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Audrey's Top Crafts for Little Ones

Introducing Audrey, one of our in-house toy testers. 

She loves her job of checking out products and giving us an insight into what she loves and why. Audrey will be 3 in a couple of months so we gave her the chance to show everyone her top 5 Djeco Crafts  

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Updated Images

We have added a folder in our images FTP site that includes recent lifestyle images, brand rep images and new images for revamped products. To access these images please log into your account and click on "Product Image".  

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Trybike 2020 New Colour Revealed

This time of year gets very exciting in the Kaleidoscope office are we get to see the new ranges from all of our amazing suppliers. Trybike is the first release of the year for us and we love the new 2020 colour -White.  

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Djeco and Wheely Bug Giveaway

We are giving away a Djeco Teepee and Small Tiger Wheely Bug. Enter now before November 18th 2019. 

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Djeco Chop Chop Game Wins Award

We are very excited to announce Djeco's fun cat & mouse game Chop Chop has won BEST FAMILY GAME in the 2019 Imagination Gaming Awards.

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Introducing Ditty Bird

We are very excited to introduce Ditty Bird to the Kaleidoscope family.

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School Holiday Family Time!

Just in from Djeco! Beautiful puzzles, perfect for family time on a rainy afternoon.

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Win a FM3131 Folkmanis Sloth Puppet

The sloth puppet features magnetic hands and feet and a moveable mouth. Bring storytime to life with this beloved animal.

Do you want a chance to win this puppet?

Head to our Instagram page to find out how to enter!

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Kiddie Connect -  Wild Animal Chunky Puzzle - KC5213B

Perfect for children from 18 months up.

The brightly coloured, stylised animal shapes present a myriad of open-ended play opportunities. The basic puzzle allows children to match the animal shape to the printed base, requiring spatial recognition skills to manipulate the animals to match the position on the board. The animal shapes can also be used for :-

  • Introducing different animals and sorting them into categories, (ie : where they live, do they have skin, scales or feathers, what do they eat?)
  • Stacking and balancing - great for developing grasping, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving.
  • Creating stories and adventures with different animal characters.
  • Identify animals in photos - a transition from stylised to realistic images.

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The main aims of the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime are:

  • Promote reading and literacy.
  • Promote the value and fun of books
  • Promote an Australian author and publisher
  • Provide opportunities for activities to enhance the story telling experience
  • To involve parents, grandparents, educators, media and others in promoting the value and love of reading.

Get involved with the NSS by following this link (Alpacas with Maracas) for more information.

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The first 2-in-1 tricycle balance bike made from steel makes learning to ride fun! The Trybike Steel teaches children to ride from 18 months of age. The first setting is the low tricycle mode which offers children lots of support. The Trybike easily converts to a balance bike, ready for the next stage of riding. With the unique footrest, children learn balance, and consequently learn to ride a pedal bike without even using training wheels. Suitable for children from 18 months up to 6 years. Maximum rider weight 35kg.

The Trybike assists in the development of all the skills required to ride a bicycle:

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Tenderleaf presents TL8357 - Garden Wheelbarrow Set - centrepiece of their new garden themed toy selection.

This bright and beautifully detailed role play set comes complete with a heap of accessories including seed packets, plants in pots and garden tools. The Garden Wheelbarrow allows children to pretend to plant their own garden and grow it from seed to fruit. The trowel, secateurs and watering can offer extended play value and fine motor skill development. The push along wheelbarrow is a fun toy with fantastic educational and developmental bonuses and is made from sustainably sourced timber with non-toxic paint. Suitable for ages 3+.

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Just in time for Easter - Sweet little Havah the Bunny is Meiya & Alvin's new friend. Created using natural rubber latex and natural cotton, Havah is a safe and environmentally friendly Easter treat for newborn and up.

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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 for extra comfort.

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All Papo figures are suitable for ages 3+

Bring all your favourite stories to life and create your own fantasy world with these beautiful detailed Papo figures. Accept the quest to save the princess, rescue the elf or follow a magical unicorn to a hidden treasure. Check out the full range of enchanted creatures, heroes and villains from myth and legend here.

Papo figures provide a great starting point for storytelling or a prop for a well-loved tale. The variety of figures in the Papo range ensure that there is a favourite figure for every child.

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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 the child gains confidence.

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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 labelling. Products featuring this have been produced using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.

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KC5219C - Shape Clock Puzzle

A 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.

LEPL010 - Blink Owl Clock

What time is it, Mr Owl? Once children become aware that their day has a sequence, they can become extremely interested in what has to happen at what time. This beautiful toy clock provides a tactile way for young children to begin to understand the time and how it relates to their day.

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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 will help develop their school readiness in a fun way.

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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.

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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 different cuisines and encourage your child to try something new. The range of currently available sets is shown below.

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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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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. Match with cash register and play money or eftpos machine to complete the experience.

Suitable for ages: 3+years.

Le Toy Van toys are made with certified sustainable plantation rubberwood and non-toxic paint.

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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! The open sides allow multiple children to join in the play, excellent for encouraging sibling or group play.

Suitable for age 3+

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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.

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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 skills such as taking turns.


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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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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!


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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 plays when the key is wound.

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Monster Lock Box - TL8341 - Tender Leaf Toys

A new twist on a classic favourite! The Monster Lockbox 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 is 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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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 coordination, gross motor skills, cause and effect and gives them a good giggle as the mushrooms disappear.

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Friday's Favourite DJ8814

8 Gel Pastels Sweet Colours DJ8814 by Djeco

Sweet sorbet colours make this set of 8 Djeco Sweet Gel Pastels (DJ8814) stand out. The Sweet Gel Pastels feature a sturdy plastic tube around the crayon to encourage grip and help prevent breakages. The smooth glide of the crayons is perfect for beginning writing as well as drawing and colouring in. This makes them an ideal school crayon for Prep through to Grade 2.

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Important Information Lion Wheely Bug

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Le Toy Van Popcorn Machine - Gold Award!

The unique, vintage-styled Popcorn Machine from Le Toy Van is continuing to take out international awards for design, quality and play value. The LETV318 Popcorn Machine was recently awarded Gold in the Role Play category by the Independent Toy Awards in the UK.

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