their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination with wooden toys. Building blocks, for example, help children with numeracy and problem solving.

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