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Letting Go of Old Toys

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We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. If you have small children you are now probably overrun with toys, the new mixing in with the old. As children go the old toys begin to get forgotten about and outgrown. Puzzles become too easy, pieces lost and old favourites get replaced by new ones. It’s the perfect time to have a good old clear out of the toy boxes, bedrooms, living rooms and playrooms, but what can you do with all those old toys? Donate the Toys to Charity There are endless charities that would love to receive your...

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In with the New and Out with the Old

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After Christmas Day many homes in the UK seem to be over taken by toys. There are the new toys received for Christmas and all the old ones still found all over the home. If you want to claim back your home from the toys here are some ideas on what to do with the old ones. Gather up the old toys and take them to your local charity shops, spread out the toys to benefit as many charities as possible. Phone your local hospices and children’s hospitals and ask if they’re accepting donations. Sell the toys on eBay and...

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Perfect Party Favours

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Children love parties and one thing that makes them even more exciting is at the end of the event when everyone is given a party bag. In the past these bags would often contain a lot of sweets but as times have changed it is more common to find little toys rather than sugar packed treats. Here are some of the toys you can find here at Golden Bear Toys that make brilliant party favours. Something for Everyone ·         In the Night Garden Squirter - £3.99 ·         Driver Dan Pullbacks - £1.99 ·         Sketchy Fun – Starting from £2.99 ·        ...

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Why do Babies Like Mouthing Everything?

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When babies reach the age of around 9 months old they are beginning to really take more notice of the world around them. They use their hands, eyes and their mouths to answer questions such as “what is this?” Babies use their hands and their mouths to learn about features of objects, the textures, heat, edges and sides all have their own characteristics. They are building connections between appearances and sensations. This is why babies will often hold an object, look at it and put in in their mouths over and over again.  They are learning. By doing this as...

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How Will You Spend the Last Day of the School Holidays?

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Today is the last day of the Easter holidays for many children in the UK. That means a lot of you will be making sure all their school clothes are ready, the lunch boxes are at hand and making any last minute dashes to the shops for summer uniforms.  It’s always a good idea to ensure your child is tired out so they get to bed on time and up early, especially if they have been lying in a little over the past few weeks. Here are a few games to play that will help them to exert lots of...

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