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Gift Guide 2021

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

For Babies up to 12 months


  1. Wood Effect Softie Mirror Tray





Did you know that developmentally mirrors are very important for babies? They inspire babies to reach, pat and point. They spark curiosity and motivate babies to practice important skills. They can even be used when babies are very small during tummy time to keep them entertained. As the baby grows, they may reach out to try to touch the mirror i.e. themselves!






Benefits: Sensory play, discovery and spark's curiosity.

Price : 25 euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/wood-effect-softie-mirror-tray


2. TickiT Rainbow Wooden Eggs (Pack of 7)






Beautiful smooth solid beechwood eggs in the seven colours of the rainbow, with a natural finish to show the grain of the wood. Ideal for creating imaginative scenes, encouraging creative construction, rolling, balancing, counting and sorting, sequencing, pattern-making and learning about colour.


Benefits: Sensory play, imaginative play, fine motor skills, communication skills

Price: 15 euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/rainbow-wooden-eggs-pack-of-7


3. Books


It's never too early to start reading to your baby. We have a gorgeous selection of Usborne's children's books to choose from.







Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/puzzles-and-books

Benefits: Sensory, communication and language skills, bonding with parent


For Babies 12 months +


  1. Haba Discovery Blocks

A world to discover. Six cubes each with its own little secret. Some with visual effect, some with sound effect. Endless possibilites of play.





Benefits: Sensory play, imaginative play, construction-based play, communication & language skills, fine motor skills

Price: 24 Euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/haba-discovery-blocks


2. Farm Chunky Puzzle


Wooden puzzle on the topic of the farm world. 7 pieces in 3D, thickness of 1,5 cm. Discover the fascinating world of the farm with animals! Your child will have fun putting the animals in the right place and playing with the pieces that stand up just like real figures. Your child will have fun as he or she develops his or her motor skills and imagination.








Benefits: Fine motor skills, imaginative play, cognitive skills, communication & language skills

Price: 16.99 Euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/farm-chunky-puzzle


3. Haba Building Blocks Colour Joy


Children can build many delightful towers with these colourful building blocks. The varying features - bell, window, rattle ball - are perfect for little explorers and stimulate all senses.


Contains 21 building blocks.





Benefits: Fine motor skills, imaginative play, sensory play, construction-based play

Price: 39 Euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/haba-building-blocks-colour-joy


4. Janod Giant Zigolos Multicolour Train


2-in-1 toy : Walking toy to develop baby's motricity + Lots of blocks to stack to learn shapes and colours. Wood : beech and cherrywood. Silent wheels made from non-slip rubber. Length of the string : 50 cm. Water-based paint.







Link: Gross motor skills, fine motor skills, imaginative play, colour recognition

Price: 39.99 Euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/janod-zigolos-giant-multicolour-train


5. TickiT Rainbow Block Set


24 rubberwood blocks in 6 shapes and with 4 different transparent coloured acrylic inserts for building, comparing, shape recognition, colour mixing and for use on a light box. These are the same size as the Mirror Block Set (73378) which form a natural extension to this set. Supports sensory learning, observing colour and even mixing colours as well as maths skills.





Benefits: Observation, colour recognition, colour mixing, language & communication, fine motor skills

Price: 33 Euro

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/rainbow-block-set-pack-of-24


6. TickiT Rainbow Wooden Nuts and Bolts


Beautiful solid beechwood nuts and bolts in seven different shapes and in the seven colours of the rainbow. Each nut has a corresponding matching bolt for pairing by colour and shape, and each shape has a different number of edges, increasing from 1 to 8. The chunky pieces are the ideal size for young children to manipulate and come in a natural finish to show the grain of the wood. Perfect for learning about colour and shape, for supporting counting and early numeracy, as well as improving manual dexterity and fine motor strength. Includes cotton bag.




Benefits: Communication & Language skills, Fine motor skills, Maths skills, Colour Recognition

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/rainbow-wooden-nuts-and-bolts-pack-of-21

Price: 30.99 Euro






For 2 years +


  1. Haba Arranging Game - Magical Pyramids

Magical Pyramids gives your child unlimited possibilities to explore her or his creativity, or to arrange the triangles in predetermined patterns. The 36 wooden triangles in 6 brilliant colours are laid in the wooden frame board, and can be rearranged endlessly. Whether according to pattern or personal design, fascinating fun is guaranteed! Includes: 1 frame board, 36 pyramids, 6 two-sided pattern templates.







Benefits: Fine motor skills, cognitive skills, concentration, creativity

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/haba-arranging-game-magical-pyramids

Price: 23 Euro


2. Rainbow Tower Stacking Game


Stacking and tinkering! This large wooden stacking tower in rainbow colours makes an impression with an additional task: the differently sized wooden discs must not only be pushed onto the pole in the correct order, but also turned to the right position so that the gaps in the discs match up with the position of the small pins on the pole. It's a tricky task that trains fine motor skills and problem-solving skills! The rounded base allows the completed stacking tower to wobble around as a fun reward. Playing with stacking towers provides not only long-lasting playtime fun for children, but also playfully promotes their comprehension of colours, shapes, and sizes at the same time.




