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Toys to help your kids with social skills

2017-09-15 09:00

We explore a variety of toys and how they can help build your child’s social interaction skills.

How cool is this! Grand Theft Auto meets Lego blocks

2017-09-06 11:42

This cool video recreates the popular gaming series, GTA, albeit with Lego blocks. Watch the epic clip!

Barbie's boyfriend Ken gets a modern makeover

2017-06-21 11:32

He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention.

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll

2017-02-19 17:31

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto "spying device".

Annual dangerous toys list released

2016-11-17 11:24

According to watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), every three minutes a child is treated in a US emergency room for a toy-related injury.

How to organise your home better

2016-06-27 10:20

PARTNERED WITH JOHNSON'S BABY. Children and clutter go together! Here’s how to make sure you never stand on another building block in the dark.

Weird (and gross) things parents save

2016-05-30 12:55

Some call them memorabilia, but when does it become crazy?

How much did Monopoly cost in 1935?

2015-12-17 22:57

The rand is bopping all over the place as we prepare for the Easter holiday. Here we investigate how much the previous generations would have paid for our favourite toys with today's rand/dollar exchange.

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VIDEO: The billion-dollar Star Wars boon in toys

After Star Wars Episode III hit theatres in 2005, its toy sales jumped 385% from 2004. Backed by Disney, the newest film is poised to knock toy sales out of this galaxy.

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EXCLUSIVE! Sneak peek: Hamleys Cape Town

2015-08-27 08:05

Parent24 chats to Hamleys' V&A store owner (and a bonus interview with a famous shopper!)

 

Why kids love unboxing videos

2017-09-12 15:12

Do your kids love unboxing videos? Then your kids are going to love this YouTube channel!

Are fidget spinners safe for your kids?

2017-06-21 14:24

Independent testing of the must-have toy prompts sensible safety precautions.

Fidget spinner craze

2017-06-05 10:26

Described as the world’s “fastest selling toy” by a Durban toy seller, the fidget spinner has become the current must-have gadget for youngsters and adults everywhere.

How to choose appropriate toys

2016-12-19 11:12

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s important that you choose toys that are safe for your children.

STIKBOT™ stop animation toy now available in South Africa

2016-09-08 16:10

PARTNERED WITH PRIMA TOYS: StikBot is a brand new, highly innovative toy that allows amateur film-makers of all ages to create, animate and share original stop-motion videos via an app.

Watch: Polite tot overwhelmed by toys

2016-06-23 11:21

"Oh my goodness!" can all toddlers be like this?

Have you seen Barbie's new body?

2016-01-29 09:31

Mattel is finally getting it right with Barbie's new body range.

Consumers set to spend vast amount on toys

2015-12-06 18:02

Despite financial pressures, market indicators show that consumers still spend a vast amount on toys, according to an expert.

Top 10 development toys your baby will love

2015-09-08 10:10

Some toys are just great for boosting your baby's skills to give playtime that much more oomph.

Secret passion of adult toy-car fans

2015-06-26 13:17

Do you still play with toy cars as an adult? Don't feel ashamed if you do - 1 in 5 grown-ups admit doing so... even when no kids are around.

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