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27Jun2017

And The Winner Is …………

Well its that time where we announce the winner of our spot the difference competition. So this sounded like an easy task you had to spot 6 differences between 2 pictures of an Engino Model it soon became clear it really did take some real thinking from the children and their parents to find the differences, but was really good fun. We have had a ton of people enter and the first to return their completed forms were also treated to free gift just for entering.

We looked long and hard through the completed forms and had to use the tie breaker question to find a truly deserving winner so here we go the winner was drum roll please …………………….

Alex Price aged 7

 

Check out the picture we took of him collecting his £40 prize he was so over the moon he had won so from all of us at Its Toy Time and huge well done to Alex.

6May2017

Well Pokemon seems to have gone from strength to strength. I remember playing with these in the school playground always on the look out for the shiny cards didn’t matter to us which Pokemon it was just as long as it was shiny.

Pokemon Sun & Moon has done so well and more and just as we thought it couldn’t get any better, you might want to sit down for this IT JUST GOT BETTER yes how we hear you ask its just got better with the new series of Sun & Moon Rising Guardians.

Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow!

Be amazed by the secret powers of Kommo-o-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Metagross-GX, Sylveon-GX, Toxapex-GX, Vikavolt-GX, and many more! Come to the islands, and seize the power of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion

Now that sounds like an adventure know one wants to miss out on check out the new cards here and see where the battle leads you. Click here to find your adventure

14Feb2017

Battle of the two Pokemon

So with the new Pokemon Sun & Moon Trading Cards selling fast and Pokemon still going strong on the playground we came in to the shop this morning only to find 2 Pokemon having a sneaky battle in our window seems like little Pikachu is defending is corner well against the mighty Charizard.

14Nov2016

Santa is coming to town and going to be making a stop off here at our shop to collect all the children’s Christmas letters.

Come on down and post your letter to Santa, you can bring your own or write one in store with out blank letters. We will make sure Santa gets all your letter and will even make sure you get a reply by post from the main man himself.

If you are struggling to get to us down at the shop you can always post your letters to us and we will also get these to Santa.

If you could write your child’s name and address on the back of all letters this will help us make sure Santa gets his replies to the right children.

28Oct2016

Being a parent is never easy and the questions that come along with this are never ending from the moment your little one is born to first years of school and into teens there’s always something we are unsure of and having others that have been in similar scenarios can be so much better advice than reading a text book. Mumsnet.com is a great place to help with over 9 million views per month there is so much help and love on this site. With loads of great news, freebies and general advice on all aspects of parenthood you don,t even have to be a parent to sign up. Join up for free and you can gain access to all the forums which you can use to have your say or just listen to others and even make new friends.

Mumsnet is the biggest parent advice site for everyone mums, dads grandparents, expecting parents more the merrier. Your find their website very easy to navigate through and new content daily. Not only will you find information about children there’s also loads about food, work, books, lifestyle and more.

We always love to give due where its worth and Mumsnet have really gone over and beyond over the years and just want to share the love. Sharing is key so help us out by sharing this with friends and family and see if we can share some helpful knowledge.

http://www.mumsnet.com/

12Oct2016

It’s that time of year again where you see witches and ghosts walking to school and don’t run a mile.

Yes you guest it Halloween is here and down at the shop we are getting in to full spirit with our great new Halloween Window Display.

We have had a great deal of people commenting on how great the inflatable Pumpkins are and we agree. These are great for any ages however been really popular with the smaller child instead of having a real Pumpkin with a candle get one of these safe for any age inflatable Pumpkin sit in your window or play with it,  our favorite game is how long can you spin one on your finger for.

17Sep2016

We had a special little visitor to the our shop for the week and his name is Westie the dog. Westie is the charity mascot for West Swindon Family Centre, where Westie has been traveling round different business’s getting up to all different adventures and raising awareness for the charity.

To give you a little more information about the great work The West Swindon Family Centre do, They have been going for over 25 years as a independent charity providing services and support for families, primarily living in the west Swindon area.

They run an Ofsted-registered nursery (Panda group) and a range of services, projects and initiatives designed to empower children and parents by reducing inequality, promoting positive life choices and strengthening relationships.

We are proud to have helped The West Swindon Family Centre and Westie on his travels and Helping families and children is a real winner in our eyes and hope they can keep getting the support they deserve.

Follow this link to find out more about the West Swindon Family Centre http://westswindonfamilycentre.com

6Sep2016

We thought you would all like to know we now stock Magformers building sets these are great construction sets for all ages with bright colourful pieces that make building cool designs super easy. If you are un-sure what Magformers are they are a cool new way of building shapes vehicles and buildings with magnetic shapes that turn your design into a 3D construction.
So how does Magformers work and why do they hold together so strong.  A magnet has a positive and negative pole. The opposite poles of the magnet attract each other while the same poles of the magnet repel each other. The neodymium magnets which are encapsulated within all the edge surfaces of Magformers make Magformers rotate to any direction and connect each other regardless of their position when two Magformers are brought together. So in short term small spinning  magnets that hold everything in place 🙂

These are taking the Toy industry by storm which we think are a real worthy contender to any building toys out there, With one of our favorites sets being the Magformers Rainbow 16 Piece Vehicle Set. you can make many many different vehicle styles out of this one set and you don’t even have to make vehicles lets your imagination run wild.

 

6Jun2016

Bubble Crazy

With the sun out why not make the most of it and go bubble crazy. Your child will love chasing after the bubbles and seeing how many they can pop before they touch the ground.

Here are a few different games you could try with your bubbles

No Hands Allowed
Have the kids try and pop bubbles without using their hands.  They can use their heads, elbows, legs, feet, knees, etc. 

Catch a Bubble
Blow bubbles and then try and catch them on the bubble wand.  See if multiple bubbles can be caught on the wand

Biggest Bubble
Have a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble.  Make sure all the wands used are the same size.

Bubble Dodge
This is a fun game where kids try and dodge the bubbles that are being blown at them .  Have the players line up about 10 feet from other players who are blowing bubbles.  If a bubble pops on them they them switch places with the person who blew the bubbles.

27Jul2015

Make Your Own Bing Bunny Ears

These are so sweet for any Bing fan. Your little Bingters can now make their very own pair of Bing Bunny Ears for free all you need to do is click on the link below where this will open a PDF file.

Download the Bing Bunny Ears PDF for free and then print them off and away you go.

The best thing is your little one can colour them in and really customise them how they want.

Before you know it your have your very own Bing.

Click To Download Your bunny Ears

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