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Parent Resources

How do you know what toys to choose for birthdays, special occasions or for the everyday at home?

Parent Resources

As a parent, finding the balance between a toy that is educational and one for leisure can be a tough task. Bricks and mortar stores have shelves lined with plastic laden, heavily branded, television character promoted toys, perfectly arranged at eye level to maximise exposure to the eager little purchaser. Although the durability, longevity and educational value of such toys may be questionable, their appeal to impressionable young minds most certainly isn’t. We would love to have a dollar for every time the phrase “Mum can I have this one” or “Dad what about this” is echoed throughout a toy isle on any given day throughout Australia. This begs the question, when and how do you know what toys to choose for birthdays, special occasions or for the everyday at home? And how do you know your child will enjoy your choices?

At Educational Experience we believe in dynamic, multipurpose resources that are design to stimulate the brain whilst being used in many and varied ways. Not only does this foster creativity in the child but it helps you get the most out of your money.

Here are our three tips for choosing the right toys for your child:

  1. Safety! It seems like a no brainer but every year hundreds of Australia children suffer injuries from unsafe toys. Choose products that display or have readily available information on safety are the best option. How does this help your child stay interested? Firstly, it means your child will have the toy longer, it isn’t going to be thrown away after breaking early in its journey in your home. It also means your child can relax and so can you whilst they engage with the toy.
  2. Consider your child’s current interests – What have they been non-stop talking about? What are they learning in their preschool or school setting? Extending a child’s interest and bridging the gap between the centre or school and the home can be a great way continue momentum in their learning journey. Purchasing toys that extend your child’s interest will ensure they remain engaged and excited.
  3. Durability, longevity and suitability – seems to be another simple concept but how many times do we get sucked into buying the flashy on trend toys that seem to be gone in the blink of an eye! We can think of at least a handful of flash in the pan toys that appeared around Christmas and are no longer on the radar for children. Aim for age appropriate toys that have the ability to transcend set learning outcomes and allow the child to use their own creativity, imagination and skills. Blocks, loose parts, balls and art and craft resources are all great choices.

Use your new found knowledge or let our learning specialists help you with your next purchase and give the gift of learning!

The Gift of Learning

Parent Resources

At Educational Experience we believe there is no greater gift you can give than the gift of learning. For over 40 years we have been supplying educationally rich toys and games to families, that not only stimulate your child’s brain, but leave it hungry for more, time and time again.

Our toys don’t rely on “on trend” aesthetics or flashy advertising with catchy backtracks. Our resources are the quiet achievers, forever developing, encouraging and challenging your child to think deeper, harder and longer. This is why you will find our toys in preschools, early learning centres and classrooms all over the country. It is evidence that educators and teachers trust in our brand, and so can you.

Let us help you bridge the gap between the centre or school and the home by purchasing from our expertly designed, high quality, range that you know will be safe and loved, all the while producing educational outcomes that others on the market simply can’t replicate.

Our extensive range houses thousands of products for children aged 0-8, leaving no developmental domain unturned in our quest to provide fun and learning in one.

Satisfy the curiosities of little minds with our infants and toddlers range of bath toys, teethers and rattles. Encourage emotional wellbeing with our expertly designed WorryWoos™ range developed by respected Australian Child Psychologist Dr John Irvine B.A. PhD., M.A.C.E., M.A.P.S. Stock up on boredom busters for your household art and craft box with the Educational Experience Value Range, bursting with crafty goodness and backed with a Double Back Guarantee*. And let the hours and enjoyment fly by with our pretend play dress ups and accessories.

Invest in your child’s future and give the gift of learning all the while being rewarded yourself. Educational Experience is helping you reach for the stars! We are making your dollar stretch that extra mile with our edextras rewards programme. For every $1 you spend you will receive 10 edextras points. Simply shop online at, earn points and save on your future purchases! And if you have shopped with us in 2018 you will have already begun earning edextras points. Check your points balance today.

* If any product within the Educational Experience Value Range fails to satisfy, Educational Experience will replace the product AND refund the full purchase price. See terms and conditions at