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These are the Environmentally Conscious People in Your Neighborhood

6228_eco_town02With the Eco Town from Plan Toys, your kids will find a new earth-friendly surprise around every corner.

We played with a set that includes a play mat with plenty of green set, an eco home, train station, vehicle charging station, and more–and all of these toys teach about sustainable development. Clean energy is spotlighted in this earth-friendly town. You can see my video of the Eco Town in action here.

eco-town-photoPlay mats allow kids to re-enact the highlights and challenges of their day and process their experiences.  They are also a great way to encourage relatively peaceful parallel play for toddlers and interactive play for preschoolers and kindergartners, teaching sharing and taking turns.

The Eco Town is a great open-ended toy for sparking play. Younger kids will enjoy pushing their electric cars, scooters, and bicycles around the town and old kids can plan the layout of their community.

There is no limit to the configurations and the Eco Town provides a great opportunity to discuss ecology with your future civil engineer.  Children can consider the benefits of public transportation and explain their rational for the town’s layout.

With Plan Toys, we like knowing that the company that manufactures these toys actually supports these values by using sustainable materials, fair trade facilities, and non-toxic finishes.
My daughter’s favorite feature is the green space and ponds where her toy deer romp and she also likes the train and train station.  She enjoys zooming the bikes around and we talk about using less gas.  With older children this set is a perfect introduction to alternative forms of energy.
Teach your children about the relationship between society and the environment by engaging in some mini-community building.

WANT IT: The Plan Toys Eco Town is $150 for the starter set. Purchase from Plan Toys, one of the many retailers that carry Plan Toys, or Amazon.

WIN IT: Plan Toys is offering one lucky winner an Eco Town (ARV $150).

To enter:

  • Please leave us a comment letting us know your favorite eco-friendly toy from Plan Toys (besides the Eco Town).

For additional entries, please do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each:

Contest ends 11:59 PM EST, May 1. Shipping to Continental U.S. Only. Winner chosen with We never share your e-mail address.

Written by

Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Contests, Earth Day, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

228 Responses to "These are the Environmentally Conscious People in Your Neighborhood"

  1. Sherry R says:

    I really like the Animal Dominos!

  2. Laura G says:

    #5532 Build N Roll would be perfect for my nephew

  3. Marie Lay says:

    My son would love the Road & Rail – Railway Station since he loves trains!

  4. Marie Lay says:

    And from the Guide I like The Original Rubber Duck since everyone should have a rubber duckie!

  5. ktanjatk says:

    I like 5151 Dress Up Animals

  6. Yvette Cortes says:

    The Green Dollhouse looks fantastic!

  7. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i love the push along elephant and the woodpecker walker.

  8. Lindsay says:

    I’m a big fan of Plan Toys, I’d love the parking garage and airport

  9. Lisa says:

    The racing car is so cool! My son would go nuts for it!

  10. Sue says:

    My youngest is growing into that phase where he loves trucks — the crane, excavator and dump truck are all great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Helen says:

    I love the Road & Rail – Railway Station.

  12. vicky says:

    The pirate ship would be such a hit with my 7 year old son who so loves ships and pirates right now!


  13. Tammy says:

    Road & Rail – Railway Station

  14. tracy heyer says:

    Reuseable Water Art Boards or nice!

  15. tracy heyer says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  16. lee says:

    I love the Walking Elephant, he’s super cute & looks like a lot of fun!

  17. Dan says:

    My favorite is the Eco Train Station

  18. Gianna says:

    I love the Green Dollhouse with furniture :)

  19. Suanne Giddings says:

    My favorite is the Green Dollhouse with furniture. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  20. Bekki says:

    My boy would love the Railway Station.

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