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Enjoying the Garden this May Bank Holiday

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The Bank Holiday is upon us, the perfect time to get out in the garden and start tidying up for the summer. The sun is supposed to shine so there are no excuses. Having toddlers and young children at home can put a hinder on Bank Holiday odd jobs, so we have put together some fun ideas to help keep your children occupied that will allow you to keep on working – just keep the eyes in the back of your head peeled too.   Fun in the Garden If you are outside you will want the children outside too....

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Constructive Play Fun

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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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Sensory Activities for Toddlers

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Keeping toddlers amused can be exhausting, but lots of fun and very rewarding. The problem is finding new ideas and activities that your growing child will love.  It’s a difficult age range as you do need eyes in the back of your head, however, there are lots of activities that will help your child to remain amused, entertained and promote learning too. Sensory activities make a great change from playing with the usual toys as they allow your child to explore using their touch, smell, taste, vision and hearing, sometimes all of them together! Here are a few ideas to...

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Fun with Cardboard!

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Many parents have experienced that moment when children open their presents only to be more interested in the box than the carefully thought out toy inside! Of course the novelty wears off and the toy becomes a firm favourite, but it goes to show that for instant pleasure a cardboard box can be just enough.  We have some ideas on what you can do with a few cardboard boxes, some sticky tape and a little imagination. A cooker complete with plenty of ingredients to cook with.  Food packaging is perfect for this and can be put to good use before...

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