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12 April 2015

Help Us Support the Plastic Challenge - June 2015

greenBee is proud to announce that we are donating ten percent of all our revenue in June 2015 to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in support of their 2015 Plastic Challenge. According to a February 12, 2015 report by BBC News, there are approximately eight million tonnes of plastic waste dumped in our oceans every year! Here is the full BBC News report.

25 February 2015

How Hugging Makes Kids Happier, Healthier and Self-confident

To survive, kids need the basic necessities like food, shelter, and medical attention. However, surviving is not thriving. For a kid to truly thrive, they need lots of hugs and other forms of affection.

There's actually a scientific basis for this. Hugging stimulates the production of oxytocin, the hormone most important in forming bonds and creating trust. This powerful hormone also reduces fear while increasing the capacity for generosity and compassion. In order words, elevated oxytocin allows your child to function better in society, get along better with peers, and not automatically distrust other adults like teachers and child care attendants. With higher oxytocin, you child will also feel more assured at home so he or she is more willing to try new things.

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2 February 2015

Our Top 10 Selling Eco Toys 2014

Wow, what a fantastic year we had! We have been meaning to post this much earlier but we were busy welcoming and getting to know our new family member Nikolas who arrived on January 10th ❤ ❤ ❤.
We’ve gathered a list with our most popular products in 2014. So if you are looking to get back to a natural and more traditional play, or ideas for a creative way of play that support your child's development, then perhaps these will give you some ideas!