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Top Ten Children’s Travel Toys

Here at Good Toy Guide we’re committed to promoting healthy child development play. With families preparing for the summer holidays, we have great travel toys and free play ideas for keeping kids occupied whilst travelling to help create a stress-free journey. Dr Amanda Gummer, founder of Good Toy Guide , shares her best solutions for keeping…
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July 31, 2013 Tags:, , , , , , , ,

What to do when Kids are Bored? Let them be!

How many times has your child come up to you and said ‘I am bored!’ And how many times have your tried to find them something to do to occupy them? Lots? Well we have simple answer for you when your kids are bored – let them get bored, in fact, you’ll actually be doing…
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July 28, 2013

Top Tips: Fun things to do with the Kids

Try new things together– get out of your comfort zone and try an activity that the kids are familiar with. They will enjoy the fact that they are the expert and that you are new to it. Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself – it’s good for children to see that you’re…
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July 26, 2013 Tags:

“Good Toys” Donated To Hospital’s Children’s Ward

East & North Herts Hospitals Charity was delighted when the Good Toy Guide offered to donate over £250 of “Good Toys” to the children’s ward.   Jackie Worboys from the Good Toy Guide said, “As a large part of our work is reviewing children’s toys we are sent quite a few samples from toy manufacturers. Spare…
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July 25, 2013

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Research shows that only 10% of children play outside and this is a frightening figure which has lead to a growing concern about the lack of opportunities in outdoor play. Parents are aware of the pressures of TV and other screen devices, and these distract children from playing outside and limits their creativity. Children need motivation and being enthusiastic to…
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July 22, 2013 Tags:, , , ,

Top Tips: Encourage Your Child’s Imagination

Imagination is a powerful tool that is fundamental to a child’s social, emotional and language development. Imagination allows a child to escape from reality but through role play they also begin to understand it. There are many ways to encourage imagination from suggesting role-play games to nurturing a love of reading and at Fundamentally Children we have approved a range…
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July 18, 2013

Attention! Could you be our Retailer of the Month?

As part of our campaign to support retailers, Good Toy Guide are launching the “Retailer of the month.” We are looking for any business from traditional bricks and mortar stores to online retailers, you just all need one thing in common, a passion for play!As Good Toy Guides retailer of the month, you will receive…
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July 17, 2013 Tags:

Effective Parents Raising Successful Children

With Andy Murray’s success at Wimbledon 2013, many parents may be wondering what it takes to make a champion. Talent? perseverance? supportive parents? If only it was that simple!! There’s no one recipe for producing champions, but there are a few things that are worth considering. What do you want for your child? Success of…
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July 8, 2013 Tags:, , , , ,