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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 […]

4 Ways to Prepare your Child for Pre-School

4 Ways to Prepare your child for preschool blog

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of July already and that in a months time, the schools and pre-schools will (hopefully) be getting ready to reopen. 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 […]

Travel Activities for 9 and 10 year olds

Travel activities for nine and ten year olds

We are nearly half way through our summer now, so this is my last blog on travel activities. If you missed my last ones and they interest you, you can find them here: Travel Activities for 3 and 4 Year Olds Travel Activities for 5 and 6 Year Olds Travel Activities for 7 and 8 […]

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 although most of us won’t leave Ireland this summer,  I’m sure a lot plan on going away in a caravan/tent, to a summer house, an Airbnb, a hotel or to stay at home but do day trips. With this in  mind, I thought I’d […]

The Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles

Recently I gifted a Djeco – 6 Animals in a box puzzle to Dr. Christina McDonnell from www.geniusjuniors.ie. Christina runs a charity website where all the profits from the sales on her website goes to buying books for children in Crumlin and Templestreet hospitals. You can even buy books directly on her website that will […]

Fidget Toys

Fidget Toys

We are in the midst of a new fidget toy craze which includes the popper and the ‘remote control’. Although I don’t stock either, we have several in our house and I can happily say that they are cool toys. However, I do suspect that in 6 months time, ours will be at the bottom […]

20 Stocking Filler Ideas that cost less than €2.50

It’s the time of year again when people start wondering what Santa might bring in their stockings. Santa’s elves have been busy already purchasing some really fun and inexpensive toys for boys and girls in Ireland. Here are 20 very popular stocking fillers that cost less than €2.50 each (at time of writing). A Flying […]

6 Fun Science Kits to mark Science Week

We are coming to the end of National Science Week. Have you done anything to mark it? As a family, we watched the RTE programme ‘What Planet Are You On?’. It was brilliant. Very inspiring and now we have a long list of things we want to change in our home to reduce our effect […]

15 Wooden Stocking Fillers that cost less than €5

Last week I blogged about stocking fillers that cost less than €2.50 and I got a massive response so I thought I’d follow up with a blog about wooden stocking fillers. A lot of people prefer to buy wooden toys, not just because they are kinder to our environment but also because they are have […]