Our Eco-Friendly Play Celebration Continues: Bloggers, Toys & This Week's Giveaway!

21 Apr
Photo Credit: CRAIG TRACEY / BARCROFT USA

Photo Credit: CRAIG TRACEY / BARCROFT USA

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From Bloggers to Teachers, Moms and Eco-friendly brands, the internet is buzzing with tips on how to “Go Green” and celebrate Earth Day’s Big 4-0.

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Over the past week we’ve found some really great suggestions, tips and crafts from some of our favorite bloggers and thought we’d share a few:

* Secrets of a Super Mommy– quite a few posts featuring some really unique crafts using recycled material.

* Mommy Perks– Great post featuring 20 Earth Day Tips on everything from getting rid of bugs to cloth diapering.

* NuggleMama’s Handful– Participating in an Earth Day Challenge this blogger talks about the simple changes she’s made in her every day efforts to become more green.

* Mommy Niri– Talking about children’s television shows teaching about Earth Day.

* Mommy Poppins– Lists some great Earth Day activities going on in NYC. Even if you are not in NYC, it can give you some ideas to look into in your area.

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Because we believe teaching kids from a young age about caring for the environment and living green can plant the seeds for an eco-conscious adult-

We here at The Big Toy Book were so excited to celebrate fun-filled Eco-friendly play,  we began our celebration last week .

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When it comes to “playing green” price is often a concern. However we’ve noticed that as the green trend is growing, more and more manufacturers are finding ways to reduce those once hefty price tags.

Citiblocs manufactures great wooden alternatives to plastic building blocks. Their sets come in various sizes which makes them affordable just about any budget!

Sprig is a popular brand that manufactures its affordable green toys from “Sprig Wood,” which is a combination of wood and recycled plastic. Their Dolphin Explorer Boat won Specialty Toy of The Year at Toy Fair this year.

Sprig- Dolphin Adventure Boat $20.12

Sprig- Dolphin Adventure Boat $20.12

Recently, Sprig Toys joined the Wham-o Family and are busy reinventing some of those classic & favorite toys such as Frisbees and Hula Hoop from Sprigwood in an effort to go green.

Other companies, such as DuneCraft and Insect Lore are great brands that promote teaching children green living through their hands on with nature kits.

Curious Georges Outrageous Farm

DuneCraft - Curious George's Outrageous Farm $24.99

InsectLore- Butterfly Gardens $14.95

InsectLore- Butterfly Gardens $14.95

In addition to the above mentioned green toys, The Big Toy Book has an Eco-friendly toy page that is filled with many toys & brands that inspire green living every day.

This Friday we will be continuing our Earth Day celebration during our TGIF Chat and Giveaway.

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During our TGIF Giveaway, we will be talking  some more about ways to teach our children green living through play as well as giving participants the chance to win all 3 items pictured in this post!

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So how do you play? … Its Easy Peasy!

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* RSVP in the comments section below with your twitter handle

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* Join us Friday, April 23 @ 2pm (et)

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* Use the hashtag #TBTBEarthday

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* Follow The Big Toy Book Moms – @thebigtoybook @toyinsidermom @toytrendexpert @toybookshopgirl @toybook

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– Winners will be chosen both at random via Random.org,  as well as via twitter prompts.

– There will be a special prize for the top tweeting participant. (This excludes mass Re-tweeting)

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39 Responses to “Our Eco-Friendly Play Celebration Continues: Bloggers, Toys & This Week's Giveaway!”

  1. Jackie April 21, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    I use eco-friendly products as often as possible, particularly around my 6 month old, and love giving her green toys to play with. Especially since she is bound to put it in her mouth!

    Jackie

  2. Shara April 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Thank you for linking to Mommy Perks – very kind 🙂 Happy Earth Day!

  3. little_kisa April 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Party!!!! RSVP
    @little_kisa

  4. Shannon Schulte April 22, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    see you then @sethandshannon1

  5. @mstyle10 April 22, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I'll be there

  6. Monika April 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    @savings2share will be there!!! *SMILE*

  7. Kathy Luman April 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    RSVP @kathyluman

  8. ronald muse April 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    i like to rsvp @countryboy29671

  9. shawna April 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    I'm so looking forward to it!
    rsvp'ing @lovemykeiki

  10. crystal April 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    @lovemy21b RSVP cant wait great prizes!!

  11. CarePeace April 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    RSVP @carepeace. Thanks

  12. B Perez April 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Can't wait to join in! Adding my rsvp @realmommy365

    Happy Earth Day 🙂

  13. Natalie Vandenberghe April 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    RSVP–I'm glad I'll be able to attend. Thank you.

  14. Chantel April 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    RSVP! cityslicker127

  15. Christen Flowers April 23, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    Will be therehttp://twitter.com/ChristenFlowers

  16. Kirby April 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    RSVP @kmpiorec will be there

  17. Carrie April 23, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    I’ll be there 🙂 (Huppie Mama)

  18. Maria @BOREDmommy April 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    RSVP @BOREDmommy – Hopefully it will work for me – sometimes no one can "see" me at these things, so hope it works today!

  19. Sara April 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    I'll be there as always @Natr_nVideoGamz

  20. Summer April 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    @sweetone624, can't wait to chat!

  21. Manda April 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Will be attending! @MandaPanda429

    • Lara April 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

      I'll be there!!
      @momdram

  22. Tracy P April 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    RSVP
    @cloud10277

  23. Amy April 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    RSVP !!! @eko0724

  24. ronald muse April 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    ill be here @countryboy29671

  25. SuZ April 23, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    NYTMBlog

    That Curious George Garden Kit is ADORABLE!!!!

  26. marlibu April 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    rsvp@marlibu

  27. Sara April 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    RSVP!! @Doodle741

  28. freeshopper April 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    Would love to join @freeshopper

  29. Tara April 23, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    See u there @Momma2qtpies

  30. Kailey B April 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    @Kailey2004

    I;ll be there!

  31. @tabida April 23, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    rsvping!

  32. @tabida April 23, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    rsvp

  33. Felicia B. April 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Will be there! @tigpooh1516

  34. Andrea April 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    @simplyandreah

  35. Jodi April 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Rsvping! @crazeypoet

  36. Angela April 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    @momwanablucky

  37. Stephanie April 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    I'll be there

  38. pat wong April 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    rsvp thanks

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