Tegu is built upon the belief that play, at its best, is free from rules, expectations and scripted narratives. Kids need space to relax, laugh and have fun. To imagine and create new worlds. To discover themselves and the world on their own terms. It’s important to occasionally set aside screens and schedules in favor of exploration, discovery and the joy of the moment.
Tegu toys are built for play. With the belief that play, at its best, is free from rules, expectations and scripted narratives, Tegu design creative toys. As they understand that kids need space to relax, laugh and have fun. To imagine and create new worlds. Plus discover themselves and the world on their own terms. Importantly, to occasionally set aside screens and schedules in favour of exploration, discovery and the joy of the moment.
Importantly, Tegu is an ethical business based in Central America. With all wood being locally and responsibly farmed.
What Are Tegu Toys?
Tegu toys are a wooden block construction system. With a secret ingredient built in: magnets! This Honduras-based brand creates perfectly-sized blocks with magnets secured deeply inside them. The force and polarity of which allow for construction exciting play way beyond standard wooden blocks. Thereby, children can safely build any way they wish. Something that isn’t possible with traditional block construction. The natural qualities in the materials give Tegu building projects a much wider scope, which is more ambitious and defined by experimentation. Interestingly, all Tegu blocks are designed to work together around a core module of 30mm. The perfect size for small hands!
Creation of Tegu Toys
Family team Will and Chris Haughey categorically wanted to create an opportunity for sustainable employment in Honduras, Central America. And having spent time in this poverty-stricken country, they were motivated by a seemingly unused resource of hard wood, which was also in much need of a sustainable reforestation programme. Meanwhile, their imagination was inspired by wooden European toys. Which are durable, all natural and safe. Thus, Tegu was born in 2007 by putting new life into an old classic, simply by adding powerful magnets within each wooden building block. And no instruction manuals appear, as you and your child make the rules! So, as well as encouraging crucial creative, imaginative and developmental skills in children, purchasing Tegu blocks is bringing about social change in Honduras. Where employees at the fully independent toy factory in Tegucigalpa have a living wage and career growth.
The Toy Centre Tegu Collection
The Toy Centre Tegu toys collection include sets of blocks in different colours for open-ended construction. Plus fun character build sets such as our Beans and Tumtum set. Moreover, these toys attract baby, toddler and older children. Not to mention adults! Such great toys that allow endless re-imaginations of magnetic construction to create fantastic adventures. So discover the Tegu magic today!