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My First Forever Friends for Little Bundles of Joy

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

We’re so excited to share the news of our brand new My First Forever Friends range, here at Golden Bear. We launched the collection last month at The Ritz at our #MyFirstBabyShower event. We invited some wonderful parenting bloggers along to the event to meet Christine Nicholls and some other members of the Golden Bear team and the opportunity to learn more about our brand new nursery collection. Also in attendance was Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a sleep and parenting expert who worked with us in the development of the Bedtime Light Show and some of the other toys in the range. Sarah...

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10 Activities for Rainy Days

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

We’re not having the best August weather here in the UK. With the kids off school it’s hard to keep the kids entertained and stop them, and you, from feeling fed up. We’ve come up with ten fun activities that are ideal for keeping boredom at bay that will hopefully help you when the skies open. Kitchen Fun! The kitchen is a fun place to be and kids have a great time when they are allowed to get creative (and messy), mixing up concoctions and serving them to the family. Here are lots of great recipes that are very child...

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Introducing the Brand New In the Night Garden Activity Table

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

After months of waiting we’re proud to inform you all that the In the Night Garden Explore and Learn Musical Activity Table is now available to buy right here at Golden Bear Toys.  This is a fun packed toy, suitable for children aged 12 months and over. It’s a toy that will move along with the development of your child, keeping them engaged, introducing and encouraging new skills as they learn. The activity table will make a great gift for any fan of In the Night Garden and all the characters from the show. Hours of Fun in a Neat...

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10 Free Summer Holiday Activity Ideas

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

  The summer holidays are in full flow and so are the windy and rainy days that the British summer is famous for. We can never guarantee hot summer days and so it’s a good idea to have a list of activities that will help mums and dads keep the youngest members of the family entertained, whatever the weather.  We've come up with 10 free activity ideas that we hope will hope to keep boredom at bay. Make a theatre for your toys. This activity is inspired by a Tweet from Stephanie Burton-Cox.  @GoldenBearToys @HEYDUGGEE and the circus badge! pic.twitter.com/XirH9VGXaK — Stephanie...

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A Simple Tip to Help Your Child Prepare for School

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Children have many big changes in their young lives, starting nursery, pre-school and primary school are big steps and they can prove to be a bit of a challenge for the child and parents too.  One of the best tools in the parent toolbox that can help with the preparation and adjustment period is communication, helping your child to be open about their emotions and giving support. The best time to talk is at bedtime, when distractions are minimal and when your child is thinking about everything the day held. Set aside some time for quiet discussions with your child...

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