about us

Learn By Play is a family-owned and run, Australian business located on the Gold Coast. 

After having their two children (Tyler & Mitchell), Vincent & Tara Flory realised that much of the clutter they had lying around their home were plastic toys.  Toys that their boys were no longer interested in playing with.  They needed good quality, lasting, educational toys that would stand the test of time and provide the basis of good education, maths, discovery, art and wonder.  They realized that many of these toys we need are wooden, or very cleverly designed with educated play in mind. 

After many years research, we realized the brilliance and forward thinking of the education being supplied to children overseas and the precise quality of the educational toys supplied to them.  Sustainable products that would help protect the planet.  Toys that would last generations. Simple toys that provide the building blocks of great communication, creation, language, play and the sciences.  A child learns through play, and it’s the opportunity to instill so much of what they need to grow into free-thinking, competent, confident adults.  We set out to find similar products here in Australia, and help supply them to you.

We studied various teaching styles.  Montessori, Steiner (Waldorf), Regio Emilia and our own National and State Curriculums.  We believe in dramatic play and imagination.  We believe in the power of being outdoors in nature.  We believe the best way to grow healthy, bright and wonderful children, is to let them play. The early years in education are the most important years in all our lives.  It’s our foundation.  Lets nurture that and let our children Learn By Play.

Why choose us

When you email or call us, you’re talking to the owners.  We are a smaller, home-based business and this allows us the opportunity to keep pricing low, as well as really understand who our customers are, and what they need.  Our customers are important to us and we go the extra mile to ensure the best customer service.

Having established a solid reputation built on honesty and integrity, Learn By Play offers their customers a genuinely fair experience. We keep our costs as low as possible, to allow you to really get value for your money.

We don’t stock thousands of products, we hand-pick the ones we find unique and essential in any classroom.  We prefer to support local, and many of the products we stock are from homebased hobbiests/retirees that create beautiful toys and resources.  Sustainability on Earth is of the upmost importance to us and we live our lives doing the best we can to protect the environment.  We work hard to find little treasures that will help instill the love of learning in your students/children.

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