All About Cassandra



Welcome to The Treasure Baskets. My name is Cassandra and I am the founder of this business and the mother of three amazing children and grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren. I have been an early childhood educator for about 16 years and live in a small seaside town on the west coast of New Zealand.

As a teacher of young children and also being passionate about the environment, I wanted to provide alternatives to mass produced plastic learning aides, along with ideas for supporting children’s learning through open ended play and exploration.


The purpose of this website is to promote the use of natural and recycled materials as an alternative to other teaching resources, and to highlight the benefits of these for children’s learning and development.

I offer affordable, handmade products (within New Zealand) for parents and teachers as well as sharing ideas on how to create their own resources and ways in which they can be used to extend children’s learning  opportunities.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


www.the treasure


10 Replies to “All About Cassandra”

    1. Thank you Stephen, I hope you both have lots of fun and entertainment trying them out. 4 year Olds are full of energy and I think it would be a wonderful experience for her and you will be creating fond memories for her. Let me k of how it goes and stop in again when you run out of ideas.
      Cheers Cassandra

  1. Love the pictures and very interesting topic about recycling materials as treasures an alternative approach to other teaching resources. It gives children the idea of creativity and how they can use it their own ideas, improving their learning development and natural approach. Great website and topic.

    1. Hi there Sabrina, thanks for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed reading the post and see the benefits for children from these ideas. Please feel free to drop by and check out more at anytime. Cheers Cassandra

  2. Hi Cassandra.
    Paul Mindra here from Wealthy Affiliate.
    You are on the right track.
    May I make a suggestion…I could have bounced off of your site over and over again.
    Try perhaps making your call to actions in a new window. I send my thoughts in good faith. Hope that it is received in same.
    Kindest regards, Cassandra. You have a really nice work in progress.
    Google ‘Paul Mindra’ to see what I am up to.
    Branding is an important start to selling.
    Next year…The best of Kitchen and Dining.

    1. Thank you Paul, I will try to amend this problem by going back and making a few small changes. Appreciate the feed back from someone more experienced.

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