Christmas morning must-haves!
Looking for something a little special and different to light up your child’s eyes on Christmas morning. We have something to hit the spot for all ages.
MY PAL SCOUT/ VIOLET SMARTY PAWS
Age 6 months +
These adorable best friends forever puppy pals have been updated and can now be customised for your child via your smartphone, tablet or computer. Scout and Violet’s touch-sensitive front paws provoke silly reactions, music, games and mindfulness exercises when children hold both paws. When they let go the action stops, introducing cause and effect.
Connect your child’s playful pal to any smartphone, tablet or computer for easy personalisation and program them to say their name, favourite food, colour and animal across more than 15 activities. Scout will introduce your child to first words, counting, feelings and emotions. He will even teach children how to spell their own name!
Press Scout’s ears to play 40+ songs, lullabies, and melodies, or to explore games and activities. His right back paw button activates night-time mode that plays soft lullabies for 5, 10 or 15 minutes to help soothe little ones to sleep.
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DJ MIX & SPIN STUDIO
Age 12 months+
Be the life of the party with this awesome portable DJ deck, incorporating keyboard, scratch pad and colourful flashing lights. It’s a great way to explore rhythm and sound: younger children will have fun experimenting with rhythms, melodies and spinning their first tunes, while older children can pump up the jam with DJ sound effects. The 18-key keyboard is equipped with four instrument sounds: piano, bass, organ and drum. Kids can perform well-known nursery rhymes using the included note guide. Explore funny sound effects in Silly Mode with a beeping horn, oinking pig, classic fart noise and more! Remix the five backing tracks with the light-up spinning scratch deck and tempo slider, then sprinkle in some cool DJ sound effects for good measure!
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MY FIRST FARM
Age 18 months +
Meet all the soft and colourful classic farmyard animals at this delightful first farm: Ignace the donkey, Simon the pig, Rosalie the cow, Yvon the sheep, Paulette the chicken and Gaspard the duck. And let’s not forget Farmer Fons, who drives around on his trusty tractor whilst caring for his livestock.
Each farmyard character has his own special habitat, including a pond for Gaspard the duck and a muddy zone for Simon the Pig! And the good news is that the farm is easy to transport anywhere, thanks to the handy closure clasp and handle, plus it’s machine-washable.
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HAIRDRESSER AND DENTIST SETS
Price Dentist Set 26.50; Hairdresser Set 26.50
Time for a trim? Aspiring hairdressers will love practising their skills with the realistic Hairdresser Set. It includes six wooden accessories– a straightener, comb, a pair of scissors, mirror, hairdryer, and ‘razor’. All accessories are made from sustainable wood and feature water-based paint detail to add character and charm.
When a little imaginative tooth-pulling is needed, the Dentist Set has everything you need to complete the task! Packed neatly into the zip carry case are sustainable wood painted accessories including: a syringe, pliers, toothpaste, dental mirror, dentures with eight removable teeth, dentist’s drill and two cards showing jaw x-rays. The set offers plenty of imaginative role play opportunities, as well as being a great preparation for a visit to the dentist.
OCTONAUTS ABOVE AND BEYOND OCTORAY TRANSFORMING PLAYSET
From Smyths Toys
A must-have for Octonauts fan, this playset features a Captain Barnacle figure, three creatures, detachable mini-ray, opening ramp, moveable lift, spinning engines and a mission card, together with lights and over 18 sounds.
Roll into action on the Octoray's fast-moving wheels, then speedily transform it into a 33cm tall Octonauts mobile headquarters! Explore the oceans with the mini-ray – simply take the elevator. Drop the ramp and slide down for a quick exit to a backdrop of lights and sounds.
The playset works with all Gups, Terra Gups and other Octonauts playsets (sold separately) to build on your child’s own special adventures.