Toys & Games
Toys & Games
Keep the kids occupied come rain or shine with a range of toys and games. From action figures and dolls with special accessories to outdoor remote control cars and drones, they’re sure to be entertained. Children will be desperate to get out in the garden on a sunny day with paddling pools , swing ball , tents and trampolines . Browse a range of toddler toys for your baby or introduce your preschooler to puzzles and board games that have been proven to help jump-start their problem-solving skills through play.
Toy making is one of the oldest crafts and toys have always played an important role in a child’s development. It’s how toddlers learn about themselves, each other and the world around them. From the very first moment they can grip a Hot Wheels toy car or Barbie doll , they are discovering so much about touch, sensation and their manual dexterity. It is said that using a knife and fork and learning the writing grip is developed earlier in a baby's life through playing with their very first child’s playset .
The latest craze to capture your child’s heart is the fidget spinner . A small device that fits right in the palm of your hand, this is the newest way for children to have fun with their friends. The fascination comes from trying to pull off tricks and stunts as the contraption spins and whirls at the flick of your wrist. There is a whole host of designs and colours to create a vibrant and exciting spinning display.
Construction toys are an ideal way to get children to think in three dimensions. Metal-based nut and bolt toys such as Meccano can help to develop a basic knowledge of engineering and aerodynamics, while Lego helps children get to grips with concepts of civil engineering and design. Both also encourage an uninhibited sense of creative freedom, allowing a child free reign to design whatever they wish.
A Toy for the Imagination
Favourite brands, like Mattel and Hasbro, offer toys that are a perfect gift for a child who has been spending too many hours in front of electronic devices. Mattel’s vast range of action figures and dolls help a child to create imaginary worlds and stories for their characters to thrive in. Hasbro’s Nerf guns will make kids more active, too. Your child will have endless fun with a quick-draw Nerf blaster or Super Soaker water gun as they recreate and enact their own battles!
Don't Forget the Pokemon Toys
Certainly one of the hottest 2016 game releases is Pokemon Go by Nintendo. Following the release of the next generation of Pokemon for players to find, now is the perfect time to rediscover your love for these cartoon creatures. From Pokemon cards to soft toys and actions figures, you can still share the excitement of Pokemon with your toddler, even if they are too young to handle Nintendo games just yet.