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by Miniland / October 28, 2020

How SEL Toys Help Children with Special Needs

When playing with children who have special needs, often times ...

by Miniland / August 27, 2020

Teachers and Parents: Working Together for the benefit of all

The pandemic has caused havoc, devastation and confusion all around ...

by Miniland / August 27, 2020

How to Handle Bullying in Pre-School

According to StopBullying.Gov, children as young as 12 months can be ...

by Miniland / July 13, 2020

How SEL Toys & Games teach Social Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusivity

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which ...

by Miniland / May 29, 2020

How to Zip Zippers, Button Buttons and Tie shoes with Miniland Fastening Dolls!

Do you remember when you learned how to button your buttons? Or tie ...

by Miniland / April 22, 2020

Staying Home? Let them Play

We normally live in a very fast-paced world, with overscheduling, ...

by Miniland / March 23, 2020

Kindness Activities: Tips to promote kindness and respect

“Be Kind.” It’s something we hear, maybe not as often as we hope, but ...

by Miniland / March 5, 2020


Many people are often confused about what SEL means. Is it a ...

by Miniland / January 14, 2020

Lesson Plan: Family Diversity Blocks

Our Lesson Plan series continues with this latest Lesson Plan for our ...

by Miniland / December 11, 2019

Emotions Detective: Lesson Plan

This is truly fun and interactive game that I (and my students!) ...

by Miniland / October 30, 2019

Teaching Diversity and Acceptance in the Classroom: Your Students Are a Beautiful Mosaic! Celebrate Them!

by Miniland / September 24, 2019

Build Self-Confidence Through Doll Play: The Benefits of Doll Play in the Classroom


by Miniland / August 21, 2019

3 Toys to Encourage Kids of All Abilities to Play


by Miniland / June 27, 2019

4 Tips to Help Nurture a Preschooler’s Self-Esteem

by Miniland / June 20, 2019

3 Tips to Help Manage a Child’s Emotions


by Katie Nielsen / April 18, 2019

The Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education for Children with Special Needs

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that ...

by Miniland / January 16, 2019

MindFul KIDS: the perfect educational tool for teachers

Ask any psychotherapist, and they’ll tell you: there’s something to ...

by Miniland / January 7, 2019

Technology & School: 4 ways to create cyber safety in the classroom

It doesn’t take an expert to realize that everything has gone digital ...

by Miniland / January 2, 2019

How Dictate & Shape promotes active listening, mental agility and critical thinking

Active listening is important for a multitude of reasons. Viewed as a ...

by Miniland / December 4, 2018

How to work with ADHD/ADD students in a classroom

Here are some specific things classroom teachers can to create a ...

by Miniland / November 20, 2018

Learning Aids & Educational Toys That Bring The NEA 4Cs Into Your 21st Century Classroom

One crucial aspect of this time in a child’s life, especially for ...

by Miniland / November 13, 2018

Why Parent-Teacher Collaborations Are Important For Kids Educational Progress

Parents and teachers each have an important role to play in a child’s ...

by Miniland / November 6, 2018

Special Needs Toys: Miniland Toys With Able Play Certification

If you fall in that last category, then AblePlay toys are what you ...

by Miniland / October 30, 2018

Promoting active listening in the classroom

Skilled active listeners are also more self-reliant and confident, ...

by Miniland / October 23, 2018

3 Toys that encourage cooperative play

However, they’re easily overlooked in the fast-paced school day. ...

by Miniland / October 16, 2018

5 Benefits of the Multilingual Classroom

Letting specialty toymakers, like Miniland, lighten your load can be ...

by Miniland / October 9, 2018

5 ways ABC Monster unlocks cooperative play in your classroom


by Miniland / October 2, 2018

Bring educational technology in your classroom with Play Miniland

As specialty toymakers, we’ve dedicated our lives to helping you ...

by Miniland / September 25, 2018

4 Ways to Promote Mindfulness in Your ECD Classroom

Each of the four cornerstones of mindfulness practice is catered for ...

by Miniland / September 18, 2018

Yoga In Your Classroom: Why Kids Should Do It Too

All it takes is a little discipline, and willingness to commit at ...

