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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 »

Party Ideas and Inspiration

Celebrate In Style Party Ideas For All Ages What are the best party ideas 2018? We’ve put together a list of what works well for birthday parties (and, in fact, all kinds of celebrations) and what’s new and on trend for parties this year. In case you can’t find any of these products locally, we’ve… Read More »

Buying A Paddling Pool

What To Think About When Buying A Paddling Pool The sun’s out and it’s looking good for the week. So, time to think about getting a paddling pool. Here’s a list of things to look for when buying one. Always check the age suitability for each product carefully. Children should be under constant supervision when… Read More »

LOL Surprise Dolls

Unwrapping Fun Here’s The LOL Surprise Dolls! LOL Surprise Dolls are a huge hit worldwide. The original series came out early in 2017, followed by a second series in summer 2017 and series 3 in 2018. They feature on our list of Toy Crazes. New For Christmas was LOL Big Surprise which contains 50 unwrapping dolls. Series… Read More »

What Are Squishies?

The Adorable Collectible Squishies are small soft foam toys that come in many different shapes and sizes. They are currently one of the top-selling Toy Crazes. Not only are they cute and collectible but squishies are also perfectly pocket-sized, which is crucial for a playground craze. See our page on other Toy Crazes. If you… 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 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 – Disney Play Gym New from Disney, this ocean-themed play… 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 »