UK Toys

Parents Are Using This Apology Note 'From Santa' Because They Can't Get Hatchimals For Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents who can’t get their hands on a Hatchimals toy for their children have been offered an alternative. A mum has created a template letter “fr...

Learning To Adapt And Play

Leanne Brown | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Leanne Brown

As any parent of a child with ADD / ADHD knows finding an activity or toy that can provide even 10 minutes of concentration is like liquid gold. Concentration problems, memory issues, frustration, lack of understanding, impulsiveness can all cause problems when it comes to play.

Mum's Brutally Honest Hatchimals Review Will Make You Feel Better If You Can't Get One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has taken to Facebook to give parents a brutally honest review of the latest toy craze: Hatchimals. Kirsty Myerscough, from Manchester, said her...

Should Coding Toys Be On Your Child's Christmas List?

Lucy Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

Ever since 'Coding' was included in the UK National Curriculum back in 2014 it has been a hot topic within the education and tech industries. However, as a parent myself it has become clear that many parents have very little idea about what this really means

Trying To Buy Hatchimals? Use This Mum's Trick To Get One For £65

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Hatchimals have quickly become the bane of parents’ lives since the popular toy began selling out in all major high street stores. But one mum, who...

World's Largest LEGO Store Opens In London And It's Basically A Giant Playground

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s largest LEGO store has officially opened its doors in London’s Leicester Square. The two-storey megastore covers a vast area of 9,800-...

Devon Mum Creates Her Own 'Natural-Looking' Doll Range To Counter 'Unrealistic' Body Image Ideals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mother-of-two has started a business rescuing, recycling and remodeling children’s dolls to look more like ‘real’ women. Emma Cayley from Devo...

Parents Searching For Hatchimals Driven To Extremes For This Year's Must-Have Christmas Toy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

Hatchimals are this year’s must-have Christmas toy and they’re already driving parents to distraction more than a month before Santa’s visit. Th...

Mums Can't Stop Laughing At This 'Silly Sausage' Game For Kids (And Secretly Want One)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents glancing over the DreamToys list of the top presents for Christmas came to a halt over one of the recommended games. Mums have taken to Mumsne...

DreamToys Top 12 Christmas Toys For Kids Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents

The DreamToys top toy list for kids this Christmas has been released, six weeks before the big day. The Toy Retailers’ Association, which releases t...

12 Tweets That Sum Up The Pain Of Christmas Shopping As A Parent

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Every year, parents are faced with the hefty job of ticking everything off their kids’ Christmas lists and braving shopping hell. It’s not only th...

What Comes After Kickstarter? The Journey From Kitchen Table To Store Shelves

Joachim Horn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Joachim Horn

Creating a retail ready product is another level in the game that might turn your Kickstarter knowledge on its head. Dive deep into the workings of your product to see what is a core requirement to bring your product from its current form to something with mass appeal for retail consumers. Iterate, test, iterate again, test again

Kids Will Be Manning Tesco's Helpline To Advise Parents On What Christmas Toys To Buy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children will be giving parents across the UK advice on the best toys to buy their kids for Christmas, thanks to Tesco’s latest initiative. The high...

This New Generation Cabbage Patch Kid Will Give You Nightmares For Weeks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows children’s dolls are terrifying: there’s a reason why these glassy eyed monsters have been cast in every horror film since the dawn...

Jungle Bells

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

This year, my favourite novelty kitsch comes courtesy of Jo Jo Maman Bebe with this red cashmere mix jumper (£22), a very fabulous Christmas jumper from George by Asda (£8), some festive winter warmer Peppa Pig PJs from Boots Mini Club (£14) and fabulous furry socks from Mothercare (£8). I mean, what's not to love...

Win One Of Ten LEGO® DUPLO® Packs For Your Toddler

Polly Rayne | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

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What’s With The Towers, Kids?

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents

Being a parent of a toddler is fabulous (your baby is becoming more of an individual, learning new words and new skills seemingly every day) but it ca...

High Tech Robot Needs Playground Power To Suceed

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

We try out a wide variety of robotic toys in our family which vary greatly in both cost and performance. Over the last few years we've enjoyed products like the Sphero remote controlled robot ball at one end of the price spectrum and simple wind up robots at the other.

This Toy Advert Is Smashing Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

A kids’ toy advert is being praised for breaking gender stereotypes and sending a positive message to children. Smyths Toys recreated Beyonce’s ...

Boy Wrote To LEGO After Losing Mini Figure, Got Best Reply

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

When seven-year-old Luka lost one of his favourite LEGO mini figures, he was pretty devastated to say the least. Luka had spent his pocket money on th...

Toys R Us Reveals 14 'Must Have' Christmas Toys

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents

Toys R Us has released their annual prediction of the top toys for kids this Christmas. The children’s retailer has picked 14 toys they believe will...

Toys R Us' New Payment Plan Aims To Ease The Cost Of Christmas For Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents

Toys R Us has introduced a payment plan that will allow parents to spread out the cost of Christmas presents for their children. The retailer’s ‘T...

Sindy Doll Just Got A Major Makeover

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new generation of girls is about to be introduced to Sindy, but this time, the doll has a “realistic body”. The makers of Sindy, UK-based Pedigr...

Why A Cardboard Box Is All Your Child Needs

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

The most alluring potential toy for your tot? Nope, not your iPad mini/ the TV remote/your smartphone. It’s an empty cardboard box. With infinite po...

Baby Had Toy Stuck In Throat For Two Weeks: Advice For Parents

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose baby was struggling to swallow was shocked to discover a toy had been stuck in his throat for two weeks. The mum, identified only as Jude,...