Educational & Development

Build a child's skill set with a new range of indoor and outdoor play items from one of the industry's most respected brands.

Beautifully made traditional toys that aid the development of memory, dexterity, observation and hand-eye co-ordination skills.

Switchers connect kids with nature.

Budding chippies will love it.

A high-quality range of sustainable wooden toys made from 100 per cent sustainable timbers.

All Brands Toys' educational tools aim to stimulate via fun-based learning.

Parents looking for a fun way for their children to learn new words, stimulate reading and encourage observation will find the new WordWand, exclusive to Educational Experience, will fit the bill.

This month Toy & Hobby Retailer wanted to know if kitchen role play toys will hold up to service or wilt under the discerning eye of the junior ‘masterchef’. We asked award-winning Beresford Hotel head chef Reid Hingston, and junior sous chef Aidan Glynn, to put the playthings through their paces.

The educational and developmental toy category abounds with items that aim to develop the intellect in eager, pliable minds. Toy & Hobby Retailer rounds up the best new products to enter the category.

The educational and developmental toy category abounds with items that aim to develop the intellect in eager, pliable minds. Toy & Hobby Retailer rounds up the best new products to enter the category.

Pamela Allen takes us along with the old woman who sets out to find the answer to life’s big questions.

Those embarked on acquiring language know words are for play. Who of us can resist a sextet of xylophone-playing frogs?

This book is so engaging I forgave the hours spent retrieving Hoovered-up Lego pieces (an oft-told tale). It is a manual for enthusiasts who are willing to have a go at slapping something together from a bucket of Lego bricks.

Owen Davies has turned bedtime into an adventure for knights engaged in deeds of derring do, all of them captured in warm oranges, browns and yellows, with splashes of blue to cool things down.

Here, instead of a story, we have animals as works of art, improbably coloured. Pre-schoolers will enjoy naming the animals and making up their own stories for the orange elephant, the purple fox, the red crocodile, and so on.