Fast forward to 2015, I met my future wife and amazing business partner, Thuy. After visiting her boisterous family in Australia, the dream of moving to the land down under to start a family and open an online toy shop began taking shape. My Australian Visa was approved ten months later, and we were excited to begin the next chapter of our lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Our first home in Australia was a granny flat behind my brother-in-law‘s house that was about 30m2. There was a combined bed and living room and a tiny bathroom. The perfect abode for myself and Thuy... but not for long!
In July 2017, we welcomed our son Oskar into the world. As parents, we wanted to provide him with the same toys that made my childhood magical. Six Waldorf-inspired principles that we incorporated into our parenting style and that every family can adopt are:
• Childhood isn’t meant to be a race
• Become a storyteller
• Connect with nature every day
• Teach your kids to play
• Establish routines
• Make room for art
It was the arrival of Oskar that convinced Thuy and me to take the opportunity to introduce children in Australia to the world of wooden toys and open-ended play. We were confident that the unique and distinctive natural wooden toys combined with the open-ended play philosophy would outlive digitalisation and are a must for every family.