Are you looking for that perfect kids toy? How about one that is Made in the USA? There are still tons of toys being “Made in the USA” – but finding them may be a bit tricky. We’ve done some legwork for you choosing our “Top 5”. Below you’ll see a link to many more as well.
Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting the U.S. economy — you’ll also appreciate that the toys are more likely to meet and exceed product safety standards and be much more “green” in some cases, too.
- Patriot Tricycle by Dirt King –
Your youngster will love to show off his American spirit on this sturdy red, white, and blue trike! It’s hand-welded by American workers from heavy duty 14- and 16-guage steel. Dirt King also offers tricycles in six solid colors, including the original red, which debuted in 1985. All of their products, including their wagons, are made in the USA. Recommended age: 3 years and up
- Stuffed Bear by Stuffington Bear Factory –
Phoenix-based Stuffington Bear Factory has been making teddy bears and stuffed animals from American-made materials since 1959. Choose from their line of bears, bunnies, monkeys, and more. Vermont Teddy Bear Company is another great source of quality, USA-made stuffed bears (and cute clothes for them!). Recommended age: all ages
- Wooden Blocks by Uncle Goose –
Every tot needs a set of sturdy wooden blocks! American-made ones with child-safe, non-toxic ink are ideal for your teething toddler. Uncle Goose also produces blocks in several other languages, if you’d like to teach your child French or Chinese. Recommended age: 2 to 6 years
- NameTrain Set by Maple Landmark –
Is your little engineer tough on his trains? New England maple should stand up to those collisions. Build on this basic set with Maple Landmark’s NameTrain line of connectable trains in fun shapes like letters and animals. Recommended age: 3 years and up
- Log Cabin by Roy Toy –
This log cabin construction toy just screams Americana. The 140+ all-wood (no plastic) pieces get their traditional brown, red, and green colors from food-grade dyes that are safe for kids. The pieces come in a canister for easy cleanup — and a touch of nostalgia. Children have enjoyed Roy Toy’s American-made toys since the 1930s. Recommended age: 3 years and up
Check out the full list of American Made Toys.
List compiled and written by Tots2Tweens’ own, Alice Fisher. Ms. Fisher is a mom of three children and a grandmother of six. She is a subject matter expert in public communications and public relations. She has significant experience managing large-scale, complex contracts, communication, marketing and social advocacy outreach initiatives. Although she began her career in technology, she is an creative entrepreneur at heart who strives to make a difference both in business and people’s lives. Ms. Fisher brings 20+ years of combined experience in contract management, public relations, marketing, and business consulting. Prior to her civilian career she served in the U.S .Air Force, in Telecommunications. Ms. Fisher holds an MA from American University out of Washington DC, and a BA in Public Relations from Weber State University. In the community Ms. Fisher is an avid blogger and has previously volunteered her time working on disaster preparedness, gang prevention and the prevention of homeless while working alongside Habitat For Humanity and other related organizations. She has been a guest speaker at the collegiate level a subject matter expert on “new media” as panelist at Buffalo State University and for under graduate and graduate level classes at American University in Washington DC.
About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.