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Jul
17

5 Tips for Surviving Long Journeys With Your Kids This Summer Holiday

School is out for the summer… What next? Most of us will take our little ones off on holiday during the summer months. But travelling with kids can be a hard slog, whether it be by plane, car or boat. It’s all worth the trouble in the end but it may not...read more

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Feb
28

How Can Toys Help My Child's Literacy Skills?

Being literate enables children to begin to read and write – essential for later life! So where do wooden toys come into this? Aside from the more obvious alphabet puzzles that support letter recognition, wooden toys can help provide opportunities that...read more

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Feb
28

Little Ones, Social Skills and Wooden Toys

Children start developing their social skills from birth. As they grow up, communication skills allow kids to behave appropriately in social situations. They begin to display manners, co-operation, negotiation skills, turn-taking, expression of ideas,...read more

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Feb
28

How Can I Improve My Child’s Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves and it’s reflected everyday by our behaviour. Children who have high self-esteem act independently, take responsibility, try new things, control their emotions, help others and take pride in their achievements...read more

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Feb
28

How Can Toys Benefit Communication and Language Development?

Communication and Language allows children to develop confidence in expressing themselves and understanding others. Communication and language can be broken down into three areas: Listening and attention – these skills enable the ability to discriminate...read more

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Feb
28

Improving Your Kids' Maths Through Play

Mathematics skills are essential to everyday life in childhood and adulthood. Mathematic development involves development in two areas: Numbers – children learn the value of numbers, become able to count and order, which allows them to solve problems...read more

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Feb
23

How Can Toys Improve Physical Development?

Physical development allows kids to be active and interactive. Development of gross and fine motor skills is essential. Building strong muscles and developing co-ordination gives children a head start in other areas like communication and literacy - strong...read more

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Nov
25

Gift Guide: Baby’s First Christmas

The brain and body of a one year old is developing at a very fast rate. Little ones are becoming increasingly steady on their feet, and their hands and eyes are becoming co-ordinated. Toys that support walking and require hand-eye co-ordination skills...read more

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Nov
1

Top 10 Christmas Toys In The Last Century

It seems that every Christmas there’s at least one new must-have toy that all little ones are desperate for. Here are the most popular toys over the last 100 years: ...read more

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Oct
31

Gift Guide: Father Christmas’ Wooden Stocking Fillers

Christmas stockings always need little extras to fill them out. Here at The Wooden Toy Shack, we have an assortment of favourites from Father Christmas himself – all for under £10. ...read more

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