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ImagiPLAY is a company that creates high quality educational toys for children. Their motto is "Toys with Integrity."
Every toy is made from renewable, sustainable materials and produced with earth friendly practices. Their most popular and well know items are puzzles.
Colorific and PuzzlePlay puzzles are made from plantation grown rubberwood, an environmentally friendly hardwood.
ColorMeUp puzzles are hand made from managed forest Basswood.
I absolutely love ImagiPLAY puzzles. The first time I saw them was in my daughter's Montessori classroom in 2006. They are made of beautifully crafted, sturdy, 3D pieces. Children can play with each piece on their own and then put them back together in the unique interwoven style. The puzzles help teach numbers or letters, colors, animals, as well as general problem solving skills. And, when put together they can stand up to become a really cute decoration for a child's room.
I've only found them in small specialty toy stores and online.
Founder and President Barbera Aimes
ImagiPLAY is part of the Eco-Toy Alliance (ETA), a collaboration of 4 toy companies dedicated to helping consumers understand the befefits of earth friendly toys and the importance of raising children to respect and protect the planet.
Other companies include Green Toys Inc., Hosung, and Sprig Toys.
The ETA offers 5 Ways to "Green" your kids' toy box.
Alphabet Dragon Puzzle
This beautiful puzzle includes 26 hand crafted pieces made from plantation grown rubberwood. This is just one of the many brightly painted Colorific puzzles available.
It measures 18" long x 5" tall x 1" thick.
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
ColorMeUp Puzzles are a craft kit and heirloom quality toy in one.
These hand crafted natural wooden puzzles come with 8 water color paints and a paint brush.
A playset and puzzle in one!
Kids will spend hours engrossed in imaginative play with these sets. Each individual puzzle piece is a toy all it's own. Then, when they're finished acting out stories they can challenge their brain and learn problem solving skills piecing the puzzle together.
Just like the Colorific Puzzles, these sets are made from rubberwood and painted with bright colors in lead free paint.
There are a few different sets available; Rainforest, Sealife, Dinosaurs, and African Safari.