Best Doll’s Houses 2020

KidKraft Majestic Mansion Wooden Dolls House

A doll’s house is a toy that never gets old, their appeal seems to last through the ages. As well as making a lovely addition to a kid’s bedroom or playroom, doll’s houses offer a whole host of developmental opportunities. The opportunity for creativity and imaginative role-play is the primary benefit of doll’s houses.

Imaginative play with small figures gives children the opportunity to create and experiment with a range of different social situations and scenarios. This gives them a safe place to test out different concepts and responses and make sense of the social world. However, there are now so many different kinds of doll’s houses on the market that it can be difficult to select the right one, with such an array of features available. Here are 11 of the best.

Best RC Cars for Kids 2020

Vatos High Speed Off-Road RC Car

Remote control toys might seem like just a bit of childhood fun but they are actually a great developmental toy too! Playing with remote-controlled toys, children begin to gain an understanding of and interest in technology. At its most basic, children learn about cause and effect as they learn that pressing buttons makes the toy do different things and then begin to differentiate which button does what and become more skilled in their controls.

Remote-controlled toys also help to develop hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness, as they learn to manoeuvre the toys around different obstacles using a combination of different buttons, wheels or joysticks. With plenty of different types of toys and vehicles available, for a range of age groups and ability levels, there really is a remote-controlled toy for everyone! We’ve brought together some of the best in this list.

Best Kids Scooters 2020

Best Kids Scooters

Children and teens need plenty of time outdoors to benefit from sunlight and fresh air. Sunlight helps the human body to produce Vitamin D which we need for strong, healthy bones and spending time outdoors also helps to increase the amount of serotonin, the happy hormone, that the body produces leading to an overall sense of wellbeing. In addition to this hormonal response, scooters are a great way to keep children active and sneak in some all-important exercise. With benefits to cardiovascular health and helping to tone muscles, scooters are an ideal all-round exercise for small children right through to teens. Maintaining balance requires good core strength and spatial awareness, which in turn are important for supporting writing.

As well as being great exercise, scooters are a useful mode of transportation for kids that are too big or old for a stroller but still tend to dawdle. Children are ready to ride a scooter when they are walking with a steady gait, so some of the scooters we’ve listed are suitable for children just starting out with scooters whilst others are designed for older children or even teens. With a range of different features available, different types of scooters will be suitable for different children depending on their age, skill and what they want to use it for. We’ve brought together some of the best to help you choose the right scooter.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 15-Year-Old Girls 2020

BonClare Gym Bag

The teenage years can be tricky, but between 15- and 18-years old teenagers are busy gaining the skills they need to become responsible adults so this is a crucial time and it’s important to continue to build strong relationships throughout these years. Most 15-year-old girls have developed a strong sense of independence and confidence in their own opinions and some may even have a bit of a rebellious nature, but this is all a part of growing up and usually nothing to worry about.

Understanding a teen’s development can help to build those strong relationships they need in order to mature and can also help you to select an appropriate gift for them! We’ve brought together a selection of gifts to help you choose a gift that will suit a 15-year-old girl.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls 2020

La Bellefée Bath Bombs and Scented Candles

Thirteen; the first official year of the dreaded teens! As a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception; no longer do they see themselves as a child but instead, they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old girl is likely to feel much more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.

In some ways, this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-old girls still desire affirmation from adults and care about what grown-ups think of them so choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old girls so you can find that perfect gift for her.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 11-Year-Old Girls 2020

Spa Luxetique Spa Gift Set

By age 11 girls are swiftly moving away from childhood and towards the tumultuous teenage years, and you may already be seeing that struggle for independence, so with their new desire for maturity it can be difficult to know what to buy for an 11-year-old girl.

This is an age where girls are beginning to want to be part of the adult world, and no longer want gifts which are obviously toys, though their playful side and desire for fun often remains. This all makes gift buying pretty tricky! So, we’ve put together a list of gifts that should appeal to both the playful side and the newfound maturity of 11-year-old girls.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 14-Year-Old Girls 2020

Foreo Luna 2 Facial Brush

Age 14 is an important age and stage of development for many girls; many 14-year-olds start becoming more responsible and adult-like, whilst others may begin to rebel and get mixed up with the wrong crowd. Both are normal, but it’s an important time for adults in a child’s life to ensure they’re encouraging healthy development. Even though many 14-year-old girls appear to want to argue with adults about everything, and seem to be very independent, deep down they crave the stability that adults offer to their lives and are very appreciative of gifts given by important adults in their lives.

We’ve put together a list of gift suggestions for 14-year-old girls which should suit a wide range of interests and personalities.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 10-Year-Old Girls 2020

GirlZone Magical Reversible Sequin Pillow

Being 10 is a time of change and transition; children of this age are beginning to welcome the approach of adolescence and are firmly in the ‘tween’ age bracket. Self-identity and self-esteem become much more important around this age as children develop more of a sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. For some children this age there will be a transition from one school to another, for others, they will begin to experience different social settings in clubs and extra-curricular activities. Social interaction is increasingly important at this stage and children will become more skilled socially; being more able to navigate conflict, control their emotions and negotiate solutions with peers.

If you’re searching for a gift for a 10-year-old girl, this list may help you to find something special. We’ve put together a range of options, catering to different interests and skills.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Old Boys 2020

Viewmaster Virtual Reality Starter Pack

7-years-old is a fantastic age; most 7-year-olds are very excited about new knowledge and curious about the world. 7-year-old boys are natural scientists, asking all sorts of questions about how things happen and why things work. This is a great skill set to encourage as it will serve them well throughout life. By now, most children are well established in school and feel confident in their role and learning, wanting to talk to others about what they have done and what they know.

If you’re looking to buy a gift for a 7-year-old boy you may be overwhelmed by his huge range of interest, which is constantly changing and evolving! and feel unsure about what to buy him. This list has been put together to help you pick something that will suit a 7-year-old boy’s interests and contribute to his development.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 15-Year-Old Boys 2020

Mightymast Leisure Foosball Table

The teenage years can be tricky, but between 15- and 18-years old teenagers are busy gaining the skills they need to become responsible adults so this is a crucial time and it’s important to continue to build strong relationships throughout these years. Most 15-year-old boys have developed a strong sense of independence and confidence in their own opinions and may even have a bit of a rebellious nature, but this is all a part of growing up and usually nothing to worry about.

Understanding a teen’s development can help to build those strong relationships they need in order to mature and can also help you to select an appropriate gift for them! We’ve brought together a selection of gifts to help you choose a gift that will suit a 15-year-old boy.