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Djeco August 2017 Arrivals 

Kaleidoscope Djeco Arrivals

The amazing warehouse staff have finished unpacking the Djeco shipment that was full of fantastic new products that are highly anticipated. This means the Lovely Paper range is now in stock and ready to be sent out. The very cool Kinoptik's range is also back in stock. See below for a small highlight of these ranges.  

 

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Kiddie Connect New Puzzles

Kaleidoscope Kiddie Connect Arrivals

 

Our hard working staff have finished unpacking the new arrivals from Kiddie Connect. Featuring quality wooden puzzles that are designed to assist in the development of fine motor skills, colour, letter and number recognition. 

 

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Folkmanis July New Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Folkmanis July New Arrivals

 

 

We are all going wild in the office about the new arrivals from Folkmanis Puppets. A new shipment has just arrived! Below we introduce you to the adorable new characters. 

 

 

 

 

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New Brand Trybike

Kaleidoscope Manhattan New Arrivals

 

 

We have just finished unpacking our very first shipment from the new brand Trybike! Specialising in balance bikes that have been crafted from high quality materials and can be modified to grow as your child does. 

 

 

 

 

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Manhattan Has Arrived!

Kaleidoscope Manhattan New Arrivals

 

 

Last week our first shipment arrived from Manhattan. Filled with wonderful options for baby shower gifts and inspiring a child's imagination. We are sure you will be just as excited about the products are we are.

 

 

 

 

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May 2017 Wheely Bug Delivery

Kaleidoscope Wheely Bug New Arrivals

 

 

It is a wheely exciting day today with a delivery from Wheely Bug. Here is a snapshot of the adorable bugs that are back in stock. 

 

 

 

 

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Djeco and Little Big Room May 2017 Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Djeco and Little Big Room New Arrivals

 

 

The week started with some excitement as we had a delivery from Djeco and Little Big Room today. While our amazing staff unpack it and get it ready to send we thought we would have a look inside. Here are some of the adorable items that are now available. 

 

 

 

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2017 New Le Toy Van Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van New Arrivals

 

 

This week the new 2017 Le Toy Van products arrived! The new products feature a range of functional and playfully designed toys that extend play to include a more collaborative aspect. Additions to the range compliment existing products opening a whole new world of play.

 

 

 

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Le Toy Van April Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Arrivals

 

 

 

This week we had a shipment arrive from Le Toy Van. Here is a quick snapshot of some of the items that are now back in stock!

 

 

 

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Papo March Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Papo Arrivals

 

Last week we had some great new Papo figurines arrive. From dinosaurs, pirates, fantasy figures to animals there is a large variety to choose from. 

 

 

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New Petit Jour March Arrivals 

Kaleidoscope Petit Jour Arrivals

 

 

We have had products arrive this week from French brand Petit Jour. With the school holidays approaching some of the new arrivals are here just in time to get the kids outside and enjoying the sunshine.   

 

 

 

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New Djeco Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Manhattan Products

 

Last week we received a shipment of new Dejco products that we have been looking forward to sharing with you. Found within the new arrivals were these three gorgeous new puzzles. For the younger child, these puzzles offer a wonderful opportunity to build fine motor skills and challenge their colour recognition skills.  The most intriguing of the new products is the new range "Kinoptik". Children use the magnetic board to create and imagine strange characters, futuristic vehicles or fantastical cities. They can then discover magical and surprising movements using the striped sheet, bringing a world of animation to life. These sets make a fun and interesting activity for children to explore over the school holidays. 

 

 

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Manhattan Has Come Home

Kaleidoscope Manhattan Products

 

The Kaleidoscope team is happy to announce that The Manhattan Toy Company has come home to Kaleidoscope. It has been six years and we are very excited to be the sole distributor for Australia once again. The Manhattan range is an exciting addition to our existing infant options and provides stimulation with well-designed and colourful items.

 

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2017 Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 

Toy and Hobby Fair March Melbourne Kaleidoscope Toys

We will be attending the 2017 Toy Hobby & Licensing Fair in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 5th March to Wednesday 8th March 2016.

We will be at STAND H22. 

Contact sales@kaleidoscope.com.au to book an appointment. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Folkmanis Easter Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Folkmanis Arrivals FM2944  FM2892  FM2868  FM2861 FM2048 FM2269 FM2571 FM2721 FM2745 FM2764 FM2800

 

This week we received some adorable puppets from Folkmanis! There were some very sweet and cuddly additions perfect for Easter. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visit us at the Reed Gift Fair

Reed GIft Fair February Sydney Kaleidoscope Toys

We will be attending the Reed Gift Fair in Sydney at the brand new ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre positioned in the heart of Darling Harbour, from Saturday 18th February to Wednesday 22nd February 2017. 

We will be at STAND TT25. (Upper Level, Hall 5)

Contact sales@kaleidoscope.com.au to book an appointment.  

