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Gift Guide: Ideas for Preschoolers

It’s that time of year where toys are everywhere. The television is constantly streaming adverts, the shops are bursting with all things plastic and noisy, and the kids are talking about this toy and that game that they have seen.

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This is the first year that Clara really knows about Christmas, and we have tried to explain to her the concept of Father Christmas. She’s taken to this quite well – a jolly stranger is going to bring her new toys? What’s not to like. So we gave her a toy catalogue and asked her to pick some things that she might like for Christmas. She picked a doll, a pram, a magna doodle, a toy dog and a my little pony. All sensible requests.

If you’re looking for some ideas for preschoolers, here’s our roundup of some of our favourite toys.

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20 Month Update

Over the past two months, since our 18 month update, Clara has learnt loads of new words – hot, cold, snack, bag, school, Peppa, ‘Jor’ (George Pig), Doc (McStuffins), fish, shoes, socks, more, again. She’s even started putting words together, two or three at a time – “Shoe on”, “don’t know”, “want milk”, “Daddy’s car” “Bel gone school”. She tells me if she’s cold, if her food is hot, if she wants a drink or snack. When I get in the house she insists “Shoe off” and “Coat off”.

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Her favourite story at the moment is ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Nursery have been reading it to her, as when I started to she already knew it and said ‘Uh Oh’ and ‘Oh No’ in the right places. Now we have to read it pretty much every night before bed. (more…)

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Win a Tiny Tears Doll! Our first give-away!

Competition now closed! 

We are hosting our first ever competition! To celebrate 50 years of Tiny Tears, John Adams Toys are offering my lovely readers the chance to win a classic Tiny Tears doll.

Last week Izzy reviewed one of the dolls, and now you could win one in time for Christmas! Tiny Tears (more…)

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Celebrating 50 years of Tiny Tears

Christmas 1990, I was six years old and I remember asking for a Tiny Tears doll. It was top of my Christmas list and I was so excited to unwrap it on the morning of December 25th, along with some outfits, a carry cot and a doll’s bath. I loved dolls and I remember spending a lot of time playing house, pretending to be Mummy and cooking for my little ‘children’ on my A La Carte Kitchen.

Now, twenty five years later and in the living room another little girl is pretending to be Mummy, cradling her own Tiny Tears doll and feeding her water from a bottle.

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