It depends on the child of course, but often they can be right into tasks such as finding ways to reduce rubbish. We like to tell kids to imagine that they are private investigators trying to work out ways of avoiding rubbish.

Playtime: Some suggestions include; a dress up box, old relics such as a typewriter, musical instruments and things for make believe like old silver goblets, soft toys from natural cotton (and/or other natural materials), puzzles, wooden toys and a couch that kids can jump on! Your area may also have a toy library service, where you can hire all the latest toys and make the most of the modern day attention span!

Lunchtime: Instead of using cling film for the sandwiches, consider getting a 4 My Earth sandwich pocket or wrap from the store.

Organic bedwear, clothing and other cool stuff is available at Nature Baby.

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