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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Fun Fact Friday - Friday the 13th P54041

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P54041 Friday 13th

 

It is Friday at Kaleidoscope and that means it is time for our first fun fact for 2017.

Today is Friday the 13th which means we have a special 'superstitions' version of fun fact Friday featuring P54041 Papo Black Cat. 

 

 

 

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Products for Language and Early Literacy Learning

Kaleidoscope literacy learning School Readiness Djeco

Learning development starts the day a baby is born, they learn more and more from the world around them as they grow. The progression of a child's literacy skills is a vital part of their overall development. It becomes the foundation for them succeeding at school, socialising well with others, developing their independence, managing money and working. Even before they start school, parents can help support and encourage language and literacy learning. We have put together a list of products and activities to help in the development of children's skills in the lead up to starting school. 

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Fun Fact Friday - P53021 White-Tailed Deer

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P53021 Deer Santa's Reindeer?

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the White-Tailed Deer. 

 

 

 

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Family Games Christmas Gifts

Kaleidoscope Djeco Christmas Gift Toys Games tradition board games

Spending quality time together as a family is one of the best parts of the Christmas holidays. Why not create a tradition of a family game tournament as a way to introduce bonding. To celebrate this we have some fantastic product ideas for gifts. Why not start gifting a family game on Christmas eve so you can spend the evening playing games, laughing and waiting for Santa. These games are also great products to have handy for school holiday activities, especially when the weather outside is not great.

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P39076 Elf Child On Swan

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P39076 Elf On Shelf

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the Santa's Elves. 

 

 

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A Pirate Christmas

Kaleidoscope Papo Le Toy Van Djeco Pirate Christmas Gift Toys

 

Do you have a mini pirate ready to take to the high seas?

We are sharing our Christmas shopping picks for all the little buccaneers this holiday season.

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P55034 Archaeopteryx

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P55034 Archaeopteryx

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the very cool P55034 Archaeopteryx. 

 

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Djeco Arrivals - November

Kaleidoscope Djeco Games Christmas Gifts

 

Today was a hectic day with a large delivery filled with Djeco products. There are so many goodies being unpacked at the moment that we have picked just a few to highlight. See the website for the full Djeco range and be inspired to find the perfect Christmas gift. 

 

 

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Le Toy Van Fairy Gift Ideas

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Fairy Christmas Gift Set Idea wooden magical Toys

 

Does your little one love fairies, magic and unicorns?

Here is our top picks from Le Toy Van for the little fairies looking for a magical gift set this Christmas.

 

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Princess Christmas Gift Ideas

Kaleidoscope Djeco Papo Folkmanis Petit Jour Princess Christmas Shopping

 

Do you have a mini princess you are Christmas shopping for?

We have some royally adorable ideas on what to buy this holiday season.

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P39109 Guardian Of The Forest

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P39109 Forest

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we have some interesting facts about P39109 - Guardian Of The Forest who has just arrived this week. 

 

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Djeco Pop-To-Play Christmas Ideas

Kaleidoscope Papo Djeco Pop-to-play Christmas set

With Christmas fast approaching we thought it would be a great time to highlight some wonderful gift set ideas. Djeco's range of Pop-to-Play opens up a fun world of open-ended adventure play opportunities. They are scaled to pair with the vast Papo range of figurines, making a wonderful gift set option. Below we have our suggested pairing options with some new Papo that has just landed and some other favourite Papo figurines ready to send out. 

 

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Papo November Delivery

Kaleidoscope Papo Delivery new Christmas stock figurines

 

This morning we caught some of the Papo figurines sneaking out of the container. Don't worry they are all safely unpacked and waiting to be sent out for Christmas deliveries.

 

 

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An Eco-Friendly Christmas - Newborn

Kaleidoscope Djeco Eco-friendly Gifts Christmas Bonikka Meiya and Alvin

 

It is almost Christmas and we have a fantastic range of products that would make treasured gifts. Today we are highlighting just a few of the beautiful ranges of eco-friendly toys for newborns we stock and why they would make such lovely gifts. 

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P38983

Kaleidoscope Fun Fact Friday P38983

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are highlighting a creature of darkness. 

P38983 Cerberus of Darkness

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Djeco Educational Gifts

Kaleidoscope Djeco Educational Gifts Christmas DJ8318 DJ7470 DJ7424 DJ3102  DJ3130  DJ3140

 

Sometimes Santa likes to encourage the children of the world with educational gifts at Christmas time. The toys children play with can have large advantages for their development. Educational toys can encourage specific learning areas that are very beneficial such as Literacy, Mathematics, Science, or Music. 

Here are our top picks for an educational spin on gifts this year from Djeco.

 

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Doll House Christmas Ideas

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Wooden Doll house LEH104 LEH126 LEH136 Christmas Gifts

 

It is November! Children all over Australia are starting to write their Christmas lists and send them out to Santa. If doll houses are at the top of your child's list then keep on reading. We have highlighted three of the gorgeous Le Toy Van doll houses with suggested accessories that would make a lovely Christmas set. 

