Shopping consciously is a lot easier when there are toy companies out there dedicated to manufacturing products in the U.S. While made-in-the-U.S. toys was not one the biggest trends at Toy Fair this year, we still wanted to round up some of the fantastic products we saw, that you all should keep an eye out for this year!
Cozy Comforts Kitchen (American Plastic Toys)
With more than a 50-year history of made-in-America products, American Plastic Toys offers quality play at an affordable option for American families. Its new-for-fall Cozy Comforts Kitchen features an ultra modern design and a realistic feel. Accessories include everything kids need from plates, cups, forks, knives, and spoons to a muffin tin and a strainer. The Kitchen stands at more than 3 feet tall, and even has a single-cup coffee machine, a raised “gas” burner that makes a boiling water sound when pots and pans are placed on it, a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven, a toaster, and more.
Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin (K’NEX)
For the first time in nearly 60 years, KNEX’s Lincoln Logs are now being made in the U.S. to celebrate Lincoln Logs’ 100th birthday next year. The 100th Anniversary Tin will be just like parents remember with 111 made-in-the-U.S., real wood logs for kids ages 3 and up.
BeginAgain Toys is another company that not only makes eco-friendly toys, but also manufacturers certain products in the U.S. The Lemonade Set is made from 100-percent recycled plastic and is completely non-toxic and food safe. Their Lemonade Set gives kids everything they need to start a lemonade stand or for just imaginary play. The set can also be used in the bathtub and contains a lemonade style pitcher with lid, four serving cups and saucers, a mixing spoon, and an ice tray.
InnovativeKids’ Now I’m Growing! Books help both parents and children as they take on the many steps, challenges, and changes that go hand-in-hand with little kids becoming big kids. With contemporary art and child-friendly stories, these books are the perfect way to introduce young kids to many first experiences and major milestones. The two newest titles include, I Love My Grandma and I Love my Grandpa. Children of all ages adore their grandparents! From silly adventures to quiet moments spent together, these two new titles celebrate the loving bond between grandparents and kids. While these books are actually manufactured in the U.S., InnovativeKids is also known for a range of eco-friendly product.
Possibly best known for their adorable Alphabet Trains, Maple Landmark Woodcraft brought a ton of new product to Toy Fair that made it hard to pick a favorite. The level of craftsmanship that goes into these wooden products is remarkable and for us, it’s easy to get behind products that are made right in Vermont! The Rolling Rover includes 12wheels and colorful, flexible joints that allow kids to push or pull it only through all kinds of terrain. Designed for toddlers, the Rover is crafted from hardwood maple and measure 13.5 inches long and 4.25 inches wide.
While not a toy, Luna Star Naturals will make you rethink what we put on our children’s bodies and nails with their variety of all-natural lines that cover everything from face paint to nail polish. For their Pretendi Naturali line in particular, otherwise known as their Natural Face Paint, only FDA-approved natural colors and earthy ingredients are used to create these face paint sticks. Available in 12 different colors, they are completely non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and will keep kids’ skin soft and smooth. They’re proudly made in the U.S. and so are the products in their Sparkli Naturali (hair care and mineral play makeup), Pinki Naturali (nail polish), and Klee Girls (natural mineral makeup) lines.