Category Archives: Educational Toys

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 […]

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 […]