Organization is something that I hold to an extremely high standard. I am an anti-clutter freakazoid and our house maintains a beyond normal level of cleanliness and order. Jacob reluctantly jumped on the bandwagon when we got married and Beckett has adopted our lifestyle as well as almost any two-year-old can. Don’t think of me as a scrooge when it comes to keeping the house neat and tidy or putting the nix on good old-fashioned messes and childhood adventures. This is a house of fun – lots of fun. But, the toys of a child do present challenges. The biggest hurdle is the sheer volume of toys and this is where I become a stickler. If a toy isn’t loved and played with, it goes bye-bye and is relinquished to the “for future children” bin. If a toy doesn’t meet my quality standards, it is donated to the local church’s non-profit store. In the end, the toys that are cherished and eventually become integral parts of our household succumb to endless hours of toddler love abuse.
When Beckett turned one, she received her very first tractor – it was a front loader by Sprig Toys. And, she has been hooked on wheeled toys ever since. If it can be pushed or pulled around and accompanied by a “Vroom! Vroom!” sound she is one happy girl.
Well, Sprig Toys has hooked us again. They have created a truly ingenious toy that has captured Beckett’s relatively non-existent attention span and consequently, Jacob’s and my hearts (and, sanity!). It is the Sand Truck from their Sprig Hollow series of toys. It is a puzzle. It is a set of toys. It is a truck. It is a movin’, groovin’, uber- cool Sand Truck. And, we love it! I call it our Grass Truck-Water Truck-Bath Truck-Dirt Truck-Wood Truck-Everything Truck. It literally goes inside or outside and moves from tub to sandbox, back again and through the lawn on its way.
The Sand Truck is perfection. It literally wraps up three four countless toys into one (yay for organization!) and the construction is made entirely of recycled materials and non-toxic dyes (yay for the family and our environment!). SPRIG toys are made entirely of “Sprig Wood” – a product that resembles a hardy plastic, but is actually a combination of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. And, the colors are easy on the eyes and natural to boot! The dyes are added during the production process and will not fade over time or chip off, plus, it’s completely free of any kind of heavy metals, phthalates and endocrine disruptors. Oh, and, for those of you with children who are c-o-n-s-t-a-n-t-l-y on the move, no batteries are needed for any Sprig toys – they are ALL kid powered!
So, three cheers for Sprig Toys – Hip, hip, hooray!!
Where to buy? You can visit Sprig Toys’ website for more information at www.sprigtoys.com or check out our local toy stores; Fairhaven Toy Garden, Little Tiger Toys and the Skagit Valley Co-Op all carry Sprig Toys.
Ready for a giveaway?! Me, too!
One lucky Sacred Bee Blog reader will win a Sand Truck by Sprig Toys!
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Winners will be drawn on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 8:00pm PST.