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We are in the process of changing the website from an on-line shopping basket to a "request a quote" shopping experience. The fluctuations in the exchange rate make it difficult to keep up with price changes from our distributors. So, we are busy installing a system whereby one requests a quote and we move on from there. Thus you don't immediately buy on-line, and we can very easily sort out...

The A-Z of Popular Schooling Approaches

Have you put any thought into what type of school you’re going to send you children to? Let’s take a look at at the three main school structures that are on offer today: Montessori: Montessori approach follows that of Maria Montessori’s teaching, which she developed in the early 1900’s. It has a strong emphasis on independence and uniqueness and believes in servicing the whole child - on emotional, physical and...

Best Playdough Recipe and Fun Activities

The benefits of play dough are endless, and this versatile magic maker can please the littlest to biggest members of the family. From the time your children are able to play with it, why not include them in the making process too? It’s quick, easy, fun and relatively mess free! Here is our favourite dough recipe:        2 cups water        2 cups flour     ...

The Seven Wonders of Play Dough

Have you ever been able to resist playing with playdough while your child does? It is one of the most popular play props for children and grownups - and with good reason! This cheap, easy and fun dough offers so many benefits, all homes should have a good stock of it in their cupboards. The Seven Wonders of Play dough   1. Sensory Benefits Play dough is a great sensory...

Eat, Sleep, Play

These days there is so much pressure to excel academically, it's easy to understand why parents and teachers fall prey to adopting formal learning methods for children and even babies, but is this ultimately causing more harm than good? Developmental and child psychologists seem to think so.Play is a child's natural state, and it is an integral part of their social, physical and cognitive development. When children play with others,...

The Puzzle of Childhood Development

With all of their developmental attributes, it’s no wonder puzzles remain a popular choice for parents and teachers! The benefits of puzzles extend to well beyond the preschool years, setting up the foundation for reading, arithmetic and problem solving.   Physically, puzzles assist in hand eye coordination and encourage fine motor dexterity as the child holds and rotates pieces into place. Entry level puzzles, such as those with knobs, are...

Christmas arrives early for our customers, starting on Thursday 13 November.

  35 shopping days to Christmas and 35% off our fabulous selected classic toys range, plus 10% off all other toys and games, including puzzles for teens and adults. Come and shop now for presents. This is an in-store offer only and only until Christmas and while stocks last. We look forward to seeing you soon. (P.S. tell all your friends)

Car mats

We have had so many people looking for good quality road map carpets for their children. At last we  have found the ideal one. It is 1 x 1.5m, easy to wash and not plastic. You can see a picture on our website under "Garages" in Fantasy play. Plus it is well-priced. Have a look and see what you think.

Age appropriate toys

If you buy a toy for your child and he/she is disinterested, put it away for a month or so and then bring it out again. There is going to be a time where that concept or skill will grab his/her interest. Toddlers develop at such differing rates that the suggested age on the packaging should not be taken literally. It is a guideline only. If your child is not...

New Website

Once again we are up-grading our website in an effort to improve our service to you, the customer. We have decided to re-visit offering a shopping basket, but please bear with us as it is not on-line yet. Hopefully by the time schools are back in full swing, we will be too. We would like to apologise ahead of time for any glitches that are going to happen. Please contact...