Tea Tree Gully Early Learning Supplies (formerly Sticks & Stones Play) provide nature-inspired resources primarily to schools, kindergartens and child care centres in South Australia.
Our aim is to help teachers bring natural play into the classroom.
Children are often drawn to natural resources where they stimulate their senses, imagination and creativity. Natural products encourage sensory exploration as well as help to foster a sense of wonder and appreciation of where these products came from. One of the wonderful features of wooden toys and natural products are that they are all slightly unique, rather than uniform, just like people!
We endeavour to supply Australian natural products (wood slices, seed pods etc) where possible. All of our Australian natural products are sourced in an ethical way with permission given by relevant bodies.
We are more than happy to make specific or custom products where possible. We manufacture several items ourselves, with the most popular being from locally sourced tree trunks and branches - please contact us with your ideas and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult ordering from a photo online - if you would like to see any specific products don't hesitate to contact us and we can book in a time to visit your school or centre.
We are also happy to set up larger displays for local educational centres. You can select what products to include or you can just give us a focus (eg. numeracy & literacy) and we can provide relevant products for you.
This can be useful for meetings with a specific topic (eg. playful learning) as it can demonstrate products that can be used to put the theory into practice.
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