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I’m dreaming of a no-tech Christmas

November 7th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Just like the ones we used to know… After a busy day, we go home, feed the family and then all turn to our phones, tablets and TV for entertainment. The world has gone tech-mad! In fact, did you know… 66% of 5 to 7 year olds play games for nearly 7 1/2 hours a …
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Bigjigs Toys take home a Guinness World Record!

October 17th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We’ve been sat on a big secret for the last few weeks and we can finally share it with you! We’ve teamed up with ARUP to take back the Guinness World Record we once held for ‘Longest Wooden Train Track’. The team at ARUP worked tirelessly to plan and organise this attempt and the track …
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11 Main Christmas presents they’ll love in 2018

October 11th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It almost seems too early to talk Christmas, but it’s less than 80 days away and it’s time to get organised! For us at Bigjigs® Toys, Christmas is about giving gifts that don’t just put a smile on their face for one day, but for years and generations to come. Getting that main present right …
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Write on – Wipe off! Keeping learning fun at home

September 7th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

We all know that practice makes perfect and when it comes to maths, repetitiveness is important! Yes, we’ve had the last laugh at our teachers from the 80’s and 90’s who said we wouldn’t have calculators on us all the time and we would need to know every sum in our heads (thank you smartphones!). But …
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3 tips for going to the beach with kids

August 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Bigjigs Toys - (0 Comments)

The sun is shining and we’re all dying to take a dip in the sea to cool down! Whether you’re heading abroad or to the local beach with your little ones, there are lots to think about and organise. Check out our top tips before you begin your trip! 1 Getting There The stress of …
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Travelling with little ones can be challenging to say the least! Whether you’re on a road trip or heading for the airport, a bit of careful planning can take the stress out of long journeys with young children. A common go-to for long car journeys is a laptop and tablet filled to the brim of …
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The importance of creative play

June 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Creative play doesn’t have to be messy and doesn’t have to involve paint or glitter! You can get creative with your little one by making music, acting, singing or dancing, the only rule of creative play is to express yourself. Creative play provides so many life lessons and skills that your little ones will carry …
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Earth Day – how to explain it to children

April 20th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Bigjigs Toys | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd. Worldwide, events take place to demonstrate support for the protection of our environment. How do we explain this to kids? Well, Earth Day is a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to keep it …
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Ways to teach children to be more eco-conscious

April 19th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

There are many ways you can introduce your children to a more eco-conscious mindset. It can sound quite daunting and complicated but the best thing you can do to start is lead by example. Our 6 top tips: Spend time outdoors Before you can push to inspire your little ones to care about the environment, …
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Why we should get kids gardening

April 18th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Bigjigs Toys | Gardening | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd April, we’re focusing on nature and how we can highlight the importance of taking care of our environment to kids; and what’s a better way to do that than getting them outside and hands-on with nature, in the garden! Gardening is a fun activity that provides so …
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Spring into action this Easter

March 29th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Spring into action this Easter with a whole host of things to do with the kids, indoors and outdoors! INDOORS The British weather is unpredictable, that’s a fact. So check out our 5 favourite things to do at home/inside to keep the kids entertained…   Get competitive with the family   Family game time gets …
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Four ways to develop shape & colour recognition

March 26th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (14 Comments)

Four Ways to Develop Shape & Colour Recognition – Guest Blog written by What2Buy4Kids A key building block of a preschooler’s development is the recognition and understanding of the world around them. Although they may not be able to name them, kids learn from an early age that there are different shapes and colours everywhere; …
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