Welcome to Learn By Play

Welcome to Learn By Play, a magical online toy shop where imagination knows no bounds. We offer a curated collection of high-quality, educational, and sustainable toys that transcend generations, encouraging open-ended free play for children. Our range is carefully selected to inspire creativity and learning, providing newborn and baby gifts, as well as academic tools for various educational settings.

Our founder, Stacey, envisions Learn By Play as more than just a store; it’s a commitment to nurturing childhood in its purest form. Drawing inspiration from the Waldorf/Steiner and Montessori educational methods, we believe that play is the cornerstone of a child’s development. As a mother and advocate for early childhood education, Stacey is deeply passionate about providing toys that not only entertain but also educate and inspire.

At Learn By Play, we celebrate the magic of small businesses, supporting artisans and creators who share our vision. We are more than a toy store; we are a community dedicated to empowering parents and educators to create meaningful learning experiences for children.

Join us on this enchanting journey of discovery and play, where every toy sparks joy and every moment is an opportunity for growth.

Welcome to Learn By Play, where the future begins with play.

Why Choose Us

When you reach out to us, you’re connecting directly with the heart of Learn By Play. We’re a small, dedicated team who are deeply passionate about what we do. We prioritize family time and are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience to each and every one of our valued patrons. Your satisfaction is at the core of everything we do.

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/or 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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