Mio Reggio LLC is an educational company that provides eco-friendly play materials for children ages 3 and up. Their mission is to connect children to sustainability and creativity through open-ended play. Mio Reggio products support sensory development, spatial awareness, and a connection to nature.
Research has shown that the intrinsic bond we have with nature, called biophilia, has many benefits for children. Benefits can include less stress, enhanced attention, improved social interaction as well as a deeper appreciation for our natural environment.
Mio Reggio products are 100% natural, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Sustainable play supports a sustainable future for the next generation. No trees are cut down in the process of extracting cork. Cork is obtained from the outer layer of the cork oak. A cork oak, whose bark is regularly harvested (every 9 years, a lifetime of the oak tree is 200-300 years) binds more than three times as much oxygen as an unused cork oak. Cork material is soft and soothing for children, providing them with a unique sensory experience. Sensory play is important to brain development because it can strengthen sensory-related synapses and functions. Cork's unique texture also allows children to build at an angle and create leaning structures, supporting more imaginative play and deeper spatial awareness.
In 2022, Mio Reggio and National Day Calendar collaborated to create National Green City Day. The day promotes the progress cities are making to become more sustainable and eco-friendly. Mio Reggio believes in the children’s role as global citizens and their ability to give shape to the green movement.
Their Green City Block Set was awarded the 2021 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Innovation Award. It empowers future green architects by providing young children with an age-appropriate introduction to sustainable concepts and green building. Good Housekeeping listed Mio Reggio as one of 25 green companies to know about.