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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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Have you got your ingredients for Pancake Day?

February 13th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s pancake day today and that means it’s time to dust off your apron and get flipping! Pancake day is a great way to get the kids in the kitchen with some interactive fun learning! We’ve written a recipe that your little ones can follow along whilst they help you in the kitchen. If you’re …
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Bigjigs Toys Limited are delighted to announce it has acquired the wooden Tidlo brand from John Crane Limited. The well established Tidlo brand is synonymous with good design, quality and longevity in the UK retail and educational markets. The Directors of Bigjigs toys are delighted with the purchase and the swift transfer is testament to …
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5 ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint

January 11th, 2018 | Posted by Jasmin Hayes in Green Toys - (0 Comments)

It’s January and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions! This year, scrap the half-hearted promise to lose weight or keep the house tidy and do something that affects the entire planet. Yup, we’re talking eco-living! Okay, so we know you’re not going to end global warming in one year but there are small …
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