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Outdoor Play Ideas For A Great Summer With The Kids

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on May 19, 2017 in Arts and Crafts , Outdoor , Summer

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How can I help my child to count?

Posted by Ross Pearce on September 15, 2016 in Advice , Language , Numeracy , Parent Related

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Play With Playmobil!

Posted by Ross Pearce on August 15, 2016 in Construction , Craft , Crafts , Culture , Dinosaurs , Environmental & Green Issues , Grasshopper Toys , Infants , Stocking Fillers

Inspire your kid to learn about farming, space, dinosaurs and more with Playmobil sets at Grasshopper Toys!

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Summertime Toys!

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on July 15, 2016 in Environmental & Green Issues , Outdoor , Summer , Uncategorized

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Trainees & The Grasshopper Toys Team

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on March 17, 2016 in Grasshopper Toys , Uncategorized

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How To Persuade Your Child To Do Some Writing Practice

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on March 3, 2016 in Literacy

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Love is in the air

Posted by Gareth Davies on February 11, 2016 in Craft , History

Valentines day comes once a year. It’s a day in which we celebrate our loved ones. Our mums, our dads, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands and friends. It’s a day in which we let them know that we appreciate them, that they mean a lot to us. Nobody quite knows why valentines day got started exactly, but the one story we like is that it began with the Saint Valentine of Rome.

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Classic Toys and Books

Posted by Gareth Davies on January 12, 2016 in Advice

There is always some new toy. Toys are changing constantly and kids want the latest and greatest gadgets. As adults we want our kids to have great expiernces with toys. We have fond memories of our own and would love to pass them on. In this Blog we will take a look at a few of those classic stories and play things.

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Reading more Books in the New Year

Posted by Gareth Davies on January 5, 2016 in Advice , Book

One of our resolutions this year is to read more books. It sounds easy – just pick up more books and read – but how can we make sure that we stick to our plan? Here are some great tips to help you stick to your new resolution to read more books by yourself or with your children.

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Clean Lego Bricks to Shine Like New

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 24, 2015 in Toy Tips

LEGO is a timelessly creative toy for kids aged 3 upwards. It comes in many shapes and sizes form the giant castles of Lego Castle to the sprawling Lego City sets to the small Lego Minifigs. There is just so much of it! So what do you do when your collection becomes dirty over time with regular use. Or nasty really quick due to kid use.

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Easter Egg Egghead craftables

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 23, 2015 in Craft , Crafts , Grasshopper Toys Activities

A Free fun craft activity for your and your kids, Egghead craftables are so simple and will amuse you for hours.All you need is paper, glue, colours and access to a printer.

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A focus on Melissa & Doug

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 20, 2015 in Focus

Grasshopper Toys features toys from all leading brands. While each of our brands has something unique for children, one of our most popular brands is Melissa & Doug. The US-based brand has been enthralling kids and parents alike for more than 25 years. In this article, we try to understand more about the Melissa & Doug.

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Story Time: Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 19, 2015 in Book , Reviews , Throwback

It’s Thursday which means the world of social media turns it rose tinted gaze towards #ThrowbackThursday. Our contribution will be talking about the great classic by Frank L. Baum: the Wizard Of Oz

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Picking up Puzzling Playthings  

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 18, 2015 in News , what's new

Let’s take a look at some new stuff this week and ask #whatsnewwednesday. We have had a bunch of new stock in at grasshopper and we have heard about an exciting new technology in its infancy. We discuss this and more in our article and as always ask for you to join in.

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General Toy Safety and Safe Use of Toys

Posted by Gareth Davies on March 17, 2015 in Safety , Toy Tips

Toy Safety is probably the most important aspect of choosing the right toy for your child. Nobody wants for their toys to be unsafe or inappropriate for any child. Some toys are extremely safe for some children and unsafe for others. In this article we will go through and look at the key things you should look at when deciding if a toy is appropriately safe for your child.

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Top Ten Tips For The Toy-Perfect Christmas: Pre-plan, Pre-build, Pre-pare!

Posted by Gareth Davies on December 11, 2014 in Christmas , Toy Tips

Christmas is fast approaching! The Grasshopper Toys Team has compiled what they think is their Top 10 Tips for picking out a gift for this Chirstmas.

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Choosing a jigsaw for children

Posted by Gareth Davies on September 30, 2014 in Jigsaws , Toy Tips

Jigsaw puzzles are an engaging activity that are not only fun, but can also improve many skills of children. Let’s look at some of the skills, which are developed by regularly solving jigsaw puzzles. Find out more about Jigsaws in our article.

