“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
The best gift that we can give to our planet is imparting the values of sustainability in children from early years. If future generations start using natural materials from the starting, then Earth will be a better place to live in.
There are few reasons why you should prefer natural materials over man-made ones.
Children, especially babies tend to take everything in their mouth and exploring is much safer when natural made toys are used instead of plastic toys (that can contain toxic chemicals). That’s way all BEGABUNGO toys are made out of Merino wool that is certified to be colored with water colors and in line with EN71.3 safety regulation on the Migration of certain elements (aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc) from toy material. Because the safety comes first and we had to account that all out toys may be taken into the mouth or will come in direct contact with children's skin.
Merino Wool toys are long lasting and do no wear and tear after few months or years. Even if dirty they are easy to clean up with a wet towel or a brush and are safe for babies. BEGABUNGO toys are well kept in the long run as compared to any plastic toy and can be kept for generations. Plastic toys are not beneficial in the long run- they break and can be harmful.
Merino wool is natural made material which have less impact on the environment as compared to any plastic toys and is 100% biodegradable. That’s why BEGABUNGO toys are safe and eco-friendly even for little babies. Mostly, the color used is water-based and therefore not harmful for children along with heirloom quality.
The earth is a better place for everyone when we use natural materials!
Connection with the Nature
Young children are heavily oriented to the senses. Natural materials connect a person to nature. As most of the children nowadays live in the city, our natural interactions are more limited than others. By touching a BEGABUNGO toy, they get to feel the warmth of the wool - they feel the texture, fibers, they feel the weight. It's just a connection that cold, hard plastic toy cannot provide. Handing your child a beautiful natural material, you hand your child your respect and trust. You show them they are important enough to give them something real and that you are trusting in their abilities & respecting their whole self as a very capable person. In this way, children learn to respect environment and to take ownership & care over their toys.
All BEGABUNGO toys are educational and can aid children in developing different areas of development. They can create new games and outcomes which encourages interaction and role play. BEGABUNGO toys are plain which boost the children to play in any form they want to. Open-ended play encourages this highly individual experience and is fueled by imagination. All BEGABUNGO toys leave room for a child’s input and creative imagination are kids return to them over and over again. Recent research shows children who are encouraged in imaginative play prove to be more creative a few years later, have a richer vocabulary, are less impulsive and aggressive, and often become leaders with their playmates.
Be responsible to the nature! Be BEGABUNGO!