Tegu Introduces the Father’s Day Challenge!

Father's Day Challenge from Tegu the Magnetic Wooden Block Company

Get Tegu’s Prism for Dad at the office & create your way to a 40-piece Explorer Set for the kiddos!

Here’s how:

1. Get Dad a Prism Pocket Pouch for Father’s Day (starting today, purchases receive a Tegu Marker & Card). If you’ve already got one, feel free to use that.

Click here to buy now!

2. Encourage Dad to get creative with his magnetic wooden blocks and to capture what he’s doing with the Prism at the office. Share photos via email (creations@tegu.com), posting to our Facebook wall or tagging #TeguPrism on Instagram or Twitter.  Submissions must be received by June 30, 2013.  Submit as many entries as you like!

3. Cross your fingers: Tegu’s Designer, Nate Lau, will select 3 favorite submissions to WIN our 40-piece Explorer Set ($110 value each), to be announced on July 1, 2013.

4. And of course, use this chance to help Dad connect with the family…in a creative, hands-on kind of way.  Tegu hopes the Prism is a gift that will bring the family together through creativity!

Happy building!

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These magnetic wooden blocks are not just for kids! Great gifts for all.

Giftable for all. Moms, graduates, teachers. The Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism. School’s (almost) out! Celebrate with Tegu. The Pocket Pouches from Tegu are great gifts for all ages!

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, and tell the teacher in your child’s life how much you appreciate his or her hard work in the classroom this year. Do you remember the teacher who made math ‘click’ for you? Or physics? Or spelling? Teachers provide an amazing foundation and the building blocks for kids to grow.

Celebrate Mother’s Day, May 12, and tell your mom how much you love her. She holds your family together with that magnetic force called love.

Celebrate the graduate. From preschool to grad-school, graduation is more a beginning than an end. We want to say, keep learning, dreaming, creating and growing. We hope no matter how old you get, that you will always stay a kid at heart.

So give Tegu to celebrate and say thank you. Get a free Pocket Pouch Prism Nelson when you spend $30 on Tegu.com through May 6, 2013. Buy one for your mom and get one for your teacher. Or buy one for your favorite graduate and keep one for yourself!

Did you know Tegu Blocks make really fun desk toys? It’s true! The most beautifully designed paperweight in the office will attract more than just paperclips. These magnetic wooden toys will get creativity flowing and help you avoid any mental-blocks!

Your beautiful wooden Tegu Blocks will also look right at home on a coffee table, functioning as a conversation piece or fun game. In recent New York Times article “Building Blocks,” architect Michael Arad mentioned Tegu Blocks as blocks that “tend to be more aesthetically appealing, so the adults at home don’t mind if the blocks are left out for days on end.”

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Wooden Blocks to Celebrate Spring and Easter!

Tints is one of our most popular colors, and, let’s be honest, it is perfect for springtime! Not only are our bright wooden blocks a great addition to any Easter basket, our magnetic building system offers hours of fun for those rainy spring days when you are stuck indoors.

So, celebrate spring with Tegu Tints! Get $20 off and free shipping* on all purchases over $100 when you include any Tints set! Offer valid through March 31, 2013.

View Tints collection here

Then, show us what you build! Did you know we host monthly building contests on the Tegu Gallery? Upload a photo of your spring-themed creation and be automatically entered into March’s drawing for a free Pocket Pouch Prism Tints!

Tegu Tints Flowers

*Free shipping only available in US.

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Your Favorite Building Block Set From Tegu

Now that we have all these different wooden block shapes and set sizes, how does one even choose? According to sales from 2012, our Pocket Pouch is one of your favorites! Probably because it is such a perfect travel toy, stocking stuffer, desk toy…really, there isn’t an occasion you wouldn’t want your Pocket Pouch along!

So, today we are celebrating the Pocket Pouch. Get a FREE sleeve of 4 Green Tegu Cubes when you buy any Pocket Pouch or Pocket Pouch Prism!

Use code: POCKETPOUCHPLAY

Valid March 16, 2013 on http://www.tegu.com/

Tegu 2012 Sales by Product Category

View our 2012 Annual Report here: http://www.tegu.com/annual-report-2012/

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Best toy company of the year?! :) See our 2012 Annual Report

Maybe you have been with us since our very first magnetic wooden block set launched in 2009, or maybe you had never heard of Tegu before receiving a set for Christmas last year. However long it has been, we want to take a moment to say thank you! 2012 was a big year at Tegu, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

People are first drawn to Tegu for many different reasons. Our social mission in Honduras. Our desire to foster creativity and help equip your children through open-ended play. Our eco-friendly and sustainable practices. Our simply beautiful design. We are taking these things seriously, and having fun doing it!

Thank you for caring about these things too. Thank you for introducing Tegu Blocks into the lives of your family and friends. We look forward to many years together ahead! We love being a toy that children return to year after year and we love seeing the way our building system grows with a child as their imagination grows. We look forward to seeing their children play with Tegu. Yes, that’s right! We are confident in the heirloom quality of our product and we are creating a toy company designed to be around 100+ years from now!

