Our Schoolhouse Naturals line was introduced in 2008, and has proven to be a real winner. Crafted from locally, sustainably harvested hardwood maple. The Schoolhouse Naturals are designed with special consideration given to children 3 and under. Sanded smooth as silk, and all graphics are laser engraved. No paints or finish coatings! Great for the young ones that are still putting things in their mouth. No worries mom and dad!