Welcome to Learn By Play

Learn By Play Australia is an online toy store with a difference. We offer a range of Australian-owned and made high-quality, educational, sustainable, eco-friendly, inclusive generational toys to encourage open-ended free play for small children. We specialise in newborn and baby gifts and academic curriculum tools for school, daycare, kindy, playgroup, home school, messy play and much more. We celebrate supporting small businesses. 

Learn By Play takes inspiration from the celebrated Waldorf/Styner and Montessori educational methods. 

“within the child lies the fate of the future: ~ Maria Montessori

At Learn By Play we believe in the value of quality early childhood education and meaningful engagement.  We aim to inspire and equip parents and educators to have agency in children’s play-based learning to better all our futures.  

Why Choose Us

When you message, email or call us, you’ll be talking directly with the owners. We’re a small team of two sisters. We value family time and aim to provide an exceptional customer experience to our valued customers.

We value ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. We believe that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used. As such, we embed this ethos into all elements of how we operate. From our packaging, to our carbon footprint, we’re mindful of the resources we use in order to improve processes for future generations. 

Our toys last forever and should be kept in the family and handed down from generation to generation. 

Our product range is carefully selected to align with the theories and ethos of renowned educational leaders and current curriculum.

We don’t stock thousands of products, we hand-pick the ones we find unique and essential for every Australian class or play room. 

We only source items of the highest of quality with the intention for long lasting generational play. We’re not immune to trends, however we aim to provide timeless relevance to your child’s developmental play. 

We priorities products, suppliers and makers who are local, Australian made and owned. In an effort to source the best range of options for our customers, we can’t always guarantee this, but we ourselves are a small Australian owned business and we promote and support others who are.   

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