Babies 3 – 6 months
This is a section that is constantly expanding. Our new mums enjoy and make the most of these toys. They are the stepping stones into the use of toys to develop the children’s skills.
Infants 6 months – 2 years
The Infant section includes toys and items used to encourage the development of children who are reaching their first milestones: rolling, crawling, cruising and walking as well as fine motor skills such as posting, shape sorting and stacking.
The Music section contains instruments for budding musicians aged 3 – 10 years such as bongo drums, musical bells and xylophones.
The Expression section includes toys and items used to encourage imaginative play. Young children learn by imagining and doing. During imaginative play children develop social and emotional skills, language skills and thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills. Young children around 18 months begin copying activities they experience in their environment such as cooking, cleaning, caring for children, riding buses or playing on the playground whereas older children 3-10 years+ will enjoy more complex story lines with pirates, knights, dinosaurs or weddings.
We have a large dress up section with over 200 dress ups in our collection and sizes ranging from size 2 to size 6. Great for dress up days, school’s or kindergarten’s events or any other special days like Halloween!
The Specialist section includes games, toys and other items for children of all abilities, including school readiness toys and toys that can be used in conjunction with therapy for children with special needs. Some of our most popular items include those encouraging social and emotional development, numeracy and literacy education and sensory items.
Find out more in the Special Requirement Toys section
The Activity section of the toy library includes items crucial in gross motor skill development such as crawling, walking, jumping, climbing and balancing suitable for children 6 months – 10 years.
Find out more in the Outdoor Equipment section
The games section contains board games for children from as young as 2 years of age who will enjoy learning basic turn taking, matching and dice recognition, all the way up to 10 years and even adults encouraging the family enjoyment of coming together to play a classic board game like Monopoly.
The Puzzle section contains puzzles for children as young as 16 months who can complete very simple puzzles with only a couple of pieces. We have over 400 puzzles of various types including 100 piece jigsaw puzzles for older children and adults to enjoy.
The Coordination section contains many of our great fine motor skill building items that assist children aged 18 months right through to 10 years to understand size, weight, and number concepts. Lego and Duplo are also in the coordination section.