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P51546 & P52007

Kaleidoscope Fun Fact Friday P51546 P52007 Horses Papo

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we have a horse theme to highlight how amazing horses are.

 

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Le Toy Van November Delivery

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Just Arrived November wooden toys sustainable eco friendly Christmas

 

Today we had a Le Toy Van delivery filled with lots of gorgeous toys perfect for Christmas. Our warehouse staff are currently working hard to unpack the delivery and we have a sneak peek at just a few of the products that can be found inside. 

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday- Halloween Edition P38993

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P38993 spooky Halloween horse

It is Friday which means it is time for FUN FACT FRIDAY. Today we have some fun facts with a halloween theme. 

P38993 Skeleton Horse is a perfect spooky figurine from the Papo range. 

 

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Djeco Arrivals - October Arts, Crafts and Games

Kaleidoscope Djeco Just arrived Arts Craft and Games

 

Last week we had a large shipment arrive from Djeco. Yesterday we highlighted some gorgeous products that were unpacked. Today we are going to highlight the arts, crafts and games that have been unpacked. Perfect products for entertainment over the summer school holidays.

 

 

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Djeco Arrivals - October

Kaleidoscope Djeco Just arrived Furniture instruments

 

Last week we had a large shipment arrive from Djeco. It was filled with so many fantastic products, perfect for Christmas.

Here is a snapshot of what was unpacked. 

 

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Fun Fact Friday- P51164 Spanish Bull

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P51164 Bull

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we have some interesting facts about P51164 Spanish Bull. .

 

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Folkmanis October Arrvials

Kaleidoscope Folkmanis Puppets just arrived FM3085, FM3086, FM3087, FM3083, FM3090, FM3081, FM3089,  FM3080

 

Last week we had a Folkmanis delivery filled with adorable puppets. Our warehouse staff have been working hard to unpack the delivery and we have a sneak peek at just a few of the products that can be found inside. 

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday- P55020 Styracosaurus

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact Friday P55020 styracosaurus

 

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the P55020 Styracosaurus, a dinosaur that called the North America region home.

 

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Le Toy Van Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Just Arrived delivery wooden toys

 

Yesterday we had another Le Toy Van delivery. Our warehouse staff are currently working hard to unpack the delivery and we have a sneak peek at just a few of the products that can be found inside.

 

 

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New Mamagenius Arrivals

Kaleidoscope mamagenius Just Arrived

We have just received some fantastic new Mamagenius products this week we are sure will be a hit with the kids. The Mamagenius range features traditional wooden toys that are designed to stimulate your child to develop hand-eye coordination, gross motor and fine motor skills, while also strengthening their memory retention.

 

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Le Toy Van Delivery Arrived Today

Kaleidoscope LTV Just Arrived

Our fantastic warehouse staff have had a busy start to the week with a Le Toy Van delivery. They are currently working hard at unpacking the delivery and we have a sneak peek at just a few of the products that can be found inside. 

 

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday P50041 Elephant

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact P50041

Did you know that the elephant has a very large trunk but it is so dexterous it can pick up a single grain of rice?

It is Friday which means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

You may have guessed, this week is about the amazing and majestic P50041 Elephant. 

 

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Kiddie Connect 

Kaleidoscope Kiddie Connect Puzzles

Have you seen our new brand Kiddie Connect? Featuring quality educational toys that challenge young children while strengthening their fine motor skills and introducing them to animals, letters and mathematical concepts. Connect your child to a whole world of educational toys.

Do you know about the fantastic benefits that wooden puzzles have for children's development?

 

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Fun Fact Friday P38954 Tiger Man

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact P38954

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the fantasy figurine Tiger Man.

 

 

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Musical Instruments and the Benefits for Children.

Kaleidoscope Musical Schoenhut

Early childhood is the perfect time to introduce your child to music. Your child will respond well to musical sounds, clapping, singing, rhythm and beat. You can encourage your child to explore music with rattles, xylophones, baby drums and castanets. While they have fun and experiment with these instruments, this experience is also laying the foundation for future musical learning. From a young age music is a wonderful learning tool that both your child and you can enjoy together. Researchers suggest that listening to music engages multiple areas of the brain but when children start playing an instrument it starts to give their brain the equivalent of a full body workout

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Fun Fact Friday P55032 Carnotaurus

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact P55032

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we are learning about the P55032 Carnotaurus.   

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday P39100 Yorky

Kaleidoscope Papo Fun Fact P39100

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week is an enchanted dog named Yorky who is very pink and very sweet.   

 

 

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Ragtales Shipment Just Arrived

Kaleidoscope Ragtales Just Arrived Christmas

We have just welcomed the adorable Ragtales shipment at the warehouse. The delivery was packed full of sweet dolls and characters ready for new homes this Christmas. 

