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New toys at Early Learning Centre

by Jessica - January 23rd, 2014.
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New toys at Early Learning Centre
Little Tikes Roma Double Swing Set
Little Tikes Roma Double Swing Set £139.99
The double swing set comes complete with 2 durable one piece Little Tikes swing seats and an anchor kit to secure the unit.With a 10 year warranty covering the wood from rot and decay and a 5 year warranty on the structural bolts and steel brackets.Only for domestic use.
Giant Keyboard
Giant Keyboard £40.00
Hop, skip and jump around this fantastic jumbo keyboard to create and record cool tunes.The Giant Keyboard is an incredibly exciting way for your child to explore music. At 2.5m long with 24 keys it's big enough to tap, dance, leap or even roll along! Your child can record and play back their performances and play along to favourite tunes – just plug your own MP3 player into the built-in dock. The foot piano has 10 demo songs, volume control and 7 other musical instrument modes. Plus it's easy to wipe clean and fold away at the end of play-time. Great for a party. Quick facts:•2.5m long fold-away giant keyboard•24 keys, 10 demo songs and 7 instrument sounds•MP3 player dock – play along to your own music•Play back your performances•Volume control•Wipe-clean surfaceGreat for your child's development:The Giant Keyboard is an amazing way for your child to discover the joy and satisfaction that comes from making music. As they grow, they can progress from sounding the keys to understanding different notes, then making melodies and chords. Cooperating with friends to play the floor piano together helps improve your child's social skills, while creating tunes on such a large scale is great for developing confidence. Leaping across the piano mat keeps your child active too.ELC star quality:We love the Giant Keyboard because it's like something out of a child's fantasy! It's a larger-than-life toy that brings heaps of fun and laughter as the whole family gets involved – tapping, hopping, bopping and jumping around the notes. And for anyone with fond memories of the jumbo piano in the classic 1980s movie Big, the Giant Keyboard has a special nostalgic charm. What you need to know:Size: Height 75cm x Width 257cmBatteries: Requires 4 x AA batteries.Not suitable for children under 3 years.Features:Play and record function10 demo songs (10 black keys)Select different instrument sounds: piano, saxophone, violin, organ, trumpet, harp, vibraphone and guitarMP3 function: plug your external music device into the unit to play and sing along to your favourite tunes (audio cable not included)Playing tips:Moving music-makersLet's walk along the keyboard, dance up and down, and leap as far as we can. We can play tunes with our feet, hands and friends.Sing and danceLet's create and play back our own new tunes. We can dock our own music player too – and play, dance and sing along.Great for:Fun and active music-makingGetting to know the notes in a keyboardDiscovering music in a brilliant new wayCreating new tunes and songs.
Wild Animal Set
Wild Animal Set £25.00
The Wild Animal Set has 17 realistic-looking animals for your child to enjoy bringing to life. Great for years of fun imaginative play. The Wild Animal Set is a classic set of realistic-looking toy animals. The timeless appeal of play animals means this Wild Animal Set will last your child for years. Your child can bring the animals to life, and make them run, hop, or climb. Your child can also add lots of fun animal noises, so listen out for roars, hisses and growls. The Wild Animal Set is great for inspiring imaginative play, and also fun to play with other toys, such as Brambledale Farm or the Safari Vet Set (both available separately), and lots more. Quick facts:•Wild Animal Set with realistic-looking animals•17 classic wild and farm animals•Inspires fun imaginative animal games•Great for making lots of animal noisesGreat for your child's development:The Wild Animal Set is a lovely inspiration for imaginative play for your child. Bringing animals to life is a timeless way for your child to lose themselves in pretend play. Pretend play is a key way that children start to understand the real world, enjoy themselves, and learn to think creatively. As your child expands their imagination, they are learning valuable thinking skills too. These realistic toy animals help your child learn about the real world, and encourage them to discover more about animals. Moving the creatures in the Wild Animal Set around is good for little fingers to gain strength and precision too. ELC star quality:We love the Wild Animal Set because it is an utterly timeless toy that will bring natural joy to your child. These toy farm animals are so simple, but they can be used for so much fun play by your child. Whether it's making their own zoo or farm, or adding them to a dolls' house or train set – your child is in charge with this classic Wild Animal Set. And what can be more fun than setting up chases and animal antics, and adding your own trumpets and whinnies?What you need to know:Pack contents: 17 plastic play animals: ewe, ram, rhinoceros, alligator, gazelle, snake, horse, cow, lion, cheetah, monkey, giraffe, bear, zebra, rabbit, tiger, elephant. Other toys and accessories available separately. Safety warnings: Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.Playing tips: Bring animals to lifeLet's chase the different animals after each other on the floor, and make lots of noisy roars, snaps and growls. Who's chasing after whom?Safari so goodLet's use blocks and other toys to create a wild zone for the creatures to live in. We can make a safari park or zoo … but it'll be mayhem if they escape.Great forBringing creatures to lifeMaking animal noisesPlaying together or by yourselfInspiring imaginative playSparking a love of animals.Not suitable for under 36 months due to small parts .
