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REVIEW: Dinosaur Costume from Toys of Wood Oxford

This brightly coloured one piece Dinosaur/Dragon jumpsuit comes in green and yellow and has a tail and spine pieces, as well as a snugly fitting hood with padded nosepiece. Sensibly, it is open at the trouser bottom to allow room to grow. The dinosaur costume comes in three sizes – Small (1-2 years old 92 CM), Medium (3-5 years old 110 CM) and Large (5-7 years old 122 CM). This is good value for money and has many potential uses – ideal for dressing up parties or everyday fun. This is a well-made item, one that will prove durable for

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REVIEW: Butterfly Fairy Costume from Toys of Wood Oxford

Children love fancy dress but it can be a real headache for parents when their child comes home and says ‘It’s World Book Day’, ‘I’ve been invited to a fancy dress party’ or ‘We have to dress up for the school play’. Now Toys of Wood Oxford have got the answer for you with a wide selection of fancy dress outfits at great prices. We were lucky enough to be sent two outfits and I know they are going to be firm favourites for the dressing up box. The Butterfly Fairy Costume comes with butterfly fairy wings, tutu, magic wand

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REVIEW: Smart Games Sleeping Beauty Deluxe

Smart Games are one of my favourite companies! They produce a fabulous range of games for all ages; games that really test thinking and logic skills in a fun and unusual way. And even quite young children can enjoy them – this game is suitable for children age 3 -7 and it really is a game that grows with your child as they will go back to it over the years as their skills grow. Right from opening the box, you know this is a quality product – the playing pieces are found in a separate smaller box and the

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REVIEW: Smart Games Cube Puzzler Go

Another stimulating game from the ingenious people at Smart Games. And it’s another one that’s perfect for families on the go, with all the pieces neatly stacking into the cleverly designed portable case that expands to create the game board. Recommended for 8+ to adult,  the challenge is to build a cube from the seven brightly coloured puzzle pieces. This is an eye-catching  puzzle game that will test and extends spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and planning skills. With 80 multi-level challenges – starter, expert, master and wizard, there really is plenty for all ages. Every challenge is set out

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REVIEW: Smart Games IQ Stars

Oh, this is so pretty! Sets of brightly coloured stars have to be placed in position on the slotted plastic tray – and it all comes in a neat clip-shut plastic box, making it perfect for journeys and days out. Can you fit all the stars in the grid and face ever-increasing challenges as you work through the 120 games in the puzzle booklet? Reach for the stars and solve the 120 multi-level challenges, from – starter, junior, master, expert and wizard; the different levels make the game suitable for 6 year olds to adults so there’s fun for all

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