Life cycles are a popular topic in the Montessori education.
Explaining and illustrating life cycles can be an important milestone for children, helping them to learn how better respect and care for nature.
Our life cycle tray helps to explore the wonderful rhythms of nature. It is double-sided with 4 sections on one side and 5 sections on the other side.
You can use it with life cycle figurines (like the Safari Life Cycle resources) or with three-part cards.
The tray comes with 4 sets of life cycle three-part cards: turtle, ant, salmon, and apple tree.
Like all our toys, the tray is 100% safe. It is made of plain beech wood and varnished with raw linseed oil.
Shipping & Returns
Our products are made on order. We aim to send your order as soon as possible. Some of our designs are complex to manufacture and can take up to 2 weeks from order to delivery.
We use Royal Mail signed for second class or normal second class for our shipping.
Free shipping on UK orders.
Handmade & Safety Tested
All our toys are handmade in our UK based workshop.
We take pride in our craftsmanship. Our materials are sanded by hand and have an incredibly smooth finish.
All our wooden toys are made of plain, solid wood. We will never work with engineered wood like plywood or MDF. We use sustainably sourced European, solid beech wood.
For coloured designs we use natural, plastic free stains made by Tiny Land.
We varnish our wood with 100% natural, raw, food grade linseed oil.
Our toys are compliant with the EU and UKCA Toy Safety Regulations (EN71).
Handmade in Britain
We are Lilou Toys
Brought to you by The Montessori Family, we specialise in classic, eco-friendly, safe toys with a modern twist.
Amazing company. Brilliant service as always. Item arrived quickly. Product is beautifully made and the children are going to love it. Will definitely be buying again.
Chuffed to bits with our Christmas tree toy! It’s absolutely beautifully made. High quality finish and adaptable too. I love that it came with a guide on how to use it and it’s variations for different age groups. Thanks so much!