Eco Friendly Toys | Green Toys

Eco Friendly Toys And Green Toys

Many parents want to teach their children at an early age how to be good stewards of the environment. They cover the basics such as shutting off lights when not in a room to save electricity and recycling plastic milk jugs and drink bottles.

There is another great way to make kids environmentally aware – choose eco-friendly toys and discuss them with them.

They may be called old-fashioned toys or wooden toys because they are made out of the same natural materials (such as wood and natural dyes) that were used years ago.

Another common term is green toys which are not indicative of the color of the play items, but rather the concept of environmental impact.

Like everything else, the Internet is a great place to source these fun toys for Christmas or for other gift-giving occasions throughout the year.

Earthwhile, which is linked in this article, has great toy ideas for kids as well as a few some fun gifts that parents get for themselves or other adults on their gift lists.

I really loved the pen and pen holder made from recycled keyboards. That would be a modern and stylish addition to anyone’s desk. Another great adult gift is a kid-themed reusable shopping bag that easily folds up to fit in the palm of your hand.

How To Know You Are Getting Old

Ways To Know You Are Getting Old

I realized the other day that the shirt I’m wearing is older than a college graduate! It’s 22 years old. I bought it on the day before Thanksgiving in 1988. I’m not sure whether the fact I am still wearing it all these years later is a testament to the fact that I’m extremely thrifty or hopelessly out of style…let’s call it both!

That got me thinking about ways to know you are getting old.

Here is a short list:

– You have clothes older than college graduates!

– Your holding books and newspapers closer to your eyes or father away from your eyes.

– You are still reading books and newspapers in hard copy rather than electronically.

– You can relate to every one of these bits of 80’s trivia listed here.