Happy St Patrick’s Day! Here at The Learning Lab, we love celebrating St Patrick’s Day because it gives us a chance to showcase some of the wonderful Irish toys and books. As an Irish business, we think it’s so important to support other Irish businesses and that’s why we offer a selection of toys made right here in Ireland. If you are looking to support local businesses this St Patrick’s Day or at any time in the future, then these are some of our absolute favourite Irish toys and books that you can shop here at The Learning Lab.
Here are some of the top Irish toys for your little ones;
Alphabet Butterfly Jigsaw by Alphabet Jigsaws
A beautifully detailed and intricate jigsaw to engage and challenge your child, Alphabet Jigsaw continuously produces high quality, highly fun toys. These jigsaws are a great way to encourage kids to learn the alphabet whilst also improving their dexterity and problem solving skills. It will no doubt be a hit with little ones with its vibrant colours!
Shop Alphabet Butterfly Jigsaw here.
The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin
Why not try a book by an Irish author? The Magic Moment is a fun and informative book that helps children learn to deal with their emotions when facing something scary. Freddie is excited about his first trip to the swimming pool. But when he gets there, he finds it scary. Later that evening, Nana teaches him a secret trick. It’s called the Magic Moment Trick and it gives you superpowers when you’re facing something scary.
Shop The Magic Moment here.
Greenscape Village Architectural Design Kit by Arckit
Arckit is a company which believes in teaching kids creativity, collaboration, communication, critical and computational thinking. This Greenscape Village is a fantastical land for you to help bring your idyllic village to life. Ideal for Budding architects and visionaries from age 5 years old to freely explore building and the environment while encouraging unrestricted imagination and storytelling.
Shop Greenscape Village Architectural Design Kit here.
Be Kind Doll by Lottie Dolls
Lottie Dolls teach kids the importance of being themselves through their unique designs and creative concepts. Their toys that encourage open-ended play can help kids learn more about themselves, their friends, and the world around them. Based on the average proportions of a 9 year old girl (as opposed to an adult). Lottie Dolls are an age relatable doll that reflect the world kids live in.
Shop Be Kind Doll here.