Green Toys for Toddlers

July 30, 2015  |   Megan Saynisch

So much happens in the toddler years, as your baby turns into a full-blown kid: walking, talking, and developing their own little personalities. The best toys for them during this stage develop their growing sense of independence by improving their gross motor skills, including walking and running. You can also prepare them for the milestones ahead by helping them develop fine motor skills, like stacking and scooping. Toddlers also love to pretend to be like the grownups around them, and of course (much to the neighbors’ delight) love to make as much noise as possible.

Teaching kids about sustainability and the environment can start early, too. Choosing green toys demonstrates your commitment to improving the environment, and as your kids get older you can use green toys to talk to them about age-appropriate environmental concepts, like recycling and conservation. We’ve picked out the best green toys for toddlers, all from companies with demonstrated commitments to environmental stewardship and sustainability. But not only that – these toys are great fun!

About the author

Megan Saynisch

Megan Saynisch

Megan is a freelance writer, organic gardener, chef, and mom – not in that order. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center), Megan lives in the Kale Capital of the World (Brooklyn, NY) with her husband, two young children, and a cat named Rocky. She tweets sometimes.