With the continuing onslaught of Chinese toy recalls, it is no wonder that parents are searching for toys made in the USA. Down to Earth Toys makes this search easy, considering over 90% of their natural and wooden toys are made in the United States! The company states:
We feel that protecting your child, while also supporting America’s economy, are of utmost importance.We know that toys made in America are constructed with safe materials and built by fair labor practices.
One of our family’s favorite toys from Down to Earth Toys is the Lunastix Enchanted Juggling Sticks. If you have ever been to an outdoor concert, you have probably seen someone playing with Lunastix. The kid size version of the juggling sticks is fun for children to play with and master, and they are great for hand-eye coordination. Children’s (and parents’) dexterity, balance, focus, and perseverance improve as they learn to do tricks with the sticks. Let me tell you, it is not as easy as it appears.
The Lunastix Enchanted Juggling Sticks sold by Down to Earth toys are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. Juggling sticks originated over 400 years ago in Asia (remember these ones are made in the USA), and their American name of Lunastix is derived from the Zen lunatics in Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums. I haven’t read this book since high school, but the Lunastix have peaked my interest to reread this beatnik classic.
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