Sustainable Toys From @Tegu Create an Imaginative Environment #GivingGreen #NGGiftGuide

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Sometimes I run across a toy that I just absolutely love as soon as I see it. Recently I saw this wooden car on one of my favorite sites, Tegu, and had to have it for my son! Not only is it a working car, it’s made out of magnetic wooden blocks and can be configured different ways. How awesome is that? Plus, we’ve been on the look out for great sustainable toys that will last longer than the typical plastic options.

Tegu is a magnetic wooden block company based out of Honduras that had the vision of a for-profit business that would effect the lives of Hondurans. Their name is derived from the city their blocks are manufactured in. From the fully independent toy company they are to the partnership they’ve created with local schools, Tegu is changing employment standards in Central America for the better.

Beautifully Crafted Wooden Blocks
The wood that creates these beautiful blocks is hand picked by local Honduran cooperatives who are certified by the Forest Stewardship Counsel. The FSC processes facilitate the forest’s natural regeneration cycle. By being selective with what trees are cut down they can make sure that the forest has time to replenish and regrow before cutting more trees down.

The magical combination of Honduran hardwood and magnets creates an imaginative tool for children to learn and expand their abilities to play and create. The “click-clack” sound of two Tegu blocks coming together ignites new possibilities and allows children to push and pull new ideas together over and over.

The Hatch
Our Hatch car from Tegu includes 10 classic Tegu magnetic wooden blocks and a super awesome compact canopy to create the look of a classic car. With the included wheels, this car really moves! And can be used to create more than just a car if wanted.

As soon as my son took the blocks out of the package he was putting them together like he’d done it a hundred times. But when he wanted to make the car just like it was on the box, he asked Daddy for help. Together they figured it out and in no time they were racing their car down the sidewalk.

Creative Exploration with Sustainable Toys

Tegu not only has these awesome cars, they also have an extensive selection of amazing block sets. From pocket versions that are easy to take in your day bag to full sets perfect for the classroom, there’s a Tegu block set for everyone.

I love the variety. And that doesn’t stop with the sizes of the sets. The sets also come in different colors. The perfect classic look of the Natural colors is a great way to show off the gorgeous beauty of this Honduran hardwood. Like the look of the classic wood but want something a bit richer? Check out the Mahogany stained sets. Simple and elegant but still just as durable and fun as the Natural sets.

Need a little color in your life? Well there’s room for that with the beautiful blues, oranges, grays and greens of the Nelson sets and the more natural greens and browns of the Jungle sets.

 

Tegu offers a great selection of blocks and cars that are perfect for this gift giving season! Head on over to the Tegu website to check out the vast selection of blocks available and fall in love with the company just like I have.

Want to keep up with the latest Tegu has to offer? Like Tegu on Facebook or follow them on twitter at @Tegu.

Tegu is a proud sponsor of the Noise Girls Winter Gift Guide giveaway. Head on over to see great ideas for you and your family this Winter season.

Enter to win one of three amazing prize packages featured in this giveaway, one of which includes the winners choice of a Hatch or Dart Tegu car. And make sure to check out our complete Winter Gift Guide for ideas on what to give this holiday season.

 

Disclaimer: I received a Tegu Hatch for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

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  1. Tiffany Cruz
    Twitter: FabFindsbyTiff
    says:

    I love toys like this. It reminds me of a wooden tractor my dad built for my baby brother. The tractor was much bigger of course. Very cool. Than ks for sharing.

  2. Mariah says:

    Love Tegu! We have a set of blocks but the cars are so neat! Love that that the sets could be used together to get really creative!

  3. Kerri (TheMaven)
    Twitter: _themaven
    says:

    I had no idea they made cars! I’m so excited!

  4. Leila says:

    Those look like so much fun! I hadn’t heard of them previously, but they are definitely going on my list of online retailers for my son’s Christmas presents!

  5. Georgette
    Twitter: LadyGDuran
    says:

    I really like the look of these….not only are they sustainable, but they look pretty simple to assemble. My godson would love these sorts of toys, so it’s a new company for me to frequent for Christmas gifts!

  6. Lisa R says:

    Like that this is easy enough for a kid to do

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  7. polly says:

    i love the bright colors they use and such a great product for kids to use their imagination

  8. Brandy says:

    Neat blocks, I have seen them in catalogs and wondered about them. The cars are a nice addition.

  9. Hannah Avery says:

    My son loves cars, so I think he would love this for Christmas!

  10. Denise L says:

    We love Tegu – a mobility set is definitely on our wish list this Christmas! I can only imagine what the kids could do with Tegu and wheels :)

  11. desiree says:

    i like this one and then i would love it for a 5 year old

  12. Great little car, I love that it comes apart and can be put back together as many times as you want, magnets are still amazing!

  13. hollylynn says:

    This is so awesome, I am compelled to get one for my son. I think he might be getting one for the holidays thanks for sharing.

  14. Jenny Stanek says:

    I just perused their site and, oh my goodness, I want absolutely everything for my kids. I wouldn’t need to feel guilty about harming the environment and my kids would LOVE these!

  15. april says:

    What a cool toy!

  16. Marthalynn says:

    I’ve been wanting to get my son Tegu blocks for a while now! They are so cool! I haven’t seen the Hatch before. That would be such a winning Christmas gift.

  17. Kristen says:

    So much fun to put it together yourself.

  18. judi
    Twitter: juditupp
    says:

    I am a huge fan of any toy that involves building! They are open ended and creative instead of being mind numbing and boring. The magnets give it a different twist on the traditional wooden block set.

  19. Jan Messali says:

    Fun toys! I love that they work with logging companies who are part of the Forest Stewardship Counsel.
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  20. Dani Sue
    Twitter: danisuedreams
    says:

    What a great toy! What kid wouldn’t love this? My 2.5 year old niece loves taking things apart. Love it!
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  21. MonaG says:

    I love the idea of magnetic blocks b/c it expands building creativity. Also, the creation doesn’t come apart and/or get knocked down as easily. My daughter enjoys building things and magnets and this toy has both.

  22. Karie Bledsoe says:

    What a great sustainable toy! My boys would just love these!

  23. Jenn says:

    Never heard of this company, but love that car! My kids would enjoy.

  24. Julie says:

    I’d never heard of these before. What cute sets.

  25. Rachel says:

    I think these would be good for kids who have trouble with their motor skills! hmm….

  26. Ashley S says:

    Never seen these before.. pretty cool!

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