Little tyke's toys are American made which I find as the safest way to go these days. There have been so many recalls on toys lately due to China made recalled toys. Most all of their toys have special features that are fun for babies as well as providing them with education at the same time. The materials are all well made materials. I've never had a toy from them that has been broken or broken due to rough play of a baby. As parent's it's our responsibility to supply our children with educational fun (this is my opinion) and I feel that little tykes sincerely has the interest of both parent's and children at heart when it comes to everyone's needs and wants. I definatly recommend them to other mom's and dad's (or guardians) for their little one's.