Wooden Versus Plastic Toys: Which One Should You Buy?

The majority of mass-produced toys on store shelves are made of plastic. But eco-conscious parents looking for better quality and more sustainable alternatives should know that there’s a growing segment of wooden toys.  If you have trouble choosing between plastic and wooden toys, here are the pros and cons of each material. Teachers Choice brings […]

How Choosing Eco-friendly Toys Can Help Reduce Plastic Toy Waste

Mass-manufactured plastic toys usually end up in the trash bin – and in our landfills – as soon as children tire of them and move on to yet another shiny new toy. Many parents and advocates for the environment now promote eco-friendly wooden toys to help reduce waste. Our growing plastic toy consumption According to […]

Why Should Parents Switch to Eco-Friendly Children’s Toys?

Every parent knows how quickly kids lose interest in their toys – too many of those shiny, plastic baubles on the shelves end up in the landfills in a matter of months, if not weeks, as soon as it breaks or as soon as your child decides to move on to something else.  Here’s the […]

Why Parents Should Use Educational Toys For Homeschooling

An increasing number of parents are choosing to educate their children at home. Here’s how to use educational toys to further your child’s learning as well as tips for organising learning activities at home.  Homeschooling on the rise in Australia In 2019, as many as 20,000 children had been registered for home education across Australia […]

Tips for Choosing Your Child’s Educational Toys

With educational toys soaring in popularity, parents buying toys for their children have more options than ever. So how do you choose the ones that best support your child’s development?  Here is some advice for parents who want to find the right educational toys.  1. Your child’s safety comes first The Australian government maintains strict […]

A Short History of Educational Toys in the Western World

It can be difficult to imagine a childhood without playtime or toys. Today’s young ones are spoilt for choice when it comes to toys but this wasn’t always the case. Here’s how educational toys came to be.  Who coined the term “educational toys”? Philosopher John Locke was among the first to discuss educational toys in […]

The Role of Educational Toys in Your Child’s Development

As a parent, it’s important to give your child the tools they need as they learn important skills and become increasingly aware of their environment. These tools come in the form of bright, colourful, and high quality educational toys that will keep your child fascinated.  Educational toys will play a crucial role in your child’s […]

Why Buy Wooden Toys? The Benefits of Wood for Children’s Playtime

Wooden toys aren’t just wonderful to look at – they also happen to be an excellent choice for parents who want to provide fun and engaging toys that will keep children entertained and play an important role their development.  Here’s why it’s worth buying wooden toys for children. 1. They’re versatile Wooden toys often have […]

How to Clean and Store Your Child’s Wooden Toys

Wooden toys are classic pieces that can blend seamlessly with any room décor. Certain kinds of wood possess natural antibacterial properties (when kept dry) that makes them the more hygienic option for your child’s toy box.   They’re also surprisingly low maintenance. Here are some of our best tips for storing and keeping your children’s wooden […]

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