 

 

 

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Wheely Bug Arrival

Kaleidoscope Wheely Bug WBCH1 Bug

The warehouse staff are wheely excited about the recent Wheely Bug delivery. These adorable bugs have just arrived and this shipment includes a special guest. In the lead up to Christmas we have received a very limited supply of WBHC1 Hedgehog Combo. This adorable Wheely Bug is a bright, friendly hedgehog design that is sure to delight. Featuring a soft hedgehog cover can be easily be removed and washed. Order now as we are sure this favourite will soon be sold out.  

 

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Packed for the School Holidays

Kaleidoscope packed for school holidays Djeco Folkmanis

Are you going away for the holidays? We have just the products that will make travelling easier by keeping the children entertained. With a backpack full of charming and interactive toys, lines and waiting will become an opportunity for some fun distraction or a chance to create some artistic works of art. 

 

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Fun Fact Friday P51162 Billy Goat

Kaleidoscope Papo Figurine P51162 Fun Fact

Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.

This week we want to learn all about goats! P51162 Billy Goat is an adorable farm Papo figurine.

Watch this goat, it is very loveable but also a sneaky figurine.

 

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School Holiday Category

Kaleidoscope Djeco School Holiday ActivitiesThe school holidays are almost here, and we’ve got some great ways to keep the kids entertained. Check out the school holiday projects section of our website for a range of products perfect for the holidays—great for keeping the kids busy even when travelling!

 

 

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Le Toy Van LETV463 Retro Metro Car Set Wins a 2016 Independent Toy Award

Kaleidoscope Le Toy Van Award Winning Toy LETV463 Car  Le Toy Van LETV463 Retro Metro Car Set has won a GOLD 2016 Independent Toy Award in the Vehicle Category. The Independent Toy Awards is a UK based toy awards that are very respected in the industry.The voting is done by the nation's 900 independent toy retailers who know the industry and quality toys. Le Toy Van's Marie Bureau said "We are delighted to win GOLD at the Independent Toy Award 2016 in the Vehicle Category with our NEW Retro Metro Car Set! Great price point, window packaging and lovely vintage colours; definitely a winner!”

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Fun Fact Friday - P39789 and P39790 White Knight Fleur De Lys

Fun Fact Friday P39789 P39790 Medieval Knights Fathers Day  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.This week is all about the White Knight Fleur De Lys. 

 

 

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School Holiday Arts & Craft - Part 2

Djeco holidays Art SuppliesThis is part two of our arts and craft post to help prepare you for the upcoming school holidays. Today's post is all about markers, pencils and all the fun activities you can do with them. 

 

 

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Djeco School Holiday Colouring

Djeco holidays colouring DJ9645 The school holidays are fast approaching and we have some fun Djeco colouring products perfect for captivating the kids over this holiday period.

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday P56002 Great White Shark

Papo Fun Fact Great White Sharks P56002  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.This week is all about Great White Sharks.

 

 

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School Holiday Arts and Crafts- Part 1

Djeco Holidays Arts and Craft Products Crayons  School Holidays are fast approaching and Djeco have a fantastic range of art supplies perfect for creating some amazing masterpieces over the holiday period. 

 

 

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International Orangutan Day

Orangutan Day  Today August 19th is International Orangutan Day!

 

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Fun Fact Friday P55035 Dilophosaurus

P55035 Fun Fact Papo  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.This week is all about Dilophosaurus.

 

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Melbourne Reed GIft Fair Highlights

Gift Fair  The Kaleidoscope team were in Melbourne last week having a blast at the Reed Gift Fair. It was very busy and wonderful having the opportunity to meet face to face with so many of our amazing customers. 

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Djeco Lace-Up Cards

Djeci DJ8942  Writing can be hard work for a young child in preparation for school. Children need to build up their muscles in the  hands so writing becomes an enjoyable activity not something that they struggle with.

 

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Fun Fact Friday P51510 Appaloosa Foal

Fun Fact  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine.This week is all about Appaloosas and foals. 

 

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Kaleidoscope Closed for Brisbane Public Holiday

RT104 Reading  In Brisbane Wednesday (10th August) it is a public holiday so the Kaleidoscope office will be closed.

 

 

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The Gender Gap in Chess and Beyond

Chess  The world of chess is a male/boy dominated world. In the chess rankings none of the world’s 100 highest-rated players is female. Why does this    gender gap exist when the sport is not based on physical strength? Is this part of the science, technology, engineering and math gender gap that    exists? 

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Melbourne Reed Gift Fair

Melbourne Reed Gift Fair  The Kaleidoscope team is down in Melbourne for the Reed Gift Fair.

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday - P39068

Fun Fact Friday P39068  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine. This week we learnt about P39068 Pegasus. 

