Sunday, 16 January 2011

Clutching toys for babies

A clutching toy is any toy that encourages babies to reach out, grasp and hold onto objects. The toys are usually very colourful to attract babies attention and often make a noise when shaken. German toy makers Haba are the leading manufacturers of clutching toys, and their range includes both wooden and fabric baby toys. More information about the safety aspects and developmental benefits can be found in the full article at Toyjeanius.

Article: Toyjeanius recommends clutching toys to improve babies fine motor skills

Haba Magica clutching toy

Thursday, 6 January 2011

New arrivals: Haba play food

We didn't know toy food could look this good until we received our delivery of Haba play food! Santa delivered a lot of play kitchens at christmas so for children with birthdays early in the year a selection of play food would make a great present. Haba make a large range of wooden and fabric food and they are all very colourful, realistic and well made. If we had to choose our favourites it would have to be the Haba fried egg and the Haba magnetic toast.  Kids will love to cook up a breakfast of fried egg on toast  - if you're really lucky you might even get breakfast in bed! The most fun item has to be the Haba tin of ravioli which includes realistic ravioli parcels and a colourful splotch of play tomato sauce. Encourage fussy eaters to try new foods by letting them 'cook' alongside you with their own tinned food. The fabric play foods that we were most tempted to eat were the Haba assorted cookies and the Haba petit fours and no pretend tea party would be complete without them!

Haba assorted cookies