Before we get ahead of ourselves, we want to celebrate 2012. Starting tomorrow we will be sharing fun facts from our 2012 annual report and hosting 24 hour promotions to let you know how much we appreciate you!

View annual report here! 

2012 Thank You From Tegu Founders

Calling all builders!

You have told us about the fun you are having with your Tegu Blocks, and now we want to see it! Tegu is excited to announce our Building Inspiration Manual! We have created this gallery for you to share your creations and get inspired by others. It’s like a virtual refrigerator, instruction manual, inspiration page and hall of fame!

Not only that, but we will be hosting monthly building contests!

So, start building! And if you upload a picture to the gallery before Monday morning (February 4), you will be entered into our first monthly drawing to win five cube sleeves of your choice! Each person who enters will also receive a coupon code for 10% off and free shipping within the USA.

Enter here

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Tegu Launches Monthly Build

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A Bold Block

From aspiring architects to budding builders, the new Nelson blocks will kindle your children’s creativity and build a new generation of designers, inventors, and artists. Named in honor of famous designer George Nelson, these multi-colored blocks will help transform their visions into realities–and even unleash your inner child in the process!

Like the designer himself, these simple (yet inspired) blocks will allow your children “to do much more with much less.” While you can’t have an unlimited number of blocks, the creative possibilities with Tegu Blocks are endless. With shades of orange, blue, gray, and green, the Nelson scheme adds a modern twist to a classic toy and helps kids everywhere visualize their designs in a new light (and color). In fact, between now and Friday, you could win the Nelson set of your choice by telling the Tegu Team about what inspires you!

Enter on Facebook

  1. Like Tegu on Facebook
  2. Publicly share any Nelson post (and your inspiration) with your friends

Enter on Twitter

  1. Follow @Tegu
  2. Tweet: “Hey @Tegu! I’m inspired by [...]?” and, of course, include your inspiration

You only need to share or tweet once to participate. The contest launches today and ends Friday, October 5th. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, October 9th. Even better? You can start building with these multi-colored blocks right now by using the discount code TEGUNELSON to receive 20% off any Nelson block set through Wednesday, October 10th. Available in the Pocket Pouch, Pocket Pouch Prism, Endeavor Set, or Explorer Set.

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Back to Basics with Blocks

Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” At Tegu, we firmly believe creativity can be a child’s best friend and want to thank educators everywhere for helping develop the creative minds of children, encouraging them to think outside the box and facilitating a “shift toward helping kids become their own content creators, not just content consumers.”  Through novel and innovative methods, educators can successfully engage and motivate students on a daily basis–and that’s where Tegu can help.

As times change and teaching aids evolve, blocks still remain a classroom essential. This ‘back-to-basics’ approach to education thrives on blocks’ inherent simplicity and developmental appropriateness for students of all ages and abilities. During the Tegu design process, we observe students in their natural environments and create educational tools that encourage active, inquisitive, and resourceful minds at all grade levels, from kindergarten to graduate schools of visual arts and design. By safely embedding magnets in each piece, Tegu Blocks offer puzzle-like constructive possibilities that challenge students to develop complex, gravity-defying creations—improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills in the process. In fact, Frank Lloyd Wright credited wooden block play for sparking his interest in architecture. Under the guise of ‘fun,’ block play also encourages the development of mathematical and scientific reasoning through geometric exploration, spatial relations, magnetism, and beyond.

Through a series of ‘clicks and clacks,’ Tegu Blocks can be brilliantly simple tools for engaging your entire classroom—and contributing to a new generation of dreamers, doers, innovators, and visionaries. With them, students can articulate their visions and help make their stories into realities. With no instruction manual, Tegu Blocks refuse to impose limitations on a child’s brain, allowing castles—and creativity—to reach new heights. Multidisciplinary by nature, blocks prove highly effective in promoting executive functions and developing social skills from planning and executing a goal to crafting novel solutions to complex problems. Who knows? The next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates could be sitting in your classroom right now, waiting to unleash their creativity on the world.

With the school year in full swing, show the educator in your child’s life how much you appreciate his or her hard work inside the classroom. Join your fellow parents and enhance your children’s educational environment by donating the Classroom Kit—a magnetic wooden block bundle containing a broad mix of shapes, sizes, and colors. By joining together, you can purchase one Classroom Kit for the teacher of your choice using the following discount codes:

  • If only you purchase the Classroom Kit, save 10% using the code TEGUEDU10
  • If you and two fellow parents purchase the Classroom Kit together, save 30% using the code TEGUEDU30
  • If you and four fellow parents purchase the Classroom Kit together, save 50% using the code TEGUEDU50

By applying the above codes, you and your fellow parents will each receive an exclusive discount of 20% off any item purchased through Tegu.com. After purchasing the Classroom Kit, just fill out this form before Saturday, October 6th. So, ditch the apples and donate  Tegu Blocks to show appreciation for your teachers—all year round.

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