About us

Welcome to our new website! Allow us to introduce ourselves: my name is Chris. I’m the writer and my wife and creative genius behind Geodessee Toys, is Pilar. We are an American/Spanish couple living in sunny Valencia, Spain raising two beautiful boys aged 3 and 5.

Discovering Montessori philosophy was like an awakening. We never imagined there was such a creative and respectful way to teach children. Montessori develops confident, independent and creative children and the materials inspire and challenge them. 

Our kids ask to play with a different felt board every day! This is the best method for making learning fun and desired by the kids. Creating an environment which supports this philosophy has became our passion and priority. 

In fact, the idea for our Etsy shop/blog was completely spontaneous. I saw how much fun Pilar was having making the materials for our boys that I suggested she sell them on Etsy, and voila! Geodessee Toys was born!

A little background about us. Pilar is a chemical engineer and has learned how to program and design websites. She has always been a creative and artistic person and loves educating our children. 

I have been a teacher for more than 20 years. Though my experience is mainly with teaching adults, since the birth of our children, I have also discovered a passion for showing them the world and creating curiosity in them. 

All of our articles have been inspired by both our own experience and desire to go deeper into certain subjects or issues encountered by countless parents around the world. We want this blog to be a resource and for you to feel free to ask us about any related topic as well. If we don’t have the answer we will find it!

Throughout these pages you can find personal parenting tips, activity suggestions and overall life-style pieces which assist both parents and children to be inspired and create new things.

We like to think that what we are creating here is more than just a learning toy rather a tool to awaken the passion for learning within them, to discover the world and all the wonderful things in it!

Why the name Geodessee?

Geodesey is actually a recognized science. It deals with the measuring of the Earth’s dimensions. I loved the name and saw the Odessey hiding within. Being an ex-globetrotter myself, any reference to travelling and personal journeys needed to be a part of our brand.

Also, we thought a good word-play would be a great name for our business: Geo for the Earth, Odessey for the journey we take through life, and See to keep the senses alert to the educational opportunities which cross our paths while making this journey. Thus, was born Geodessee.

We hope you will join us on this sacred journey of discovery, awareness and transformation, and of course, enjoy the ride!

Pilar & Chris

Contact: info@geodessee.com