As a regular online shopper I have come across many fabulous businesses and in many cases I have been lucky enough to get to know the incredible people behind them. I love being able to put a face to a name or website and it makes my shopping experience so much more personal and enjoyable. Behind every store is a hardworking owner, a family, a dream and I would like to share some of them with you.
Every Sunday we will sit down for a quick virtual cup of coffee with the owner of one of my favourite stores and labels, this week’s turn goes to Amanda from Bright Buttons Toys. Bright Buttons Toys is a brilliant store with lots of educational and developmental toys for your bright buttons, handpicked by Amanda herself who is a trained Educational Psychologist. You can shop with confidence, knowing that every single item at Bright Buttons Toys is selected by an expert so you are making the right choice for your child.
What does your ideal Sunday look like?
My ideal Sunday is being woken by a sweet ‘good morning’ and kiss from my two little girls, having a yummy breakfast in our pyjama’s and just relaxing with the little ones at home in the yard or pool, or local park. I love the sound of our girls playing and giggling. Just beautiful.
Why did you start Bright Buttons Toys?
I started Bright Buttons Toys as a way of combining from professional background as an Educational Psychologist and the love of playing as a way of teaching my girls. I was always looking for toys and products that taught a specific skill I was wanting to introduce or enhance. I thought this was a wonderful extension of my skills and a wonderful way to work from home and be with my family.
What do you enjoy most about running Bright Buttons Toys?
The thing I love most about Bright Buttons Toys is seeing children interact and grow from toys that I have selected and sold as a quality and valuable product. A happy and stimulated child is one of the most wonderful things to see in life.
What is your favourite item in store?
My favourite item in store at the moment is from one of my favourite brands called Dyles. I have loads of brand new stock arriving from Dyles this week. I will keep you posted.
I have so many favourites but I adore My Quiet Book ($45.95), it has been a firm favourite of my for quite a while.
Keeping preschoolers entertained at home can be tricky, what is your top tip?
At my home we just love the new cubby house that my husband and the two grandfather’s designed, built and painted for the girl’s for Christmas. We love playing home corner in there, with pretend kitchen and play food, fruit markets, dolly feeding and putting to bed. We also love making play dough and using this in the kitchen pretend play. Craft is also a very big love and interest in our home. The Easter theme is beginning already.
To find out more about Bright Buttons Toys, to browse the range and to order your favourite educational toys online visit www.brightbuttonstoys.com.au.