Looking for toys that provide the right level of challenge and opportunity for creativity to keep children engaged for years? Us too! In this article Montessori teacher and writer, Christina Clemer, chats about what to look for in Montessori-inspired toys and shares her favorite picks from The Tot.
We’ve tested and selected the best playthings on the market. Find everything from outdoor toys designed to boost physical development to open-ended toys that teach toddlers basic literacy and numeracy skills in our Toys section.
While most people think of a knock-off Louis Vuitton bag when they hear the word, ‘counterfeit,’ the reality is: no industry is spared and fake kids products are quickly becoming a very dangerous problem. From car seats to bamboo dinnerware to play kitchens, parents are unknowingly being duped when trying to shop thoughtfully for their families. In this article, we look at how third-party sites like Amazon and eBay are facilitating these sales and how the Shop Safe Act 2020, brand initiatives and customers are working to hold them liable.
As advocates of play-based learning, we’ve teamed up with expert early learning educators to curate the toys and activities you need to help your tot reach developmental milestones, learn important life skills and build the confidence needed to enter a formal learning environment. Perfect for newborns up to Age 6, The Tot Play & Learn Sets are the screen-free educational tool you’ve been looking for.
Of all the toy trends, we simply can’t get enough of rattan! In this guide, we go over the importance of choosing sustainably sourced options, the benefits of rattan as well as our favorite rattan toy and furniture picks for kids!
In an industry that’s still quite unregulated, a lot of potentially harmful ingredients can be found lurking in plastic toys, especially when they come from overseas. If you’re like us – after safe alternatives – then you’re going to want to check out these 25 wooden toys your kids will actually want to play with!
Getting to play outside allows children to strengthen their muscles, soak up Vitamin D, build their confidence and explore the world around them. To make the most of fun under the sun, here are our Tot-approved toy picks for outdoor play.
The best imaginary play items are those that allow for open-ended play and enable your child to lead and guide the play to new levels. In this article, Early Childhood Expert, Anastasia Moloney, shares her top toy picks to facilitate imaginary play!
When it comes to a child’s cognitive and physical development, they actually need far fewer toys and tools than you think! In this article, we’ll look at the one toy the National Association for the Education of Young Children believes every classroom should have.
When it comes to play-based learning, kids often gravitate towards small world play because it allows them to use their imaginations in wild and wonderful ways. In this article, we look at the benefits of small world play as well as which toys are best for encouraging hours of creative and educational fun.
These toys may just seem like fun and games, when in fact, they are an important step in your child’s learning, growth and development.