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  • Topitots director Andrew with Pikler Climbing Triangle and Balance Boards

    Outset Cornwall

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    It was so great to be invited to feature as part of a case study for Outset Cornwall who have been so incredibly helpful in getting Topitots off the ground. With their excellent variety of skills and support, I was able to gain valuable knowledge and support during the initial startup phase of the business and continue to do so

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  • Covid-19 Update – Stay safe everyone, thank you NHS

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    Due to the ongoing global lockdown and supply chain issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to put on hold the sale of our product range to avoid disappointment for any of our customers. Safety comes first and priority delivery of materials should be given to essential work.  This includes timber suppliers helping to supply the

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    Keeping kids active during lockdown

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    Keeping kids active, staying safe, sane and healthy during the current health crisis brought on by the arrival of Corona virus and being mindful of our children’s mental and physical health is imperative.  Here is some guidance from Public Health England to help key stage 1 children understand germs and the importance of cleanliness. It is a worrying situation for

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    Imaginative play toys for toddlers are essential in play

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    Imaginative play toys for toddlers encourage children to create visual images within the mind and begin problem-solving without the constraints of the physical world.  A vital skill to help throughout life with critical thinking and problem-solving in the wider world. Childhood is a magical time, where sofas become dens, a blanket turns into an invisibility cloak or a towel turns

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  • Balancing

    Developing balance skills with proprioceptive play

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    Developing balance skills with the introduction of items into the play environment that encourage Vestibular development (physical coordination and balance) is vital.  Helping our children develop the receptors within the inner ear which respond to motion or changes in head position integrates the neck, eyes and body to influence balance, muscle tone and the coordination of both sides of the

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  • Eco friendly packaging

    Planet friendly packaging

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    Packaging plays a major role in the amount of pollution we see in our environment and oceans. The uncontrolled overuse of single-use, non-recyclable plastic products is just not sustainable. At Topitots, we simply will not use any packaging that is not from recycled sources and that cannot be recycled. We each play a part in the ongoing protection of the

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    Eco friendly web hosting

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    Even our website is good for the environment! Hosted on servers at Site Ground which reduce the hosting company’s energy usage by a massive 75% by using low voltage processors whilst keeping costs low. They are also involved in tree planting schemes to help further reduce their carbon footprint and have been voted among the top green, sustainable companies in

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  • Round Balance Board UK made Topitots

    Eco-friendly educational toys made of natural materials

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    Eco-friendly educational toys from Topitots are made using materials selected for both quality and environmental impacts. The coloured timber panels we use in our products are uniquely manufactured to minimise their environmental impact.They are constructed with a full chain of custody FSC certification to ensure that only timber from sustainable forests is used.Only organic, natural dyes are used to colour

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