Sunshine + Rainbows
Rainbows are in!
We know you all love rainbows, and we have all been cheered up by the hundreds of brightly coloured rainbow paintings and drawings pasted up in all the windows the past 3 months.
There really is something magical about slabs of glowing bright colours sitting side by side and they never fail to bring a smile to our faces. We spend a lot of design time carefully selecting just the right hues and tones for our colourful toys because we know just how important colour is to children....and grown ups!
Children learn through play and exploring the world about them. Toddlers usually learn about colour from a very early age, alongside developing hand to eye co-ordination, fine motor skills, and 'cause and effect' (uh-oh!) So...encouraging your child to identify colours is an important milestone in a child’s cognitive process and naming the colours is part of a child’s language development.
Early identification of colours helps to create the cognitive link between visual clues and words.
One of our best selling toys is our rainbow birthday cake which on slicing through the velcro portions reveals its brightly coloured layers.
Our lovely friends over at Kidly.com recently celebrated their 5th birthday, and they chose our cake as their centre piece!
Create your own rainbow
Our Colour Me Happy snake of many colours is also a shape sorter, and we discovered that it's perfect for creating imprints in play dough!
We found this lovely recipe for playdough.
Completely safe and chemical free..
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- Half a cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons of cream of Tartar
- 1 - 1.5 cups of hot water
- Food colouring
- Few drops of Glycerine ( optional)
Mix it all up together adding the water until you feel it is wet enough, and then knead really well on a work surface.
The playdough can then be stored in a Tupperware for future use.