Benefits: Fine motor skills, maths skills, colour recognition, communication skills

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/rainbow-stacking-tower-game

Price: 24.99 EUR



3. Sensory Block Set - Pk 16


16 large rubberwood blocks containing beads, transparent acrylic, coloured sand and water/glitter filled pockets in 4 different shapes (square, rectangle, triangle and semicircle). The Sensory Blocks will promote observation in the wider sense, as all the shapes follow the same convention of colour and shape. So for example, regardless of the contents of the block the triangles are always green. The combination of smooth wood exterior and the brightly coloured sensory centre makes a fascinating component with a multitude of educational possibilities for use with children of all ages.


Awards:
2018 Teach Early Years Awards - Finalist
2012 Good Toy Guide - Approved
2009 Education Resources Awards - Winner
2008 Practical Pre-School Awards - Gold



Benefits: Sensory play, observation, fine motor skills, maths, language & communication skills

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/sensory-block-set-pk-16

Price: 57 Euro


4. Sweet Cocoon Alphabet Puzzle


It's time to learn the alphabet! Here is a toy that will amuse your child while helping him/her discover the letters of the alphabet! This wooden learning toy, accessible from 2 years old, with soft pastel colours, will allow your child to learn the alphabet at his/her own pace thanks to several levels of play. He/she will be able to place the letters on the corresponding colours, recognise the letters and then write them thanks to the board on the back and the chalk provided. This wooden toy is part of the Sweet Cocoon collection, a range with delicate colours, inspired by current trends to accompany your child's first learning in a gentle way! This game contains 26 wooden letters, 1 chalk and a wooden board on both sides.



Benefits: Fine motor skills, cognitive skills, letter recognition, spelling skills

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/sweet-cocoon-alphabet-puzzle

Price: 26.99 Euro


5. Multi Cars Truck


A gorgeous 2 in 1 toy for any vehicle lover out there. Fine motor skills are improved by picking up the car and racing them around. Then gross motor skills are engaged as the truck can be pulled along by its string.



Benefits: Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, imaginative play

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/multi-cars-truck

Price: 30.99 Euro


For 3 years +


  1. Bikloon Vintage Metal Balance Bike -Pink

Ideal for trips outdoors, this real vintage metal balance bike with inflatable tires will help your child master his balance and develop his coordination.He will be able to imitate older kids and learn to ride a bike more easily without the stabilisers. The adjustable seat adapts to the size of the child as he grows up (from 40 to 46 cm). The balance bike comes with a nice basket (imitation wicker), which attaches easily to the front thanks to its system of adaptable straps. Ideal for carrying a water bottle, comforter or any other essential toys! (Also available in beige which will be back in stock soon).




Benefits: Balance and coordination

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/bikloon-vintage-metal-balance-bike-pink

Price: 119.99 Euro


2. Lubulona Town Spring City Maxi


Our Lubu Town Spring City is a great educational and creative construction toy for boys and girls. It comes with four stackable houses and four ladders, as well two wooden toy cars with wooden figures and two roofs. Cars, roofs and figures are painted in pastel colours mint and pink. This unique toy with allows children to create different buildings and enjoy a fun time with their own constructions, the wooden toy cars and the little people. Lubu Town is a creative, modern and sustainable wooden toy made entirely in Europe.


This can be paired with more Lubulona cars, buses, house and tunnels to make a fantastic imagination-sparking scene that your child will spend hours playing with.




Benefits: imaginative play, construction-based play, concentration

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/lubu-town-spring-city-maxi

Price: 49.90 Euro


3. Magneti' Book - English Alphabet


A Magnetic educational game to learn the alphabet in English. Composed of 26 illustrated magnets and 116 letter magnets. The aim is to write the word indicated on the picture magnet on the magnetic board. Very portable and easy to take with you travelling to entertain the children! Available in four other versions also.




Benefits: Fine motor skills, communication & language skills, cognitive skills

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/janod-english-alphabet-magneti-book

Price: From 20.99 Euro to 22.00 Euro


4. The World of Maileg


These beautiful handcrafted, whimsical Maileg mice and accessories are delightful creatures that are the perfect size for a child's hand. These promote hours of imaginative play which is so crucially important for children's development. Children learn about the world around them and make sense of it through imaginative play. Discover our beautiful Maileg collection to inspire your little one!




Benefits: Imaginative play, language and communcation skills

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/maileg-triplets-baby-mice-in-matchbox

Price: Prices start from 22.50 Euro


5. Brico' Kids Wooden Tool Box


Give me the spanner! Because mum and dad do jobs around the house or like to do DIY from time to time, you may have noticed that your child wants to imitate you and help you in their own way? This toolbox contains all the materials your child will need to do what the grown-ups do in complete safety! This wooden DIY case contains 9 tools: a hammer, a flat screwdriver, a drill, a saw, a monkey wrench, a spanner, a ruler, 2 pliers. Thanks to its easy-to-carry case, children aged 3 and over will be able to take these beautiful tools to all their favourite building sites!



