Wayne, NJ (PressExposure) May 03, 2012 -- Online retailer A Kid Place has announced that it is launching a new line of rocking, riding and pretend-play toys from Smart Gear, an eco-friendly manufacturer of quality rocking toys, ride-ons, walkers and pretend-play toys that will help children develop vital skills.
Bonnie Lim, founder of A Kid Place, states that "We are very excited about adding the Smart Gear product line to our expanding line of children's products. Each item is designed to last and will more than likely be passed down to future generations of children. Parents or anyone else who purchase one of these ride-on toys or educational toys will be providing the child with a quality item that will help them grow physically and intellectually. At the same time, they will also be taking a pro-active approach towards helping planet Earth. A good example is the Eco House. This wooden dollhouse features recycling bins, as well as rooftop wind turbine and solar panels. Children will learn how to be environmentally responsible as they engage in fun role-play."
Established in 1985, Smart Gear is a leader in the toy industry whose toy designers are experts in the educational toy sector and their items reflect that. A green company, Smart Gear uses rubberwood, a renewable natural resource, water-based paints and formaldehyde-free glue in the creation of their toys. Their packaging is made from at minimum 70% recycled paper. In addition, for every tree that is used in the production of their products, two new trees are planted. They do all this without sacrificing quality. In fact, Smart Gear toys are in a class of their own.
Smart Gear's rocking animals have soft, plush seats with smiling, friendly faces that will delight children as they develop their motor skills. Their walkers, which help toddlers develop walking skills, all have additional fun elements such as a shape sorter, blocks, or hopping bunnies. The Puffy Dragon and Turn Around Dino Ride-ons have plush coverings that can be removed to make bedtime companions. Kids will greatly enjoy toting their favorite dolls or stuffed animals in the special storage compartments on the Zebra, Fire Engine, and Recycling Truck ride-on toys. And Smart Gear's pretend-play toys encourage dramatic play which will help children cultivate vital social skills.
All Smart Gear products meet or surpass safety and quality requirements for United States (ASTM-F963 and CPSC) and European (EN-71) standards, in which both are the two international standards that form the foundation of almost all toy standards worldwide. Throughout the entire manufacturing period, all Smart Gear products are rigorously tested for compliance under these regulations and standards, utilizing factory testing facilities as well as independent and internationally recognized testing laboratories.