Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday Supplement

It's a play away day today and although the weather might at last have taken an upward turn, the following additions to the toy shop shelves should prove useful and educational come rain or shine.

First, the Mega Bloks Play n Go Table. We've had a bag of Mega Bloks for some time and they're great for tiny fingers not quite yet dexterous enough for Duplo (to say nothing of the fun to be had with them for years thereafter!). The problem with these kind of things, as any parent knows, is that they either live in the dogs basket or else cripple unsuspecting (and barefooted) parents.

Which is where the Play n Go Table comes in. Not only does it keep the Mega Bloks out of harms way off the floor, but it provides a handy, toddler-friendly surface for the many and varied construction projects Mega Bloks makes possible. 

And now for something completely different. Chuggington, to be precise. These characterful little trainees are now available from Tomy as a range of die-cast engines along with track sets, perfect for recreating the adventures of the little trainees as they learn the lessons of railway life - as well as life itself - in the course of their day-to-day adventures. The great thing about railway engines - from Thomas the Tank to Wilson, Coco and Brewster is that they're such wonderful vehicles (pun noted, but not intended) for teaching kids about life, the universe and... well, railways engines. And these engines have whole boilers full of personality; harnessed to a pre-schooler's imagination they're a great resource, and highly recommended.

Elsewhere, Mojomums - a lifestyle and recruitment site to help mums get back to work and achieve satisfactory work/life balance - has launched just recently and is well worth a visit, as is the Duracell Bunny Facebook page, where next week there'll be a special prize giveaway for everyone who plays the Beach Volleyball games at 

And if all that sounds a but too energetic for a Sunday, sit back and enjoy the sight of others doing it instead...

Have a great day! 

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