Hooray, it’s May! New month means new picks of the month! Who’s excited to see what special toys made it to the top of the Bri’s list?
As always, all four products are educational, irresistibly fun and develop multiple skills as your kids play. In other words, Bri has picked the absolute staples of any creative play space.
Bri’s May pick of the Month
Bri’s May picks are:
Bamboo Construct and Roll Ball Run by Explore Nook
We could not recommend this ball run enough that has been designed by an Australian Early Childhood Teacher! It will instantly become a true staple of your play space.
Bamboo Construct and Roll Ball Run is open-ended, irresistible to play with and simply a beautiful part of your kids room. If you’re serious about kids learning through play then this natural learning resource is a must have for you.
Build bamboo ramps, investigate rolling of a variety of objects, gain a deeper understanding of foundational maths and science concepts (STEM), practise problem solving, engage in open-ended play just to name a few.
This Construct and Roll Ball Run is made from natural bamboo and every piece of it is unique. It includes a variety of ramp channels, tubes and stands and is superbly flexible in its use.
This Construct and Roll Ball Run has a power to awaken the sense of curiosity and wonder. One of the best learning resources that has no boundaries.
Scented Playdough in Classic Colours by Wild Dough
A very recent addition to our shop that is quickly gaining popularity. This fantastic dough was founded by an Aussie mum, Mel, who originally created Wild Dough for her own children, right from her kitchen bench.
Mel is on a mission to give other mums the tools, education, and the products to facilitate exciting sensory experiences for their children whilst claiming sometime back for themselves.
It has been specifically developed to be soft enough for the little hands. It's incredibly soft and non-drying so it'll last you easily for 6 month. It smells great and encourages hours of imaginative and sensory play. Your kids will love squeezing, poking, pinching, squashing and patting it.
It comes in a large 280g jar that is enough for the ultimate play experience. This jar is durable and light weight and eco friendly.
Aussie Icons ABC by Hey Doodle
Hey Doodle mats are very popular and already loved by many of you. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is the time to do it! If you’ve got one, it’s time to grow your collection.
Hey Doodle colour-in mats are endlessly reusable. They are created for a new generation of curious and creative minds. These mats provide a fantastic creative outlet with a low environmental footprint. Great product to take with you almost anywhere you go!
We especially love the Aussie Icons ABC version. How much fun is learning the abc by connecting them to favourite Aussie Icons? Talk about where they are, where they came from, how they taste…Mmmmm.
Trace the lower case, colour in the pictures and find the stars of the Australian flag hiding amongst it all. And then do it all again by simply washing off the colour.
Basic 201 - 9 Models, 350 pieces by LaQ
LaQ is a new and exciting addition to our brands. These toys are fun, educational, and can be enjoyed by the child and parent together! LaQ toys help to develop communication within the family through involvement and connection during play.
LaQ sets are innovative, educational and highly tactile construction toys. It is based on the culture and values of traditional Japanese architects and recycling.
Fun fact is that LaQ pieces make a fun snapping noise when putting them together. The Snap ensures the child that pieces are firmly connected. This makes building enjoyable and satisfying.
We’ve picked Basic 201 is an ideal beginner set to explore 3D models with LaQ. This set includes 350 pieces using all 7 basic types of LaQ parts in 6 primary colours (Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Black and White). It includes a booklet of instructions to make 9 models , including the LaQ grabber which has flexible movement.
And that’s a wrap for May! We wish you all the fun while learning through play this month. Tag @thecreativetoyshop in your snaps as we’d love to see.