 

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Le Toy Van Applewood Kitchen wins 3 Loved by Parents Award

Loved by Parents Award  Le Toy Van LETV311 Honeybake Applewood Kitchen was recognised this year by the parenting website Loved by Parents and awarded three awards.  

 

 

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Bonikka and Meiya & Alvin Arrivals

Kaleidoscope Just arrived  This week the warehouse staff were very busy unpacking a delivery that was filled with adorable products from Bonikka and Meiya & Alvin. 

 

 

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Fun Fact Friday- P50149 Giraffe

Kaleidoscope P50149  Friday at Kaleidoscope means it is time for a fun fact about a Papo figurine. This week we learnt about P50149 Giraffe. 

 

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LETV292 Recommended by Fundamentally Children (Good Toy Guide) 

Kaleidoscope LETV292 We are excited to announce that LETV292 Doctor's Set was recommended by Fundamentally Children (Good Toy Guide). 

 

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ASTRA 2016 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners

Kaleidoscope FM Bulldog This year we are proud to announce that both Djeco and Folkmanis have been recognised and awarded a Best Toy for Kids award. 

 

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Le Toy Van LETV444 Race Car Transporter Set Wins Right Start Award

Kaleidoscope LETV444  We are delighted to announce that Le Toy Van LETV444 Race Car Transporter Set has won a Right  Start  Award. 

 

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Folkmanis Just Arrived

Kaleidoscope Just Arrived  This week we received a delivery from Folkmanis with some fantastic products that are now in stock!

 

 

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Djeco and Little Big Room Just Arrived!

Kaleidoscope Just Arrived  This week we received a delivery from Djeco and Little Big Room with some fantastic products that are now in stock!

 

 

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Back to School for Term 3

Kaleidoscope Dr Toys The school holidays are almost over and we have a great selection of products to get your child ready for the new  school term. 

 

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Le Toy Van and Folkmanis have both won a Dr Toy's 2016 Award!

Kaleidoscope Dr Toys We are very happy to announce that both Le Toy Van and Folkmanis have won awards from the 2016 Dr Toy's  awards. 

 

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Dollhouse Rules

Posted on 6/6/2016

Kaleidoscope DollhouseRules  Last night on House Rules Fil and Joe featured an imaginative and fun Alice in Wonderland room. The room was        finished off perfectly with LEH150 Le Toy Van's Cherry Tree Hall. This beautiful and grand dollhouse is the perfect    house for a child to play and explore in.


Look who we spotted!

Posted on 1/6/2016

Kaleidoscope DJ8752 Blog Look who we spotted in this months copy of Toy & Hobby Retailer. The Kaleidoscope team at the toy fair looked great  as they were sharing all the amazing products we have at Kaleidoscope this year. We would love to know what your  favourites are. 


Djeco Illustrator Spotlight - Peggy Nille

Posted on 24/5/2016

Kaleidoscope DJ8752 Blog Djeco's products are always beautifully illustrated and designed, it is what makes the products so unique and special. The illustrators and designers create products that are so full of imagination and originality. One of those brilliant illustrators is Peggy Nille. 


Folkmanis Slow Loris Award

Posted on 12/5/2016

Kaleidoscope FM3072 Blog We are very happy to announce that the Folkmanis FM3072 Slow Loris recently won a PAL award. 

 


Award Winning Monarch Life Cycle Puppet 

Posted on 9/5/2016

Kaleidoscope FM3073 Blog The new Folkmanis Monarch Life Cycle Puppet is a fantastic new product that we are happy to announce recently won a Toy Award from the National Parenting Product Awards. NAPPA is one of the longest running American awards programs. 


Posted on 5/5/2016

Kaleidoscope SchoenhutWe just recieved a beautiful shipment of fantastic pianos from Schoenhut. These amazing pianos are beautifully designed with an elegant and durable style. These pianos are a great way to introduce children to piano skills and musical concepts. To see one of these amazing pianos in action we wanted to share this rockin video by Schoenhut.


Toddler Child Development Products

Posted on 26/4/2016

Kaleidoscope Open-EndedWatching a toddler develop is an exciting and sweet thing. They have a newfound mobility and show early signs of independence, you get to see a child who is eager to explore the world around them. You can assist in this development by providing toys that encourage them to experiment, explore and learn new skills? Play-based learning assists them in the key developmental areas of problem solving, fine motor skill and creativity.

To help your toddler, we have put together a list of toys that are educational, engaging and lots of fun. They offer excellent play-based learning opportunities and are constructed well, so that you can pass them down to their younger siblings or future generations.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on 14/4/2016

Kaleidoscope JewelleryMother's Day is almost here and we have some beautiful homemade craft ideas from the Djeco range. Mum's are our support, guidance, best friend and partner in adventures. They guide us through life with laughter, love and great advice. This mothers day celebrate your amazing mum with some beautiful handmade gifts from the Djeco craft range. Here are a few of our favourite products the kids can create for their amazing mums.


