Best of Inhabitots: Top 7 Eco-Friendly Building Blocks For Kids

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+ Sakol's velcro-equipped blocks, made from Forestry Stewardship Council-certified birch, break out of the mold by allowing more organic means of construction.

+ Green Toys' Lego-like blocks are made from recycled milk jugs and are suitable for tykes as young as 6 months.

+ These Ponderosa pine Beetle Blocks from Western Canada get their subtle blue color from a local species of bark beetle that kills and tints tree rings. + Uncle Goose's more traditional building blocks are carved with pictures and text from your favorite nursery rhymes.

+ Pieced together from discarded wood scraps, the Wooden Block Math Kit offers kids a fun way of learning their numbers.

+ These om-inspiring discarded wooden ZenBlocks can be stacked and piled ever which way.

+ Colored using natural nontoxic paints, these cork blocks are lightweight, soft to the touch, and safe to throw around.

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