Collection: Inspired by RIE

RIE (Resources for Infant Educators) is more commonly know as Open Ended Play & whilst it shares some values with the Montessori method, it is distinctly it's own style that works from birth to roughly 3 years of age. Rooted in independency and autonomy, it is play with no predetermined or structured outcome.

In it's simplest of forms, RIE has no right or wrong way of playing, as it allows the child to follow their imagination and let the exploration go in any direction their creativity takes them.

In a young child's world, where routine and structure is essential, RIE offers the creative outlet to play and explore with how everything works together in their own time, their own way and at their own pace. One of the largest components of REI is to offer a safe environment with toys that do very little. The less a toy does, the more the child will use it's imagination with it.

Resources include teething & grasping toys, building blocks & stacking cups, push/pull toys, Piklers & Balance Boards, sensory items such as kinetic sand, playdough & rice and items that support transportation schemas (baskets, cups etc).