Puzzles and jigsaws might seem like a quaint throwback to yesteryear, but they are still popular with children of all ages and deservedly so. While gadgets and electronic toys might be a popular lure, keeping kids entranced, puzzles and jigsaws help children develop thinking and reasoning skills and don’t overload them with noises and visuals. Along with board games they’re part of the past that has an even stronger appeal in our fast-paced modern world. And the great thing about them is that parents can join in and make playtime a truly bonding experience. We have classics like Monopoly and blockbuster games to brand new games.
LEGO is a toy with a similar heritage to puzzles and jigsaws and continuing popularity. While new sets may get released every year, like new LEGO Minecraft, the core of the toy remains the same: interconnecting blocks that offer a tactile experience and get children imagining and creating whatever they want. While sets like the LEGO Architecture range let children recreate iconic landmarks like the London skyline, complete with the London Eye and Tower Bridge, you still can’t beat a box of bricks to keep kids occupied for hours.
For children who love to role play and create adventures, toys like Sylvanian Families and Barbie offer a huge range of characters, playsets and accessories for them to let their imagination run riot. Clothing, vehicles, houses and more lets children take a handful of dolls and transform them into different characters and act out games and adventures to their hearts’ content.
From the latest must have game to classic creative toys, we’ve got it all. Just be sure to get a spare toy box to make sure you can keep the house tidy between play sessions.