Thank you so very much for your help. You have been so wonderful to correspond with. Felt like I have been writing to a friend. Looking forward to shopping with you again soon!!! I shopped with Urthchild for my first born too!!! -- Nicole, California
What a great company. I can't thank you enough for personally getting in contact with me and trying your best to make a customer happy. And for that reason you have a customer for life. Thank you again and I look forward to doing more business with you. -- Matt, New York
Thank you so much for such wonderful customer service. It is rare that a company shows that much care in both the products that they sell, and customer satisfaction. Your fast correspondence and both thoughtful and kind emails really made us feel valued. -- Agnes, British Columbia
Your packaging was amazing...everything was so nicely wrapped. Thank you for everything and for your wonderful customer service. -- Amy, Indiana
I want to thank you very much for your help. I will tell people about your web site and let them know you give excellent service. -- Marty, Texas
Thanks so much for making the order process so seamless! Again, many thanks for your help. I will most certainly be a returning customer. My baby boy will love the fun things I'll find for him at UrthChild! -- Sarah, Minnesota
You guys are the best. Such great service, fast shipping, great products. I love everything I just bought/received. And thank you for obviously believing in what you do. We are happy to have you as a resource. -- Emily, Washington DC
Note: Selecta will no longer sell its toys to U.S. retailers after December 2008. Once we are sold out of Selecta toys, we will be unable to replenish our inventory. Extremely limited quantities.
Can you put together all six animals correctly with the four picture blocks? This award-winning learning toy delights young zoologists with six adorable baby animal images: elephant, alligator, parrot, tiger, penguin, and giraffe. As colorful building blocks or an engaging first puzzle, Selecta Zoo Babies Picture Blocks teaches stacking, matching colors and shapes, and animal identification.
As with all Selecta wooden toys, the blocks are beautiful, cheerful, and built with superb craftsmanship to ensure years of enjoyment!
Made in Germany
Ages: 2+ years
Measures: Each block is 1.75 inches square
Winner of the Dr. Toy Best Products Award
Recommended by the Spiel Gut (Good Toy) Association, Germany
This award-winning, versatile toy is a great value. With six animal puzzles in one and sturdy building blocks that can also be used for stacking, your child will get a lot of mileage out of this well-made toy. It is also one of those toys that keeps adults' interest too--engaging everyone in high-quality playtime together.
Safe & Non-Toxic
• Free from harmful chemicals, lead, and heavy metals
• Product safety verified and monitored by independent testing institution
• Produced with materials from sustainable sources
• Packaging is low-impact and recyclable
• Durable - heirloom quality will last through long-term use
Selecta uses non-toxic, water-based paints and lacquers that are resistant to scratches, saliva, chipping, and fading. As added protection, the wooden surfaces are protected with natural beeswax, making the surfaces silky soft and easy to clean.
Selecta obtains wood for toys and puzzles from PEFC- and FSC-certified sources that ensure sustainable forest management practices. The material is predominately hardwood such as maple that provides durability and long product life.
Selecta uses woodchips left over from production processes to meet the entire company's heating requirements. They continuously monitor and improve production processes to make further energy savings and prevent CO2 emissions.
The Selecta Zoo Babies Picture Blocks meet or exceed safety specifications set by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials).
The Selecta Zoo Babies Picture Blocks bear the CE mark meaning that it meets or exceeds safety requirements of the European Safety of Toys Directive. The CE mark is a mandatory requirement for sale of toys in the European Union.
The Selecta Zoo Babies Picture Blocks bear the GS safety mark after certification by LGA QualiTest, an independent testing institution. This means that the product is in compliance with the German Act GPSG (Equipment and Product Safety Act) and is regularly monitored by LGA.
Germany-based Selecta Spielzeug AG has a long tradition of creating high-quality toys and games to promote the development of children and encourage independent play. Since the company's founding in 1968, Selecta has carefully chosen toys that recognize that curiosity and play are the basis for learning. The name of the company mirrors this philosophy: "Selecta" is from the Latin and means "the chosen."
Wood: The use of wood has been an important part of Selecta's mission to create toys and games that animate children into high value play. Wood is a natural, growing and living raw material whose warm surface encourages development of the senses and stimulates the imagination. The company is committed to sustainable forest management and only uses materials from certified sources.
Safety: Selecta is an innovator in safe, non-toxic wood finishes. Selecta was one of the first companies to provide its products with an additional coating of beeswax, which naturally finishes the surface with a silky-smooth coating. Selecta also developed a special transfer printing process to print colorful illustrations onto the wood itself. These processes enable the company to produce bright, brilliant colors, that are resistant to scratches, saliva, chipping, or fading.
Environmental Protection: With its principal office in Edling, Germany with a view of the Bavarian Alps, Selecta has a strong commitment to preservation of the environment. The company only uses wood from sources certified for sustainable forest management practices, uses wood chips left over from production processes to meet the entire company's heating needs, and regularly reviews its operations for ways to reduce waste, use less energy, and limit CO2 emissions.
Social Responsibility: Selecta also takes seriously its duty to provide humane working conditions in its production facilities and demands the same from its suppliers. The company treats employees with respect and offers them a safe and healthy working environment.
The result of the past 40 years of continual development effort at Selecta is a collection of toys and games of the highest possible value and quality. Selecta's award-winning products are solidly constructed to provide years of enjoyment.