New From Schleich

We all love animals young and old.  When we were children most of us had a farm or some animals as toys we have been lucky enough to have Schleich animals. These are a brand of models and figures that are well made and help our little ones with imaginary play. The range includes anything from the everyday farm animals, which as you can see are stunning and the animals we have at home as pets, to those that are more imaginary fairies and elves to knights and dragons. 

There is a huge range available you can find them to buy in many places such as toy shops and garden centres and some are for pockets money prices they make them great toys for little ones to collect.

The animals themselves are so realistic smaller versions of the real thing. From cute cats (which is a real winner in our house) and dogs to elephants and snakes. Some of the types of animals have more than one. From different breed of dogs dalmatians to german shepherds.  To animals in different poses. There are so many available there will always be something to bring a smile to you and your little ones face.

Our favourites are the forest animals with hedgehogs and squirrels, These new farmyard animals from Schleich are also a winner. The detail on them is incredible and they have already made their way into in daily playbox. 

They also make great ornaments in your little ones rooms or like we do we have them in our welsh dressers (we collect sheep)

Schleich have been around for many years and are a trusted name, with a hand painted finish and widely available with gift sets and lots of accessories from barns to fences. There is everything you need to for your little to build up a farm or even your own stables.

They also do a great range of models of dinosaurs too for your little monsters.

They range from about £2.99 and for ages 3 and up.

Glimmies

It is no secret that in our house, we love all things small. From animals to dolls. But trying to find something a little bit different is getting harder and harder so when we got a chance to review  Glimmies we were we all very excited toys that are small but with a magical twist.

Glimmies are small woodland fairy-like animals that magically light up when it gets dark and then when the sun comes up they will stop. You can do this by simply putting them in your hands, these are great for helping your little one get used to the dark too.

There is a whole world available from the different magical dolls in different colours and designs, with their own homes from a lantern house which helps activate your Glimmies light-up function as do all the different house that are available to collect to Glimmie house there are 6 different ones to collect ranging from around  £8 with a house.

The Lantern house also has lights up has a shower and bedtime sounds for your Glimmies. Some of the Glimmies homes have little star pin on top of them so that your Glimmie can be hung anywhere, this is especially fun at bed time making your little ones room look like a fairy forest.

There are many different Glimmies and of course they all have their own magical names 23 to collect altogether. The Glimmies are cute forest animals that get up to endless adventures. They have their own unique symbol, colour and facial expression.

The Glimmies come in single form around £4 which is a great pocket money price.

There’s Glimmies will make any little girl happy and if they are like our two great for them to collect and save their money for. From ages 3 and upwards.

Toys From Shimmer and Shine!

If you have you ones in your house then I’m sure you will have seen the tv programme Shimmer and Shine, they are twin genies in training who grant wishes for Leah who is their best friend and as they are still in training the wishes don’t alway turn out how they want them to and Shimmer and Shine have to sort out their magical messes. When they all work together to make sure they can put things right, by doing this it teaches our little ones to learn from their mistakes.

Our two girls love nothing more than a bit of dress up and role play and to be able to look like and have some of the items form one of their favourite tv programmes they were over the moon with the Shimmer and Shine Pony Tail assortment at and the Wish Come True Purse Set, these help them get into character. This new collection makes ideal presents and keeps your little one’s imagination going for hours.

The Pony Tail Assortment helps your little one have lovely long hair the same way as their favorite Character, We had Shines lovely long sparkly blue hair. The ponytail is easy to fix to your little one’s own hair, all you need to do is put their hair into a bun and the pop the pony tail over the bun and use the hair on the ponytail to go over the bun and put the comb into to ponytail and flip it over. You might need to use bobby pins or a slide to keep them into place. With a lovely jewel on the hair band this completes the look.

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The Shimmer and Shine Wish Come True Purse comes with a play brush, two bangles, stickers and a magical wish necklace. Your little one can decorate their brush and purse with the stickers. Then with the magical wish necklace they can turn the gem and make a wish. With the purse, bangles and necklaces they can use this to help their imagination and to play with their friends and get into charter and to have hours of fun.

From ages 4 and up the Pony Tail Assortment is only £9.99 and the Wish Come Turn Purse is £19.99

 

And if you weren’t singing the theme song in your head throughout this review then I’m not sure you are a real fan 😛

Cozy Cats!

Now I must start this by telling you how much of a fan Evie is of cats. I mean this girl has a serious case of cat loving.

Only thing is, we can’t have cats due to Skye the dog not loving them at all. So she just fills her life with anything cats. And I mean anything.

So when I heard about this amazing Cosy Cats set from Fuzzikins craft, I knew from the off this would be something Evie needed.

The Cozy Cats come with everything you need to style and make your own fuzzy kitties and the bed they will obviously need to sleep in. GENIUS.

The set itself comes with:

  • Large cat figure
  • Medium cat figure
  • Small cat figure
  • 3 felt tips pens for decorating the cats
  • 3 snuggle felt beds for them to sleep in
  • Felt accessories for the cats
  • Assembley tool for he beds
  • Full instructions for mummy and or daddy

So the set itself comes with everything you and your little one needs to make their cozy cats truly unquie yet comfortable.

Again, Genius.

Interplay UK have yet again given us something truly awesome. With so many toys on the market these days, a set like this is a welcome treat.

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So if you are looking for a crafty yet useable project to do with your little ones, or like Evie, they just like cats (or dogs) Then the Cozy Cats set would be the perfect treat. Especially with Christmas around the corner.

Brightlings

Who doesn’t love a toy that talks?!

Right?!

And even better a toy that repeats what you say?!

AMAZING.

Okay, so us as adults may not always love these talking toys, but the kids really do. They love something they can interact with and something that has a lot to offer.

This is where the new Brightlings toy really excel.

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These adorable Brightlings are soft and cuddly but the face has a sort of “interactive interface” style where it lights up and creates shadows around the mouth so she looks like she is actually talking.

Now with toys like these, it can get a little samey. Kids can grow a little tired of the same phrases and or songs.

However, with Brightlings, this isn’t an issue. They can actually say over 100 things, sing songs and even repeat what you say. I don’t know about you but for us, this means hours of fun.

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Like literally hours. By holding her ear, she can record and play back what you say, she literally has no filter! Something us adults have had far too much fun playing with.

As well as all that she encourages movement, by walking with her or spinning her around she talks even more and sings some rather catchy tunes. This is great for getting little ones to get up and actually play with the toy.

Making her the first thing they gravitate toy from the toy box.

I think she’s even started singing to daddy when he is downstairs at night time. Something I am sure he loves very much 😉

Overall Brightlings as a toy is fabulous. Fully interactive, colourful and everything the girls need for playing games and having fun. And recording mummy and daddy when they aren’t looking, of course.

Brightlings retail for around the £30 mark and they will be a firm favorite toy for Christmas this year.