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Posted By Evelyn Lee On July 22, 2006 @ 6:57 pm In eco kids,Inhabitots,Modern Kids | 5 Comments

sustainable toys, solar helicopter [1]

We spend a lot of time talking about sustainability and design, but it’s important not to overlook the value of experiential learning — especially for kids. That’s why we love this Solar Powered Helicopter [2]. The blades of the propeller have compact solar panels that store energy while the copter sits on a window sill, and then use it to make the propeller spin. It’s a simple lesson in the natural power of the sun.

We also love this helicopter because it’s designed like a classic kid toy, with simple wooden shapes and primary colors (not like so much of the neon plastic junk out there today). Available in natural and bright colors, at only $32.00 each, how can any kid resist?

+ Solar Helicopter [2]

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[2] Solar Powered Helicopter: http://www.plasticashop.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=SPH&Category_Code=NS

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