by Miniland / September 11, 2018

4 Toys That Promote SEL In Your Classroom

This can be daunting when you’re also powering through the usual ...

by Miniland / September 4, 2018

A Basic Guide To SEL In Your Classroom

This research-based way of teaching social-emotional skills draws on ...

by Miniland / August 28, 2018

Promoting Digital Literacy Through Play Miniland

In this blog, we share how Play Miniland can help you bridge the gap ...

by Miniland / August 21, 2018

4 Ways to combine STEM & the 4Cs in your classroom

Today’s world needs nothing more than mindful, competent, and ...

by Miniland / August 14, 2018

Educational Toys Which Cultivate Emotional Intelligence

Most of our time is now dominated by screens, from smartphones to ...

by Miniland / August 7, 2018

How A Multiplay Experience Grows Multiple Intelligences The 21st C Classroom

Know which 21st century skills are most useful to you

by Miniland / August 2, 2018

How to Choose Your Top 5 Classroom Learning Aids on a Budget

We’ve developed our range of educational toys with the challenges of ...

by Miniland / July 24, 2018

How Educational Toys Help Your Kids Be 21st Century Ready

These concepts are timeless because every generation prepares the ...

by Miniland / July 17, 2018

Helping Children Manage Emotions Through Educational Toys

While a lot of this self-regulatory behavior is linked to the natural ...

by Miniland / July 10, 2018

How Mindfulness Practice (And Other Tricks) Supports Diverse Learning

An ideal classroom is a place where each child has the space to learn ...

by Miniland / July 3, 2018

Thinking for Themselves: How one ECD game develops critical thinking

What we forget is that somewhere along the way there was definitely ...

by Miniland / June 26, 2018

Building Resilience: Teaching Children to Communicate Their Emotional Experience Without Words

Holding a safe space in your classroom for them to learn how to ...

by Miniland / June 19, 2018

How One Toy Can Serve as a Whole Toolkit: A Guide for Passionate Teachers on a Budget

While your curriculum may still demand your focus on delivering ...

by Miniland / June 12, 2018

Classroom Management: How Mindfulness Training Helps Solve One Of Every Teacher's Biggest Challenges

Children are born wanting to learn about the world around them, but ...

by Miniland / June 5, 2018

5 Ways to Build Visuo-Spatial Awareness in Children under 5

Having a highly developed visuo-spatial awareness means you ...

by Miniland / May 29, 2018

Interactive Learning Toys, Holistic Education and Skills Development

Incorporating it into your classroom is therefore an effective way to ...

by Miniland / May 22, 2018

Multiplay in the Classroom (Made Easy)

 Unlocking the benefits of multiplay comes easily when using learning ...

by Miniland / May 15, 2018

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Educational Technology Toys for Your Child

It’s true that integrating technology into a child’s world too early, ...

by Miniland / May 8, 2018

Promoting Progressive Learning Through The Multiplay Experience

As a teacher, it can be tough finding ways to develop these essential ...

by Miniland / May 1, 2018

Developing the 4 Cs Through Play

These four skills — known as the 4 Cs — enable the 21st Century child ...

by Miniland / April 25, 2018

How to Manage a Child in Emotional Distress

There are two parts to dealing with this type of situation ...

by Miniland / April 17, 2018

Mindfulness Begins in the Classroom with Our Educational Toys for Kids

To foster a solid foundation for the future, it’s extremely important ...

by Miniland / April 10, 2018

Different Types of Intelligence, And How They Benefit Children

A child is not a fish (of course!) but this saying underlines a ...

by Miniland / April 3, 2018

How to Benefit from Multiple Intelligence Theory in the Classroom

He identified nine different types of intelligence:

by Miniland / March 27, 2018

How Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory Can Benefit Teachers In Their Daily Lives

According to this theory, we aren’t just visual and auditory ...

by Miniland / March 27, 2018

Mindful KIDS: relaxation and development of intelligences in the classroom

We are immersed in a time in which Instagram has more visits per ...

by Miniland / May 2, 2017

How to Get your Child Ready For School: Academic Expectations and More

It’s never too early to start preparing your child for their first ...

