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On Our Christmas Wishlist: Tegu

Back when I was a preschool teacher, the Blocks Area would always be the popular choice for both boys and girls. From towers to roads, you can do almost anything with blocks. It’s also a good way to teach 3D shapes like how Z knew rectangular prism, cylinder and pyramid. Nothing’s bad about the simple blocks we’ve known and love but what if it got an upgrade? Enter Tegu.

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Tegu is the only handcrafted magnetic wooden blocks available in the market today. Each piece has an embedded magnet, giving kids the option to build up and out. Because the blocks stick together, there’s less frustration on the part of the kids. There’s also the option to play with your creation lest it being taken apart and the wheels move as well. And clean up is easier. Yes, it’s a whole new level on block play! Even I was amazed when I tried it at the recently concluded Expo Mom Holiday. I like that it is light-weight and the colors used are safe, non-toxic and water based. Even Baby Y can hold it and I won’t get scared when she puts it in her mouth.

When you purchase Tegu, you also get to help on socially-relevant causes – reforestation and education. Tegu Blocks are made from Huesito, a hardwood found in Honduras’ forests. To help maintain the abundance of these trees, a portion of sales go to the planting of Huesito. Or you’ll help children from families who work in the city trash dump go to school. With Tegu, you get to play while helping the environment and other kids too!

This is the Pocket Pouch. Bring it anywhere! Perfect for waiting in restos, traffic and plane rides.
This is the Pocket Pouch. Bring it anywhere! Perfect for waiting in restos, traffic and plane rides.

You and your kids can get a feel of Tegu at their booth at the St. James Bazaar at Ayala Alabang on November 27 – 30. They also have a store at Urban Abode Showroom on CW Ortigas Home Depot. For a more convenient option, they have an online store at It’s really a great stocking stuffer for the holidays as a kid of any age will surely have limitless imagination while playing with Tegu!

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