Our Top Five ELC Christmas Toys
It’s the time of year when thoughts start to turn to Christmas shopping – especially for those with little ones to buy for. Popular toys can be in short supply and snapped up quickly so we’ve issued our list of top present predictions early this year to help parents plan ahead. They can, therefore, see which toys are going to be the most wanted and start ordering now to try and be more organised for the big day.
So we’ve been checking the toys out, playing with them, getting kids to play with them and updating in real-time wherever we can. We’re predicting these toys will be a big hit with kids this year! I can think of no better way to get prepped for the upcoming holiday than to giveaway a £50 Early Learning Centre gift card…that way you can purchase whatever you would like. Doesn’t matter what it is, this gift card can help you buy it!
This gorgeous country cottage is a perfect first dolls’ house for your toddler. Happyland Cherry Lane Cottage opens right up and comes complete with two cute characters and their three pets. There is also furniture for your young child to move around, and even a treehouse in the garden. Your child can help the dolls cook in the Cherry Lane Cottage kitchen, wash in the bathroom and enjoy a nap in the bedroom. This is a great toy to help develop your child’s imagination and speech. It’s also fun to play with next to a friend.
Playing with a specially designed toddler dolls’ house such as Happyland Cherry Lane Cottage is a wonderful way for your young child to begin to explore the growing world of their imagination, as they move the characters and pets around. Your child can pretend the dolls are eating, sleeping or playing in the treehouse. ‘Small world’ play is a rewarding way for your young child to express what they’ve seen and experienced, and play out stories that they’ve enjoyed. This first dolls’ house also gives little ones a fun way of using their hands to develop fine motor skills – great for drawing, dressing and writing later on.
Suitable for children from 18 months.
Sing, drum and DJ on this recordable mega music station. The Key-Boom-Board is compact with fun and exciting beats. It is more than just a keyboard – the unique look, style and innovative design provides children with hours of fun.
Use the drum sticks and create real funky beats with the tactile light up ‘follow me’ drum pads – Great for sensory development and for teaching children how to play along to the pre-recorded tunes which in turn helps with concentration, it builds confidence and is fantastic for co-ordination.
Sing and record your tune into the detachable microphone. This fun feature is a fantastic way for your child to show off their skills, you can attach an MP3 player too so they can sing along to their favourite tunes helping boost confidence and develops imagination.
Add a contemporary feel to your music with the mixer disc and tremolo. The mixer disc adds a real DJ feel to the Key Boom Board as you experiment with the 5 different sound effects. Use the Tremolo to change the pitch of the sound.
Suitable for children from 3 years.
With so much to do and lots of fun to be had, this wooden classic farm is perfect for imaginative play.
Beautifully crafted, this wooden farm playset includes farm buildings which slot together easily and stand on a sturdy base board. The roofs all lift off easily to allow little hands to play inside. Little farmers can lift the straw for the animals with the working winch and spin the sails of the windmill faster and faster.
A great way for your child to learn a little bit about the world around them through play, they will have hours of fun creating lots of stories and adventures on their very own farm.
Suitable for children from 3 years
Jam-packed with colours. Textures and sounds. The Little Senses activity dome is designed to stimulate the senses and keep baby busy. There are four hanging toys to encourage little limbs to reach out and play. Including spinning cogs, rainmakers. A bead maze and ball drop with 4 balls. The dome features soothing playtime and nature sounds. With gently glowing lights to create a relaxing environment for babies and toddlers.
Suitable from birth.
Yo ho ho! Let’s set sail for the Treasure Island with our Toot Toot Pirate Ship from VTech! This interactive Pirate Ship is packed full of features and opens up to reveal a brilliant Treasure Island play set!
The pirate ship includes three Toot Toot characters: Captain Monty, Sailor Stanley and Monkey. Your little one can place their crew on the MagicPoints for fun swashbuckling responses. Press buttons for sounds, fire the cannon. Explore the treasure island, battle the octopus. Find the treasure and discover new friends for incredible adventures.
Great for pretend play. This interactive pirate ship play ship is waiting to set sail with your little ones. Toot Toot it’s a pirate’s life for me!
Suitable for children from 12 months
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