Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Shopping: Where to buy cheap educational/wooden toys in Malaysia?

I have been buying more wooden toys for Tiger lately. Perhaps it is the influence of Montessori. Unfortunately, wooden toys don't come cheap even though 90% of all products out there comes from China. Unless you want to talk about HABA toys. 

I found a place nearby that sells these wonderful products for a fraction of the original. Meaning copy-copy from Melissa and Doug. Quality wise, though not excellent is acceptable.
Mini easel: with whiteboard and blackboard.
Comes with marker and duster for RM 38.90
Book basket not included :)

Block +  train at the left of the picture. RM 29
Looks like this:

Picture from Melissa and Doug.
Looks exactly the same. M & D retail price: RM 79

Wooden town car set (34 pieces) with 6-piece floor puzzle: RM 29


Wooden pieces with numbers and alphabets
Box has white and blackboard

Movable alphabet & assortment of puzzles:  RM 6 - RM 10 each


One of my favourites. Fishing for numbers with magnetic rod. RM 18


Magnetic tangram. Comes with a small booklet and box.
Small pieces, saving for later
For me it is quite reasonable. All the above came from Fun & Cheer, the shop that sells everything under the sun for a lower price. Just google it. Of course, you will have to open the package to check if the toy is complete. Products are exchangeable if flawed.

Here are some of the stores around Klang Valley:
1. Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong
Tel 03-6274 8230
2. Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Selangor
03-3323 6012
3. Pusat Bandar Rawang
Tel: 03-6091 2797
4. Jln SS25/2, Selangor
03-7803 6712

Please do be careful when you let your children play with the toys. I try to avoid buying things with magnet or smaller pieces that may cause choking. Please don't come after me if your child eats the paint.

I mod podge all the pieces to seal in the so-called non toxic paint. It's a lot of work but if I keep buying M&D, I may become a single mother....

So, for those of you who don't know what mod podge is?
 
This non-toxic and non-flammable glue and sealer is ideal for all surfaces.
Washes out of brushes easily.




Alternatively, you can purchase salad bowl finishing which is a food grade finishing
for wooden products.
 
Happy shopping!

Alternatively, you can purchase from local online stores. We love Bumbletoys!!

Please note that Tiger is not a mouther, so I feel fine when purchasing the above. If your child loves munching on EVERYTHING like Lil Dragon, please keep the smaller pieces away. Play safe!
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