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It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas at Golden Bear Toys

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We’re starting to get excited for Christmas here at Golden Bear Toys. We have a lot to look forward to in 2014 but before the New Year arrives we’re going to revel in the festive spirit. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of young children on Christmas morning and we’re very happy to be a part of that special day for many boys and girls in the UK. There’s still plenty of time to stock up on lots of your children’s favourite toys too. We have some great suggestions for stocking fillers for children of all ages. If you need...

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Clever Mums Raise Money for Christmas Shopping

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If money is tight you may be wondering how you’re going to budget for all the brand new toys your children are hoping for this Christmas. As there are a few weeks left here are a few tips from savvy mums who find ways of raising money so the present shopping doesn’t have to come out of the monthly budget. See if you can pick up any fresh ideas: Clear out the children’s wardrobes and gather all the clothes that have been outgrown but are still in great condition. These can be sold online using auction websites or social media...

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Making Waiting Fun

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No one likes to wait for things, especially small toddlers who just want to have some fun and get on with their day! Waiting can be tedious and result in a tantrum or two, something that all parents want to avoid at all costs. So, to pass the time of waiting we have a few waiting games that can be played so before your toddler knows it the waiting will be over and they can get back to what they love ding best, toddling. Waiting at Restaurants, on Planes and at the Doctors Surgery A lot of child free diners...

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The Big Digger Truck; London’s Latest Attraction?

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I spent a couple of days in London this summer with my four year old niece, introducing her to the famous sights including the Tower, the Palace, London Zoo, the Underground and the Big Digger Truck.  No, don’t get excited, this is not some new Boris-inspired attraction it just happened to be the highlight of the trip as far as this four year old girl was concerned.  I can’t say I noticed it myself; it was just another truck on one of London’s permanent building sites.  Mummy’s Little Construction Worker However, it proved a timely reminder that, while the toy...

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Have You Discovered Woolly and Tig?

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Woolly and Tig have been around since 2012 when the show was first aired on CBeebies. The show is aimed at pre-school children, helping them understand the concept of ‘self’.  The show covers the emotions that are experienced when children have new experiences by following around Tig, a three year old girl and her toy spider Woolly. Tig has all sorts of experiences that end in fun and laughter after the initial nerves have settled. The feelings that are explored include jealousy, fear, sadness and anger. The show has been developed with the help of Dr Martin Williams, a consultant...

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