To the rescue with LeapFrog

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Nov 292019

Dump trucks, cherry pickers, buses, motorbikes, ambulances, diggers… Ted loves them all! Unlike many other young children Ted thoroughly enjoys car trips and is easily entertained by spotting all kinds of transportation. At home he has his own collection of cool vehicles to play with too, with this funky firetruck being his new favourite:

Emergency, emergency! The bright red Tumbling Blocks Fire Engine (RRP $49.95, ages 1.5-4 years) is always on standby to help a desperate toddler in need of distraction. Siren? Check! Flashing lights? Check! Ladder? Check! Water hose? Check! Get your fire fighting gear on and get ready for a rescue mission that is both exciting and educational at the same time.

Created by the learning experts at LeapFrog this emergency vehicle is packed with educational features, helping playful toddlers develop important skills whilst having fun. Sounds and songs, letters and lights, buttons and blocks, wheels and words, if you’re looking for a quality, versatile Christmas gift that will be enjoyed long after Boxing Day this is it.

There’s a fire at the Bakery, send help! There’s a cat stuck in a tree, to the rescue! Firefighters Scout and Violet are on their way to yet another incident and could do with a helping hand, let’s give the engine a push and get started. Kids can turn on the siren and flashing lights, turn the hose reel and check the water gage to hear the corresponding number.

Knowing your ABCs is a must for any good firefighter. The five coloured blocks represent all 26 letters of the alphabet, 26 different animals as well as 4 types of emergency vehicles. Simply pop the interactive block in the driver’s window to learn more about the letter, the sound and the picture of your choice. Using the music button kids can also hear and sing along to several alphabet themed songs and other catchy tunes.

Ted’s favourite part of the Tumbling Blocks Fire Engine is by far the tumbling ladder mechanism: When you push the ladder down it automatically ‘picks up’ the next animal block and when you lift the ladder up the block tumbles down back into the truck and repeat. It’s like magic! Super easy to do for little hands and virtually fail-proof, this is a brilliant design feature that brings endless joy to curious toddlers.

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

Monster Jam 2018

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Oct 092018

The Monster Jam trucks may have driven out of Adelaide again, but the excitement is still high here at Hip Little One HQ. On Saturday Hip Daddy took our biggest car crazy kids for a surprise outing to Adelaide Oval to see Monster Jam, a treat they are sure to treasure forever…

Known for its larger-than-life Monster trucks, superstar drivers and adrenaline-charged stunts the Monster Jam experience is a hit with fans of all ages. This last year our kids have fallen head over heels for anything that is fast, noisy and has four wheels, so Monster Jam easily ticked all the boxes and more!

11 time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion Tom Meents and a host of other drivers took to the impressive dirt tracks and dare-devil ramps in true Monster Jam style, leaving the audience on the edge of its seat the entire show. Whether you’re rooting for Max-D, are a Grave Digger fanatic, go crazy for El Toro Loco, adore Wonder Woman or another four-wheeled hero, you are guaranteed a true spectacle that will be enjoyed by the entire family.

As a special bonus our little tribe attended the ‘Party in the Pits’ before the show where they had the chance to get up close to their favourite trucks and drivers. If you have a Monster Jam in the family too a Pit Pass is an absolute must-have, who doesn’t want a selfie with their biggest Monster Jam star or the chance to grab a signature or two?

The Monster Jam convoy is currently en route to ANZ Stadium, Sydney (October 13) and will perform its final stunt of the 2018 Australian tour at AAMI Stadium, Melbourne (October 20). Don’t miss out on this year’s monstrous show and grab your seats today.

To find out more about Monster Jam, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit

Meals on Wheels: Fred Taco Truck

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Apr 192014

Neat 2 Eat

I don’t know about you but at our house school holidays call for easy meals, we’re out and about most of the day and no one feels like cooking a fancy pants dinner at the end of a busy day. They’re tasty, quick, affordable and a great ‘create your own’ food, I am talking about the always popular taco.

Fred Taco Truck

Cut the tomato, slice the carrot, cube the cucumber, wash the lettuce, grate the cheese and let your little chefs put together their dream taco with the help of the super hip Fred Taco Truck (2 pack, $17.95).

Fred Taco Truck Salsa RedEach pack contains a cheerful salsa red and guacamole green taco truck to match the vibrant contents of your taco. They make an ideal creation station for kids preparing their own food, they’re a fun way to serve a taco dinner for your kids or party guests and they offer a clean, spill free parking spot in between bites. Pre-order your ‘meals on wheels’ today at Neat 2 Eat, stock is due to arrive at the end of April.

To find out more about Neat 2 Eat, to take a closer look at the Fred Taco Truck and to pre-order online visit