by Miniland / April 13, 2017

Make Learning Fun With These Teaching Techniques

We all here about development and common core standards, sticking to ...

by Miniland / March 30, 2017

Becoming a Better Teacher: 3rd Annual Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference

Many will be there to listen to speakers, take part in the training ...

by Miniland / March 23, 2017

Teaching Ideas for Preschool that your Students will Love

Children have notoriously short attention spans, and they don’t learn ...

by Miniland / March 16, 2017

Teacher and Parent Communication: All You Need to Know

More and more schools are realizing the importance of this ...

by Miniland / March 9, 2017

Resources for Teachers: How to Deal With a ‘Problem Principal’

This could be a difference in opinions, personalities, or simple ...

by Miniland / March 2, 2017

Here are 5 of the best apps to help you bridge the education and technology gap

These days, having technology on your side could score you some major ...

by Miniland / February 28, 2017

Resources for Teachers: Create an Alphabet Book for Your Classroom

It also means that you have to have a whole lot of different ...

by Miniland / February 21, 2017

Creative Teaching Strategies That you Should Keep an Eye On

Creative teaching strategies are imperative to keep things fresh and ...

by Miniland / February 14, 2017

Teaching Resources that Encourage Logic and Problem Solving

Unfortunately, teaching resources and information to get kids to ...

by Miniland / February 7, 2017

Educational toys and emotional intelligence: the challenges in the classroom

As such, the more emotionally intelligent an individual is, the more ...

by Miniland / January 31, 2017

Learning Resources: Exploring Creativity in the Classroom

One of the biggest concerns that many modern-day teachers face is the ...

by Miniland / January 24, 2017

Teaching Resources to Nurture the Little Scientist

As a teacher you have the ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor ...

by Miniland / January 12, 2017

Exploring Emotional Intelligence Through Educational Toys

Goleman says that emotional intelligence, "is the capacity for ...

by Miniland / January 5, 2017

Educational Toys That Encourage Emotional Intelligence

Most of our time is now dominated by screens, from smartphones to ...

by Miniland / January 3, 2017

Keep Your Kids Active With These Educational Games for Preschoolers

From television and smartphones to Ipads and moving billboards – it ...

by Miniland / December 22, 2016

Education and Technology: The Latest Apps and Digital Resources for Teachers to Use in the Classroom

Education has changed, and it will continue to evolve rapidly over ...

by Miniland / December 15, 2016

Resources for Teachers to Get the Most Out of Classroom Toys

However, while it’s great to have some high-quality toys and games ...

by Miniland / December 8, 2016

Miniland Educational School: Promoting Learning Through Fun

There are two main sets of people that have the biggest influence on ...

by Miniland / December 6, 2016

Educational Toys That Every Teacher Should Have in the Classroom

 In fact, teachers now have so much variety when it comes to toys for ...

by Miniland / November 29, 2016

The Unusual Qualities of a Good Teacher

We all know the essential qualities of a teacher that one should ...

by Miniland / November 22, 2016

The Importance of Teacher and Parent Communication

In this day and age of rapidly evolving technology, we find ourselves ...

by Miniland / November 11, 2016

Classroom Management Techniques to Get the Best Out of Your Kids

You see them learn new things and make friends, and hear their ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Specialty Toys to Get you Geared-up for Back to School

Miniland Educational offers specialty toys that are made of the ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Miniland Educational’s Super Blocks’ Track Set 2 receives Dr. Toy’s 2014 Best Picks Award

This award prizes toys that offer high playability, educational value ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Miniland Educational receives award at Independent Toy Awards

The sequencing and sorting game Activity Buttons wins the bronze ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Magnetic Boards game - Environment and recycling running for Astra Best Toys for Kids awards

This board game shows the best way to perform daily recycling tasks. ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Emotiblocks, winner of 4 international awards!


by Miniland / October 11, 2016

Educational toys and teaching materials for the New School Year

To help you with your selection of educational toys and teaching ...

by Miniland / October 11, 2016

ASTRA: Miniland Educational displayed new toys and top-sellers for the Toy Store owners

The store owners were interested in our newest toys including: