FROM 6 MONTHS
VTech Crawl And Learn Bright Lights Ball £11.99
Perfect for little ones on the move, this crawling ball is a great toy for babies who are almost / at crawling age. The sounds and lights capture baby’s attention and the ball rolls around, encouraging baby to crawl towards it.
Sunny Safari Jumbo Playmat £29.99 (photo above)
Crinkles, textures, colours and lots of happy, smiley friends. And it’s washable too.
Fisher Price Discover and Grow Jumperoo £84.50
The Jumperoo is a freestanding jumper that allows children to jump and bounce safely. Each Jumperoo has a spinning 360 seat to allow them to access the range of toys, lights and sounds. I think this has to count as a gift for parents too – as it gives your arms a much needed break whilst keeping baby happy and stimulated too!
FROM 12 MONTHS
Buzzing Brains Wooden Building Blocks £11.99
A classic construction toy that’ll keep them entertained for hours. And hours.
Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs £6.99
Any parent with this toy will be able to tell you about the mystifying appeal of Squeaky Eggs. We can’t quite put a finger on exactly why they like it so much, but it’s a surefire hit in the present department. Particularly popular with 1 – 2 year olds, and can be used as a shape sorter for older children. This toy has longevity.
Sunny Safari Zebra Rocking Animal £39.99
Brilliant value, funky design, lovely and squishy and it strengthens little legs and improves gross motor skills too. Love, love, love!
FROM 2 YEARS
Buzzing Brains Rockstar Keyboard and Stool £29.99
Let your little performer take centre stage with a 31 key piano, flashing lights, demo song, record and playback function and heaps more. Next stop X-Factor.
Buzzing Brains Table Top Kitchen £8.99
Pesto pasta for dinner? With saucepans, hob, cruet and wooden spoons, this is a great toy for encouraging culinary role play.
Big Jigs Town and Country Train Set (42 pieces) £24.99
Wooden railways have been sparking imaginative play for generations. When the design of a toy has not needed to be altered in decades, you know it’s a true classic. An absolute must have for any toddler.
VTech My Laptop £12.74
A great educational toy for 3-6 year olds, this pre-school laptop has 8 modes for music, learning phonics and numbers and doing puzzles. This mini laptop is great for teaching early computer skills and would make a lovely gift for a preschooler or child who has just started nursery / reception.
For more toy inspiration check out our toy buying guide with advice on the best toys for each age and stage.
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