We are incredibly excited to have opened a new branch of ele toys at the Howard Centre in Pinelands. Find us in Logan Way next to Bubblez Laundromat!

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Online Shopping

Phil McInnes

We are in the process of changing the website from an on-line shopping basket to a "request a quote" shopping experience. The fluctuations in the exchange rate make it difficult to keep up with price changes from our distributors. So, we are busy installing a system whereby one requests a quote and we move on from there. Thus you don't immediately buy on-line, and we can very easily sort out your order via e-mail communication. This also enables us to  pass on discounts or specials with ease. EFT payments will be the payment method, which is in any case preferred...


The A-Z of Popular Schooling Approaches

The A-Z of Popular Schooling Approaches

Have you put any thought into what type of school you’re going to send you children to? Let’s take a look at at the three main school structures that are on offer today: Montessori: Montessori approach follows that of Maria Montessori’s teaching, which she developed in the early 1900’s. It has a strong emphasis on independence and uniqueness and believes in servicing the whole child - on emotional, physical and cognitive levels. The approach maintains that children are whole beings that have an innate desire to learn, so it centres around child led learning, where a teacher’s job is to...


Best Playdough Recipe and Fun Activities

Best Playdough Recipe and Fun Activities

The benefits of play dough are endless, and this versatile magic maker can please the littlest to biggest members of the family. From the time your children are able to play with it, why not include them in the making process too? It’s quick, easy, fun and relatively mess free! Here is our favourite dough recipe:        2 cups water        2 cups flour        ½ cup salt        2 tablespoons oil        2 tablespoons cream of tartar        Food colouring Boil water and salt. Remove from heat....


The Seven Wonders of Play Dough

The Seven Wonders of Play Dough

Have you ever been able to resist playing with playdough while your child does? It is one of the most popular play props for children and grownups - and with good reason! This cheap, easy and fun dough offers so many benefits, all homes should have a good stock of it in their cupboards. The Seven Wonders of Play dough   1. Sensory Benefits Play dough is a great sensory medium that little ones love to squish, pound squash and manipulate. For children with sensory processing issues, play dough can be a great transition item and a fantastic way of...


Eat, Sleep, Play

Phil McInnes

Tags Educational Toys, Importance of Play, Learning through Play

Eat, Sleep, Play

These days there is so much pressure to excel academically, it's easy to understand why parents and teachers fall prey to adopting formal learning methods for children and even babies, but is this ultimately causing more harm than good? Developmental and child psychologists seem to think so.Play is a child's natural state, and it is an integral part of their social, physical and cognitive development. When children play with others, they are figuring out the subtle intricacies of social dynamics, and how to express and manage their emotions. This helps develop emotional maturity and sets up children for positive interactions...

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