Archives: Child Development


Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – World Environment Day Challenge!

  As a growing family with three young kids, our journey to live a more sustainable lifestyle has continuously evolved as we continue to strive to do our bit to reduce unnecessary waste ...

100% Natural, Non-toxic Pure Rubber Bath Toys!

  Traditional plastic bath toys are made using a toxic mix of chemicals such as BPA, Phthalates & PVC that can leach into the hot bath and be ingested by babies when they suck on ...

10 Recycled Easter craft activities for kids

Easter is only a few weeks away and one of our favourite family traditions is to make Easter craft with the kids using recycled things around the house. I've already started collecting things such a...

2015 Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

I'm so excited to share with our Toddler Christmas Gift Guide for 2015! These toys are our collection of our BEST SELLERS & most sought after toys and a must for any toddler playroom. Toddlers ...

Ideas for Imaginative Play Spaces

Pretend or imaginative play is an important and necessary part of childhood. There is nothing more rewarding than watching your child immersed in their play. Having beautiful and inviting play spa...

The Value of Imaginative Play in Childhood Development

 “The ability to play is one of the principal criteria of mental health.” Joan Almon Research has shown that ‘pretend’ or ‘imaginative play’ is an essential part of healthy and normal ...

Eco Toys 14 Day Kids Nature Challenge!

Wanna Play? We'd LOVE for you to join us! The Eco Toys nature challenge has been designed to stimulate, inspire and educate young children by engaging in simple outdoor activities each day. ...

12 AMAZING Repurposed Backyard Projects!

  Spring has sprung! What a perfect time to get out in the garden for some quality time with the kids and there's nothing better than a fun weekend project. Last weekend my son and I go...

8 Easy Eco Fitness Tips For Busy Mums!

With four kids under six years there were times when I didn’t have the energy or inclination to lift a finger let alone exercise. My second child survived on minimal sleep so I was forced to do ...

Non-toxic Bath Time

Bath-time for children is an important family ritual, not only for cleansing and cleaning the body but also for learning and social development. Most children LOVE water! Add in some bubbles an...

50 Nature Play Activities for Kids!

  At Eco Toys we're big advocates of nature and outdoor play and just because it's the end of summer it doesn't mean that kids can't get wet or dirty. In fact numerous studies have shown t...

Dinosnores Sleep CD’s Review

Do you have a toddler, baby or child that has trouble settling to sleep at night? Are you looking for gentle methods to encourage them to fall asleep? Then you'll absolutely LOVE our NEW range ...