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Choosing safe and durable toys for your children

Natural rattle - Grapat

How do I choose safe and durable toys for my children? Toy safety is of paramount importance to parents. When my children were small this question occupied me a lot and I spent many hours searching for safe, durable toys that were toxin-free and BPA-free; toys that I could feel confident about giving to my […]

Montessori At Home

Montessori - Practical Life - Care of environment - Teia Education Switzerland

There are many aspects of the Montessori method that you can incorporate into your home to promote independence and confidence in your child. A little preparation is key but these changes and activities will grow with your child! 1. Have a place for everything Create an organised environment that is accessible for your child so […]

The importance of educational toys

Nest bowls - Grapat

What are educational toys and what is their importance? Educational toys are carefully designed to help children learn new skills while playing. They are a great way to help instil a lifelong love of learning in your child, covering many different areas and opening up a whole world of fun learning! Traditional educational toys have […]

What is the difference between Montessori and Waldorf education?

Glückskäfer Spielzeug - Teia Education

What is the difference between Montessori and Waldorf education? This is a question people often ask, perhaps because there are similarities between the two pedagogies. Both are very holistic methods that focus on educating the whole child. Both the Montessori and Waldorf methods of education place great importance on character development and the nurturing of […]

Teia Education New Brands 2020

Natural Earth Paint_Teia Education

Teia Education has carefully chosen some fabulous new high-quality eco friendly toys and crafts brands for 2020 – SINA Spielzeug, Le Toy Van, Flockmen, Crayon Rocks, Waytoplay, Natural Earth Paint and Glückskäfer. I have taken a look at some of the amazing credentials behind these brands. SINA Spielzeug SINA Spielzeug creates wooden toys designed to encourage […]

Spring-inspired play and learning

Spring offers so many natural wonders and opportunities to make seasonal observances with children. During this difficult time it is even more important to connect with nature in any small way we can, to slow down and appreciate the changes happening around us – the bees, butterflies and birds, the trees blossoming and the flowers […]

Happier homeschooling: ideas for keeping children happy and occupied during school closure

Nienhuis Montessori Language

Trying to keep our children happy and occupied at home is a challenge all parents are facing right now. Teia Education has carefully curated products to engage children, promote creative play and complement homeschooling so I have put together ideas and activities using some of these products to help make this time easier and more […]

News: the book Leonard & Loulou by Esther Bürki is now available at Teia Education

Book: Leonard & Loulou - Esther Bürki

As we are very aware at Teia Education that books are such an important part of education of the child we added a brand new section of children’s books to our web shop today. The first book featured in the shop is “Leonard & Loulou”, written by the Swiss journalist Esther Bürki.  Leonard & Loulou […]

News: distribution of Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company books by Teia Education

Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company

We are happy to announce that Teia Education is now an official Swiss distributor for the Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company. We will start listing all Montessori books of the company in our web-shop www.teiaeducation.ch/shop very soon. Based in the Netherlands, the Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company has the following objectives: * to publish and distribute books and unpublished […]