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Set Friendship in Motion with Thomas & Friends

Set Friendship in Motion with Thomas & Friends - words Alexa Wang I think we can all recall certain toys that for some reason we loved as kids and are still locked firmly in our brains. Now as adults we ca...
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Imaginative storage ideas for your child’s bedroom

Imaginative storage ideas for your child’s bedroom - words Alexa Wang Sometimes it feels like kids love nothing more than making a mess. While showering your children with all the new toys and gadgets might fi...
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Wicked Young Writer Awards: Last Chance to Enter!

This week see the last chance to get your writing heads on and entries in to the Wicked Young Writer Awards. With age categories from 5 to 25, it's a great chance to get inspired by the award winning musical an...
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Giotto: Colour Power for Little Hands

There are a lot of kids coloured pencils and crayons around aimed at the under fives, but our favourites at fluxlings are the range by Giotto and in particular the Giotto Be-Bé pencils.     ...
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Kiddimoto BoxKart: Sledging without Snow!

Kids can experience sledging without the snow with the award winning BoxKart by Kiddimoto. It's a soapbox racer designed for hours of guaranteed fun. We have a Kiddimoto BoxKart to give away to a lucky reader i...
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Here Come the Robots: Space Age Stacking Dolls

  Just great fun, designer Andrew C Palmer for OMM Design (Sweden) has come up with this family of six silver robot nesting dolls mixing the space age with the traditional Russian Matryoshka. Wonderful ...
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Making Faces: Miller Goodman Facemaker Wooden Blocks

Explore their creativity and discover thousands of unique faces with this fab looking set of wooden blocks. Will they make the cowboy, the queen or a brand new character from their own imagination? FaceMak...
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Anorak: Advent Calendar Colouring by Numbers

Our favourite time of the year is approaching fast, so we were very excited to hear about the release of the all new advent calendar by Anorak. And it's sugar free!   Illustrated by Studio Anorak's...
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Electra Kids Bikes: Ride Like the Wind

Electra Bikes is a brand that has both led and tracked our love affair with two wheels on its 22 year journey to create bikes inspired by art, music, fashion, the California sunshine, the ease of a perfect day ...
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Playsam – Scandinavian toy cars and planes

These block colour or monochrome toy cars and planes from Playsam are sure fire Christmas morning hits and look beautiful too.     As a leading Scandinavian design company for unique and styl...
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Vividgrey’s Organic Toy Rabbits for Christmas

From a wonderfully creative workshop in Vienna, architect and designer, Sabine Fajana, is busy handcrafting some new small surprises to add to her soft furnishings range, Vividgrey.     Viv...
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Heirloom Baa Baas from The Rocking Sheep Co

To put the ultimate smile on a toddler's face this Christmas, why not let them run down the stairs to find their own rocking ewe or lamb from The Rocking Sheep Company?     Handcrafted in W...
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Kids magazines proving ever popular in the digital age

Few industries have been hit harder by the digital revolution than print magazines. A report written by The Guardian in 2014 found that UK consumer magazines as a whole had lost £1m in sales during the first ha...
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Children’s Books: Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Starting our pick of children's books for Christmas comes the lovely and sassy 'Violet and the Pearl of the Orient' by Harriet Whitehorn. This is a charming children's book where our adventurous sleuth, Viol...
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Lego Storage Brick System by Room Copenhagen

How do you keep the kids happy and the house tidy this Christmas all in one go? We'd say the LEGO storage brick system is a pretty good bet, available in modern colours for design oriented homes. And with LE...
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Mr Tree: Friendly Lamp by Tulipop

Tulipop is the enchanting, quirky and colourful range created by best friends Signy Kolbeinsdottir, a celebrated illustrator, and Helga Arnadottir, a former marketing executive, who had their hearts set on crea...
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MadPax Spikey Kids Backpacks launch in UK

Perfect for boys and girls who love to stand out from the crowd, MadPax are the most wonderful kids backpacks designed for school or just for fun. Available in the UK for the first time, the US backpack brand ...
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A First Book of Nature: by Nicola Davies

A beautiful 100 page book introducing all things nature to children, 'A First Book of Nature' is a wonderfully lyrical exploration of the British countryside. Like a mini encyclopaedia, but mixing fact and fic...
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Flora & Ulysses: Cynics and Superheroes in Graphic Style

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by a master storyteller. The combination of a cynical young girl and a superhero squirrel who unite in this lov...
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Lucy Locket Indian Head-dress for big imaginations

Dressing up in clothes for little people with big imaginations is Lucy Locket's motto! This is a lovely, great value range of dress up clothes from knights to princesses to kings to pirates. All clothes are ha...
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For the Love of Books by Francoise Boucher

This is a fabulously funny book telling us ALL the reasons why we should love books. Just as great for adults as it is for children actually, Francoise Boucher tells us all the tricks about happy reading, what...
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Monchhichi – The 1970 Japanese Cutey is Back!

This wonderful Monchhichi comes with the dummy in her hand as the original 1970's design did. She has a cute little red bib and red ribbon in her hair to match. The Monchhichi's are covered in super soft flu...
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FirstBIKE – A Balance Bike with Design Power

fluxling #2 - just turned three - is going straight to a balance bike and we opted for a FirstBIKE that had some great reviews and looked pretty cool too. Balance bikes are all the rage. With a seven year old ...
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Hervé Tullet at London’s Imagine Children’s Festival

Spread the word! The wonderful Hervé Tullet, creator of the 'Press Here' paper interactive book, is appearing in person at the Imagine Children's Festival at the Southbank this half term. If you've not come ac...