Christmas is the most wonderful time of year and we have searched and tested a vast selection of toys to make Christmas shopping for your little one a little bit easier. Here are our top 5 recommendations for preschool age.
1. Hey Duggee Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy.
Product description: Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy features four embroidered badges and each one activates a different sound, phrase or the theme tune from the show! You can also pat Duggee on the head to hear the fun woof woof sounds. With super-soft textured fabrics and fun floppy ears Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy is the perfect friend for cuddle time, play time and adventure time! Duggee also comes with 2 child-safe feature badges!
Lovedbyparents thoughts: Hey Duggee is absolutely adorable and the ideal gift for all hey Duggee fans. Our little tester loved cuddling him whilst watching the TV show and he said that he loved having real Duggee hugs.
If you press the top of his head, he makes different woof sounds which just makes him more adorable.We loved the fact that by pressing each of the four badges on his chest, he says a different phrase and even played the Hey Duggee theme tune. He is super soft and great value for money.
2. Pip Ahoy Mr Morris Bubble Train Play Set:
Product Description: Prepare for lots of fun and adventure with this Pip Ahoy! Mr Morris Bubble Train Play Set. Mr Morris Bubble Train is on its way to Salty Cove. Hop on to go and visit Pip, Uncle Skipper, Alba and all their friends from Pip Ahoy! The popular children’s animated TV show. Watch as the seats bob up and down as the train moves. Attach your Pip Ahoy! Figures to the train seat and watch them move up and down. (Figures sold separately) Mr Morris is in charge of steering this train watch as his head moves while he’s driving.
Lovedbyparents Thoughts: We loved the fact that this toy encourages free play and imagination. It is lovely and bright and our testers spoke about the different colours, how they like to use real trains with their parents and how they were going to go on their own adventures with Mr Morris. It is easy to pull along and the seats move up and down as you push it which our testers loved and it added to the excitement of the role play. It has a very reasonable price point and Mr Morris is included with the train. You can also buy other products and figures to build up Pip Ahoy set.
3. Twirly Woos Talking Great BigHoo and Talking Toodloo
Product Description: Twirlywoos come from far away, and seek adventure wherever they go. Standing approximately 30cm tall, this adorable Talking Great Big Hoo toy makes a loveable cuddly companion for your little one. Great Big Hoo is made from super soft and beautifully textured fabric, and says signature sounds when pressed.
Lovedbyparents Thoughts: Little ones love the Twirlywoos and the range is ideal for all fans. Bighoo and Toodloo are ultra soft, perfect for Twirlywoo cuddles and make 6 different sounds each time you press their tummy. The sounds are easy to activate and our little tester loved pushing BigHoo and Toodloo around in her pushchair. We loved the softness and different textures on each part of the body.
4. Lego Duplo My 1st Farm:
Product Description: Play and learn on the farm. LEGO DUPLO’s big and chunky bricks are an ideal introduction to basic construction skills and are designed specially to be safe and suitable for little hands. Use the animal figures and specially-decorated bricks to teach any little farmer about life on the farm: talk about animal noises and the food that animals produce. Start your stories with this easy-to-build set and help them discover life on the farm.
Lovedbyparents Thoughts: We loved the fact that Duplo helps build fine motor skills by encouraging little ones to build. The duplo is made for little hands and our tester loved the fact that they could build anything they wanted to. Some bricks are illustrated with images which encouraged all sorts of conversations about where milk came from and what happens on a farm. It is a great product to use for discussion and creative play.
5. Frozen Sing-A-Long-Elsa
Product Description: “Frozen Sing A Long with Elsa makes her debut this Autumn Winter. Simply place the microphone up to her to activate the hit song “Let It Go”, which she sings in full. She also lets the child join in; just take the microphone away, sing the song and she carries on where you left off. The doll also says 15 different phrases from the film.”
Lovedbyparents Thoughts: Sing- A- Long Elsa is a wonderful gift and fans of the hit film Frozen will love it. Elsa is a great sized doll and our little tester loved dressing up in her matching costume. It has 3 modes of play and is very clever as you can sing along to the well known track ‘Let It Go’ with Elsa by using the microphone supplied.