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Toy Manufacturer Young Minds At Play Announces New Retailer

Retailer Fine Wooden Toys now sells First Jigsaw Puzzle-Square

WESTON, MO – July 18, 2011: Wooden toy manufacturer, Young Minds At Play (, has added a new retailer for their First Jigsaw Puzzle – Square. Fine Wooden Toys (, also based in Missouri, is now carrying the award-winning baby/toddler puzzle. The puzzle continues to be available through Young Minds At Play’s online store and as well.

Fine Wooden Toys specializes in wooden toys for babies through kindergarten-aged children. Their online store carries hundreds of quality educational and developmental wooden toys.

Young Minds At Play’s First Jigsaw Puzzle - Square is a beginning jigsaw puzzle for 1-3 year olds with the unique feature of having interchangeable pieces and multiple solutions. It is crafted in Weston, MO, from 100% solid maple and cherry and hand finished with a safe, food-grade beeswax/oil. Safe & eco-friendly, it is crafted from locally-sourced, sustainably harvested hardwoods and packaged in 100% recycled material with sustainable and compostable PLA seals.

The puzzle has won two Dr. Toy awards in 2011: a Dr. Toy Best Green Product Award and a Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product Award.

“We are very pleased to have Fine Wooden Toys as a retailer, ” says Charlene Smith, co-founder of Young Minds At Play. ”Many consumers, especially as the winter holidays approach, will be looking for the ease of shopping at just one toy store. Fine Wooden Toys’ broad selection makes them a convenient shopping source and will provide another option for our consumers.”

About Young Minds At Play
Young Minds At Play specializes in crafting and selling mind-stimulating, eco-friendly, wooden toys for ages 1+. Frustrated that they could not find the safe, natural, educational toys they wanted for their infant son, Jeff and Charlene Smith started Young Minds At Play in 2010. They craft all of their toys from locally sourced, sustainably harvested solid maple and cherry wood and hand-finish them with a beeswax/oil. Packaging is 100% recycled material or reusable cotton bags. Everything is made in Weston, Missouri, from American materials and all packaging is American-made. For more information, visit
Media Contact:
Charlene Smith
Young Minds At Play PO Box 352 Weston, MO 64098
Tel: 888-484-8094 x 802 / Fax: 888-484-8094