For most of the kids this school year looked completely different than any other. Online schooling, zoom meetings with friends and family and leisure time spent in front of TV or tablets means, that getting back to the real world can be difficult. And not just for older kids, but for the little ones too. Of course walking in the park, riding a bicycle or playing ball with parents are obvious choices, but if you are looking for more tangible options, we found some really fun toys and activities that may help in spending the summer off line. It is definitely worth a try.
Tiffy & Tallulah
This is our favourite girly play option for mummy and mini. Tiffy & Tallulah was created for those little ladies who love to enjoy beauty bonding moments, perfect for when playing dress up with mum or having a mummy and mini relaxation session. Play hairstylists in the comfort of your own home with the Velcro Rollers. Create bouncy curls with these gentle, heat-free rollers, designed to be soft and gentle on even the most delicate of hair, with no pins or clips needed.
Let them run their own spa with the Soften & Soothe Gel Face Mask. For a touch of TLC, try this ultra nourishing and soothing gel mask . Designed especially for mini faces, this gentle mask has been dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. For an added touch of relaxation, try the Cooling Gel Eye Pads for a soothing, cooling and de-puffing treat for your eyes. These reusable pads are best used from the fridge for a cool, refreshing treat, and can also be used as a cold compress on any little accidents!
Finally, they can create the princess manicure of their dreams using the Mani & Pedi Nail Kit. Each kit comes with sparkling nail gems and stickers, as well as a blushing pink polish, for a matching mani in moments.
Smart Toys And Games
This brand has offering for ages 3-99. They have a range of toys and games for different ages and skill levels. We recently tested Skillmatics, a brand which develops innovative products to build children’s core skills and reinforce key learning concepts. Created by educational specialists, the fun range engages young learners as they experience the enduring joy of discovery and self-learning. Based on the principle that children absorb concepts better through repetition, using their ‘Skilly Billy’ pen on the Skillmatics ‘Write and Wipe Activity Mats’ keeps learning fresh. So little ones don’t get bored, there’s lots of activities to choose from including shapes and patterns, brain games and the animal kingdom.
For ages 5+, Smart Farmer is a fun-filled unique and innovative game that will even have Old MacDonald puzzled. Smart Farmer will allow little ones to enjoy an interactive trip to the farm this Spring but certainly not an easy one. With the animals in chaos, the Pigs, Sheep, Horses and Cows are making a big mess and need to be separated, but the player will need to give this some thought as there are only 3 simple fences to divide the field into separate meadows.
Dantoy Pretendd Play Dinner Set
Pretend play is always a great way to spend time with your little ones. Dantoy’s range of bio toys includes the popular 22-piece, pretend play dinner set which can be used for garden picnics. Ideal for playing it is safe, durable and toxin free. It encourages social skills, interaction and helps children to learn whilst having fun. What we also love about this range is the fact that Dantoy's bioplastic range is made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, and their bioplastic is 100% recyclable.