Family Night Game Night Products

Posted on 5/4/2016

Kaleidoscope Djeco Games

Kaleidoscope's brand Djeco have the perfect products to help make game night fun for the whole family! We have just recieved some of their new products that could be at the top of your list for game night.

 


School Holiday Products

Posted on 29/3/2016

Kaleidoscope Folkmanis Puppet ShowSchool Holidays have arrived! We have some fantastic products that will inspire creativity in the kids and keep them engaged and entertained.

 


Easter Gift Ideas 2016

Posted on 16/3/2016

Ragtales Baby Bunny Range KaleidoscopeEaster is fast approaching. We have some great gift ideas this Easter that your child will adore. Easter is next week and you may still need to do your gift shopping. We have some great product suggestions filled with adorable gift ideas. For the youngest member of the family that might be celebrating their first Easter Ragtales has a beautiful new range that any of the items would make a sweet and wonderful gift.

 


Reed Gift Fair Highlights 2016

Posted on 3/3/2016

Jos and Alex had a fantastic time at the Sydney Reed Gift Fair last week. They had the opportunity to showcase some new brands as well as some gorgeous new products from our exisiting brands. There was great feedback on the new products especially the new brand Petit Jour. Petit Jour showcases beautifully illustrated meal time products. Kids will fall in love with the beautiful characters and animals featured in the range.

 

Kaleidoscope-Toy Supplier of the Year

Posted 25/2/2016

Kaleidoscope Toy Supplier of the YearWe are very excited to announce that we have won Toy & Hobby Retailer's Toy Supplier of the Year. We thank all the amazing businesses and customers we are lucky enough to work with, for their continued support. This award recognises business and product excellence across the toy and hobby sectors as voted by suppliers and retailers.


Judy Folkmanis

Posted on 5/2/2016

Judy Folkmanis It is with great sadness we pass on the news that Judy Folkmanis passed away on January 9th 2016. Judy was a puppet pioneer with a playful spirit. Judy started making puppets for her young children’s nursery school and everyone fell in love with them as much we adore them today. The business was born in 1976 in the United States when her husband Atis stayed at home to help spread the magic of Folkmanis to the world. We are thankful for the wonderful contribution she made to the toy world and the joy she brought to millions of children and adults around the world. 

 


Sophie’s House voted top 10 by parents

Posted on 16/11/2015

We’re pleased to announce that Sophie’s House—the wonderful wooden doll house from Le Toy Van—has been voted by parents as one of the Best Top 10 Pre-school Toys.

This award comes from The Top 100 Baby Products: a website that collects feedback from parents throughout the entire United Kingdom. This is the third award Sophie’s House has won in the last couple of years, and shows that these brilliant products are loved not just by children and toy sellers, but parents too.

This classic doll house features gorgeously detailed opening windows and doors, and has three storeys with painted wallpaper and unique background detail ready for play.

Sophie’s House is perfectly scaled for play with Budkins figurines, and makes for a wonderful Christmas gift.

Posted on 13/11/2015

Everyone is gearing up and getting ready to travel for the holidays. Whether you are travelling by car, train, boat or plane, Le Toy Van has some great toys for boys and girls to keep them entertained.

 

 

Posted on 09/11/2015

It’s November now, which means Christmas is approaching fast, and we’ve got some big gift ideas to help you make the most of the busy period.

Cherry Tree Hall is a gorgeous, four storey doll house which is perfectly scaled for play with Budkins figurines. It features opening front doors and attic, gorgeous stair and window details, and unique wallpaper for each room.

The Mamagenius Town Train Set is a gorgeous multilevel playset. It comes complete with sprawling train tracks, a town filled with cars, people, trees, buildings, and traffic signs, and features magnetised cranes, trucks and trains to enhance interactivity. The base doubles as a table, so when the tracks are packed away it can be used for a wealth of other activities.

The Lockettes and Flower Kids Supersize Dolls are beautifully made, fabric dolls in the ragdoll tradition. The Lockettes feature realistic hair and come complete with hair scrunchies and a hair brush, and the Flower Kids feature lovely floral patterned dresses and flower hair accessories. Each doll stands approximately 90cms tall (yes, almost a full meter).

Posted on 02/11/2015

We’re thrilled to announce that Le Toy Van have won another award. The lovely LETV452 - Vintage Garage has been awarded the 2015 Junior Design Award for Best Toy in the 3-5 years category.

The Vintage Garage’s bold, retro colours and classic, multi-level design provide a wealth of avenues for creativity and play. It features three distinct levels complete with ramps and a working elevator.

Click here to check out this fantastic product, or click here to see the full Le Toy Van range.
 

 

New Folkmanis catalogue

  Posted on 19/10/2015  

 

The new Folkmanis product catalogue is available now, and with it comes some wonderful new puppets to choose from.

