Just in time for summer road trips comes the Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism. While we adore the bigger Tegu magnetic block sets, we fully appreciate that this new, smaller Tegu block set is not just cute but ready to travel in its own adorable pouch. Plus, while still packed with fun, this smaller set comes with a lower price tag, making this the perfect time to kid-test Tegu. Keep reading to learn more about this great new Tegu set.
The New 8 Piece Set
This new travel-ready Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism set is a great way to get to know how Tegu blocks work. Though these blocks contain the same magnets as other Tegu blocks, their unique shapes allow the Prism set to be configured into an array of cool geometric creations you won’t get with regular square-shaped blocks. The set comes with 8 magnetic blocks packaged nicely in a lovely go-anywhere industrial felt pouch. Each set also includes a card with information about Tegu’s social and environmental initiatives.
Tegu Magnetic Blocks
If you’re new to Tegu, then these are blocks unlike any you’ve ever seen. Each Tegu block is made with hidden embedded magnets tucked safely inside. With magnets on their side, kids can build amazingly complex designs and structures that move, bend and stand up to rough play. Houses, tanks, cars, animals and more structures are all part of the endless building possibilities. Once your child designs her dream structure, it won’t break apart until she wants it to. Bonus, these blocks are made with real natural wood and water-based and non-toxic finishes. Plus, because the magnets are deeply enclosed inside the wood these blocks are safe, while still maintaining their magnetic quality.
Tegu Environmental Responsibility
Tegu practices environmental responsibility whenever possible which includes using responsible, sustainable suppliers of hardwood – Tegu works directly with FSC-certified woodcutting cooperatives in the north of Honduras. Tegu is also actively replanting to help Honduras regain the forest cover it has lost in past decades. Tegu’s partner, Trees for the Future, facilitates their replanting project. Tegu is also working on the problems associated with magnet mining, which has a negative effect on the earth. Because right now, there’s little you can do about the negative aspects of magnet mining, Tegu makes sure to source from responsible magnet suppliers who treat their workers well and who attempt to minimize the negative effect mining has on the environment.
Tegu Respects Workers
Tegu respects all people – from their toy makers in Honduras to the marketing guys in the USA. The company maintain exceptional working conditions at their toy factory with practices focused around safety, clean lighting and ventilation, good working hours and more. The company has been committed to helping create a brighter future for Honduras from the start and in fact, each time you purchase a Tegu wooden toy, you have the opportunity to choose to send a Honduran child to school for a day or plant a tree.
More Tegu Fun
Over the years, Tegu has added many creative sets to their line. You’ve got your choice of the basic Tegu set in natural wood colors, jungle colors or the beautifully tinted Tegu sets that come in a rainbow of colors; green, orange, turquoise, pink, and yellow. There are also adorable magnetic mobility cars and wheels for kids obsessed with vehicles. If you travel a lot there’s also a wonderful Travel Tote available made with subtlety colored wool.
Making Safe Toys More Affordable
There’s no denying that when Tegu first launched their block sets were clearly not in the price range for every family, with larger Tegu sets costing $75 and up. Now however, with the edition of Tegu mobility and Tegu travel sets, like this new Pocket Prism Pouch set, Tegu has made their blocks more affordable and accessible for all kids. With lower, more affordable price points, you can easily purchase smaller Tegu sets for less, building up a larger set over time. This also allows you the opportunity to try some of the different colored sets Tegu offers. For example, mix and match travel sets in beautiful mahogany, pretty colorful tints and jungle colored blocks.