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I'll be the first to admit, baby showers can be tricky. Even after 4 kids of my own, I still find myself struggling to find the *perfect* shower gift. As a crunchy mom myself, I always tend to lean towards all natural, eco friendly, heirloom quality wooden toys that are sustainable and will last for years.
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We're sharing four fall-themed play-based sensory learning activities that your child can do with our wooden Uppercase Alphabet Letters and 10-Piece Numbers Set.
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The beauty of homeschooling is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming. It can actually be fun! If you’re new to this whole homeschooling thing, we’ve got you covered with five beginner homeschooling tips.

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Back in April we made an Earth Day commitment to be 100% plastic-free with biodegradable packaging by August 2021… And guess what? We did it 🙌

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We are debuting our ‘Love All’ collection that celebrates race inclusivity, justice and, well, love. These brand new takes on some of our most well-loved keepsakes are everything (and more) that you already love about STT products - sleek, simple, educational, all natural, heirloom quality, and FUN. 
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We know how hard it is to find the perfect toy for the little one in your life. Whether it’s your own kiddo or a friend/family’s child… Gifting is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. In today's blog, you'll find a handful of carefully curated wooden educational toy gift sets that will meet the needs of any gifting situation.

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If you're wanting toys that will not only keep your child busy all summer long, but also encourage educational growth through play-based learning, you may be in the market for a few new Montessori-style products to help you out. We’ve got you covered!
Easter basket gifts that won't be tossed aside after the Easter bunny hops home? Yes, please! At Smiling Tree Toys we make Easter bunny-approved wood toys safe for kids and gentle on the Earth.
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