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New Toy Crazes 2018

The Latest Crazes You only have to look at the fidget spinner to realise how hard it is to predict new toy crazes. Who would have thought a small device that simply spins around would be so big in 2017? So, what are the new toy crazes to hit the playground in 2018? We look at… Read More »

STEAM Educational Science Sets

Six Science Sets They’ll Love! I’ve read that 2018 is going to be the year of STEAM (or STEM as it was previously known). STEAM educational science sets are a great gift for sparking their interest in all things science-y. Here are six sets, suitable for ages ranging from six years – teen, that prove… Read More »

8 Slimetastic Slime Sets

Slime Is Still A Big Craze The Slime craze doesn’t seem to be running out any time soon. Here’s our pick of 8 Slimetastic Slime Sets to get you started with slime or create new types of slime in your own home. See also our page on other Latest Toy Crazes. Slime is a bit… Read More »

The Latest Collectable Crazes

What Are The Latest Crazes In the Playground? There are lots of new collectables popping up in the playground. Here’s a bit of an insight in to the latest collectable crazes. In case you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Any of these might make good non-chocolate gifts for Easter Egg Hunts.… Read More »

10 Great Baby Toys

Our Pick Of The Best Baby Toys It’s The Baby Show at The ExCeL in London this weekend. Here’s a selection of great baby toys. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. See more ideas on our Baby + Toddler page. Please check suitability carefully before making a purchase. Great Baby Toys… Read More »

Brilliant New Children’s Books

8 Books Your Kids Will Love It’s World Book Day so we’re looking at brilliant new children’s books. Here’s our pick – all released within the last six months – that have already started to make a splash. The last one is particularly special to us. All links take you to Amazon. Brilliant New Children’s… Read More »

Volume Limiting Headphones For Children

Best Headphones For Kids More and more children are wearing headphones to listen to music, play games and watch films/TV shows on their tablets and other devices. But the workings of a child’s ears are very delicate so you should only buy equipment that keeps volume within safe levels. Here’s a selection of Volume Limiting… Read More »

How To Shop Well Online

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Internet Shopping We Brits are buying more and more stuff online. Everyone is taking full advantage of the convenience and range on the internet. In fact, British shoppers buy more food this way than consumers anywhere else in the world (source Telegraph Business 2/6/17). But there are… Read More »

Party Bag Ideas

How To Cut The Plastic From Your Party Bags In the old days they were called “going home presents” and usually comprised sweets and a balloon if you were lucky. Now there’s a whole industry around party bags and a lot of the fillers are, frankly, a bit rubbish. But how can you cut out… Read More »

Play Ideas For Babies and Toddlers

Let’s Play! There’s loads of play ideas for babies and toddlers available on the internet if you know where to look. We’ve also updated our page with toys for babies and toddlers. Understanding The Importance Of Play Parents understand the importance of play. Not only is it brilliant fun but it also helps with social,… Read More »

Great Games To Help Children With Maths

Maths Games There’s been a lot written recently about the importance of STEAM in education. If you Google it, you’ll find lots of useful stuff about trains – or you may even end up at one of our favourite-ever shops Steamer Trading. Of course, STEAM used to be STEM. The A is for art, added in to… Read More »