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Ways to Help Develop Hand Eye Coordination

Posted by Lynette - on

  Hand eye coordination is the skill that allows you to fine tune the way your eyes connect with hand movements. Babies and toddlers are constantly working to learn this vital skill and it’s a good job too as it is used when writing, tying shoes, getting dressed and lots of other activities your child will need to be able to achieve when they are older. There are ways you can help to develop hand eye coordination with simple activities, here are just a few ideas to get you started: Playing with Puzzles Puzzles are great fun and it is...

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Constructive Play Fun

Posted by Lynette - on

There are many different types of play, it’s not all about working the imagination. Constructive play is all about using different elements to create something new. This could be creating a building out of blocks, using a favourite My 1st JCB toy to create a building made of sand; knitting or moulding something from modelling clay.

Constructive play is brilliant for all children as it helps to develop loads of skills such as

 

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Toys that Talk

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Children of all ages seem to be drawn towards toys that have the ability to speak. At Golden Bear we love to help children be inspired through play and talking toys can help bring the toys to life, promote the imagination and make the toys a lot more fun and friendly. If you are looking for a talking toy for your little one perhaps one of these would be the perfect choice:  Poppy Cat Talking Soft Toy  Ben and Holly’s Talking Nanny Plum  Bananas in Pyjama B1 and B2  My 1st JCB Talking Frankie Fire Truck  My 1st JCB Talking...

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New Toy Ranges to Launch 2013

Posted by John Chacksfield on

 Woolly and Tig Golden Bear will be launching an exciting range of Woolly and Tig toys in 2013 to include your very own Woolly soft toy along with other innovative products that bring Woolly to life. We have been inundated with enquiries from all you Woolly and Tig fans to find out when our Woolly and Tig toys will be available. Well we have some good news! We are pleased to announce that we have brought the launch forward by 2 months! To find out more about Woolly and Tig click here, and for further information and to be kept...

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About the new "Something Special" toy range

Posted by John Chacksfield on

Something Special is a children’s TV show that has been carefully designed for all children including those with learning and communication difficulties. Central to the show is Justin Fletcher, aka Mr Tumble, a children’s legend who has immense popularity with Pre-school children. Using Makaton signs and symbols, as well as rhymes and songs, Something Special helps encourage and develop language in a fun and exciting way. Over a hundred episodes of Something Special have broadcast on CBeebies since launch in 2003 and the show is consistently one of the channel’s top performers. Something Special and Mr Tumble have also proven...

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