BEST NATURE & ANIMAL STICKERS FOR TODDLERS
ethically sourced stickers and eco alternatives
reusable/ easy peel off/ repositionable
Baby currently currently gets through one animal themed Usborne Sticker book a week. You do not need to put the sticker in a particular place, just find the right (or wrong) area where they live. I was initially pleased to see Baby learn concentration and fine motor skills, while studying environmental science (like me!) but then realised sticker books are not recyclable. Since it is a bit embarrassing to have an eco website which promotes single use plastic, I set out to find an alternative. I am now the world's leading authority on stickers.
I made myself this shopping list of titles which show animals in their natural habitat. We avoid sticker books with: farms, zoos, aquariums and pets for vegan reasons. For green reasons, I've found out about reusable, sustainably sourced stickers, and magnetic and felt sticker alternatives. We also avoid books about cars.
Baby's favourite books comprise friendly, smiley faced animal stickers, and pages with background scenes of their environment to stick the animals onto.
We're on our third copy of Nature, by Federica Iossa; which Baby has been known to take to bed. It begins with a British woodland, and then invites you around the world, visiting many different animals at home and learning their names. Baby was particularly keen on the coral reef.
When sticking, Baby often likes to arrange creatures into interspecies cuddle parties. The animals sometimes bounce around or eat bits of our dinner before settling on the page.
MAGNETIC STICKER BOOKS
animal and nature magnet play scene sets
We were recently given some magnetic letters by a teenager who used them as a toddler- which demonstrates their durability. They could be stuck around the house as well.
I'm waiting to receive our first magnetic sticker book. My hope is that they will stay sticky for a long time, but not stick to my feet. One benefit of magnets over felt is that the animals can be more detailed.
I don't know how that metal is sourced. Find second hand recycled on eBay.
FUZZY FELT STICKER PICTURE BOARDS
Nature and animal felt play sets and books. Blogger 'doing my eco best' muses that fuzzy felt may be the oldest and most eco-friendly toy. They found out that fuzzy felt is made from synthetic fibre (oil), and that a box they bought in a charity shop was made in 1967. Since it lasts so well, fuzzy felt has the potential to be recycled by passing it down. It seems possible to get rolls of felt which are made from: recycled plastic, cork or bamboo. However, beware! Some felt is made from sheep's wool.
SUSTAINABLE REUSABLE CHILDREN'S STICKERS
eco nature and animal sticker scenes and alternativeslp
Reusable stickers are environmentally and financially better than single use stickers, but do not last forever- especially in our house. Once carpet fluff/ food/ dribble gets to them they lose stickiness. One benefit is that they are a bit thicker than normal stickers, and so easier to pick up.
KID'S NATURE STICKER BOOKS
animal play scenes- plastic stickers