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My Top Three family games

My Top Three family games

My Top Three Family Games  As a family we find it hard to play games together as our children are 5 ,13 and 14 so finding something they would all play seemed impossible. Until I found the Haba games, these games are from Germany and are very clever. There is something for everyone and they are quick games lasting between 5-15 minutes so nobody gets bored and players can dip in and out as they please ... perfect  1. Rhino Hero  This game is a game of Luck and ability to balance cards, suitable for players aged 5-99 years, 2-5...

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How to choose the perfect party gift

How to choose the perfect party gift

Hello hello hello Lisa here popping in to talk party gifts! Children seems to be invited to party's every weekend and while that is great for your child it isn't always so great for your purse  So I wanted to talk to you about how to keep the cost down while still choosing a great gift that both parent and the child will thank you for  My Top 5 tips  1. Set a budget you feel comfortable with paying for party gifts A lot of my customers aim for around the £10 mark and most shops offer a good range...

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Lets Talk Christmas and getting organised

Lets Talk Christmas and getting organised

Hello hello hello  Lisa here dropping in to talk to you about Christmas so have your children written their Christmas list already or have you no idea what they would like? Lola is now watching all the new stock coming in and she is telling me what she would like to go on her Christmas list. Having three children I need to be organised. I set a budget for each child and I stick to it. I make sure this budget is realistic and affordable, so it's within our capabilities and its not over stretching us. I've had way too...

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Why we stock traditional wooden toys without the plastic Tatt

Why we stock traditional wooden toys without the plastic Tatt

Have you ever wondered why we stock the toys we do?   Most people jump on the next craze but I decided that this was not going to happen in The Magic Box. I wanted quality toys that were different from the mainstream, toys that spark imagination and play. Traditional wooden toys that last and offer play value, magical toys that make you want to play again and again. Yes I could be just like Toys R us but look what happened to them!  I believe there is a time and a place for technology but I also think play is...

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Does your child play independently ?

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Does your child play independently ?

We all know how important it is to play with your child but it is also important for your child to learn how to play independently not only will this allow you snippets of time to cook dinner, clean the house or just read a magazine for 10 minutes with a well deserved cuppa but it also teaches your child independence and creativity.  Lola very rarely plays by herself and I have been looking at ways to encourage her to play more independently, I am a mum of three and I work full time while still trying to keep the...

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