Playing in Sprig Hallow

August 11, 2009

I’m not a fan of electronic toys that require little interaction and even less imagination. So I’m always on the look out for something that will inspire a little creativity while also being eco-friendly. Right now my youngest son is completely digging (literally) Sprig Hallow toys. Available in three sets that can be mixed and matched with each other, the DuneBug’s Sand Truck, Bee and Butterfly’s Farm Playset, and Dragonfly’s Helisoopter Playset are perfect for boys or girls, and are recommended for ages three and up.

Each set comes with removal parts that can be snapped together to form trucks, barns, etc. and adorable little ‘bug’ characters that can ride on the vehicles when assembled. Plus, each set has parts that can be removed to be used separately as a funnel, rake, and scoop—perfect for a sand box or playing at the beach.

They’re made with an unusual material known as Sprigwood, which is a biocomposite of recycled wood and recycled plastic. So they’re waterproof, resilient, and able to withstand hours of not-so-gentle playtime while also being colorful enough to grab a child’s attention. They’re paint-free and kid-powered.  In truth, I think the fact that Jules can take them apart and reassemble them in multiple ways is what draws him to the Sprig Hallow toys in the first place. And that’s exactly the sort of imaginative play I love to see.