Down at the farm: learning through play

BRIO farm

Have you visited a farm with your children? We had a lovely playgroup trip last Easter to see some newborn chicks, which the children loved. We’ve also had some lovely days out at farm parks over the years too. Visiting a farm with young children can be lots of fun. There are so many things […]

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Noisy play: learning to make music

musical toys

Music is one of those things that seems to bring people together. You only have to see the effect a particular song or ‘anthem’ has on people, or the big benefit concerts we’ve seen around the world, to know that something magical happens when music is played. All our children seem to be really musical, […]

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It’s a bug’s life

BRIO Ant

Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails…that’s what little boys are made of… At least this one is anyway. He’s totally fascinated by bugs at the moment. He’s not crazy about wasps after getting stung on his hand last year, and he likes to see flies blasted, but with everything else he is interested and so gentle. He […]

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Back to basics

BRIO

When it comes to toys, BRIO was a name I knew long before I had children. I don’t recall how exactly, but somewhere I had seen these toys and immediately associated them with quality and durability. The kind of toys you pass on and on. I did however associate BRIO with train sets until relatively recently, but […]

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