toys

Toy labels tidying up activity
Toy labels tidying up activity March 27, 2014 (5 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 (2 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 (4 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 »

Amberley Toy Library Inc
Amberley Toy Library Inc April 22, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Welcome to Amberley Toy Library – a community-based, non-profit organisation that recognises play as an integral part of a child’s development. Amberley Toy Library welcomes children, their families and caregivers from the Ipswich community to borrow well-designed toys, games, puzzles ... Read More »

Noah’s Ark Resource Centre QLD
Noah’s Ark Resource Centre QLD April 17, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Noah’s Ark Educational Resources Centre and Toy Library at East Brisbane has a wide range of toys and equipment, some of which are designed and adapted for children with disabilities or special needs. Noah’s Ark’s advisory staff can assist schools ... Read More »

Noah’s Ark Resource Centre ACT
Noah’s Ark Resource Centre ACT April 17, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Our Toy Library remains a central feature of Noah’s Ark Resource Centre. We currently hold approximately 4,000 items of quality educational resources. Our toys and equipment promote the creative, imaginative, cognitive and physical development of children. The collection also includes ... Read More »

Smarties Toy Library
Smarties Toy Library April 14, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Smarties Toy Library has a large selection of toys to choose from, meaning you can rotate your childrens toys on a regular basis, encourage learning and development, and save money too. Toys and games include: Construction toys Baby toys ... Read More »







 
 
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