We check out a lot of excellent toy stores, but few that have as many unique and hard to find choices as Down to Earth Toys.
Down to Earth Toys has a great selection of Toys Made in the USA including this gorgeous free-standing dragon puzzle made by the Amish ($12.95, on sale for $9.95).
I adore children’s toys that are not only clever and heirloom quality, but also look lovely on display. Place this puzzle on a shelf in the nursery and then take it down later to inspire problem solving and spacial exploration for pre-schoolers and young school-aged children. So far everyone who has walked into our house has stopped in their tracks to admire the craftsmanship on this Amish Dragon Puzzle.
Down to Earth Toys also carries a Giraffe and Turtle version of this puzzle. Another hard to find toy that has me drooling is the Batik Turtle Drum ($29.99), fair trade certified and made in Indonesia.
Browsing Down to Earth Toys is like walking down the aisles of a crafts fair, where only the best artisans are showing off their beautiful toys.
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