Connetix tiles have been a HUGE at BabyDonkie since they arrived in-store in October. I wanted to do a blog post on Connetix as I get a lot of questions asking about how these tiles compare to Magna tiles, Playmags and Magformers.
Firstly, just to give an overview, magnetic tiles are great for kids 3+ (even younger depending on their fine motor skills) as they allow kids to construct 2D and 3D shapes like triangles, squares, prisms, rectangles and more. These tiles are all about getting as creative as your child's imagination will allow.
Grapat is one of our favourite open-ended toy at BabyDonkie and has just released their newest collection in Australia. In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts from Invitation to Play, Invitation to Read, to colour sorting and pattern play.
In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts.
One of our beautiful customers Nicole from @sweet_life_of_mine__ who is also a school teacher has kindly allowed us to share some of her Grapat activities and ideas for loose parts play.
Stuck on how to throw a kids party without using all that plastic?
Jess from The Eco Party Place, shares with us her top 7 ideas on how to create a sustainable kids party, ditching the single-use plastic for good and helping our environment at the same time!
It is almost that time of year where we get ready to send our school-aged children off for another year of school. It is a bittersweet moment for me this year as I prepare for my third child and only daughter, Olivia, to start Kindergarten.
I share some helpful advice to get you and your child prepared for 'Big School.' I also provide some tips from Miss Patti's Clever Kids on how to know when your child is ready for school.
To Wobbel or Kinderboard that is the question...?
The balance board started life as a Waldorf design and as such can be used in so many creative and versatile ways, really only limited by your child's imagination.
It can be used as a seat, bridge, to practice yoga on, like a cubby, shop, bed, race track, or to balance on!
With the help of Dutch companies, Wobbel and Kinderfeet, balance boards are now no longer just found in Waldorf or Steiner kindergartens or schools, they have become more readily available across the globe.
Connetix tiles have been a HUGE at BabyDonkie since they arrived in-store in October. I wanted to do a blog post on Connetix as I get a lot of questions asking about how these tiles compare to Magna -Tiles, Playmags and Magformers.
Are they as strong?
What is the difference between the brands?
And are they compatible with other magnetic tiles?