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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 15 March 2019  

MH200970 - Classic Skwish

MH200930 - Classic Winkel

From their first moments, babies are taking in information and developing knowledge of their world by the sensory experiences they have. The Skwish and the Winkel both provide tactile and visual stimulation as well as encouraging movement through reaching, grasping and pulling. Both make fantastic teethers, the Winkel can even be refrigerated ...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 15 February 2019  

This week's Friday Favourite is some magical characters from Papo. 


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 8 February 2019  

DJ0202 - Djeco Red Rock'it Rocking Horse

This great little beginners rocking horse provides support for children from 12+ months. The arch supports baby's back, sturdy handles provide easy grip and the side rails allow balance to develop safely.

Rocking is an excellent way to assist in the development of core muscles and vestibular sense (balance).

As an added bonus, the support arch is removable once t...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 1 February 2019  

DSL1702 - Rose

DSL1701 - Lily

Classic pink cheeked rag dolls - perfect as a very first friend for any toddler. Lily and Rose are dressed in their delightful tea party best!

Importantly, these gorgeous girls are produced under the Global Organic Textile Standards. This standard (GOTS) was introduced in 2006 to ensure textile products maintain their organic status from harvest through to labell...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 25 January 2019  

Friday Favourite School Readiness Time

Introduce the time from an early age. 

KC5219C - Shape Clock Puzzle

Very early introduction to the concept of time. This puzzle provides an opportunity for:-

  • Matching and naming shapes, colours and numbers.
  • Discussion of minute and hour hands and what the difference is.
  • Creating times that relate to the child's schedule on the clock.

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 18 January 2019  

Friday Favourite School Ready

Start playing games together with the toddlers in the family. 

DJ8129 - Tactilo Lotto Animal Game: Match the texture on the wheel with the animal in the bag. No peeking!

DJ5230 - Balancing Game: How many sticks can you balance on this funky elephant? Needs a steady hand!

Here are some great little games to play with your 3+ child that wil...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 11 January 2019  

 

P35000 Prince Leo and P35001 Princess Zoe

Papo Baby Range

Brand new from Papo! A natural rubber range of teether figurines for birth and up.

Prince Leo and Princess Zoe have a soft supple feel, perfect for soothing a teething baby. The range has been designed with baby's health and safety in mind - the one piece design ensures tha...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 20 December 2018  

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 14 December 2018  

 

Food Truck Role Play - Pat & Ben - DJ6535 - By Djeco

Perfect entertainment for Christmas Day! Pat and Ben run a super cute food truck serving pasta just how you like it!

Along with providing great interactive role play, these lovely boxed sets encourage sorting, counting, sequencing, matching and following instructions with their recipe suggestion card.

Collect the different cuisines and...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 7 December 2018  

 

Christmas Reindeer - FM3121 - Folkmanis Puppets

Is it Dasher or Comet or Cupid or Blitzen? It doesn't matter what you call him, this handsome reindeer is a fantastic way for younger children to interact with Christmas songs and stories. Look for "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore to introduce all the reindeer to your child. Folkmanis presents a beautifully detailed reindeer with fluffy fetlocks and a smart Christmas halter.

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 30 November 2018  

Friday Fav Honeybee Market

 

Honeybee Market - LETV181 - Honeybake Le Toy Van

A beautiful traditional styled market stall that presents endless role play possibilities. Complete with an apples and pears fruit crate and a shopping bag, this is a great piece to build your role play corner around.
It also makes an excellent extension piece to a play kitchen or shop/cafe. Six other crates are available in various food groups. Mat...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 23 November 2018  

Pink Leaf House TL8121 - by Tender Leaf Toys

The Pink Leaf house is a gorgeous compact dolls house on a turntable base, making it perfect for small rooms and allowing all sides of the house to be easily accessed. Included with the house is a full set of furniture, a cute doll family and even the family dog!...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 16 November 2018  

DJ5602 - Kinoptik Garden

The latest addition to the popular Kinoptiks range, suitable for age 5 - 8 years. Create a magical, moving garden with Kinoptiks Garden. Pack contains over 100 tiles to inspire your imagination and grow your garden with spinning flowers, flapping bees and bright butterflies.

The Kinoptiks range are a fantastic toy for developing design skills, logic and creativity. This awesome toy allows children to...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 9 November 2018  

DJ8129 - Tactilo Loto Game - Animals

Touch is an integral part of the early development of children - being able to discern different textures is a first step towards development of fine motor control and grip strength. This cute game allows the child to focus only on what they can feel with their fingers to work out which animal they are holding. Tactile Loto - Animals also introduces basic game playing skil...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 8 November 2018  

 

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 2 November 2018  

 

Rainbow Fish Puzzle - KC5214E - Kiddie Connect

 

This bright and chunky puzzle provides endless opportunity for experimental play in sorting, balancing, stacking and logical thinking. Chunky jigsaw pieces are easy for little hands to hold. Suitable for age 18+ months.

 

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 26 October 2018  

The cat and mouse are familiar characters, together in many a child's story and rhyme. Folkmanis presents a sweet white mouse, suitable for children to manipulate. The purring cat, a Russian Blue, suits a child or adult hand, and softly purrs if stroked gently. Great for storytime!

 

FM3113 - Purring Cat - The purring sound in the cat is made by a ball bearing inside a cylinder with ridges. The best way to achieve the purring sound is to have the puppeteer gently rock the head. It’s a...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 18 October 2018  

Beautiful musical treasure boxes - perfect for children to keep their prized possessions in.


  • Polo 12 is a bright spaceship with an astronaut figure ready to reach for the moon! Wind up the box to hear "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" by Albert Von Tilzer as the astronaut spins.

  • Cat's Song has a pretty little cat figure with a banjo. The country folk favourite "Oh! Susanna" by Stephen Foster p...


Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 12 October 2018  

 

Monster Lock Box - TL8341 - Tender Leaf Toys

A new twist on a classic favourite! The Monster Lock box is a fantastic developmental toy for ages 3 and up. The eight different locks provide a challenge and assist with fine motor skills and problem solving. Finger strength and dexterity are important for children in developing pencil control for colouring and writing. The addition of two cute little monsters provides a shape sorting feature.

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Author: Lara Dolling   Date Posted: 5 October 2018  

 

Hammer Game 'Mr Mushrooms' LEPL092 - Petilou by Le Toy Van

Take the little bunny hammer hopping from mushroom to mushroom to hide them! This sweet little game for toddlers helps develop hand – eye co-ordination, gross motor skills, cause and effect and gives them a good giggle as the mushrooms disappear.

 

Made from eco-friendly rubber wood and decorated with water based paint, Mr Mushrooms is an entertaining developmental toy for tod...