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Sep 252015


One of the comments that keeps coming up during our parent-teacher interviews is that our children are very creative, they just love ‘making’ things and come up with the most interesting designs. It is so much fun to see their little brains work and watch their hands turn their plans into something unique and amazing. Construction toys are therefore a big favourite in our house and as soon I spotted Geomag I knew the kids would enjoy the challenge:


Geomag is a Swiss designed construction toy range that uses the timeless fun of magnets to open a whole new world of building opportunities. The range is suitable for ages 3+ and consists of lots of different designs, shapes, colours (yes, even pink and glitter!) and accessories that are sure to appeal to creative minds of all ages.

Geomag PanelsWe started our Geomag journey with Geomag Panels, a collection that combines the magnetic fun of Geomag Classic with brightly coloured panels in basic shapes. To help you on your way the back of box shows a selection of projects you can make with the contents of that box, but obviously the sky is the limit and you can use your imagination to build your very own creations too.

With the school holidays around the corner Geomag will be a fabulous boredom buster and of course you can use and reuse the pieces over and over again or combine different sets. Our 7-year old twins have recently been exploring the world of geometry at school and how much more exciting than seeing shapes on boring paper is bringing them to life by building them yourself!

Geomag Panels Diamond

This is a fabulous example of why Geomag is not just a toy, it’s an excellent educational tool too and a great exercise for fine motor skills. The Geomag ‘Magic Rocker’ is one of those quick, simple but fun projects that teaches kids the basic of magnetism, our 5-year old thought it was amazing and wanted to build it over and over again.

Geomag Panels House

Geomag Panels are available in five different sets and prices start at a very affordable RRP $20.

To find out more about Geomag, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

Nov 122012

The older the kids get, the more their imagination grows and with two 4-year olds in the house I am often lost for words by all the games and stories they make up together. Sometimes it is as if they are encouraging eachother to get as silly as possible, yet at the same time it is adorable to watch and such a blessing to witness. I love toys that encourage imaginative play and that is exactly what Bilibo does.

The award winning Bilibo range, created by Swiss designer company Moluk is all about imagination. In fact there is nothing straight forward about it! As a serious, down-to-earth, boring grownup you might look at Bilibo and wonder what to do with it, but curious little minds love this quirky toy and find a thousand-and-one uses for it. Which side is up, which side is down, is it for storing or is for pouring? It is totally up to you.

The world of Bilibo is full of surprises and with the Bilibo Pixel Game Box there is even more fun to be had. The box contains six Bilibo Minis, 36 coloured chips and a customisable dice but no instructions, after all kids are creative enough to come up with their own games. Flip, collect, roll, hide, count, share, swap, what game would you like to play with Bilibo? My three keep it simple, just grab a handful of chips each and swap until you only have chips that match your Bilibo Mini colour.

Also part of the Moluk designer collection is Plui, an innovative new bath toy that is sure to put the fun back into bath time. The Plui Rainball Bath Toy may look plain and simple but isn’t that usually the best? Fill your Plui by holding it under water, then lift it out and watch the ‘rain’ coming down. Kids will love controlling the rain by covering and uncovering the small opening at the top with their finger. Plui is available in blue, green and yellow.

To find out more about Coccinella Eco, to browse the store and to order online visit

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