One of our new favourites is the Panting Dog hand puppet. This cuddly fellow pants when you squeeze his belly, and his realistic-looking, soft fur and happy, fun-loving face are sure to delight.

Suitable for children aged three and up, these wonderful puppets are great for building confidence and developing social skills.

Folkmanis have won a wealth of awards for their great product design, high quality materials, and the genuine fun that their gorgeous puppets inspire, and this new range is no exception.

Click here to view the full range. Available now.

 

Djeco games: a wonderful way to play

Posted on 12/10/2015

 

Board games are a wonderful source of entertainment and family bonding, and this collection by Djeco puts a fun, animal-themed spin on many timeless classics. 

These game boards are made with beautifully painted heavy-duty card, and feature bright, engaging colours to spark the imagination of your little ones, while the wooden play pieces have smooth, rounded edges to ensure they’re suitable for little hands.

Perfect for holidays, or to encourage social play, these games are fun, and aid your child’s cognitive development. This creative range is suitable for ages six and up, with some of the junior titles suitable for ages four and up.

Click here to check out the full range. 

New range: Bonikka

  Posted on 21/09/2015  

 

We're thrilled to announce the Bonikka range of cloth dolls. Beautifully crafted from soft fabrics, and featuring the classic hand-stitched look of Ragdolls of the past, this gorgeous range is designed to stand the test of time.
The Flower Kids are traditional Ragdolls wearing beautiful floral dresses. Their hair is made from strips of cloth and decorated with ribbons and flowers.
The Lockettes are gorgeous soft dolls with realistic hair. They come with their own hairbrush and scrunchies which make them ideal companions for roleplay.
And the Jointed Knit Bear and Bunny are adorable, Ragdoll inspired animal companions. Their limbs are held in place by buttons, and their ears and pads are sewn with patterned cloth which gives them a classic, timeless appeal. Available now, these Bonikka dolls make for cherished keepsakes and wonderful playmates.

Click here to check out the full range.

  Posted on 14/09/2015  

 

A variety of fantastic new Papo figurines have arrived in stock. From beautiful princesses, adorable baby tigers and brave knights, to fearsome dragons, cheeky goblins, and daring pirates; this wonderful range has something for everyone.

Figurines are wonderful for imaginative play, and with these new additions to the Papo range, your little ones are sure to find the perfect fit for their adventures.

 

Click here to check out the full range.

  Posted on 07/09/2015  

 

These exciting new wooden block sets from Le Toy Van are painted with a vibrant city theme. Available as a Counter Display Unit (LETV807) or in a larger set(LETV894), these blocks are ideal for young hands.

Brilliant as an addition to playmats, and great on their own as stackable blocks or to enhance imaginative play, these lovely products are sure to delight.

 

Click here to check out the full range.

  Posted on 24/08/2015  

 

Arriving in mid-September, this gorgeous range from Mamagenius features beautifully crafted wooden toys made exclusively from environmentally friendly, renewable sources.

The feel of natural, wooden toys is great for inquisitive young hands, and the creative designs are ideal for stimulating young minds.

 

Click here to check out the full range.

  Posted on 14/08/2015  

 

This gorgeous collection of Djeco night lights is available now! The snow globe inspired lights contain adorable settings: like Lila and her arctic fox companion Pupi, snuggling in the snow. Each globe features a light, with a power timer to automatically switch it off once the child is asleep, and a fan hidden in the base that silently circulates the glitter.

The perfect blend of beauty and practicality: these night lights add a touch of magic to your child’s room.

 

Click here to check out this gorgeous range of night lights.

Folkmanis wins Best Toys for Kids award

  Posted on 10/08/2015  

 

We’re proud to announce that Folkmanis has won the Pretend—Fantasy Play category of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) 2015 Best Toys for Kids awards, for their Winged Dragon hand puppet. This is the latest in a long line of awards presented to Folkmanis for their wonderfully creative products.

The Winged Dragon Puppet is available now!

Click here to check out this wonderful range of puppets.

  Posted on 06/08/2015  

 

Our wonderful friends at Le Toy Van have a wealth of experience crafting high quality wooden toys, and this year they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary! 

The company celebrated the event by hiring a traditional double decker buss (the big brother of their classic toy LETV469) to tour the streets of London.

The last twenty years have seen Le Toy Van win a myriad of awards for their imaginative products, and we can’t wait to see what the next twenty years will bring.

Click here to check out our wonderful range of Le Toy Van products.

  Posted on 09/07/2015  

 

We’re excited to announce that award-winning toy makers Le Toy Van have just launched a new product line for toddlers. The Petilou range is designed for children aged 12 months and up, and features beautifully shaped, painted wooden toys, made from environmentally friendly sustainable wood and non-toxic, water based paints.

Boasting a range of puzzles and building blocks with fun, animal themes—this wonderful range teaches children about the world and the creatures in it. The bright colours, smooth edges and evocative shapes and imagery are ideally suited to engaging young minds, and aid little ones in developing dexterity and understanding of spatial relationships.