Benefits: Fine motor skills, imaginative play, construction-based play

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/brico-kids-tool-box-wood

Price: 31.99 Euro


5 years +


  1. Wooden Balance Board

Kids do not need instructions – das.Brett balance board supports intuitive, imagination play!


The open ended play with our balance board enables children to move freely and creatively. They playfully strengthen their balance, coordination and body awareness. Das.Brett offers a wide range of uses and unlimited possibilities. There are no rules to follow, children's imagination knows no bounds. You balance standing, kneeling or lying. Then they transform the wobble board into a slide, a bridge or even a pirate ship.


Made in Erzgebirge, Germany from natural beechwood made into a 7-ply beech veneer; natural oils that are solvent-free, dermatologically tested, and even foodsafe; (suitable from 3 years +).



Benefits: Gross motor skills, imaginative play

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/wooden-balance-board

Price: 105 Euro


2. Solar System Educational Puzzle


This beautiful cardboard puzzle will allow your child to discover the solar system. This puzzle is accompanied by an educational booklet to learn more about our solar system. The puzzle is mat with a selective varnish applied to the planets. A poster to be used as a template is include. Number of pieces: 100.




Benefits: Cognitive skills, concentration, fine motor skills

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/janod-solar-system-educational-puzzle

Price: 16.99 Euro


3. Haba 3D Arranging Game - Mosaic Blocks


A kaleidoscope feast for the eyes! The 3D Mosaic Block set is an arranging game for budding artists and architects. As you place each block, beautiful unique variations take place. Free play or build using the varying degrees of difficulty templates to copy. While exploring their imaginations the children also learn various geometric shapes.


Content: 48 wooden blocks, 10 double sided template cards.





Benefits: Cognitive skills, fine motor skills, colour and shape recognition

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/haba-3d-arranging-game-mosaic-blocks

Price: 33 Euro


7 years


  1. World Magnetic Map -92 Piece


Around the world in 92 magnets! A fun and educational way of discovering the planet. Each magnet represents a country or region of the world, with its name, capital and an illustration characteristic of that part of the world. The big magnetic board shows the world with its continents and oceans : the colour used for each region helps you find its place. Have fun putting each country in its place and you will have a wonderful map of the world which you can hang on the wall.



Benefits: Fine motor skills, language and communication, geography and different cultures

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/janod-magnetic-world-map-puzzle-english-version-92-pieces-wood

Price: 49.99 Euro


2. Genius Book Series


A series of illustrated books specifically designed for children in elementary education, narrating the stories of those great historical figures who have left their mark on humanity in fields such as science, art, exploration, music, and other subjects. Young readers will be able to read all about these famous people's main achievements, experiencing the main steps of their lives through Isabel Munoz's engaging illustrations, and finding out some curious facts about their work and success. In the new volumes of the series, children will be fascinated by the genial personality and great skills of Raphael, the incredible discoveries about Physics and Biology made by Isaac Newton and Louis Pasteur, the major accomplishments in the history of flight by Amelia Earhart, and the important place Ella Fitzgerald had in the history of jazz music. There is a timeline at the end of each volume listing the main biographical events and some simple quizzes will help children to further understand and test their knowledge.




Benefits: Reading and language skills, history,

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/marie-curie-genius-book-series

Price: 9.99 Euro


3. World Giant Puzzle - 300 Pieces


A 300-piece giant puzzle representing the world with different colours for each continent. An efficient and playful method to learn the world map and specialties of each country. Poster included. Pack: a lovely suitcase, easy to carry thanks to its fabric handle.





Benefits: Fine motor skills, cognitive skills, concentration

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/world-giant-puzzle-300-pieces

Price: 20 Euro


10 years +


  1. Origami Delightful Decoration

This creative kit allows you to create cute origami decorations to decorate your room with a garland, flowers, birds, little boxes, etc. This box contains: 70 sheets of paper of 2 different sizes, 30 sheets with a golden effect, 2 wooden rods, 1 self-adhesive hook for the garland, a cord, 10 golden pearls and 1 booklet with models and instructions.




Benefits: Fine motor skills, creativity

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/origami-delightful-decoration

Price: 19.99 Euro


2. Bodymagnets in 12 languages


Learn the human body while having fun. 76 magnets and 1 magnetic board to learn and assemble the different parts of the human body. 4 maps with detailed explanations on : the skeleton, the organs, the muscles and the body (cards in French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Italian, Russian, Danish, Japanese and Chinese). Comes with a wooden stick. Wood : birchwood (stick). Cardboard : tray + magnets (18 magnets per map + 4 additional magnets for the body layer). 24 cards in total (2 cards printed on both sides per language). Closed gift box. This toy has been rewarded in the US in 2012 and got the gold seal for the best toy at Oppenheim awards, recognition given by the consumers.




Benefits: STEM toy, language and communication skills, fine motor skills

Link: https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/bodymagnet-in-12-languages

Price: 36.99 Euro


3. 100 Things to Know Books


Space: A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.



Benefits: Reading and language, cognitive skills

Link:https://www.busyatplay.com/product-page/100-things-to-know-about-space

Price: 12.99 Euro






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