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 Barbie cost in 1950?

2015-12-17 22:57

The rand is dropping us just before Christmas, when we're all out toy shopping. Here we look at how much the previous generations would have paid for our favourite toys today.

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!)

Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

2015-05-23 11:43

Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

Germany's toy industry looks to latest trends

2015-01-26 10:30

It's all about the latest trends, established classics and the biggest earners at the largest toy fair in the world, but the volume of choice is overwhelming.

Fake loom toys may carry cancer risk

2014-08-21 13:21

Popular craze taking hold of SA’s children may contain carcinogenic chemical.


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.

Hasbro pays Mexico tax authorities $65m

2015-02-05 10:35

The world's No. 2 toymaker, Hasbro has paid $65m to Mexican tax authorities in a settlement, following a probe into the company for possible for tax avoidance.

Lamaze Clutch Cube

2014-09-04 10:46

The perfect toy to keep your little one occupied and entertained.

Do kids need fancy toys?

2014-06-06 13:53

This mom extols the virtues of the humble milk bottle.

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