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Everything Is Awesome in Lego Land... Now it's Barbie's Turn to Recognise Disabled Young People

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosemary Frazer

When I was a child, I hated being given dolls for my birthday or Christmas. Most of them were glamorous, blonde and pretty and that certainly wasn't me! Like many other young girls, I would enthusiastically mutilate my Barbie dolls.

Brothers Who Couldn't Afford Pokémon Cards Create Their Own Incredible Game

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

Two brothers who couldn't afford popular card games, such as Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh, decided to make the best out of a bad situation. Instead of wall...

Is 2016 the Year for STEM, Digital and Virtual Reality Toys?

Lucy Gill | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Gill

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. These subjects have a reputation for being for 'geeks' and boys but with the amazing array of products on the market to make STEM great fun I truly believe the tide may be turning.

Why Barbie's New Look Is None of Our Business

Amy Jewell | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jewell

When I played with Barbie, I didn't care what she looked like. I wasn't interested in the size of her boobs or waist. I wasn't even particularly interested in her array of outfits or stilettos. Like thousands of other girls, I'm sure, I cared more about what she could be, what she could do.

Toy Manufacturers Urged To Follow LEGO's Lead And Represent Disabled Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

A charity is urging for more major toy manufacturers to make products featuring characters with disabilities after LEGO included a mini-figure of a ma...

Barbie Unveils New 'Curvy' Doll To Mixed Reactions

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Mattel has announced the release of three new Barbie body types - tall, curvy and petite - which will grace its 2016 Fashionistas range. The dolls...

Mum Issues LEGO Warning After Tiny Hole Saved Son's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum is urging LEGO manufacturers to keep a small hole in every piece after it saved her son's life. Laura Deena Halls‎, 31, shared the heartbr...

That's Not Going on the Christmas List

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Over the years I have learned to filter these lists to stop undesirable toys getting in through the door. This year I am thinking of operating a doorman style policy on Christmas presents. You know, if your name's not down, you're not coming in.

Mum Who Spent £1,500 On Christmas Presents Hits Back At Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who spent £1,500 on more than 300 Christmas presents for her three children has hit back at those who have said she is "abusing" her childre...

Toy Hacks: Another Example of Why Security Needs an Overhaul

Graham Welch | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Mum Claims This Toddler's Toy Teaches Kids To Say F***

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mum is claiming a children's toy she bought for her one-year-old is teaching her children to say the F word. Ashley Senior said when the French s...

Competition: Win A £300 Sylvanian Families Toy Bundle

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents

You might remember Sylvanian Families from your own childhood, but did you know this year the collectible toy range, which features woodland animals a...

Boys and Feminism

Helen Bryce | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

I've always worried about my girls growing up in an unequal world but up until recently have never had the same concerns for my son.

This Is The Toy That Made Princess Charlotte Smile

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

Princess Charlotte's cuddly toy she was recently pictured with has - yep you guessed it - sold out at various outlets. The six-month-old was captur...

Toys R Us Ditch Gender Filters From Online Store

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

Toys R Us has dropped the 'boys' and 'girls' categories from its online store in a drive towards being more inclusive. The retailer's site still g...

These Toys Are Getting Stuck In Kid's Hair And Parents Are Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

A popular toy consisting of small plastic balls is causing mayhem for parents, by becoming well and truly stuck in children's hair. Bunchems are li...

Kind Woman Buys Everything In Toy Shop And Gives It All To Homeless Children

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted woman has purchased the entire contents of a a toy shop so she can give homeless children a Christmas to remember. Carol Suchman, a ...

'Boys Like Dolls Too': Barbie Ad Praised For Challenging Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

A Barbie advert has been praised for challenging gender stereotypes of children's toys. In the 30 second clip a little boy declares, "Moschino Barb...

We Didn't Think We Liked Waffles Until We Saw THIS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens pretty much dominating everyone's Christmas list it should come as now surprise that the merchandise machine has now...

Teen Inspires Others By Surprising Toddler With Adorable Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has posted a heartwarming tribute to a teenager whose random act of kindness to her toddler has "softened many hearts". Megan Shufflebarger f...

25 Christmas Present Ideas For Kids, From Toddlers To Tweens

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have been searching for lists of the top toys to buy kids this Christmas since July, but as the big day draws ever nearer now's the time t...

The Top 10 Christmas Toys This Year, As Voted By 120 Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Good Housekeeping has released the results of their Great Big Christmas Toy Test 2015. If you're at a bit of a loss over what you should buy a chil...

Feminist Barbie Advert Receives Mixed Response

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie has, over the years, taken a lot of flack for her non-feminist ways. She's the doll with unrealistic bodily proportions, an obsession for pi...

Bratz Dolls Get Makeover To Become Inspirational Women Who Changed The World

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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