Avoid the flimsy throwaways and start investing in something that’s good for the environment, and that your kids will love for years.

You’re not going to save the planet with your choice of child’s toy.

But there are choices that the eco-minded parent can make that could at least cut the amount by which your little one adds to the world’s landfill, or contribute to problems such as low-paid labor or unsustainable forestry Today, let’s find out some of these toys for 11-year-old girl toys and below.

Fair Trade Plush Toys

Stuffed animals are classic environmental friendly toys for kids. Great for cuddling, they provide children both young and old with comfort. But many traditional plushes is created with plastic-based synthetic fur and stuffing, and are often dyed with harsh chemicals.

According to the company, all toys in this line are created using organic, natural materials. There is no plastic present in these toys, and they are entirely biodegradable.

Water-Safe Toy Sailboats

These days, with the plethora of electronic entertainment available to kids, it can be hard to convince them to play outdoors. But what if there was a toy that could offer kids experience not available in video games or online? Such as the chance to sail there own a boat?

Made from all-natural wood, vegetable dyes, and cotton, these boats really float on water!

Eco-Friendly Pocket Kite

From the makers of the famous “World’s Smallest Kite” (often called the “pocket kite”) comes an eco-friendly spin on a classic, and a great way to get kids outside. This pretty rainbow flyer is just 3 by 4.5 inches for incredible portability and is 100% eco-friendly.

The struts are made from bamboo, the body is made from recycled materials and even the packaging is made from biodegradable cornstarch.

Submarine by Green Toys

Versatility is a great quality of toys. Submarines from Green Toys can be used at the pool, the beach, or in the bath and are fun for both boys and girls. They are made from 100% recycled plastic and packaged with recycled materials.