October 25, 2010
While flitting about the Earls Court Baby Show, I spotted the ingenious Rokka Play. I got so unbelievably excited that I seriously nearly popped it! Luckily I lived to tell the tale. The Rokka Play is a boat, a rocker, a kitchen, a desk, a theatre, a table all in one. I kid you not.
The Rokka is a wooden toy like no other. It starts off as a see-saw sty-lee rocking boat for 2, flip it over and you’ve got a table and chairs for 2. Turn it on it’s side, add the kitchen accessories and you’ve got a play kitchen complete with hob, washing machine, cooker, sink and more. Then of course there’s the theatre pack. Add the bits and stage your own Westend spectacular. All this without any tools, so even DIY no-hopers like me have no excuse!
The Rokka is a toy with humongous possibilities (I mean we’re talking blue whale proportions here). Unleash a toddler or two, bring out the Rokka and watch them imagine things you never dreamed possible. The starter pack gives your bambinos the boat, table and chairs and includes a mast, oars, a sail and cushions. The main bit measures 104 x 38 x 43 cms, costs £234 and is suitable from 1 year on. You can get the kitchen pack for an additional £70 and the theatre pack for £36. OK, I agree, the Rokka Play isn’t the cheapest toy around but it gives you heaps of imaginative play options in one and think storage space too. One toy = rocker, kitchen, boat, desk and more. Add up the cost of buying all these (not to mention the bigger house you’ll need) and you’re guaranteed to be quids in!
I’m told they’ll be bringing out more packs in the future so you can keep adding and chopping and changing the toy. The one I’m eagerly awaiting is the aeroplane pack. But if you can see the possibilities that this toy offers, you can just as easily don your own creative hat and ermm… create!
The Rokka Play is seriously clever. The only limit is your imagination (an old cliche maybe but oh so true here). Awsomeness has has hit the toy world!
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July 22, 2010
No, not the latest Ferarris, I’m talking Automoblox – the super cool cars that encourage creativity and imagination in kids (and daddys too). They make classic cars, sports cars, convertibles, trucks and more. The pieces are interchangeable so your child can build the car of their dreams. They’re made of beech wood, will last for years and years and can become quite a show-off collection. They’re beautifully made and come up tops in the looks department too! It’s no wonder then that they’ve won several awards.
They’re suitable from 3 years on and you’ll find them at www.loveyourtoys.co.uk
July 18, 2010
All you toddler owners will be familiar with the mini-micro t-bar scooter. It’s been around for about 5 years and is still the scooter to see and be seen with. With its 3 wheels it’s got great balance for scooting around. Until recently it was only available in blue or pink. If you’re not a blue for boy/pink for girl type of mama (like me), you can rejoice. It’s now available in 3 limited edition colours – yellow, green and red. John Lewis online sells the yellow and green or you can go to micro-scooters.co.uk who sell all 3 limited edition colours.