Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creating memories with Mum on Mother’s Day

While it’s nice to get breakfast in bed and pampered on Mother’s Day; it’s also a wonderful chance to spend some quality time together. And what better way to build that mother-child bond than with some shared fun and giggles?

Here are some great options for having a memorable Mother’s Day:


Quirky Birds Felt MiceQuirky Birds Felting Kit Mice, $34.95
These felt mice from Quirky Birds are fun to make using the art of needle felting. And the results are just adorable! This activity is best to do with older children (from 9 years) as it does require the use of some sharp objects and a certain level of skill!


Microscooter for Big KidsMicro Scooters White for BIG Kids, $279
Nothing says quality Mum-time like a family scoot. The kids all have scooters, so why shouldn’t the Queen Bee? One of the great things about this stylish and sturdy Micro Scooter is the footplate, which is lower than other large wheeled scooters. This minimises lean when scooting and is kinder on your back (we are not as young as we used to be!).


Mummy Mystery Smart Logic GameSmart Games’ Mummy Mystery Strategy Game, $29.95
While some mothers are a mystery, some like to solve them! While this is designed to be a single-player game, little ones can lend a hand to witness Mum’s sharp mind in action!


Seedling Good Things for Busy PeopleSeedling’s Good Things for Busy People, $34.95
There’s no one busier than Mum. This lovely activity set from Seeding includes a yoyo, playing cards, wooden slide whistle, dominoes, A4 drawing book and a set of colour pencils. Play a few games with Mum, then sit quietly and draw while she enjoys a cuppa (then blow the whistle to fire her up again!).


Discovery Kids Walkie TalkiesDiscovery Kids’ FM Walkie Talkies, $69.95
Split the family up into teams and take these lightweight long-range walkie talkies outside for some games, laughs and general exploration.


Fun Factory Log TossFun Factory’s Giant Log Toss, $59.95
Maybe not the first thing Mum would think of for Mother’s Day, but Fun Factory’s Giant Log Toss is a great way to get the family together and get active. Kids from aged four can play and it even has a hidden educational side.


Grimms Flower StackerGrimm’s Wooden Flower Stacker, $59.95
Get Mum some flowers… that you can both enjoy! This Alderwood stacker from Grimm’s makes for incredibly creative open-ended play, but it’s also a unique décor item for the bookcase.


Petitcollin Marie-Francois Bastille DollPetitcollin’s Marie-Francoise Bastille Auburn Doll, $169
You’d have to be particularly well-behaved for Mum to let you play with her beautiful French-crafted doll. Designed to last a lifetime, Petitcollin has been making dolls for collectors and children for 100 years. With a gorgeous outfit, soft vinyl skin, ‘sleeping’ eyes, and rooted silky hair that can be brushed and styled, this stunning and supremely stylish lifelike doll from Petitcollin is set to become a family heirloom that’s enjoyed by all.


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Engino Toy System – a construction system like no other

ENGINO Toy System is perhaps the most advanced and versatile three dimensional construction toy in the market today, offering unique opportunities for creation for both children and adults.

The toy allows for connectivity for up to six sides simultaneously due to a system of multi-faceted rods and connectors that share some unique geometrical features, like the ability to extend in any direction and at any angle. Children can build simple or complex models using a very low number of different components and a much lower quantity of parts.

With the starter kits (Inventor Basic) designed for five to 12-year-olds, they progress into more complex kits (Inventor Pro) that are for 7-year-olds to teens. There are motorised and non-motorised models, and some are powered by solar.

If you’re considering entering the exciting world of Engino check out the video below. It is 7 minutes long, but worth the watch.

Check out the Engino range on our website.