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Good Toy Guide's List of Top Scorers for 2015

Good Toy Guide’s Top Scoring Toys in 2015

This year we’ve seen the popularity of digital toys explode and as technology improves there are an increasing number of toys that offer amazing play experiences. They also allow children to explore educational topics with hands-on experimentation. Where traditional toys couldn’t give much output to children, we’re now seeing toys that can help guide children’s…
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December 27, 2015 Tags:

Toy inspiration for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas Toys for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Children quickly change from being babies in a cot to starting school and in between time, the toys they play with change dramatically. Play is a key part of the Early Years Curriculum – the toys children have access to can help them develop many vital skills including personal, social and emotional, literacy and understanding…
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December 17, 2015 Tags:,

Can a Digital Detox at School and at Home really be a good thing?

Is a Digital Detox at School the Right way to Go?

Did you hear the Radio 4 PM’s segment this week on growing up without the internet(also recently covered by the Guardian and the Telegraph)? The approach of banning all technology at school and home taken by the featured school actively terrifies me – let me explain why. I’m always one for giving parents choice and…
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December 15, 2015 Tags:

Toy Inspiration for Boys

Christmas Toys for Boys

We test all products in the Good Toy Guide with children and have found that the toys suggested in this article are particularly popular with boys. Whilst some are traditional ‘boyish’ choices others are gender neutral or even challenge gender stereotypes.   In the end the right choice will depend on the child you are…
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December 10, 2015 Tags:, , ,

Toy Inspiration for Girls

Christmas Toys for Girls

 We test all products in the Good Toy Guide with children and have found that the toys suggested in this article are particularly popular with girls. Whilst some are traditional ‘girly’ choices others are gender neutral or even challenge gender stereotypes.` In the end the right choice will depend on the child you are buying…
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December 10, 2015 Tags:, , ,

educational toys and presents for kids

Educational Toys and Presents for Kids

Education is more than just about learning to read or write, but there’s no doubt that children who feel confident with their numbers and letters are more likely to engage fully in classes which will, in turn, help them learn more and become more confident – and so the virtuous circle continues. However, there are…
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December 9, 2015 Tags:,

top tech toys for christmas

Top Tech Toys for Christmas

We are living in a digital age and there are an increasing number of tech toys on the market for children. These toys are great because they can offer a whole new dimension to play, but they don’t come cheap! So when you are buying tech toys, you want to be sure they are worth…
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December 3, 2015 Tags:, ,

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas for Kids

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas for Kids

It can be so hard to decide what to put in your child’s stocking so at the Good Toy Guide we’ve pulled together our suggestions into one handy guide. Of course every child is different but our biggest tip is to get the right balance, and keep the budget low whilst choosing quality products (don’t forget everything…
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December 2, 2015 Tags:,

what does your choice of christmas present say about you

What does your Christmas present say about you?

Socks? Again? Thanks Uncle Dave. It’s the thought that counts, as they say. But what type of present giver are you?   1. Socks The classic bad gift. Clothes as gifts suggest you are a practical thinker, although children might be less enthusiastic about receiving something like this. This is also a minefield for getting the…
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