Busy at Play is based in the Republic of Ireland and ships from the Republic of Ireland. 

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Shop by skill

Fine Motor Skills

The coordination of small muscles in the fingers and hands with the eyes. Best toys: wooden beads, blocks, stacking stones, shape sorting. 

Gross Motor Skills

This skills involves the larger muscles in the arms, legs and torso. Best toys to develop this: pull-along toys.

Cognitive Skills

These are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Best toys to develop this skill: magnets, puzzles, blocks.

Life Skills

These include important educational skills such as: learning to count, telling the time, learning to read learning to spell and an introduction to STEM concepts. Best toys to develop these skills: counting frames, clocks, magnets, maps. 

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Shop our range of Montessori-inspired toys that can be used in countless ways and will spark your child's curiosity. 

Learning & Sensory Toys

Browse our range of toys to help your child learn and explore as they are having fun!

Puzzles and Books

Explore our educational books and puzzles to develop your child's language and cognitive skills while having fun!

Imaginative Play

Discover our Montessori-inspired toys that will spark your child's creativity and playfulness.

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Melissa and Doug

Shop this beautiful range of award-winning gorgeous toys to spark your child's imagination and curiosity. Melissa and Doug are created with children's development in mind.


Our Maileg mice and accessories are designed in Denmark with a nod to old fashioned Scandinavian style. Think pretend play at its finest. 


See our beautiful range of wooden educational toys for all different ages to encourage your child to learn in a fun way.

TickiT and Haba

Browse our range of wooden loose parts and wooden building blocks. Think imaginative play and construction fun. 

“I was very happy with the website and speed of delivery. I liked the note saying thanks for supporting a small Irish company, which was why I ordered from you in the first place.” 


—  Mary, Dublin