I am siting in a room with 5000 toys. One of my biggest fears is that one day every electronic toy in here will turn on and begin blaring, singing and talking to me. I am not a huge fan of toys with batteries. I don't think they really need to blare, sing and talk. For a very short period of time we had a Dora the Explorer Kitchen, it taught you Spanish. That toy didn't bother me as much... Just like the computer or reading toys (i.e. Active Pad). They have batteries and make noises for a reason. This is what I don't understand... toy trucks speak to you and trains move on their own. In some doll houses, the toilets actually make a flushing sound. And don't get me started on the new Monopoly with debit cards.
Here are some more Eco Friendly Toy options....
Large selection of wooden toys.
Eco Toy Town
Eco Choices is a web based company focusing on natural solutions for the home. They have a fairly large selection of toys.
This is a store in NYC... They seem to have there own brand of toys as well as selling other brands. Many of the toys were wooden and looked Eco-Friendly.
This a a toy brand I have recently discovered. They specialize in eco-friendly, battery free toys. They have a great selection of pretend play wooden toys.