Latest in kid's toys
Toys form a huge part of what it means to be a child. Here we showcase some of the latest in kids' toys, which are not just fun but educational too. Bernice Mulligan reports
Picking the perfect toy 0-6 months
The Dazzle Rattle is made up of assorted shapes and beads that are threaded onto strong elastic material to offer flexible manipulative play. € 13.95 from Little Ones, Little Ones, 57 Parnell St, Ennis, Co Clare; T: 065 6849728; e: email@example.com; w: www.littleones.ie. Order by 11 October to avail of a 5% discount - just enter coupon code M&B2 at the checkout.
Dina the Dinosaur
Dina is a soft and cuddly plush dinosaur from Happy Horse, a Dutch company that has been designing colourful soft toys for over 40 years. Dina is part of the cuddly dinosaur range of colourful, soft toys suitable from birth. Dina is machine washable at 30 degrees and promises to be a faithful companion during your child's first few months of life and beyond. € 13.49 from www.toysonline.ie.
Little Tikes Adjustable Gym
The 5-in-1 Adjustable Gym is an award-winning bright and interactive activity gym that adapts as your child grows and develops, in five different stages. For newborns it's a traditional activity gym that can be played with as they lie on the floor. From six to 12 months it converts into a seated infant activity centre that babies can sit at to play, while from 12 months it becomes a stand-up toddler activity table with a wide built-in bar to help support the child. The play table then converts to a tabletop where kids can sit and enjoy art projects or play games. Finally, this versatile product can become an easel, as children grow bigger and their play needs and abilities develop. RRP £34.99 sterling. See www.littletikes.co.uk for stockists or call 0044 (0) 1908 268480.
Colourful pram strings
These lovely pram strings cost € 16.95 and are available from Little Ones, 57 Parnell St, Ennis, Co Clare; t: 065 6849728; e: firstname.lastname@example.org; w: www.littleones.ie. Order by 11 October to avail of a 5% discount – just enter coupon code M&B2 at the checkout.
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