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Tolo Puzzle Ball

Competition – Tolo Puzzle Ball (6 months+)

The Tolo Puzzle Ball is a ball which comes apart into 3 separate sections: 2 identical U-shaped segments and a central rattle. Each of the U-shaped segments has a hole in the end which the central rattle section slots into, and these two outer parts have attractive gizmos on them; squeakers and clickers in bright primary colours.

Tolo Toys are specifically designed to stimulate development of your baby. Because the toys are designed intelligently, using colour, sound and feel as key stimulant aides, your child will quickly discover that learning is fun! Areas of development: colours and shapes, hand to eye co-ordination, gripping and release, touch and feel.

The Boy had great fun testing and playing with this item, and I would say that the age range is suitable from 6-18 months, possibly older. It’s a really attractive ball, which rolls well and is incredibly sturdy. Each section can be played with individually or in a variety of combinations. He particularly liked having the rattle sticking out of the top of one of the holes and got really quite stroppy with me if I tried to put it how it’s designed to be, just goes to show the play possibilities.


In order to win this Puzzle Ball, please tell me what your child’s favourite toy is in the comments box below.

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Competition closes on Friday 21st January 2011 at 8pm. Entry for UK residents only.



Whilst reading twitter earlier, I realised that I hadn’t put any posts on my blog for over a week. When your blog is not very old anyway, a week is a long time! Then I saw a tweet from @MetalMummy about a listography from @KateTakes5. Kate’s idea is along the lines of the Wordless Wednesdays, Silent Sundays and The Gallery (all of which I’m pretty rubbish at remembering to do) but is a list with a topic.

So this week’s theme is as follows:

My Top 5 Good Things About Having Children

1) Bearing in mind the time of year, it’s got to be be Christmas hasn’t it? The Boy’s little face when he was ‘ope’-ning his presents was priceless. He got a little excited and wanted to ‘ope’-n every present he saw from then on in. He also adores the ‘Chris (tmas) tree’ and likes to go and examine all the baubles. Aside from the religious origins, it’s what Christmas is all about isn’t it?

2) Soft-play centres. I love them! Hubby loves them! The Boy loves them! Especially Coconuts, an excellent (if not pricey) local centre. There’s an awful lot of wiffy play centres out there though, aren’t there? But find a good one (like Coconuts) and wahay! The ballpits, the tunnels, going the wrong way up the slides (and trying to avoid getting told off!), we love it all.

3) Finally the downstairs of the house is constantly tidy-ish. I’ve managed to train hubby that stuff needs to be put away or it will be eaten or broken. Aside from The Boy’s toys everywhere, the place is presentable. This is a major feat in our household.

4) Playing with his toys. The range of toys that are available nowadays is completely unbelievable. I used to have to play with a cardboard box and a wooden spoon (ok not quite, but you get the picture).

5) The look on his face when he looks at me. Absolute unconditional love. He doesn’t care how many zits I’ve got, if I’m wearing clothes that have snot stains on them (his not mine), or if I’m a size or seven too big. I’m his mummy and he loves me. And I absolutely adore him with my whole heart, he is a complete and utter treasure and amazes me daily with all the things he’s learning how do to. I grew him, that’s the cleverest thing I have ever done!

Apologies to Kate for two things: one is that I’m not very good at telegraphic writing, secondly I’ve changed it from kids to children in my list.

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