Category Archives: Educational Toys

Raising a Montessori toddler

Raising a Montessori toddler

Anybody who is raising or has spent time with a Montessori toddler, or any toddler for that matter, will understand the utter joy and excitement that they bring to any and every situation. Their curiosity is completely unmatched and almost enviable from an adult’s point of view. To be so enthralled with the world and…

Educational toys for one year olds

Educational toys for one year olds

The developmental period of one year olds – in particular a twelve to fifteen-month-old child – is a very exciting and rewarding one but, for many of us who have lived through it (more than once!), it can also come with challenges, especially when trying to find the right educational toys. For many parents, it…

Green and ecological toys for a sustainable future

Green toys for a sustainable future_Teia Eduaction Switzerland

We have all heard about “green” and ecological toys and care about a sustainable future, but do we actually pay attention when shopping for toys? Did you know that 90% of the world’s toys that are produced are made of plastic? The cheap plastic toys that we see everywhere have long been a huge contributor…

How to incorporate the Montessori method at home

How to incorporate the Montessori method at home

Following the Montessori method at home is a fantastic way to foster your child’s development in all aspects and environments of their lives. By ensuring that there is cohesion between a child’s Montessori school or educational setting and home life, allows for reinforcement of the core principles and philosophies of the Montessori pedagogy, and creates…

The ultimate gift guide for Montessori, Waldorf & more

The ultimate gift gudie for montessori waldorf and more - Teia Education & Play

Welcome to the ultimate gift guide for Montessori, Waldorf & more! We don’t know about you, but at Teia Education & Play, we absolutely love giving gifts. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, seasonal celebration or any other holiday or occasion, the thought of choosing something special and thoughtful for little ones always brings us…

The abundance of Autumn learning opportunities

Autumn presents us with an abundance of learning opportunities

Dig out your jackets, dust off your welly boots and get ready for traditionally wetter, windier, cooler and muddier days – stomp in those puddles, play out in the rain, enjoy the wind in your face, smell the smoke from a bonfire and throw leaves in the air. Autumn is such a colourful season and represents…

Pretend play with Erzi realistic wooden play food

Erzi fruit

There is something so appealing to children about pretend play with realistic wooden play food! The cute versions of items that children recognise from their daily lives from renowned German toy brand Erzi are the perfect size for little hands and encourage hours of creative and imaginative play. In our home, our wooden play shop…

Sustainable Easter basket fillers

Sustainable Easter Basket Fillers - Teia Edcuation & Play Switzerland

Are you trying to avoid too much candy and chocolate this year and give something that is plastic-free, eco-friendly and will be cherished for a long time? We have a lovely selection of sustainable Easter basket fillers, including beautiful handmade wooden toys, inspiring craft supplies and wonderful books. As well as some great colourful baskets…

Must-have Montessori materials for home learning

Montessori prepared environment Must-Have Montessori Materials For Home Learning_Nienhuis Montessori PInk Tower

Maria Montessori believed that a prepared environment is vital in helping children to learn whilst becoming independent and confident. Specialist Montessori materials are wonderfully designed to help children learn the important skills they need for practical life, language, math and all areas of the curriculum. But where do you begin? What are the must-have Montessori…

Waldorf-inspired Christmas gifts for children

Waldorf

Tis the season and time of year to find the best Waldorf toys and gifts for children! At Teia Education & Play we have a large selection of handmade, sustainable and durable wooden toys, fabric toys and creative materials free of toxins from the world’s finest Waldorf and inspired brands. Our collection of thoughtful, natural…