Eco-Friendly Toys and Activities with First Edventures

Unless you’ve been living under a gigantic rock, you’ve probably noticed that monthly subscription boxes are all the hype these days. I know, some of you might be thinking, “Oh great, another way to accumulate more crap in my house!” While I often think the same thing, not all of these boxes are full of useless items. We recently had the opportunity to check out a box from First Edventures, who recently launched their monthly boxes of toys, books, and activities for little ones. Although there are other companies out there who can send your kids some cool items, First Edventures boxes are full of eco-friendly goodies that also promote brain development!

I’m going to give you a peek into what H&H received this month, as well as let your know their favorite item! Keep in mind, boxes are available for kiddos between 0-36 months, so what you receive might be pretty different. You’ll receive an awesome “Parent Guide” that goes over the contents of the box for you, as well as offers tips and ideas on what to do with each item. As a reference, my twins are 14.5 months right now and I ordered an age-appropriate box for them. Okay, so let’s get started.

1. Owl Stacker and Rocker by Janod

Let’s kick things off with the favorite! This owl stacker is not only adorable, but has been a HUGE hit with the boys. They’ve been learning to stack things, so this was right up their alley! The pieces stack upon a wooden dowel, but the dowel is not necessary if your kiddos aren’t ready for it. This toy actually caused a little fight, because everyone wanted it!

2. Eco-Dough by Eco-Kids

Since my kids are currently into putting things in their mouths, they haven’t gotten to play with the dough out in the open. Luckily, the parent guide suggested putting the dough in a baggy and letting them touch, press, and play with it. Not only is the idea great, but the boys found it super interesting! If you’re wondering, Eco-Dough is made of natural and organic fruit, plant, and vegetable extracts. How cool is that?! PS- It doesn’t smell as funky as some other doughs out there!

3. Stacking Cups by Green Sprouts

As I’ve mentioned, the boys are learning to stack, so these cups are perfect also! We actually already have a set, but these are a bit different. They actually lock together a little better and are made form plant-based resin. We’ve also been working on putting small cups into big cups, and are having success. Once we’re onto pouring things, we’ll be using these for that as well.

4. I’ll Teach My Dog A Lot of Words by Michael Frith

Board books are our thing! Before receiving this one, the twins were fans of anything rhyming! Also, we can’t handle regular paper pages yet, so board books are great options. No matter what the age, who doesn’t love a good book, anyway?

We’re so excited to have been able to check out First Edventures, and are extremely satisfied with what we recieved. If you’re interested in a fantastic eco-friendly subscription box for your little ones up to 3 years of age, head over to First Edventures to check out your options! You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@firstedventures). I also want to add that their customer service is top notch, so if you’re like me, that means a lot when making decisions!

If you’ve tried monthly subscriptions for your kiddos, I’d love to hear about them in the comments! I’d also love to hear any feedback on eco-friendly toys or goods that you might currently be using. Comment away! Don’t forget to find us on Instagram for more of our daily shenanigans.

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