So, holiday gifts. Shopping. Toys. I said we were going to cut back, and we are. But my child, he’s a builder. Seriously, he’s like a doozer straight out of Fraggle Rock. If I turn my back for 2 minutes, he’s got scissors, tape, yarn and whatever else he can find and everything in my house is tied together and rigged up like MacGuyver was in the house. And quite often, I can’t even get it all apart.
We need creative toys. But I wanted something different. Unique, with a green edge. Like this building kit from YOXO.
When we found YOXO, I was intrigued. YOXO (yock-so) kits are 3D construction kits that are made from recycled wood pulp and soy-based inks, so they’re sustainable and recyclable. You can purchase them knowing that you won’t be contributing to the neverending landfill of plastic building blocks. That’s a win.
Not only are the kits recycled and recyclable, but they help you upcycle, too. The Y, X and O shaped pieces in the building kits are compatible with all kinds of things you’ll find at home, like paper towel rolls and cereal boxes. So really, the kit can be expanded to build more and more…pretty much for free.
But in order to truly be a “win,” a toy has to be fun to play with. YOXO kits are recommended for ages 7 and up, and while my son is only 5, this was the perfect kit for him to build with some help from Daddy.
The first kit we built was Orig the Robot, and then we put together Flye the 3-foot dragonfly. He’s big, sturdy and pretty impressive, don’t you think?
If you’re feeling like toys are taking over the planet (or at least every corner of your home), I’m with you. We need less. But with challenging and educational kits from YOXO, we can rest assured that our purchase will have a positive impact on our child, with no negative impact on our Earth. That kind of makes me want to go hug my Christmas tree. 🙂
YOXO has earned numerous innovation and creativity awards this year, including Tillywig’s 2014 Best Creative Fun Award, Creative Child’s 2014 Toy of the Year and Creative Play of the Year, Eureka! Award for innovation, and MN Cup Award for entrepreneurship. Find the entire line of YOXO building sets at YOXO.com and “Play from Scratch!”
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