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PlanToys Holiday Gift Ideas



PlanToys made with sensitivity toward our environment

Plan Creations Co. Ltd, founded in 1981 is the manufacturer and distributor of educational wooden toys under the brand ‘PlanToys’. Our company creates toys that inspire imagination along with being environmentally responsible and maintaining good values. With PlanToys’ innovation and quality, our toys have been welcomed into the hearts of many children around the world. We do our best to make a positive impact on all areas such as the nature or the working environment. In every stage of production, from selecting materials to making the toys, we aim to satisfy all parties rather than targeting only business gains.

PlanToys selects environmentally-friendly materials:

* Preservative-Free Rubber wood

PlanToys is the first and only manufacturer to use chemical-free wood taken from rubber trees that no longer provides latex. Most of the rubber trees that stop producing latex are 25 years old and would be cut down and burnt to make weak quality coal that is ecologically harmful. PlanToys has raised the value of rubber wood to its highest and helped sustain a healthy ecosystem.

* E0 (Non-Formaldehyde Glue)

PlanToys realizes the harm of Formaldehyde glue often found in wooden toys. We are the first to come up with special materials and process to remove the glue from our wood. This is for the safety of all children which is PlanToy’s top concern.

* Water Based Color

PlanToys uses non-toxic and environmentally-friendly colors that are safe for children of all ages, including those under 3 years old.

* Recyclable Package

The increasing waste level around the world is damaging the environment and deteriorating ours and the future generation’s quality of life. That is why PlanToys chooses to use recyclable packages that can be re-used to help reduce waste.

PlanToys’ products are produced under environmentally responsible conditions:

PlanToys received ISO 9001 (Quality Management) in every of our production stage simply because we care–from choosing chemical-free preservatives to maintain the wood to wood conversion, detailing, erasing edges, and assembling products according to the required standards. We apply non-toxic colors that are harmless to children’s health and wellbeing. Before the production is complete, all PlanToys pass quality standard check before being packaged and delivered. PlanToys has recently been certified with ISO 14001 (Environmental Management). This reflects the company’s determination in managing safe and ecologically-aware productions and activities. PlanToys recognizes the importance of our employees and our society.

Social Contribution

PlanToys is encouraging the building of a supportive environment by establishing institutions and organizations that promote learning and the development of children.

Success Through Play™ will be highlighting 3 toys today from the extensive PlayToys Catalog:

Product Descriptions (provided by PlanToys)

Hammer Balls



A curved wooden box with three colourful balls and 1 mallet. This toy helps children to improve hand-eye coordination caligning, slotting, aiming, it will be 2 great fun to pound the ball and they roll out through one path. Safe for ages 1 year and up


Dancing Alligator



While being pulled, the wooden pieces make rhythmic click-clack sound. Toddlers can pull it along on a two-foot leash while learning to walk. Safe for ages 18 months and up


Fish Castanet



Beautiful clapping sound can be produced by this cute Fish Castanet. This can be played along with other PlanToys musical toys. Safe for ages 2 year and up


PURCHASING INFORMATION:

USA:

Amazon.com
J.T. Puffins

Canada:

PLAYWELL ENTERPRISES LTD.
Phone 416-439-0044
Fax 416-439-4656
E-mail pelca@rogers.com
Contact Person Mr. Henry Lim

UK:
www.marbel.co.uk

Australia:
www.teaching.com.au

South Africa:
Think Toys
36 Kya North Park, Bernie Street,
Kya Sand, South Africa
Tel: 27 11 708 4884 / 5
Fax: 27 11 708 4989
E-mail: jenny.g@global.co.za
Contact: Ms. Jenny


Success Through Play™ comments:

With the holiday season around the corner and in light of the recalls of toys made in China, parents around the world are wondering which toys are safe for their children. Look no further, because we have found an affordable, eco-friendly toy company for you.....PlanToys. We give PlanToys a standing ovation for their commitment to eco-friendly wooden toys that are developmentally stimulating and fun to play with.

PlanToys make ideal gifts this holiday season!

Hammer Balls:
This beautifully made toy is heirloom quality and will last for many years. The base is stable and provides a solid foundation for endless hours of play. The balls are a good size and provide a "just right" challenge for a 1 + year old! Many Hammer Ball products on the market are poorly constructed and feature balls that are far too small and are potentially unsafe. This is not the case with this beautiful set. Your 1 year old will enjoy pounding the balls with the "hammer" while working on his eye hand coordination, bilateral hand coordination, motor planning and upper extremity strength and endurance.


Dancing Alligator:

This award winning pull along toy will delight your toddler! The ideal age to give a toddler a pull along toy is approximately 2-3 months after they have mastered walking! They will require fairly good balance skills before they will be able to pull the toy along effectively. Pull Along toys are wonderful for encouraging gross motor skills; your toddler will be motivated to walk more. The auditory feedback provided by the delightful clickity-click sound (hardwood floors provide the best sound), along with the unique movement patterns of the alligator will provide positive reinforcement for your toddler who will be inspired to take his new pet for a walk! Your toddler will be using many additional skills such as refining his balance skills, using eye hand coordination, motor planning and upper extremity strength and endurance all while having fun! The 4 yellow wooden wheel have rubber for better traction. No batteries are required...just good old fashioned mechanics make this toy one of our favorites!

Fish Castanets:

Your toddler will enjoy "clapping" along to the beat of the music or a tune with the unique fish castanets from PlanToys. The fish castanets are available in pink, blue and green! Your child will have the opportunity to work on developing his rhythm, coordination skills and a variety of fine motor skills all while developing a great love of music! Older children will be attracted to the fish castanets and will be able to play with them as they are on the larger side. They can be played along with the PlanToys Xylophone, Concertina, and the Solid Drum Set.

Tips for playing:

Toddlers will enjoy holding the castanet in 2 hands and using both hands to make a clapping sound! To encourage finger isolation, set the castanet down on a level surface and encourage your toddler to press down using one finger to make a sound!

PlanToys Online Magazine

PlanToys has an online Magazine which can be accessed here.

We would like to thank PlanToys for sending us samples for this review. In addition, to Diana Ukalovic for her assistance with this article. We will be featuring additional PlanToy Products in the months to come, so please stay tuned!

To see the full catalog of PlanToys please visit:

www.plantoys.com

4 comments:

Sandra said...

My daughter has the Alligator and LOVES it. Plan Toys make extremely high quality, eco-friendly toys. I find their prices to be very reasonable.

Anna said...

I have not heard of Plan Toys, but you bet I will be checking them out! They look fab.

Cecilia said...

How fun! They look so well made and I can rest easy that they are truly non-toxic.

SUSAN KEMP said...

What a great idea! Trash to Treasure is always a good thing!

Too cute, great advice.