UK Toys

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,...

What Your Childhood Toys Could Now Be Worth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Holding a tea party for all your My Little Ponies, forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi, being the first in class to get a Game Boy... You’ve probably...

Mum Discovers Swear Word In Sainsbury's Kids' Toy

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was horrified to discover a swear word was hidden in her children’s new toy. Melissa Smith, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, had taken her two son...

10 Toys That Could Harm Kids This Summer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been warned about toys that could present potential hazards to children throughout the summer. The non-profit organisation World Against ...

These Are The Toys You'll Be Buying Your Kids This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

The summer holidays haven't even started but Argos have already released their annual predictions for the top Christmas toys of 2016. Each year, the c...

Wise 4-Year-Old Sums Up The Problem With 'Girls' Toys'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been celebrating their sons' love of "girls' toys" after a four-year-old boy succinctly summed up why toys are always gender neutral. Rhe...

Toddler's Train Track Illusion Is Freaking People Out

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad's video of a mind-boggling optical illusion involving his toddler's train tracks has been shared by thousands of people who can't believe their ...

Bring on the Pink

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Before I became a parent I was a fully paid up member of the right on- politically correct brigade. If asked, I would have said I was determined to bring up my children free to embrace whatever interested them, be it maths and science experiments for a girl or fashion and cookery for boys. But it hasn't quite turned out that way.

When Daddy Gets Frightened By a Singing Bear During a Nap

Andrew Robinson | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

You are dazed. You are still half asleep but are a little unsure about the situation. Did I just hear something? Is someone home? Is baby waking up? Is it a ghost or poltergeist playing havoc with me? No, mate. A bear just started singing a song for you.

Girl Thrilled Her Shopkins Toy Sold For More Than £200

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

A five-year-old has made an impressive profit after one of her toys, which was bought for just £2.50, later sold for more than £200. Gracie Davis d...

Forget Ken's Abs, This Doll Shows Boys 'Real Is Beautiful'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two years ago artist Nickolay Lamm launched the Lammily doll - a toy dubbed "normal Barbie" created with the body proportions of the average 19-year-o...

This DIY Cardboard Kitchen For Kids Is All Kinds Of Dreamy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

One mum proved that the cost of keeping your child entertained can be next to nothing with her dream-worthy DIY project. Rodessa Villanueva-Reyes, ...

The Must-Have Toys of 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents wanting to get a head start on their children's birthday wish lists this year will be pleased to learn that industry insiders have released a ...

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...