Last fall, ZenDesign Group launched the toy collection SEE (safety, ecology, economy) which are electric toys that don’t need batteries. Instead, the toys are powered by the energy created by moving the hand cranks on the toys; 60 seconds of cranking leads to 15 minutes of fun-filled, charged play.
Each toy makes a themed sound to encourage kids to keep powering up. For example, when cranking the "Dynatiger", the toy makes a purring sound and roars when the light comes on. It’s kind of cute, and the pricing on the toys ranges from $14.99 to $19.99 USD.
TrendHunter.com has featured many articles about other environmentally friendly toys that promote self-generated energy, as well as encouraging play with toys made from recycled materials. Check them out!
Green Children's Toys
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Speedy Commuter Skateboards
Sliding Illumination Wall Lamps
Plastic Bottle Christmas Trees
Typographic Chinese Wine Bottles
Hands-On Digital Learning Games