As this crazy year of lockdowns and cancellations comes to a close, there’s one constant our children can still look forward to – Christmas.
Role-play toys can be an endless source of entertainment for your child, but they can also serve an important purpose for their growth, building gross motor skills, confidence and an understanding of the real world.
Little Tikes believes imaginative role play is essential for your child’s development and designs products to nurture imagination, empathy, and physical wellbeing. Here, we list our top Christmas toys for children of various ages, all of which are available from selected retailers.
My Buddy (six months – three years)
This cute and cuddly elephant teaches and entertains your child as they embark on their early years. First, your baby will be exposed to physical stimuli including textures, cuddles and tickles. Then, as they grow, My Buddy teaches them about the alphabet, counting, musical instruments and how to follow directions.
Available in the blue Triumphant and the pink Lalaphant, My Buddy has more than 200 songs and phrases and introduces your child to learning in a playful way, leaving them with a positive association with education. Remember, an elephant never forgets.
Cozy Coupe® (18 months – five years)
Let your child’s imagination drive them into new worlds next year with the Cozy Coupe®. Having celebrated its 30th anniversary, this original ride-on toy has been enjoyed by generations of children who’ve loved flicking its ignition switch, beeping its working horn and using its storage space to take their toys on a fun day out.
With a removable floor, you can either push your little one around as they steer or, when they’re big enough, let them push off the floor to propel themselves along, building gross motor skills and physical strength in the process.
Give your child an uber-realistic shopping experience just like a grown up with the NEW First Self-Checkout Stand.
This is a great toy for encouraging a sense of responsibility and social-emotional learning in an enjoyable and positive way.
Using the toy’s 40+ accessories and fun features, including a hand scanner, 6 coins, 30 bills, a debit card, three checkout screens, and pretend fruit and vegetables. Your child will love imitating you as you get through the grocery aisle, learning real life skills and feeling more grown up.
Now Make Real Ice Cream At Home (24 months – three years)
Your entire family can create tasty ice cream from scratch with the Little Tikes Now Make Real Ice Cream at Home. This D.I.Y. ice cream maker lets your child make whichever flavours they want using the included recipe and common household ingredients. It’s the perfect summer playset that will be the envy of all the kids on the playground.
Jump N’ Slide Bouncer (three – five years)
Your child’s imagination is their greatest strength – and so is their ability to have loads of fun. This Christmas, your child can jump, slide and bounce in this Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer inflatable.
A fun, bouncy house design offers a large area for several children and a fun slide. The Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer inflates in minutes and folds compactly for easy storage. You’ll use this jumpy castle dozens of times each year, on Christmas day, a summer BBQ, or even your childs next birthday party.
Tobi Smartwatch (four – six+ years)
Without a doubt the must-have kids gift for 2021, the award-winning Tobi Robot Smartwatch™ is an interactive toy with over 100 facial expressions, fun sound effects and moving arms and legs, keeping kids engaged with active and educational games while inspiring empathy from the emotive robot face.
Your children may have seen smartwatches and smartphones by now so think how amazingly grown-up they’ll feel having one of their own – and it does just as much as the real thing. With a front and rear camera, the Tobi Robot Smartwatch™ can store up to 3,000 photos or 30 minutes of video and has a built-in pedometer to help your child track their activity as they play the watch’s many active games.
Christmas is a time for the family and creates cherished memories for everyone. To make your child’s year and help them grow, visit our new arrivals page and browse through our top toys for Christmas 2021.