Suppliers of educational toys and games

Here is a list of stores that sell educational toys and games that may be helpful as learning resources for homeschoolers. Some are online, some are brick-and-mortar stores, and some are both.

Discounts to Homeschoolers:

Always remember to ask if the supplier offers an "educator's discount" and show your OFTP membership card. Let OFTP know what suppliers offer discounts so that we can pass this information along to the membership.

Suppliers of educational toys and games

Bear Dance Crafts

Contact: Natalie Weeks
Email: info@beardancecrafts.com
Website: www.beardancecrafts.com
Home-based business run by a homeschooling family in Kaslo, British Columbia, offering natural toys, natural craft supplies and books. Waldorf dolls, doll-making kits, wooden music makers, wooden toys, games and puzzles, dress-ups and more.

Cawwot Games

3 Churchill Cr
Simcoe ON N3Y 4Z4
Phone: 519-426-1384
Fax: 519-426-0949
Email: cawwot@sympatico.ca
Creators of Balancing Act Challenge™, a board game based on the Canadian government's Canada's Food Guide To Healthy Eating, which organizes nutritional needs into four food groups: grain products, milk products, vegetables & fruit, and meat & meat alternatives. [Note: Because of the dairy group, it will not be suitable for vegans. Those wishing to teach a more inclusive understanding of healthy diets and/or a broader understanding of nutrition will need to supplement the game with information on other diets and additional nutritional needs, as the governmental Food Guide system on which the game is based favours dairy while omitting the importance of water and micronutrients.] The object of the game is to be the first player to collect the required number of each food group's Serving Cards. Mail, email, or fax your purchase order/request (include courier account for delivery, if applicable). Invoice will be faxed or emailed with an indication of the total owing, including any delivery charges. Payment methods are cheque, money order or cash.

Discovery Toys

www.discoverytoys.net
Educational toys sold through consultants. Find the consultant nearest you by entering your postal code on their website. Consultants of whom we're aware:
Lauren Ivanchuk, Discovery Toys Senior Toy Advisor
40yearsofplay@gmail.com
905-246-1480 (905 area code is in the GTA)
https://www.discoverytoys.com/pws/lauren7036437/tabs/view-catalog.aspx

Family Pastimes

www.familypastimes.com
RR 4
Perth ON K7H 3C6
Phone: (613) 267-4819
Fax: (613) 264-0696
Email: info@familypastimes.com
Makers and distributors of cooperative games. Ask your local toy store to carry them or order directly. Ask for a free catalogue.

Fire the Imagination

www.firetheimagination.ca Quality wooden toys and other resources. Canadian Distributor for Jim Weiss' award-winning storytelling audio. His recordings span all historical time periods and include works by G A Henty. Jim is also the voice behind Susan Wise-Bauer's audio Story of the World Volume 3. In addition to providing Jim's recordings to homeschoolers, Fire the Imagination also distributes the Classical Kids series including Teachers' Guides, Mozart Effect audio for improving memory and spatial abilities and The Best of Collection, a series of classical music recordings chosen by the Classical Kids creator, Susan Hammond.

Games for Fun, Fitness and Learning

www.funfitnesslearning.com
A resource book of games for children between the ages of 7 and 16. Written by Kathi Wyldeck, an Australian homeschooling mom who is also an ESL teacher, the book includes physical and mental games, life skill games, and educational games.

The Grand River Toy Company

1-800-567-5600

Maplerose

www.lovemaplerose.com
Nelson BC
Owner: Jenn Chic
E-mail: info@lovemaplerose.com or Jenn@lovemaplerose.com
(Homeschooling family)
Sells Waldorf-inspired home schooling supplies, craft supplies and kits, all natural toys and books. Natural, non-toxic, sustainable ingredients. Works with local artisans. Weekly newsletter features subscriber-only specials, new product features, craft ideas and recipes.

Mastermind Educational Technologies Inc.

www.mastermindtoys.com/
465 Milner Ave. Units 4 to 7
Scarborough ON M1B 2K4
TOLL FREE : (888)388-0000
LOCAL: (416)321-8984
FAX: (416) 321-8988
Email: customerservice@mastermindtoys.com
Several brick-&-mortar stores in the Greater Toronto Area, plus online shopping.

Nest

www.nest.ca
Toys and supplies made of materials that are biodegradable (wood, wool, organic cotton, and silk) and sustainably sourced. Also some books. Homeschooler discount.

Whole Child

Box 100
Campbellville ON L0P 1B0,
Phone:1 (800) 387-2888
Fax: (905) 854 2090
Toy catalogue and book catalogue.