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Wooden Play Equipment and Toys - hand crafted

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Are you sick of plastic toys and toys that are not well made?  

In New Zealand one the favourite suppliers for 36 years to early childhood centres and home-based ECE services of handcrafted wooden toys is a company called Pioneer Wooden Toys.  

The prices are very affordable and inexpensive for the quality.  AND the company offers 15% discount on purchases to ChildForum Early Childhood Service Members! ChildForum does not make any commission as we want our members to have full benefit of the special deal offered.  

To get the 15% discount, go online to http://www.woodntoys.co.nz  At the customer checkout enter the unique ChildForum member code that is shown below (you will see this code below if you are logged-in with you ChildForum ECE Service member username and password).

Showing here is a small selection of the many wonderful items available from Pioneer Wooden Toys.  (place your pointer or computer mouse over each image for a description of the product shown in the image)

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