Cool Educational Toys Part 3

Ever since I read the blogpost on Simple Homeschool about Learning Math Through Play, I have been wanting to get Gavin a toy cash register and a toy weighing scale to help teach him the concept of money and weight. A trip down south to Singapore brought the discovery of a lovely little shop in Paragon called “Growing Fun”.

Located on Level 5 (#05-18) next to the shop selling princess dresses, Growing Fun has a delightful range of educational toys that you can also check out on their website, at their other outlets around Singapore, in Brunei, Jakarta, Vancouver and Malaysia:

1. Growing Fun (Paragon)
290 Orchard Road
#05-18 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 65-68873242

2. Growing Fun (Parkway)
80 Marine Parade Road
#02-34D Parkway Parade
Singapore 449269
Tel: 65-63455890

3. Growing Fun (Suntec)
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-009B Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983
Tel: 65-63382646

4. Growing Fun (United Square)
101 Thomson Road
#01-29/30 United Square
Singapore 307591
Tel: 65-63527838

5. Growing Fun (VivoCity)
1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-85 VivoCity
Singapore 098585
Tel: 65-63769695

6. Growing Fun (Brunei)
Unit 9 Block D Ground Flr Kiarong Complex
Lebuhraya Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Brunei BE1318
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673 245 4765

7. Growing Fun (Jakarta)
Mall Senayan City #04-107
Jln Asia Afrika No. 19
Jakarta 10270
Tel: 021-72781618

Mall Central Park #2-121
Jl S Parman Kav 8 Slipi
Jakarta 11470
Tel: 021-56985398

8. Growing Fun (KL)
U Parkson

9. Growing Fun (Vancouver)
#03-3130 St John’s Street
Port Moody
Tel: 1 604 9611601

We bought Gavin a weighing scale:

And a Busy Book on Water which lets your 3-5 year old learn about the science of water through a series of easy experiments he can do on his own.

They have many, many other cool products that I was extremely tempted to get for Gavin but did not only after applying extreme self-control measures. They have Math manipulatives, science experiments, construction toys, puzzles, charts, etc. One of the main brands they carry is Gigo – which is a Taiwanese company that makes educational toys. You can also check out the Gigo website for more information on these products.

Gareth amused himself with their letter board display at the door and was rather upset about having to leave when it was time to go.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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