Click here for details.

 

  Posted on 03/07/2015  

 

The Melbourne Reed Gift Fair is on again this year from Saturday the 1st to Wednesday the 5th of August. Kaleidoscope will once again be at booth D105, in hall 1 of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with industry colleagues and meet new people, and we’re really excited about showing off some of our upcoming products: including Meiya and Alvin, Djeco, Mamagenius, new dolls furniture and more.

We’d love to see you there, at this exciting fair.

Click here for details.

 

  Posted on 30/06/2015  

 

School holidays are here, and we’ve got some great ways to keep the kids entertained if they’re stuck inside during the cold weather. Check out the holiday section of our website for a range of products perfect for the holidays—great for keeping the kids busy even when travelling!

 

 

Click here to see the full range.

 

  Posted on 17/06/2015  

 

Penny Mouse is here, with her adorable knitted top and flowery dress: she’s ready to cuddle and play. Penny Mouse joins the other new introductions from Ragtales this year: Ollie Owl and Terry Tortoise; as well as Pompom, Tweedie and Stich the mischievous mouse trio from Ragdale. Each of these gorgeous toys are made from high quality fabrics: with soft velour bodies and subtly weighted torsos, and make an ideal cuddly companion for your little ones.

 

Click here to discover these award-winning products, and more.

 

  Posted on 10/06/2015  

 

The Meiya and Alvin range of environmentally friendly baby and toddler toys has been awarded the 2015 Best Green Award from Dr Toys. Dr Toys is run by Dr Auerbach: a world renowned child psychologist who specialises in play, toys and children’s products. She runs a website with recommendations based on very strict criteria, and awards only the very best products. We’re thrilled that Meiya and Alvin have received this glowing recognition, and can’t wait to share this brilliant new range or quality products with you.

 

Click here to view the full range of Meiya and Alvin products, available soon.

 

  Posted on 03/06/2015  

 

 

We are pleased to announce that Kaleidoscope has been awarded the Arts and Crafts Product of the Year award for our Djeco Art and Craft range. We are extremely proud of the quality products that we stock, and are truly grateful for the recognition of Djeco’s creativity-inspiring range. 

 

Click here to discover these award-winning products, and more.

 

  Posted on 23/1/2015  

 

At Kaleidoscope, we stock a great range of educational resources to help you in the classroom or early learning environments. Whether you are a school or kindy teacher, speech therapist or work in the area of special needs, we offer you innovative and high quality resources.

 

 

 

Posted on 21/1/2015  

 

Back to School supplies

Help your child start the new school year on the right note with this fantastic range of Djeco school supplies. The Djeco range of high quality pencils, markers, pastels and paints feature bold colours, velvety-smooth textures and gorgeous packaging. Give your child a pencil case, filled with colourful and creative goodies, that they can be proud of.

 


  Posted on 19/11/2014  

 

Benefits of music for children

Early childhood is an ideal time to start your child on a pathway to music. Your child will respond well to musical sounds, clapping, singing, rhythm and beat. Encourage your child to explore music with rattles, xylophones, baby drums and castanets. While they have fun and experiment with these instruments, this experience is also laying the foundation for future musical learning.

 


  Posted on 7/11/2014  

 

The toddler years are an exciting time in your child’s development. With their newfound mobility and early signs of independence, you will see a child who is eager to explore the world around them. What better way to help your child than by giving them toys that encourage them to experiment, explore and learn new skills? Play-based learning assists them in the key developmental areas of problem solving, fine motor skill and creativity.

To help your toddler, we have put together a list of toys that are educational, engaging and lots of fun. They offer excellent play-based learning opportunities and are constructed well, so that you can pass them down to their younger siblings or future generations.

 


 Posted on 3/11/2014  

 

Get inspired with these ideas of how to turn your child’s bedroom into a magical wonderland. Create a special, fun-filled space that is organised and functional. As your child grows, you can easily update the look of their room with accessories, bed linen and prints. Get organised No matter how hard you try, it seems to be a constant challenge to keep your child’s room tidy. Make life easier by creating a place for everything. Ample draw spaces, shelving and bookcases will help them keep their room organised. Smaller items, like coloured boxes and containers are great for storing their little treasures.

 


 Posted on 3/11/2014  

 

It's never too early to encourage your child's love of reading. Help develop their literacy skills, creativity and engagement with books and stories. Here are five tips to help them delve into the world of words:

1. Be an avid reader - One of the best ways to encourage your child to read, is to be an avid reader yourself. Children learn by observing and mimicking you, and when it comes to reading, it's no different. They watch as you curl up in your reading chair with a favourite book. They see you flicking through magazines, reading a cook book or the newspaper. For a young child, there's nothing better than sitting next to you and pretending to read the newspaper. Don't worry if they sit on top of it or read it upside down. At least they will associate reading with fun.