Timeless toys: exploring wooden railways

wooden railways

Buying toys for children can be split into a few outcomes. There’s the toys you buy because your child has seen the advert a million times and you can’t escape – these are often expensive and quite possibly total *rap. These toys you curse over multiple times and vow not to be so sucked in […]

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What are the most popular toys today?

popular toys

What were your favourite toys as a child? The toys I remember playing with most were My Little Ponies, Keepers, LEGO, farm animals and my bike. I did have quite a My Little Pony obsession at the age of about four years old. My dad challenged me to swim across the other side of the […]

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Brick-based toys: storage and play possibilities

brick toys storage

Are your children fans of brick-based toys? Do they love building and construction toys? Strictly Briks have some wonderful toys and accessories that brick-lovers will enjoy building into their construction play. Firstly is their award winning product ‘The Brik Buster Tower Toppling Game’. The perfect game for family fun brik by brik!  Play by the rules, […]

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Bringing characters to life

Lion guard

What are your children’s favourite shows on TV? Do they just enjoy watching the shows or do they recreate them when the show is over within their play? Our children love to do this and can frequently be found re-creating scenes from Andy’s Dinosaur Adventure, Dr Who, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and many more. One […]

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Singing in harmony

singamalings

For their birthdays this year, two of my boys received amazing Star Wars toys from a friend of mine. Now these were pretty amazing anyway but then she told me that they interact with each other…which obviously the boys absolutely loved. They’ve had so much fun with them already. It seems that there are all […]

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Cool gadget gifts for children

moff band

A cassette player or a Sylvanian House just isn’t going to cut the mustard when it comes to kids’ Christmas gifts anymore. Long gone are the 80’s and 90’s! All our cute and simple toys have been replaced by flying drones, awesome apps, smart technology and high-tech sound. Even if you have a touch of […]

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Learning with the Teletubbies

Teletubbies

If you hadn’t noticed already, 2016 saw the return of the iconic Teletubbies brand and a new television series on CBeebies. Our youngest child LOVES the Teletubbies, with Po being his favourite. He loves the catchy theme tune and sings along, identifying all the characters and talking about what they are all doing. Character Options has […]

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