Discovery Channel FM Walkie Talkies
Discovery Channel FM Walkie Talkies £24.99
The Discovery Channel walkie-talkies are great for playing pretend! With a range of up to 500 metres, it's great fun to hold a stakeout with a friend, or go on secret agent missions. Start transmission with a ringing call alert and press the talk button to communicate with a fellow secret agent.Suitable from 6 years. Requires 2 x 9V batteries.Quick facts:-Includes two walkie talkies-Range of up to 500m-Range may be affected by adverse weather conditions or buildings-Lightweight and easy to carry-Ringing call alert, press-to-talk button and LED power indicator-Great for imaginative play and boosting social skills
Quercetti Discovery Car
Quercetti Discovery Car £19.99
With nine pre-assembled pieces, the Quercetti Discovery car allows you to see every component in detail before connecting them all together onto the chassis to build the car. Look through the transparent casings to see the internal mechanisms at work: spot the pisons, rods and gears, see what happens when you shift gears, and compare each unit to the other to find out how they work in different ways. Put them all together, and now you can get moving!Not suitable for children under 3 years.Quick facts:-Easy-to-assemble car-Clear parts so you can see inside-Moving pistons, gears and differential unit-Put the components together to drive the car-Colourful parts make it easy to see what's going on-Chunky, easy-to-handle pieces-Great for developing problem-solving skillsIncludes: 1 x chassis, 1 x three-piston engine unit, 1 x gear box with two gears and one neutral setting, 1 x differential unit, 4 x wheels (two steering), 1 x driving wheel
Bloco Robot Invasion Set
Bloco Robot Invasion Set £19.99
Sort through the soft but sturdy foam pieces and plastic connectors, and get stacking, connecting and building. Follow the easy instructions and build your Bloco robots step by step, or be creative and create your own crazy creatures by mixing and matching pieces. Rotate the pieces to move their arms and legs, and pretend to open your very own robot workshop. Then take the pieces apart, and start again! This Bloco set offers two levels of play: construction fun and imaginative play.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.Quick facts:-Buildable robots- build up to 5 in one go!-Resilient, high-density foam pieces and plastic connectors-Includes 165 foam pieces and 60 plastic caps and connectors-Foam pieces are washableEasy-to-follow instructions-Follow the instructions, or create your own inventions-Great for imaginative and creative play
Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner £19.99
Little ones adore role play and pretending that they are doing jobs around the house – just like the grown-ups. This Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner has been specially designed to be true to life, right down to the last detail so your little helper will really feel part of your world while developing essential life skills Replica design features bright colours for visual stimulation and a working suction and cyclone action for understanding cause and effect.Play encourages the development of hand-to-eye co-ordination and the manoeuvrability of toy develops problem solving and motor skills.With realistic sounds for added realism and aural stimulation.Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months. Requires 4 x C batteries.
Something Special Mr Tumble Slides and Ladders
Something Special Mr Tumble Slides and Ladders £9.99
Mr Tumble's Slides and Ladders is a giant floor game which can be played indoors or outdoors and features all of your little one's favourite characters from Something Special.Based on the classic game of snakes and ladders, players have to race through the colourful squares in order to reach the finish.Quick Facts:Play indoors or in the gardenFor 2 to 4 players.
Pegga Pig Noisy Friends Game
Pegga Pig Noisy Friends Game £9.99
The Peppa Pig Noisy Friends Game is suitable for two to four players and will produce lots of laughter! It is super easy to understand and young children will enjoy picking their headband, adorned with one of the characters from the television programme. Each player will then have to find and match their character on one of the cards to win the game.Not only is this fantastic game fun to play, it will also strengthen your little one's memory, social and problem solving skills.Quick Facts:Designed for 2 – 4 playersTakes approximately 15 minutes to playFeatures lots of popular characters from the television programmeDevelops memory and problem solving skillsSuitable from 36 months