Angry Chicken Waxes Philosophical on Toy Recalls

Angry Chicken Waxes Philosophical on Toy Recalls

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Carrie McBride
Aug 31, 2007

"I'd love to say our house is filled with only handmade or European/American made toys, but it's not." So begins a thoughtful and engaging post by Amy Karol of the craft/life blog Angry Chicken. Her post really resonated with us and we think it's worth sharing with you. If the toy recall news only made you think "Great, what toys do I have to throw out now?," Amy gives us much more food for thought.

Read here for Amy's reflections on:

  • Making toys yourself (she shows several she's made for her daughters including the clothespin dolls above).
  • Rethinking what a toy is.
  • Buying handmade toys.
  • Buying mass produced toys not made in China (she lists several sources many of which are AT favorites, too).
  • Gently swaying family and friends to stop giving junky/creepy toys to your kids.

    Have the latest recalls given you pause or made you reevaluate the toys in your home?

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