Open Ended Play
We have a fantastic open-ended play range to inspire your child’s imagination and creativity
My Happy Helpers has a wonderful range of open-ended play toys to inspire and encourage your children to use their imagination and display their creativity.
What is open ended play and what are the benefits?
Children are naturally imaginative and creative; traits that as parents we want to encourage on a regular basis. Open-ended play inspires the use of these traits, which has huge benefit for your child’s learning and growth. With open-ended play there are no set outcomes, meaning there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’; play will go in the direction that your child’s mind takes them. The open-ended play toys that we offer at My Happy Helpers are proudly designed to allow your children to develop their social, problem solving, language, communication skills, cognitive ability, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, creativity and more.
Why are Grimms and Grapat Toys so popular?
Grimms and Grapat are both well known toy brands with a huge, almost cult like following. Grimms and Grapat also use natural materials and simplicity in their designs and the use of problem solving and logic in their toys (pythagorus puzzle, pentomino game) and these are some of the reasons why many Montessori Families favour theses brands.
Unfortunately it is also true that each of these brands are exceptionally expensive and whilst we don’t discourage you from purchasing heirloom quality products, at My Happy Helpers we also focus on offering you affordable alternatives.
The team at My Happy Helpers has hand selected some of the very best open ended play ideas and wooden toys, many of the same quality as the bigger brands, but for half the price. From stacking and sorting toys and puzzles, our open ended play range contains all of our favourites.
What are some easy open ended play ideas
The philosophy behind open ended play is that it is unplanned and unstructured. So simply set up an invitation for your toddler to play, and watch as your little one plays, creates and discovers a whole new world.