HSP’s first educational kit, the Root-Vue Farm, is a fascinating garden laboratory where kids of all ages watch carrots, radishes and onions grow underground.
The Root-Vue Farm generated immediate interest and was awarded an Oppenheim Gold Seal as one of the best new toy products. It has also won awards by Parent’s Choice and Dr. Toy, who gave it a
socially responsible toy award. Root-Vue has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, Better Homes & Gardens, and most recently, Parade Magazine!
HSP Nature Toys was started by the late Richard M. Ray in 2002. His goal was to develop educational-scientific kits for teaching children about nature’s underground secrets.
Dick Ray had been a founder of the Ortho Garden series and had helped his mentor, the late Walter Doty, move Sunset Magazine into four-color photography. His insatiable curiosity about nature carried him in a natural progression from publishing to hands-on, nature-related products for children.
In early 1995, Dick’s son Richard, with his wife Marjorie, joined the company and together they became fascinated with one of nature’s hidden treasures – earthworms. These precious creatures are nature’s recycling wonders, turning
dead materials into organic fertilizer for plant life. Worm-Vue Wonders was developed as an underground worm viewing unit so that kids could get to know these super soil scientists! Worm-Vue was awarded the 2013 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine and is a favorite with teachers, preschoolers, and grandparents. Last year Worm-Vue has been featured throughout the country in many libraries “Dig into Reading” Program.
HSP Nature Toys is committed to creating quality educational toys for the home and school markets, manufactured entirely in the USA.
As we develop new science and nature-based products we’ll continue to focus on own motto,
where the priceless crop is curiosity!