PBS Kids Holiday Toy Collection at Whole Foods {Holiday Gift Guide} #sponsored #holidaygiftguide

I received PBS Kids holiday toys for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

We watch PBS Kids on a daily basis because of their great programming and commitment to children's education.  This holiday, PBS Kids has launched a new holiday toy collection of safe, sustainable and educational toys, including PlanToys, for children ages 1 to 5

PBS Kids holiday toys at Whole Foods Markets

Like their excellent programming, these toys inspire creativity and imaginative play.  Plus they are made using responsibly-sourced materials.  Here is more info from their press release:

PlanToys® uses every piece of wood—down to the shavings on the factory floor—from rubber trees that are felled past their prime. These wooden toys are assembled using certified formaldehyde-free E-zero glue in place of traditional wood glue, and do not use chemical dyes containing lead or other heavy metals. Additionally, PlanToys® sources all materials within a 40-mile radius of its factory, which runs on bioenergy. 

I am a big supporter of companies that give back, and PBS is no exception.  One hundred percent of net proceeds will support PBS Kids' mission to empower children to succeed in school and life.  And Whole Foods Market will donate 1% of total sales, up to $25,000 to Whole Kids Foundation, which is dedicated to improving children's wellness and nutrition.

“Our partnership with Whole Foods Market allows us to provide families a diverse array of resources that foster play, which is essential to a child’s learning and healthy development,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager of Children’s Media at PBS. “Along with PlanToys®, PBS KIDS is proud to offer holiday gift-givers a meaningful toy option that is safe, educational and fun.” 

This year's collection features a variety of classic wooden toys, many might describe as "old school" but I love their simplicity and how they encourage active play without batteries!  Some examples include a camera with a keleidoscope lens, colorful bath and water-play boats, fruit-shaped musical instruments, moving animal pull-toys, and mini golf and ring toss game sets.

PBS Kids Holiday toys at Whole Foods Markets

My two girls were excited to receive the Sailing Boat-Walrus and the Jumping frog pull toys!  Both girls love bath toys and the sailboat floats really well in the bath water.  My youngest likes to put toys in her mouth, so I have to be careful that she doesn't try to chew it {if she does at least I know these are are safe from harmful dyes or paints}.  The flag and the walrus both can be removed from the boat.

PBS Kids Sailing Boat Walrus Wooden Toy

AK likes to play with the jumping frog more than AB, since she hasn't quite figured out how to pull it behind her as she walks.  It reminds me of the old toys my grandparents had when we were little.  He "jumps" as you pull him across the floor.   It works really well on hard surface floors but can be pulled across carpet too.

PBS Kids Jumping Frog Wooden Toy

These toys make great gifts for the little ones in your life!

Where to Buy:

PBS Kids Shop and Whole Foods Markets nationwide $12.99 {Walrus Sailing Boat} and $19.99 {Jumping Frog}

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