Tea Tree Gully Toy Library Review | Find a Toy Library Near You

OH the Joys of Toys | Tea Tree Gully Toy Library Review

Guest post by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types Blog

All year our family have been members of the Tea Tree Gully Toy Library and it’s become one of my favourite places to visit. We probably go once every 3-4 weeks for a play and a borrow (I love that littlies are encouraged to stay and play). The Toy Library is run by a wonderful group of volunteers and is a not for profit community organisation so I thought I’d do a little good deed and feature them on my blog.

The welcoming view as you enter the Toy Library (can you spot my Little Miss)?

The welcoming view as you enter the Toy Library (can you spot my Little Miss)?

 

Kitchen Toys for Imaginative Play

 

Baby Walkers & Activity Tables

Baby Walkers & Activity Tables

 

Baby & Toddler Toys

Baby & Toddler Toys

 

Lots of games for various ages.

 

 Fun Facts!

• The Toy Library is located within the Tea Tree Gully Library (571 Montague Road Modbury SA)

• There are more than 3,000 items in the Toy Library to choose from.

• There are 600+ families who borrow those toys.

• There are 17 friendly volunteers who make the Toy Library run smoothly.

• It only costs $30 a year to be a member.

• You can borrow two toys and one puzzle per visit.

• Their website is here

• You can pop in to borrow Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and Wednesday 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you go on a Thursday be sure to also check out Baby Bounce & Rhyme for under 2s from 10:30 – 11am in the children’s library area

• They also lend out the bigger items for party hire – bouncy castle, cars, ball pit, bubble machine, play gym, slide, roller coaster…and much more!

• Most importantly – young children learn through play, so a community resource like the Toy Library is a way to always have new toys in your home to engage your little one in valuable learning experiences.

 

Many Musical Instruments

Many Musical Instruments

 

A very popular choice! Cars available for party hire (and yes the little people are allowed to ride them around the Library)

A very popular choice! Cars available for party hire (and yes the little people are allowed to ride them around the Library)

 

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Some of the bigger toys your little one can enjoy

 

And they even have costumes you can borrow! Keep this in mind for Book Week next year.

And they even have costumes you can borrow! Keep this in mind for Book Week next year.

 

Here’s a couple of photos of some toys we’ve been borrowing lately. There is such a great variety and it is organised really well – uncluttered, categorised into age group with little signs and labels.

From L-R Fisher Price Musical Snail, Fish Puzzle, Tobbles, Fisher Price Phone, Pop-up toy, Transport Puzzle

From L-R Fisher Price Musical Snail, Fish Puzzle, Tobbles, Fisher Price Phone, Pop-up toy, Transport Puzzle

 

Oooohhh and I nearly forgot to mention, there is even a cafe in the library foyer! So you can stop for coffee, lunch or morning/afternoon tea when you borrow your toys and/or books. Very child friendly atmosphere with highchairs, couches and comfy arm chairs.

 If you don’t live in the area, click here to find your local toy library. There are plenty around Adelaide.

Thank you TTG Toy Library for helping the littlest members of your community bring the joy of play into their homes. If you do live in the area, please consider joining up and supporting a wonderful local organisation.

This review was written and photographed by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types, and is re-published with permission. You can see the original post here. Lauren is a Play & Go mum who is also a teacher and blogger. See the Teacher Types blog here for more of her posts and reviews.

What:  Find a Toy Library Near You

When:  See above for Tea Tree Gully opening times | refer to individual Toy Libraries for opening times

Where:  Tea Tree Gully Toy Library | 571 Montague Road, Modbury | Click here for a Toy Library near you

Who:  Toy Lovers

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

 All photos by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types

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