Welcome To 100 Toys
Discover the power of play for the under 5s. Watch your child become a creative self-starter and learn how to offer just the right experience to guide their learning. All with fewer, if any toys.
Toy Box Essentials
If you only buy three toys, we recommend these.
Read more about toy box essentials.
Play with Purpose
From Birth to Five
Would you like to know why doll’s house play is so important? Or perhaps you’ve heard of schemas and are wondering how they guide your toddler’s play? Then take a look at the 100. Think of it as a roadmap from birth to five. Created by our founder, Alexis Ralphs, you can think of it as 100 good things to do before you’re five.
have to say…
"What a great idea for a toy shop. Good quality products sourced from all over, but twinned with play philosophy and, weirdly (but it works) an anti-consumer ethos… "Kristin I.
"The 100 toys list, and all that it offers parents in navigating the massive toy market, is wonderful; and the ethos of keeping things simple and even sometimes making rather than buying toys and resources is what makes 100 toys my preferred online toy shop. Their focus is not about maximising sales or manipulative marketing to children and/or parents. Refreshingly, their focus is about respecting play and the reality of what truly enhances this. It is obviously a labour of love so thank you for this lovely resource and fair prices on the toys you sell. I will continue to be a customer!"Anna R.
"Thank you for giving me the conﬁdence to move away from plastic and the more obvious toys to things which undoubtedly give more quality entertainment and enhance my child's imaginative play!"Laura
"Just wanted to send you a huge thank you. I subscribed to your [fewer, better] toys email.. got all my daughter's toys down and only put back the ones she absolutely loves. I've never seen her so happy. I've hardly seen her all day as she has been playing with toys that she not seen for ages as they've been hidden in boxes or cupboards. Thanks to your email its going to be a fantastic school half term. I never gave it much thought that she had too much choice."D.M.
Are you a radical?
If you're a radical like us, you sometimes think about doing things completely diﬀerently. 100 Toys has always been about the learning that happens away from toys and planned activities.
We've developed a low waste, zero toys road map for those seeking a greener life