toys

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution April 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers
Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers December 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than ... Read More »

Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway
Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway October 20, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state. Fair Trading Commission Rod Stowe said discount stores would be a focus as would ‘pop up kiosk’ traders operating in all major ... Read More »

Crushing end for dangerous toys
Crushing end for dangerous toys June 30, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, recently assisted in destroying more than ... Read More »

Toy labels tidying up activity
Toy labels tidying up activity March 27, 2014 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age Two years and over Duration of activity This activity should make cleaning up after play a little quicker than it used to be and will also teach children a range of educational skills. Materials/equipment Toy labels – we have ... Read More »

Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children
Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children March 17, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behaviour that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewellery often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these ... Read More »

Health benefits from free play
Health benefits from free play March 15, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, researchers have found. The findings are the result of a long-term study by RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, into the play ... Read More »

Baby boys love dolls more than trucks
Baby boys love dolls more than trucks December 25, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Western Sydney shows baby boys prefer objects with faces over machines, challenging the theory of an innate preference among babies for ‘girly’ or ‘macho’ toys. Researchers from the MARCS Institute Babylab at the University ... Read More »

Kids gift ideas: 6 tips for choosing the perfect present
Kids gift ideas: 6 tips for choosing the perfect present November 22, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Whether you’re looking for the perfect present for your child’s birthday or a great gift for them to give one of their friends for Christmas, you’re probably wondering what to buy. You don’t want to spend a fortune, but you ... Read More »

Baby walkers: Helpful or Harmful?
Baby walkers: Helpful or Harmful? May 2, 2013 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As a parent, you’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting information about baby walkers, leaving you to wonder if they are a good addition to your nursery, or a dangerous one. We’ve done the research and have sifted through the ... Read More »







 
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