With Christmas only around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what you will get the kids for Christmas. At Go and Play we have a great range of Wooden and Educational Toys.
Our toys are not just a way of keeping the kids entertained—they’re important for your child’s growth and development. The right toy, at the right time, can inspire them to new heights of creativity and imagination. Certain toys can help with hand/eye co-ordination, gross motor skills, play skills, developmental delay and learning difficulties.
Some toys are recommended for more than one age category. Children of different ages can often enjoy the same toy by playing with it at their own levels. Here are the top 10 most popular toys at Go and Play….
Go & Play is proud to stock an extensive range of Kiddimoto balance bikes help children to learn balance, leading to 2-wheeled cycling skills. Learning to ride a balance bike helps them to be more aware of their actions and the consequences of those actions. Children who develop balance at an early age also develop confidence which will develop in other areas of their lives. Confidence allows children to learn faster.
Balance bikes teach your child to learn natural balance. Once your child has balance on a Kiddimoto, they own that balance forever.
An optimally coordinated movement and vertical posture allow us to listen, communicate, act and interact independently. They are known and recognized today as the basis for developing age-appropriate speech, language and behaviour. This level of development represents the foundation for later movement skills, such as drawing or writing when we are in school, and as adults when performing complex and high-precision motor activities like surgeons, airplane pilots and violinists. At Go & Play we understand how important it is for a child to learn these skills early.
2. Planet Finska
Planet Finska is an Australian designer and merchant of properly crafted traditional games. Planet Finska do not believe in fads or whims and think the best games are those that have stood the test of time. This echoes our sentiments exactly at Go & Play.
Planet Finska Games are real, not virtual and exercise the mind and body (not just the thumbs!). They are interactive in the real sense of the word and are a catalyst for family and friends to socialise, laugh and create memories. Where timber is involved, Planet Finska always use environmentally responsible hardwood.
3. Australian Girl Doll
The idea of a uniquely Australian play doll was sparked when Helen Schofield couldn’t find quality dolls for her own granddaughters that weren’t either babies or teenagers. She searched many stores and websites but could only find dolls similar to what she wanted overseas or imports in specialty shops at high prices.
At the same time Helen became aware that the concern she already had regarding the negative impact of popular culture on young children appeared to be growing in many others across the Australian community. These two things were her inspiration and motivation to do something. Why not design dolls especially for our own Australian girls! So with the help and encouragement of family and friends she did.
The Australian Girl doll has become one of our most popular lines at Go & Play. The Australia Girl does not only become your Child’s best friends but is also great for gross motor skills not to mention imagination.
4. Le Toy Van Doll Houses
Le Toy Van Doll’s houses set the scene for idyllic childhood adventures. The Le Toy Van range consists of beautifully finished and designed dolls houses, with wonderfully designed motifs, opening window shutters/ doors and floral window boxes, fully decorated inside and out. Some of the dolls houses come with the furniture included, and extra themed furniture lines can be bought separately, make sure your view our doll’s house accessories range. The Le Toy Van dolls houses create a miniature home environment to allow the child to look after their family in a realistic home environment. Each dolls house has a different style, from the grand, to the more traditional style. At Go & Play we love to see children engaged in imaginative play with their Le Toy Van Dolls House and Accessories. It can be such a great family project to build the house and then furnish it together.
Founded in 2003, Sunnylife is the world’s leading Summer lifestyle brand, designed to service and enhance the best parts of life under the sun.
Conceived on the beaches of Sydney, the brand was established with a simple goal: to share Australia’s authentic summer style with the rest of the world. Today our products can be found on beaches, in pools and at sun drenched holiday destinations across the globe.
A perfect Australian Christmas present that can be used in and around the backyard pool, park, beach, creek, river.
Sylvanian Families is a series of cute animal characters that live in the idyllic village of Sylvania. The village consists of houses and shops, and even a school and nursery. Many creatures of the animal kingdom live in the village including cats and dogs, bears and squirrels each with their own unique personalities.
Since 1985, Sylvanian Families has been loved by many people around the world. It is a nostalgic toy range that attracts people in different age groups. Based on three concepts, Nature, Family and Love, children can explore the power of imagination and learn to care and share with one another. Sylvanian Families are there to help children acquire key social skills.
7. Wheely Bugs
They are very safe and user friendly for children at the cusp of walking to post toddler.
The bright and friendly designs are an instant attraction to both girls and boys alike.
They go backwards, forwards, sideways, and round and round. Wheely Bugs promote gross motor skills from which all higher learning evolves.
The bodies are padded and covered with a tough layer of polyurethane leatheroid that can be easily wiped clean.
The base is made from plantation grown Poplar plywood and has safe ergonomic rounded contours.
The “feelers” which wobble and delight are made with stainless steel spring and have an internal limiter cord to prevent pull out.
The handle is aluminium so it won’t rust… all in all Wheely Bugs are constructed for years of fun.
8. Regal Dolls Prams
A lot of Children are obsessed with babies and dolls. Therefore a Dolls Pram is the perfect Christmas Gift for your child to role play with. At Go and Play we have a beautiful range of regal prams together with some more modern wooden prams and strollers. Some of our prams have high handles which will suit that older Child who still loves their dolls.
9. Pedal Cars & Ride Ons
Kids love Ride-On Toys and Pedal Cars! They are their first step towards independence as the imitate older brothers or sisters as they go by on their bikes or pretend to be Mum or Dad driving their car! At Go & Play we sell high quality ride-on-vehicles made of metal and plastic with rubber tyres to enhances a child’s motor skills and satisfies the urge of movement.
10. Outdoor Toys & Timber Toys
Do you remember the feeling of the wind rushing through your hair as you pushed your swing higher and higher? Or the exhilaration of climbing higher than you ever had before? What about the excitement of creating huge games with your friends that spread out across the playground? Make sure that the kids in your life get to have these same incredible memories of growing up. At Go and Play, our goal is to get children outside and playing!
At Go & Play we believe Outdoor Play Toys are great for happy, healthy kids! We stock outdoor toys like inflatables, games, swings, constructions toys, beach games, outdoor games and more. We have some great toys for Nature Play & Science too to get the kids outside and exploring the Natural World.
Have you ever seen a child in a room full of the latest toys and yet they are playing with old fashioned childrens’ wooden toys that were popular when you were young? In our world of plastic throw away things it’s comforting to see something that will last the test of time. It’s even better to see toys which have been passed on from generation to generation. At Go & Play we sell those wooden toys that will last a lifetime. Our high quality timber toys are durable, educational and meant to encourage children to learn by touching and exploring. To be able to touch and explore is considered an important aspect of most educational programs designed to help children develop different capabilities.