"It is really helpful. If someone doesn't know the seasons they can find it out.
I liked how it moves around and the top comes off."
Louise, 8 years old
“For a child who is struggling with months and seasons of the year it helps them
realise which seasons are in which months. Before working with the Circa Calendar
Louise was confused about the seasons of the year."
Daisy, Louise's mum
"Many of my pupils have difficulty remembering the sequence of the months of the
year and do not link the seasons and months of the year. The Circa Calendar is a
great tactile and visual way to show the cyclical nature of the calendar year and
the sequence of months and seasons. Children love to play with it and this is the
best way of learning. It has appeal across a wide age range and does not look 'babyish'
to my junior pupils."
Tami Reis-Frankfort Teacher at a Dyslexia Centre
“...grandma gave the girls a chart to teach them the same concepts – it just doesn’t
compare once you try a Circa with it’s interactive, hands on approach.”
Natalie, Bambino Goodies, mum of two
"What a nice change to have a practical idea that makes the concept and cyclical
nature of dates and days easy for learning."
Rainbow Toy Awards tester
"Brilliant idea and concept! I am amazed no one has not done this before."
John, Dad of two
“My niece absolutely LOVED her Circa - everyday since Christmas she has asked what
day it is! Thank you!”
"...there are so many toys out there with so little value. As much as possible, I
would like my child's toys to be investments, toys that will teach not only him,
but hopefully his children as well!"
Katrina, US mother who searched Google for award winning toys
"A quirky toy with educational and play value. Different components allow the child
to learn the months and seasons plus encourages parent-child interaction. It is a
nice quality, wooden toy that can be passed down generations."
Ian, buyer at Toy Kingdom, Harrods
"The design is child friendly and visually stimulating for all age groups. The wooden
base and pieces are durable and tactile which makes it extremely helpful to use in
nursery, with either small groups or one to one. The song is fun and repetitive it's
a great circle time activity for pre-school age children. It [Circa] links in easily
with The Early Years foundation stage and can be used as a base for planning many
different games and small activities."
Vicky, Early Years Professional, Deputy Nursery Manager
"I am really looking forward to using Circa with my boys as currently they are referring
to everything in the past as 'yesterday'. I believe it will be a great tool for children
to learn and experiment with and will definitely add this to my website once launched."
Helle, Mum of two boys (3 and 5 years), Owner of Nordic Elements