Vivie and Ash's Organic Cotton Leggings are So Hip You'll Wish They Came in Your Size

by 09/22/14   filed under: eco baby clothing, green baby gifts, kids clothing

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Million-Dollar Terra Nova Play Environment for Adventure-Loving Kids Opens in British Columbia This Week

by 09/22/14   filed under: architecture, eco play

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13 Idyllic, Organic Family Farm Stay Vacations Around the World

by 09/20/14   filed under: education, food, gardening, green holiday ideas for kids

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Penguin Dominoes Offer a Cute and Colorful Twist on a Classic Game

by 09/20/14   filed under: eco play, green toys

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These penguin dominoes are a bit pricey, but they’re heirloom quality and have such a colorful, adorable twist that they’re worth it. This chunky and sturdy penguin domino block set is perfect for little hands, helping to teach cause and effect and logic through hands-on play. Your child can set up the dominoes, arranging them to go upstairs, downstairs, or in a wide circle — then the fun really begins as your little one knocks the penguins over with a ball, swinging beam or simply with a little push. Your tot will watch in amazement as all the blocks and penguins fall down and then start building all over again. 100 wooden pieces are included for endless entertainment to create different sequences over and over again. Creativity and critical thinking come into play time and again as do fine motor skills, innovation and cooperation when your child plays with a friend. The entire set includes 40 darling penguin blocks, many colorful dominoes, planks, cylinders in various sizes, 2 sets of stairs, doorway, bell tower, windmill, swinging pendulum and ball. This fun domino set is designed in France and made with real wood, plus finished with non-toxic water-based paints. All Janod toys are manufactured with strict quality and safety standards, meeting both European and Australian requirements.

+ Janod Kubix 100 Penguin Dominoes $47.95

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10 DIY Indoor Forts & Play Spaces

by 09/19/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, how-to

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Magnetic Activity Books Offer Plenty of Unplugged Creative Fun

by 09/19/14   filed under: eco play, green gifts, green kids, green toys, kids entertainment

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Improving Birth's Photo Project Brings to Light Birth Traumas Women Suffer

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Glob Face Paints are Certified Organic & Safe for Halloween & Dress-Up Fun

by 09/18/14   filed under: halloween, health & body

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Got kiddos who would like to paint their faces this Halloween? Need a safer face paint solution for birthday parties? Skip the scary ingredients inherent in nearly all face paint options on the market and opt for Glob face paints. Glob has got your kids faces covered, so to speak, with their new brightly colored, safe face paint collection. Glob’s natural face paint pack come in a palette of  hues that can be mixed to create new colors — all of which are made with certified organic ingredients. These face paints are free of artificial dyes and harsh chemicals and they’re safe for both body and facial applications. Paints are also titanium dioxide free, paraben free, non-nano, petro-chemical-free, talc-free, cruelty-free and made in the USA using botanical extracts like beetroot and tumeric. The paints come in minimal packaging and you get a handy bamboo applicator too. Additionally, check out our guide to safer, less toxic cosmetics to find some great face painting options. And learn how to make homemade face paints here.

+ Natural Face Paints $16.00

+ Glob

 

HOW TO: Make Flavorful, Refreshing Fruit, Vegetable & Herb Infused Water Drinks

HOW TO: Make Flavorful, Refreshing Fruit, Vegetable & Herb Infused Water Drinks

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients Fennel & Citrus: a bunch of fennel seeds half a lemon a few mint leaves filtered water Apple & Cinnamon: 1 red apple 2…

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Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

TweetEmailIn June 2014, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Washington, D.C. issued a statement intended to reassure schools and parents about the safety…

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CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

TweetEmailAccording to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9 in 10 U.S. children (a full 90%) are eating way more sodium than recommended…

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CONTEST ENDS TONIGHT! Win $100 from The Ultimate Green Store in Inhabitots’ Pinterest Contest!

CONTEST ENDS TONIGHT! Win $100 from The Ultimate Green Store in Inhabitots’ Pinterest Contest!

It’s here! Back to school season is in full swing and we want to help green your routine. We’re offering up the chance for TWO LUCKY WINNERS to win $100 worth of back-to-school…

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Schoolyards with Natural-Terrain Reduce Children’s Stress by Providing a "Peaceful" and "Calm" Environment

Schoolyards with Natural-Terrain Reduce Children’s Stress by Providing a "Peaceful" and "Calm" Environment

TweetEmail A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder has demonstrated that schoolyards with natural terrain and trees, dirt and water features reduce…

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Dino Pet is a Living, Bioluminescent Pet That's Fueled by Dinoflagellates!

Dino Pet is a Living, Bioluminescent Pet That's Fueled by Dinoflagellates!

TweetEmail A living dinosaur toy that emits a soothing, glowing light and puts on a wondrous show at night? Sign us up for a Dino Pet! The bioluminescent 3D-printed apatosaurus…

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School in England is Fingerprinting Students in the Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

School in England is Fingerprinting Students in the Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets

In what’s proving to be a controversial move, the Redhill School in Stourbridge, England will be fingerprinting their students in order to help reduce long lunch lines and to…

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Kids Can Build Creative Forts Indoors or Outside With PL-UG Den Building Kits

Kids Can Build Creative Forts Indoors or Outside With PL-UG Den Building Kits

TweetEmail The Story of PL-UG PL-UG is the creation of two friends (both named Ben) who have awesome childhood memories of building dens in the garden. When combined with a…

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Colorful & Notched Kaleidos Blocks Take Building to a Whole New Level

Colorful & Notched Kaleidos Blocks Take Building to a Whole New Level

TweetEmail Kaleidos is an award-winning “ColorToys” set of wooden blocks from Brinca Dada that not only allows children to discover an array of hues as they…

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Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Sesame Street at The New York Public Library's Special Exhibit

Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Sesame Street at The New York Public Library's Special Exhibit

TweetEmail You won’t need to ask for directions to get to Sesame Street anymore. The beloved show that taught you and your kids your ABCs and 123s is making its way to the…

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