We’ve made our list and checked it twice! On the lookout for the most engaging, educational gifts and toys about? From splashing about with STEAM toys in the bath to fine motor skill building tactile toys, go forth and check out our Learn & Play gift guide below.
Ideal for kids that love to discover, our Outdoor Activity Set - Back to Nature is a gentle, activity-based introduction to mindfulness, designed to get children off the couch, unplugged, and outside exploring nature. This set includes a handy magnifying glass, coloured chalks and a note-taking pencil, as well as an activity book filled to the brim with engaging activities and hands-on projects, designed to encourage observation and interaction with the environment. Junior outdoor explorers can document cloud shapes, create mermaids out of found natural materials, complete kindness exercises, play backyard Olympics, or block bingo, along with a whole lot more!
It's as easy as ABC! A fun, interactive way for early learners to discover the alphabet, recognise words, and form connections between letters and sounds. Our Magnificent World of ABC provides 3 simple steps to help young kids aged 4+ build confidence on their road to literacy. Choose a group card, find the picture magnets that match the card, then spell out the words on the card using the magnetic letters, it's that easy! Educational, and, more importantly fun! These sets will engage and delight children for hours.
Bounce, throw, catch, kick or roll — these beautifully illustrated Play Balls are the perfect size for little people. Great for developing hand-eye coordination, the balls are made from durable rubber with a great texture to make them easier to catch and grip. Perfect for indoor or outdoor play. Play Balls come to you ready inflated! Find Play Ball Dogs here and Mermaids here.
This wet and wild Waterslide - Marble Run is all about interactive water explorations. From vertical drops and spinning cogs to vortex bends, expressive little marbles demonstrate basic physics concepts with water, like momentum, gravity and speed, in a fun and engaging way. This fun bath toy provides multiple interactive water explorations and develops key STEAM skills including, problem solving, creative thinking, critical analysis, independent thinking, as well as testing and exploring.
Whether you're inside or outside, at home, the park or even at school, our Beat the Clock Stopwatch Set is jam-packed with fun and constructive activities to get tigers interested in exploring time-- and beating it! From keeping balloons in the air, to running around the block, to setting the table, these fun time-based activities will delight and entertain children for hours. Great for solo play or with friends, test your skills and reflexes against time with this innovative activity set.
Let your little ones soak up some quality time in the bath with our Waterworks - Pipeline. Pour water through the top of the head of this multi-layered toy for an early childhood lesson in water exploration. Watch as the water ﬂows through the pipes, turn the valves on and off to stop and start the ﬂow, swap the eleven key pieces around and change their direction. Where will the water ﬂow next? Watch the ball rise and fall with the changing water levels. Who knew cause and effect could be so much fun? Ideal for developing problem solving skills, creative thinking, critical analysis, independent thinking, as well as testing and exploring.
Our Classic World Globe is a fun way to teach kids about geography and the world. Showing capital cities, lines of latitude and longitude, international time zones, regions and oceans, this traditional globe is simple to inflate and at 42cm diameter, is manageable for small kids, but big enough for loads of fun! Educational and enjoyable, you can play catch and name the country at the same time. A perfect way to track adventures while you are travelling (deflated it packs up small in a case), this is a great gift idea for globetrotting families with active kids. It can also double as a fun pool toy or cool hanging decor item for kids’ bedrooms.
While absorbed in play, kids are encouraged to improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they practice their grip on the toddler-friendly net handle, and pull it through the water; keeping all eyes keenly on the school of fish. Count the fish in the net, how many green ones? How many blue? Don’t let the little pink fishy get away! Made from EVA foam, the floating fish are also great to stick to the side of the bath or surrounding tiles when wet. And the best bit? You can use the shark net to scoop up all your other toys when bath time is finished!