HearthSong Exclusives are utterly, wonderfully, different from any other plaything on the market. They are designed and developed by us; they're the best ways we can think of to celebrate the importance of play to child development. Every one of our Exclusives is designed to encourage active, social, creative, and imaginative hands-on play that can be enjoyed by children of all ages, and boys and girls alike. HearthSong Exclusives are the most play-full products we can imagine. And they are all, from our exclusive hideaways, soaring swings, Connectagons® creative construction sets, craft and design kits, outdoor and indoor active toys and games to our plush and light-up toys, inspired by our customers, and their desire to give their children the best childhood they can in simply allowing them to be children, to truly PLAY.
What is our inspiration for developing an Exclusive? A healthy respect for play. We believe children learn best through play. Play at all stages of childhood instills wonder, a sense of accomplishment, self-awareness, intellectual and social growth, and a desire and ability to learn that will last a lifetime. Play also provides parents the opportunity to encourage, praise, and engage with their kids-play bonds family members and friends. Each plaything needs to instill delight, create a challenge, inspire adventure, or sometimes simply stir up silliness, while always allowing a child to grow gleefully.
All playthings must be unconditionally safe. Our Product Safety and Quality Control department, working hand-in-hand with our merchants and toy safety testing labs, holds every product to rigorous testing standards-not only to protect children's safety, but also to ensure that they are playing with toys that are appropriate to their stage in life.
Because of this, we believe HearthSong playthings are truly gifts our customers can feel good about giving to the children in their lives.