Archive for February, 2010

Quality Toys for Your Little One

 If you are looking for quality, made in America toys for your little one for birthday’s, holiday’s or a special occasion, Holgate Toys should definitely be on your list.  This is one of our favorite toy companies.  I’m confidant when Jack is playing with a Holgate toy, that I don’t have to worry about him being exposed to toxic chemicals.  They are simple and classic toys with plenty of room for creativity and learning.  They are the type of toys that will receive lots of play by your children and your grandchildren and maybe even your great grandchildren.  I first saw Holgate toys while shopping at Sprout Soup in Columbus.  I loved the look and quality of them so I researched the company online.  I found nothing but positive information about the company.  They are based out of Pennsylvania.  All of the toys are made form Penn wood.

All Holgate Toys meet or exceed ASTM F963-07 Toy Safety Standards and conform to the (CPSIA) Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  Find details on the safety testing of each toy here.  I have seen Holgate toys on several all-natural and green websites and several local stores.  Jack recently had an opportunity to test out a complementary Hickory Dickory Dock Clock donated by Holegate for the purpose of this review.  I love this toy because it offers education play and discovery with colors, numbers, shapes, and telling time.  It isn’t often you can find a all-in-one like that!

Jack, now 24 months really likes pointing out the colors and shapes.  He likes to put the blocks in the correct hole.  My only wish for this toy is that the holes for the blocks be deeper so he doesn’t knock them out as easily.  Overall it is a wonderful toy and so far has withstood the rough play of our 2 year old boy.

Holegate has graciously donated one of their educational wooden toys, Jumbo Lacing Beads for a Mom Going Green Reader.  This toy is great for practicing hand eye coordination and learning colors.

Enter the Giveaway:

  1. To be entered go to Holegate Toys and leave a comment at this post of your favorite product they carry. Be sure to leave a valid e-mail so I can contact you to claim your prize. The contest is open to U.S. shipping addresses only For Extra entries:
  2. Subscribe to Mom Going Green and leave a comment stating that you did.
  3. Blog about this giveaway and linking to Mom Going Green using ”Quality Toys for Your Little One Giveaway” as the title in your blog’s post. Then, leave a comment here with a link to your post.
  4. Go to Holegate Toys and Follow on Twitter, and Tweet that you learned about their store from
  5. Follow me on (DrHeatherP) on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway with”DrHeatherP Giveaway – Win a FREE Holegate Toy “.  Then comment with a link to your tweet.
  6. Add Mom Going Greento your blog roll and comment that you did so, with a link to your site.

This contest runs until 11:59PM (EST) on February. 21st, 2009.  One winner will be randomly selected (via and announced on this post and e-mailed sometime shortly after the contest concludes. If a winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be selected


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