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 […]

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 […]

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