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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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Fun with Cars!

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If you have treated your little man to a Go MINI car or a My 1st JCB truck we have some brilliant ideas on how to have heaps of fun with the new vehicles.

Sensory play with cars is fun but be prepared to get a bit messy. You need a big tray, ideally one with a big lip around the edge to keep whatever contents you add as contained as possible. You then cover the base of the tray in something like cereal, shaving foam, modelling clay or sand. Children will love the new texture, and if you use bubble bath you can give the toys a good clean at the same time!

 

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Do You Have Snow? Then It’s Time for Some Fun!

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Most of the UK has seen some snow over the last couple of days and there is more to come. Snow is entertaining in itself, especially for toddlers. The world takes on a whole new look, it feels crunchy underfoot and it feels cold on your fingertips, face and tongue.  There are lots of ways to have fun in the snow and here are some of our favourites that you might like to try out over the next week or so. Make a bird feeder – hollow out an orange, fill it with seeds and hang it on a branch....

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Stay Safe at Halloween

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It’s almost Halloween, a fun time for children to dress up and have plenty of goodies and treats from friends and neighbours. With so many activities it is important to keep your toddler safe during this exciting time so we have a few tips to help keep your children safe while they enjoy this unique time of year. Carving the Pumpkin We love pumpkin carving here at Golden Bear Toys.  Many shops sell tools for carving pumpkins that are supposed to be child friendly. However, pumpkins can be very hard work and even the bluntest of tools can cause harm....

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Do Your Children Play Enough Outdoors?

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  Do your children spend more time indoors compared to when you were little? Do you find all of the health and safety worries have played a part in your keeping your child indoors more? Perhaps there is a lack of play spaces and child friendly areas in your community? You may be one of the families that have enough time outdoors. Whether your children spend their time inside or out The Guardian want to hear from you.  Play England have launched a campaign designed to inspire mums and dads to encourage their children to get outdoors. Cath Prisk, the...

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