Play

Whether it’s a new toy, game, playground or teaching style, this is where we’ll cover it. It’s also where you’ll find tips from our experts in every field of play.

Play

Whether it’s a new toy, game, playground or teaching style, this is where we’ll cover it. It’s also where you’ll find tips from our experts in every field of play.

Meet our friends: Wooden Story

Into wooden toys? Yup. Probably worth diving into this little read then. These guys were one of our founding store brands and would fly off the table at any market we took them too. They’re one of my very favourite baby gifts (unless you’re sending them overseas as they weigh a tonne) and look pretty great on display too. Let us introduce you to Wooden Story.

Meet our friends: PARK Social Soccer Co.

When I ran the shop, I was always on the lookout for amazing toy brands that ticked the boxes of being beautifully designed, ethically made and built to last. Sometimes, though, I’d stumble across a brand that went above and beyond. PARK Social Soccer Co. is one of those brands.

Bringing Montessori home with The Montessori Studio

If you’ve got young kids, you probably know a thing or two about Montessori education. Even mainstream schools are weaving it into their classrooms these days. But if you’re anything like us at ToyDrop Towers, you might need a hand when it comes to bringing this brilliant philosophy home…

Learning to play, the autistic way

Charlotte Adorjan’s six-year-old son Woody has high-functioning autism/Aspergers Syndrome and while she explores the best ways to play with her “brilliantly bonkers” babe, she’s learning a hell of a lot more along the way.

Bablands guide to the summer holidays

There’s no avoiding it, guys. School’s officially out next week. So whether you’ve got six weeks of perfectly mapped out adventures or are more inclined to just wing it each day, here’s the only guide you’re going to need in London with our friends at Bablands.

Meet our friends: Candylab Toys

There are some toy brands that you will never grow out of. Candylab is one of them. I bought our first car (the Pioneer) on a trip to the States back in 2017, when Arlo was way too young to appreciate it. It was one of the very first brands I knew I needed to stock and have loved ever since.

Meet our friends: Oli & Carol

Oli & Carol were one of the very first brands to come on board with ToyDrop. Back when we were getting the shop off the ground, I realised we’d ticked all the right boxes for wooden toys, organic cotton toys, even fair trade alpaca wool toys but bath toys were another matter. 

The Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a garden this summer (or even if you don’t – some of them work equally well/better indoors) I’ve rounded up my pick of the best active toys for toddlers all with an ethical twist.

Raising Awesome Humans The Danish Way

Those Danes are always topping charts with their statistics on happiness. But how? Chances are it starts in the womb, then cements itself in childhood. This post takes a look at their totally refreshing, laidback way of parenting that could show us a thing or two about raising confident, capable kiddos.

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