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Category Archives: Toy Safety and Durability

Glückskäfer – The lesser known German toy brand similar to Grimm’s!

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Glückskäfer is a small, ethical German toy brand that has been renowned for their beautiful, high-quality and traditional colourful wooden toys for over 60 years. Their gorgeous toys are not only high in play value, they are also made to the highest quality and child safety standards using sustainable, environmentally friendly processes. Glückskäfer toys from the […]

Christmas 2020: Waldorf-Inspired Gifts For Children

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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

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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 […]

How To Clean Wooden & Fabric Toys

How To Clean Wooden & Fabric Toys - Grapat

One question on the minds of parents and educators is how to clean wooden and fabric toys. Wooden, handmade toys require a gentle touch when it comes to cleaning! The toys in Teia Education’s collection have been carefully curated to be natural and non-toxic, using only natural finishes and safe, water-based paints. This means that harsh […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]