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Return My Ted
July 4, 2012 – 7:04 pm | One Comment
Return My Ted

Initial Thoughts: Having got a child that is totally attached to his bear, I know how hard it is when that bear gets misplaced or woe betide lost. So I think Return my Ted is an ingenious idea. You buy a return my ted tag and attach it to your toy. Register the ID along with your address and that is it. If the toy gets found the finder contacts Return my Ted and they do the rest.

Bandai Tinga-Tinga Tales
October 25, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
Bandai Tinga-Tinga Tales

There’s a wide variety of items to accompany the series, from the four-in-one collectable figure (aged three and upwards) to things like a water hole playset and elephant tambourine. They’re colourful, characterful, well-made and stand out in any toy-box just as the TV series stands out from the schedules.

Nintendogs Best in Show
September 3, 2010 – 7:48 pm | No Comment
Nintendogs Best in Show

This soft, interactive puppy is pretty cute – it’s puppy-sized (around 30cm tall) and light enough for Flea to carry around. We received the Labrador version, but there are Boxers and Dalmatian puppies in the range. The box has a selection of pictures on illustrating the various things the puppies can do – give you their paw, wag their tail, bark, lie down – Flea was pretty excited to get it out.

Save Our Friends Soft Toys
August 21, 2010 – 9:37 am | No Comment
Save Our Friends Soft Toys

If your child is a big fan of cuddly toys this will be a big hit. The price is steep but it is a way of introducing youngsters to the plight of endangered animals and explaining how you have helped with conservation by buying it. I do think I would struggle with the price, but having seen how she sits with it, trying desperately to get her arm around the huge thing, I can highly recommend it.

Big and Small ‘Small’ Soft Toy
July 28, 2010 – 9:07 am | No Comment
Big and Small ‘Small’ Soft Toy

Another soft toy (sigh) I’ll add that to the toy mountain. This one will be easy to spot as its bright orange. The toddler sees it: cue ‘Big & Small’ shrieks of delight….

Three Little Pigs Play Set
February 6, 2010 – 9:31 pm | No Comment
Three Little Pigs Play Set

I love the way this set brings the story to life. On more than one occasion I’ve seen Little S acting out the story on his own. He particularly enjoys saying, ‘chinny, chin, chin’ and acting out the part where the wolf goes down the chimney into the boiling water, although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing! My children have already had lots of enjoyment out of this toy. It would make a lovely gift for young
children but consider buying a proper book to go with it.

Leapfrog My Pal Violet
January 19, 2010 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
Leapfrog My Pal Violet

Ella is thrilled with My Pal Violet and with the exception of the music options, I am very pleased with this product. My Pal Violet and My Pal Scout (the green version) are very popular and I would recommend My Pal Violet to any family and considering the cost (£15.99), it’s well worth it.

Fur Real Biscuit My Lovin’ Pup
January 16, 2010 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
Fur Real Biscuit My Lovin’ Pup

A massive hit with my animal-obsessed daughter who, for the 3 weeks we’ve had him, has taken him everywhere with her. I do question the price tag though – when she moves on to something else in a couple of months time, it will have been like spending £100 on an ornament for her room. Or am I just being cynical?

In the Night Garden Talking Upsy Daisy & Iggle Piggle
September 2, 2009 – 11:06 am | No Comment
In the Night Garden Talking Upsy Daisy & Iggle Piggle

A good Christmas or birthday present for your own child, but if your budget is tight they might be a good suggestion to the grandparents!

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