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Category Archives: Educational Toys

Christmas 2020: Waldorf-Inspired Gifts For Children

Waldorf

Tis the season and time of year to find the perfect gift(s) for children! At Teia Education 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 and handmade Waldorf products help […]

Christmas 2020: Durable & Educational Gifts For Children

Bajo_Manhatten Blocks_Teia Education Switzerland

With so much choice, finding the right toys and gifts to give at Christmas can be tricky. We want to give toys that will last, not break in 5 minutes, and that children will get value out of and want to continue playing with. We also want to be sure that products we buy are […]

Christmas 2020: Montessori Gifts For Children

Christmas 2020- Montessori-Inspired Gifts For Children - Teia Education Switzerland

The holiday season and Christmas is approaching fast which means it is the time of year to find the perfect gift(s) for children! Educational and Montessori-inspired toys and moreover Montessori materials are always a great choice as they make learning fun and hands-on and are thoughtfully designed to be returned to again and again.  At Teia […]

Autumn Season Collection

Autumn themed toys - Learning about Autumn and the seasons

Teia Education have put together a special collection of autumn themed toys and learning materials offering fun ways to learn about the seasons and to bring Autumnal inspiration to your play or home-school curriculum. This collection of the best educational toys, high quality learning materials and handmade wooden toys for the autumn season will help […]

What Makes Handmade Toys So Special

Sustainable handmade wooden toys - Teia Education Switzerland

Many of the carefully chosen brands at Teia Education offer handmade and sustainable (wooden) toys. I have taken a look at what makes these handmade toys – and the brands behind them – truly special. Handmade is unique Each handmade toy is unique, crafted in ways that work with the natural beauty of the material […]

What is Waldorf?

What is Waldorf - Teia Education Switzerland

Waldorf is so often confused with Montessori but it is quite different! Waldorf education is based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, social reformer and the founder of Anthroposophy. The name Waldorf comes from the school Steiner established for the children of employees of the Waldorf-Astoria company in Germany in 1919.  […]

Teia Education New Brands 2020 – Part 2

Giant playsilk: rainbow 90 x 275 cm - Sarah's Silks

Teia Education has added some more wonderful brands to their collection, five companies producing some of the very best pretend play toys and creative materials that are green, sustainable and Waldorf-inspired to ignite your child’s imagination. As always at Teia Education, they are all beautifully crafted with the highest safety and eco credentials so they […]

Green toys for a sustainable future

Green toys for a sustainable future_Teia Eduaction Switzerland

Our buying choices have a huge impact on our planet. Most people are aware that green toys are sustainable and help preserve our environment. Unfortunately, the often cheap plastic toys you see everywhere that so quickly end up polluting our landfills are still a huge problem.   Encouragingly, we are currently seeing a change in […]

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 […]

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 […]