Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For the Children


The festive season is in full swing, the shops are stocks with tinsel and gifts. The carols are playing and festive adverts are on every commercial break. If your children are like mine they have requested something from every commercial break they have seen. Here are few of our top buys this year that we have tried and tested.

LeapPad Platinum 3-9 years
 LeapPad has always been a popular choice with my children. We have had the LeapPad Ultra and I must say that the Platinum offers so much more. My youngest two have enjoyed the new feature of scanning the Imagicards using the LeapPads camera. It brings the learning to life and there are 30+ interactive cards included. As with all of the LeapPad tablets they are durable and offer child friendly internet content. Additional users can be added to the tablet which allows it to be shared among the family and each child can save their own game progress. Games from previous models can be used on the LeapPad Platinum which we find brilliant as we have built up quite a collection over the years.  The LeapPad Platinum has a RRP of £99.99

Additional Imagicards can be bought for the tablet. We have the mathematics set which feature the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My youngest son loves maths but gets bored of plain homework quickly. Being able to learn fractions, multiplication and division in a fun way means it is not so much of a chore for him and he is spends more time learning. The Imgicard sets have a RRP of £19.99 and they are suitable for a variety of ages.

Baby Annebell Brother 3-7 years
We have had many Baby Annabell's over the years, my older girls always had one and they both loved the features back then. The love of Baby Annabell has not skipped my youngest daughter either.
I was pleased to discover Baby Annabell has a baby brother. My youngest was rather happy when we handed her a doll that could be given a boys name. Annabell's little brother comes dressed in a blue baby grow with matching hat. He also comes with accessories such as the bib, dummy, bottle, nappy and lamb pendant for your child. Baby brother is as interactive as his sister. He cries, drinks, babbles and gurgles all with realistic movement of his eyes and mouth. The features my daughter loves the most is he cries tears and can also wee on command. My daughter has fed this baby so much water to watch him cry so she can comfort him I am starting to feel sorry for him.
Baby brother has not been far from her side since we handed him to her so I am certain it will make a much loved gift for any child this year. 

Rhian has a love of animals including mythical creatures. This ride on unicorn from ZooHood has been used daily since we gave it to her. The shoulder straps are adjustable and the body features a velco opening which makes putting it on easier for children that can't easily step into it. The tips of the wings have a small elasticated loop which can be place over a finger which enables your child to pretend to fly. The unicorn has a pretty pink flower bridle and reins which controls the unicorns head. For £27.99 this unicorn has provided hours of imaginative play for my daughter.




DenTek Kids Toothbrush Cover
I couldn't do a guide without finding a stocking filler. DenTek have created a hygienic yet cute way for your child to store their toothbrush. There are five designs to choose from; A lion, cow, penguin, dog and panda.
The toothbrush cover has two suction cups that sticks to mirrors or tiles.
The belly of the cover opens when your child pulls on their toothbrush. The toothbrush can easily be placed back into the cover by flipping open the lions belly. My son loves his DenTek Toothbrush cover and my other children have all asked for one too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us all at Mummy2five