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Choosing a great gift for a child you don’t know

Posted by Gareth Davies on June 4, 2014 in Toy Tips

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Choosing the ideal toy or gift for a child can be tricky, especially if you do not know the child in question. Do you need help picking out the perfect gift for an unknown child? We’ll help you pick the ideal birthday toy gift for any child.

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Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week

Posted by Gareth Davies on June 2, 2014 in Charity

Today marks the start of the first Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week. We wanted to do our part to help raise awareness here at Grasshopper Toys so we are blogging about it! Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week (RCDAW) is a joint effort of the Unique Rare Chromosome Support Group in the United Kingdom and Chromosome Disorder Outreach Inc in the United states.

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Write a review and win a Budkins Gift Set

Posted by Gareth Davies on June 1, 2014 in Contest

Would you like to win your choice of Budkins gift set? You could be one of two lucky winners if you enter our contest. Entry into our contest is pretty simple. We love Budkins and we know you do too, so we’d like for you to post some reviews of Budkins on our shop. Each review counts as an individual entry!

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What are Budkins and are they for me?

Posted by Gareth Davies on May 30, 2014 in Grasshopper Toys , Preschool and Le Toy Van

What are Budkins? Are they the right toy purchase for you? Read this article to find out our thoughts on Budkins by Le Toy Van. These hand painted wooden figures sure excite us! Hopefully they will excite you too.

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Games in History, Geography and Culture!

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on January 16, 2014 in Culture , Geography , History

We have found a fun and exciting way to explore history, travel across landscapes and understand culture using games. In fact, we have an entire section in our online shop dedicated to History, Geography and Culture. See our handcrafted list of boardgames and card games that we think are suitable for the whole family.

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Back to School stationery fun with Top Nob pencils

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on January 9, 2014 in Arts and Crafts

Start the new school year with a Top Nobs pencil available from only £1.95. Choose between the fiery Dragon, the brave Knight, the victorious Viking, the fair Maid Marion, the wise Wizard, the snickering Witch, the courageous Robin Hood and many more…

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And they call it a Mine! We now stock LOTR Lego

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on December 12, 2013 in Construction

Grasshopper Toys has Legos to not only excite your kids, but fit your pocket as well! Your little man can explore the far reaches of space with the Star Wars Republic Assault Ship for only £9.99, or battle for the CHI with the Lego Ring of Fire for only £9.99.

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The fun and exciting EzyRoller is a great gift!

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on November 13, 2013 in Outdoor

All kids should play outside, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air and, there is no better way to do it than with the fabulously fun EzyRoller, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 14.

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Le Toy Van collectible wooden toys

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on November 8, 2013 in Preschool and Le Toy Van

With the holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to introduce to you our extensive range of toys and dolls from Le Toy Van!

Budkins Fairy Tales Gift PackThe Budkins range of dolls make amazing gifts for boys and girls from the ages of three and up.

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Budding Budkins Buddies at Grasshopper Toys!

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on August 29, 2013 in Preschool and Le Toy Van

Your little girl will be smitten with the Budkins Alive in Wonderland Doll! With a beautiful, frilly outfit, this doll is great for your little princess. If she’s more of a fairy girl, our Fairy Queen Budkins doll is ideal.

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Fabulous Electronic Kits to Keep the Kids Busy

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on August 28, 2013 in Electronics

At Grasshopper Toys you will always find exactly what you are looking for, including great electronic kits that will keep your kids busy for hours on end. All of our electronic kits were chosen because of their great and easy to use functionalities, and because they encourage logical thinking and creativity.

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Get down with Arts and Crafts with our wonderful kits.

Posted by Wendy Hamilton on August 22, 2013 in Arts and Crafts

It’s time to get crafty with great Arts & Crafts Kits from Grasshopper Toys!

If you have a little girl you need to keep entertained, why not get her a jewellery making kit so that she can make her very own, custom designs and dazzle her friends with unique jewellery.

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Buy your BRIO Toys here!

Posted by Gareth Davies on August 15, 2013 in Preschool and Le Toy Van

Grasshopper Toys has a wide variety of high quality BRIO toys for you to choose from, from toys for toddlers to toys for little boys, to pram accessories to toys for little girls BRIO has it all!

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Spectacular Travel Games at Grashopper Toys!

Posted by Gareth Davies on August 8, 2013 in Travel Games

If Travel Games are what you are looking for, Grasshopper Toys is the place to shop ! With over 40 Travel Games to choose from, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.

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Fun at the Beach with Hape Sand & Sun!

Posted by Gareth Davies on August 1, 2013 in Preschool and Le Toy Van

Playing in the sand will keep your little angel busy for hours, so why not make it fun and add some colourful and fascinating beach toys to the mix!

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Geoworld Brings The Tyrant King Alive

Posted by Gareth Davies on July 8, 2013 in Dinosaurs

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