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Making a String Phone

Making a String Phone

One thing I remember doing as a child was making string phones with my friends. They were so much fun and could never work out how they managed to get the sound from one cup to the other along the string. Obviously now a days phones are all cordless so the very thought of something having string or cord to make it work is alien to the young generation. So on this wet miserable Monday I decided to show Zach how to make a string phone.   What you need: 2 empty paper cups or if you have 2 empty tin...


What’s your favourite children’s film?

It seems that our chief toy tester, Zachary, has a favourite film already at the age of 1, and I have to say he has chosen a real classic. What is the film I hear you ask? It’s the wonderfully supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins. As soon as the opening credits start he is hooked. I think it’s the music mainly that he enjoys but he gets so excited when he sees Bert (the fantastic, even with his terrible accent, Dick Van Dyke). He claps along with the 'A spoonful of sugar' song, laughs along with 'I love to laugh' song and...


Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes. Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter.

The Good Toy Guide Retailer of the Month

I am delighted to say that I have been awarded the Good Toy Guide's Retailer of the Month for January 2015

It's all Conkers

As we approach in to the Autumn months it can only mean one thing! It's time to play Conkers.

Conkers is a traditional children's game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of Horse Chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself.