Oct 192014


With three big siblings in the house who love anything crafty it is no surprise that miss 1 is also keen to try her hand at some colouring, painting, sticking and folding. After a few unfortunate incidents we decided it would be best to separate her from the tribe and give her her very own colouring set specifically designed for her age:

Crayola Baby

Crayola My First Egg Shaped CrayonsAfter several months of use our 3 My First Egg Shaped Crayons (RRP $8.99) are still going strong, albeit slightly dented. The chunky design of these oval shaped crayons makes them easy to hold for little hands and there are no sharp corners or pointy ends that could poke into eyes, nostrils or throats. I love that they won’t break or shatter into a thousand pieces when dropped or thrown, a must for destructive babies (Not sure if it’s a plus point but the eggs make great weapons against overbearing brothers/sisters too, we have the bumps to show for it!)

My First Color and Sticker BookOur daughter is is always trying to copy the others and ripping pages out of their colouring books which regularly causes a few tears. This My First Color and Sticker Book (RRP $3.99, assorted titles) really looks like the real deal and it doesn’t cost a fortune so it’s perfect for her. Each book has 24 different colouring pages to keep little artists busy as well as 40 stickers, an excellent activity for fine motor skills (just make sure your little ones has passed the ‘eat everything you find’ stage).

To find out more about Crayola, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.crayola.com.au.

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Jul 152013


At the start of the year I introduced you to Polish brand Kaszubebe and its beautifully designed children’s toys and games. Well they have done it again, unique, durable, simple and very appealing to little eyes, these new Kaszubebe puzzles from Coccinella are perfect for chubby toddler hands:

Kaszubebe Animal Puzzles ($26.95 each)

Kaszubebe Animal Puzzles ($26.95 each)

Puzzles are great fun for kids but you have to make sure the design is appropriate. The right puzzle needs to be attractive, interesting and challenging to keep little minds working but it should not be too tricky, you don’t want children to feel like a failure if they can’t solve it. For the youngest ones it is best to start simple like with these friendly Kaszubebe animal puzzles.

Kaszubebe Owl PuzzleThe Owl Puzzle and Frog Puzzle ($26.95) have a fun round frame and chunky wooden pieces in odd shapes, yet there are only seven components so children will feel confident they can do it. Being made from solid wood the Kaszubebe puzzles are eco friendly and very sturdy so they will stand the rough and tumble young children are famous for. Each puzzle comes in a cute little storage box so you can keep all the pieces together when not in use.

To find out more about Kaszubebe, to take a closer look at the range and to order online visit www.coccinella.com.au.

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