Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks

I was excited to receive an e-mail from Tegu asking to partner with them this year. This company, who own their manufacturing plant in Honduras, provide not only a high-end specialty toy to customers, but also living-wage jobs to people and nations of the Developing World, plant trees by the dozen, and help at-risk kids get off the streets and into school.

The company was started for social mission reasons; to provide for job creation and holistic employment in Honduras, the third poorest country in the western hemisphere. Starting with 20 employees, Tegu now employs over 300 workers!

In addition to the main reason Tegu was created, I absolutely love how the magnetic wooden building blocks were developed and came to life- in the classroom! They tested ideas, made prototypes, and most importantly, they observed play

Their Education section reminds us of the importance of free playtime and offers connections to support children's development over time in the areas of fine motor, pattern recognition, balance, scale, imaginative play, problem solving, and story telling.  

I cannot wait to introduce this new twist on an old classic to my students in September! The wooden blocks are eco-friendly and the finishes are 100% non-toxic and water based, making it safe for our youngest learners. This highly developmental toy is both educational and imaginative, and I can already see how beneficial it will be to all areas of the classroom. 

If you would like to add a set to your classroom or home, you can use the coupon code Kindie20 when you order online to receive 20% off your entire cart! This offer will expire at the end of the month, so be sure to order in time for back-to-school! 

Don't forget to also check out my YouTube Video, where I have fun reviewing the Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks 14 Piece Set!

"Boundless Play is playing without an agenda and delighting 
in the joy of the moment. It's a race to explore and discover."