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We're sharing four enriching citrus-themed play-based learning activities that your child can do with our wooden Lowercase Alphabet Letters and 10-Piece Numbers Set.
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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!

Ahhh, the age old battle: plastic vs wooden toys. 

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Pick your fighter: On the left we have the type of battery powered, land-fill filling, easily broken plastic toys you'll see all over TV and in big box stores.

On the right we have timeless, eco-friendly, heirloom quality, educational AND entertaining wooden toys. 

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Let's raise kids who love and care for our planet! Download your free Love the Earth activity packet for coloring pages, drawing prompts, and simple ways to get your child thinking about how to keep our planet healthy and green.
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As someone who is incredibly passionate about the environment, I believe in a future where we all treat EVERY day like Earth Day. At Smiling Tree Toys, we are a green business who makes every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.
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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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First birthdays are magical and unforgettable. Our wooden toys for one-year-olds are montessori-inspired keepsake toys they'll never forget. In true Smiling Tree Toys fashion, they’re personalized, heirloom quality, and loved by both kiddos and their parents.

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