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Top Toys for July ’22

Top Toys for July '22

July has been another busy month of sales as people have stocked up on lots of travel activities and outdoor toys. Here’s the ten best selling toys for the past month. 10.  400 Wooden Beads This set comes in a compact box which is ideal for travelling with and there’s enough beads to keep several […]

Cutting and Pasting for Preschool Children

Cutting and Pasting for Preschool Children

With preschool looming for many three and four year olds, it’s maybe time to encourage them in developing their fine motor skills. When they get to Montessori or play school, they will have lots of opportunities to use scissors and also to do crafts. If you do some at home with them, they will be […]

Top 10 Science Kits

Top 10 Science Kits

To mark the end of Science Week, I thought I’d show off my top ten science kits on my website. We’ll make our way down the chart. Number 10: The Science of Codes and Riddles This kit includes crafts and experiments that will explain Induction Rings teach how to crack the Safe challenge them to […]

Gift Ideas for a 4 Year Old

Gift Ideas for 4 year olds

Recently I received this message, “Suzie, can I ask for some help with Christmas? I’m finding it really hard this year. My girls are 7 and 4. The 7 year old is really into crafts” In my last blog, I addressed Craft Ideas for a 7 Year Old, so today, I thought I’d post up […]

Craft Ideas for 7 Year Olds

Craft Ideas for 7 Year Olds

Recently, I received this message from one of my Instagram followers: “Suzie, can I ask for some help with Christmas? I’m finding it really hard this year. My girls are 7 and 4. The 7 year old is really into crafts” I sent her a list of toys/games/crafts which I’d be happy to recommend for […]

Independent Toy Store of the Year

Toys and Games Ireland has been awarded the Independent Toy Store of the Year

I am delighted to share with you that Toys and Games Ireland has won another award. We have been awarded the Independent Toy Store of the Year by the Republic of Ireland Prestige Awards. This is a real honour considering the number of amazing independent toy shops in Ireland.

Stationery that will make your friends jealous!

Stationery that will make your friends jealous

I can’t believe that this time in 3 weeks, I’ll be packing school lunches and putting out the school uniforms! The summer holidays are flying by and before I know it, they’ll be over. I have very mixed feelings about school. I won’t deny that I love having mornings to myself and uninterrupted time to […]

5 Ways to Prepare your Child for Pre-School

ways to prepare your child for going to preschool

It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the summer already and that in a months time, the schools and pre-schools will be open. For most of us, we are used to this routine and look forward to having our mornings to ourselves but for some, this September will bring huge […]

Travel Activities for 9 and 10 year olds

Travel activities for nine and ten year olds

With the summer fast approaching, it’s time to get ready for having the kids off school. If you are lucky enough to have a  holiday planned and you’re travelling with a 9 or 10 year old, then you might find this blog helpful. This is my last blog on travel activities. If you missed my […]

Travel Activities for 7 and 8 Year Olds

Travel Activities for 7 and 8 Year Olds

It seems only fitting, after writing my last two blogs, to follow up with one for older children.  Personally, I find travelling and entertaining older children less work. Partly because I enjoy some of the activities/games that they enjoy (I guess I’m just a big kid at heart). So, here are 10 activities that I’ve […]

10 Travel Activities for 5 and 6 Year Olds

Travel activities for 5 and 6 year olds

Summer is truly in full swing (despite the weather not being sure what it’s doing) so I thought it was about time I wrote the next blog in my Travel Activities series. If you missed my last blog ‘Travel Activities for 3 and 4 year olds’, you can read it here. So, if you’re travelling […]

Travel Activities for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Travel Activities for children 3 and 4 year olds

It’s hard to believe that school holidays are nearly here and whether you plan to leave Ireland this summer or plan on staying in Ireland, it’s nice to stock up on a few new toys to keep your children occupied. With this in  mind, I thought I’d write a short blog with 10 travel activities […]