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New Toys from In the Night Garden

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Pre-orders are now open for the new toys being added to the hugely popular In the Night Garden collection here on Golden Bear Toys. We do recommend that fans of the show pre-order to avoid disappointment. My Best Friend Igglepiggle Igglepiggle is so soft, he loves cuddles and adventures during the day but he’s also the perfect nap and bedtime buddy. Igglepiggle’s eyes close and he goes to sleep when he is laid down. When you squeeze his right hand he plays lullabies and shines a soft, comforting light from his tummy. Sit him up to see his eyes open...

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Father’s Day Ideas for Toddlers and Dad

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You don’t need to spend a fortune on spoiling dad; your toddlers have all the skills they need to make the day extra special. We have lots of ideas to hopefully inspire you. Make the card – handmade cards are always treasures. Finger paints, photographs, footprints, crayon drawings, they’re all special and worth keeping. Give dad an extra-long lie in – it’s free and we all know how good a lie-in can be. Take the kids out early and return with brunch (or lunch!). Make dad a king for the day. Get the kids to paint a paper crown (dad...

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Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

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Potty training is often a lot more daunting for parents than it is for children, but both can feel the pressure. One of the problems is recognising when the child is ready, but there is plenty of help available and it’s always worth having a chat with your health visitor, friends and your own family too.  While everyone will have advice it’s worth remembering that everyone is different, just thank everyone and you decide your own path to take on your journey. Your Child Will Guide You Look out for signs that indicate that your child might be ready for...

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Messy Comes to Golden Bear Toys!

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Messy Goes to Okido is a hit show on CBeebies. The show started in 2015 and it follows Messy and his best friends Zoe and Felix.  The other characters are the trio of scientists, Zim, Zam and Zoom.  Messy and friends have a lot of fun as they discover more about the world, discovering lots about the things children aged 3-5 year old's want to know about. Science is introduced to children in very funny ways with a mixture of live action along with 3D and 2D animation. We’ve been busy developing a collection of Messy Comes to Okido toys...

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5 Outdoor Play Ideas for the Summer

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

It’s so good to welcome the warmer days and lighter evenings. The children are able to get outside a lot more and benefit from the fresh air. Being cooped up all winter is never as fun as having the freedom to get outside and expand the play space. Summer isn’t far away and hopefully we’ll enjoy some dry spells and warm temperatures. So we have a few outdoor play ideas that will benefit everyone. Construction zone. Kids love to play with sand and water and a sand pit is always an excellent and affordable addition to the garden, regardless of...

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