So as it turns out, it’s not a good idea to give a small child your old tech to play with. Once we learned how many toxic components and metals were in those remote controls, cell phones and cameras, we’ve retrieved the outdated gadgets from their hands (and yeah, mouths), and instead turned to low-tech tech toys for kids, like these great finds.
No Cadmium, really!
On Umbabox, which has recently evolved from a monthly subscription box service to a great online shop for fair trade and small-batch indie items, there are even a few Pixie Wooden Cameras in exclusive colors.
Kids will be psyched that these toy cameras actually do things; the spring-loaded shutter button is so fun to click, and the lens turns so they can “photograph” their lunch just like mommy does for Instagram!