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Great Gadgets for all ages

Great Gadgets for all ages

By Allie White Construction Eco-Tech Eco-Toys Engineering Environment Film Film Making Gadget Toys Gadgets Gravity Green Toys Gyroscope Newton Physics Robotics Robots STEAM STEM Stop Motion Technology

Gadgets are popular with all ages and are a great way of introducing technology to your children. STEAM products are always topping best seller lists for educational toys and it is not hard to see where there are developmental benefits in gadget toys which encourage them to think outside the...

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Thames & Kosmos - Astounding Science

Thames & Kosmos - Astounding Science

By Allie White Engineering Engineering Toy Forces Kids First Machines Mechanical Engineering Physics Problem Solving Robotics Science Kit STEAM STEM Thames & Kosmos

  Thames & Kosmos are, in the words of BrightMinds founder Alison Quill, “the best the UK has seen since the old Salters Science Kit!” As a former science teacher, Alison really does know what she is talking about. She loves the “the quality and sheer brilliance of Thames and...

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Embracing Engineering at any age

Embracing Engineering at any age

By Allie White Construction Toy Decision Making Design Engineering Engineering Toy Equality Investigation Problem Solving Scientist STEM Young Engineer

STEM products are always really popular with children of all ages and engineering toys are beginning to come into their own (having watched Science, Technology and Maths get lauded left, right and centre!). Engineers are awesome – so much of what we utilise on a daily basis relies on their...

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Best Binoculars for Children

Best Binoculars for Children

By Allie White Binoculars Birdwatching GeoSafari Kidnoculars Magnification Nature Skywatching Stargazing STEM Wildlife

This is the perfect time of the year to think about buying binoculars for your children! Our gardens start to transform in Springtime and we welcome a variety of birds and bugs. Children are naturally curious but it is hard to get close enough to identify a bird, especially when...

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Exploring space toys

Exploring space toys

By Allie White Information Processing Research Science Solar System Space Space Science Space Toys STEAM STEM Telescopes

Children are very excited about Space Toys at the moment – the recent Mars mission had us all on the edge of our seats and has reignited an interest in all things out of this world! (For those of you who missed it, Perseverance (a one-tonne NASA rover) landed on...

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Gifts for 11 year olds

Gifts for 11 year olds

By Allie White 11 year olds Curriculum Links Family Games Hobbies Learning through play STEAM STEM

Buying gifts for 11 year olds is quite exciting as this is the age where they start to make the move from playful, developmental toys to desiring something which offers more of a challenge. They have pretty much developed their social, cognitive, creative and motor skills and are ready to...

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Galt toys - playful, developmental fun!

Galt toys - playful, developmental fun!

By Allie White Development Developmental Discover Explore Fine Motor Skills Imagination Science Kits Sensory STEM

Galt toys are perfect for spending some quality time with your children as they are designed to be fun, colourful and imaginative – really important for parents as well as children! The Galt range is quite extensive which means there really is something for everyone and there are some super...

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Coding for Kids – the language of the future?

Coding for Kids – the language of the future?

By Allie White coding coding for kids coding toys game building problem soving programming python STEM

Children as young as 18 months can understand a process so it is never too early to introduce your children to coding! We used to play a great ‘game’ with our Reception children which involved one child being a machine whilst another gave them instructions to move balls of different...

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Building skills with Construction Toys

Building skills with Construction Toys

By Allie White Building Blocks Construction Set Construction Toy Creative Builder Free Thinking Marble Run Problem Solving STEM Young Engineer

Construction toys are great for all ages and something worth investing in as this type of toy can be played with at different levels of engagement throughout childhood.   There’s more to construction toys than just Lego! (Although, to be fair, Lego is awesome and lasts for years!) There’s a...

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Remote Control Toys for all ages

Remote Control Toys for all ages

By Allie White casue & effect critical thinking engineering RC Toys remote control remote control cars remote control toys social interaction STEM

I have yet to meet a child who doesn’t get excited about a remote-control toy! There is something exhilarating about sending a small car whizzing across the floor or making a robot shake hands with your gran! Remote control toys are a super lesson in cause and effect – when...

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