Archives: Play


12 Spooky Recycled Halloween Crafts

Whether you are already sharpening the pumpkin-carving knives or are content to make do with a scary movie night, Halloween can be a fantastic opportunity to get crafty and creative with a bit of ...

How to make Playdough Nature Stamps

Playdough is wonderful craft and sensory activity for kids and this week we made our own natural playdough and collected things from nature to use to make patterns and decorate it. My kids had so ...

Tips for using real tools with kids

Giving children the opportunity to use real tools is important during childhood because it allows them to learn about and experience real tasks, just like adults. Children are naturally curious...

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. ...

Planning an Eco Friendly Party for Kids

A little preparation is all that’s needed when planning your eco friendly kids party. Children’s parties usually involve balloons, plastic plates and an abundance of wasted paper and packagin...

Kids in the Kitchen

Getting kids in the kitchen from an early age not only teaches them about food but also valuable skills in food preparation and cooking. Something as simple as going to the farmers market or picki...

WIN an $800 Eco Toys Mother’s Day Prize pack!

  Eco Toys, Australia's leading eco friendly toy store is giving away an AMAZING Eco Mother's Day package filled with organic products valued at over $800! This fabulous eco mums prize ...

Handmade with LOVE

  I remember the first time I picked up a handmade wooden baby teether. I was in absolute awe of its beauty. I allowed it to sink deep into my hands, feeling the layers, the textures, the ...

Eco Toys Gift Guide 5 – 8 year olds

As children start school their curiosity, creativity and drive for learning develops and providing them with toys, games, crafts and books that encourage this are recommended. At Eco Toys we aim to...

Eco Toys Gift Guide for 3 – 5 year olds

Pretend play becomes an important part of your child's play at this age and children will enjoy imitating their parents and other significant others around them. This age and imaginative play is vital...