The Benefits of Sociodramatic Play for Children

Sociodramatic play, also called “pretend play”, lets young children play different characters, act out stories and imaginary situations, and pretend to be in different places or eras. During dramatic play, children assign or accept roles, such as a fantasy role, like a knight in armour, or a familiar or real-world role, like grandma or the mailman. In any […]

Play Ideas to Spark Your Child’s Imagination

When it comes to play time, it’s always good to follow your child’s lead. But when they want you to be more involved in brainstorming and planning their play activities, your active involvement can encourage the development of their confidence and understanding, not to mention deepen your bond as parent and child. How your child […]

How to Reduce Children’s Screen Time with Educational Toys

In the digital age, how much screen time is too much, and how does it affect your child’s development? If you’re looking for ways to reduce screen time for your child, using educational toys can help.  What’s the recommended limit for screen time among young children? Australian children are exceeding the recommended two-hour daily screen time […]

The Eco-Friendly Parent’s Guide to Toy Shopping

When it comes to modern parenting, going green involves making the transition to an ethical lifestyle and a consistent pattern of making conscientious and healthy choices that often include organic, natural, and sustainable materials. It might feel overwhelming at times, but with genuine dedication and support from loved ones, it can be done.  The Challenges […]

What Makes a Toy Eco-Friendly

From design to quality, there are many reasons to switch to eco-friendly toys for your child. But if you’re new to the market, it can be hard to tell what exactly makes a toy eco-friendly. Here’s what to look out for when shopping for new toys. What makes a toy eco-friendly? Materials. What is the toy made from? […]

The Most Common Eco-Friendly Toy Materials

Looking for more sustainable and better quality alternatives to plastic? Here are some of the most eco-friendly materials for children’s toys.  Wood Sustainably sourced wood is a popular choice among eco-friendly toy manufacturers. It’s a safer natural alternative to commercially produced plastic, which can contain harmful chemicals like PVC (phthalates). Further wooden toys are recyclable […]

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 […]

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