The holidays may be a time for relaxing, but they present a few challenges, including entertaining children while in transit. Forget the digital entertainment – they enjoy these toys just as much.
Tsum Tsum 9 Pack Collectables
Available from Toys R Us for R199.90
The latest Disney craze to hit South Africa includes so many collectable characters that play time is far from over.
Available at Toys R Us for R129.90
A car is always a good choice – the adventures to be had are endless.
Leapfrog Read with Me
Available at Makro for R499
An interactive reader to help your child read stories, this is an entertaining and educating all-in-one toy.
Teletubbies Giggling Po
Available from Hamleys for R499
The lovable red Teletubby will keep the fun running with her giggles.
Super Duper Dinosaur
Available from Makro for R149
This dinosaur set has enough features to keep your child entertained and includes a play mat.
Magnetic Drawing Board
Available from Toys R Us for R129.90
Forgo the paper and crayons with this magnetic board. Your child will be entertained for hours with this classic toy.
Lego Duplo Batwing Adventure
Available from Makro for R499
The best thing about Lego Duplo is the size of the pieces. They’re easy to spot and keep track of, so you can avoid tears due to missing pieces.
Classic World Geometric Blocks
Available from takealot.com for R254.
These colourful geometric blocks are fun to play with, and can help your baby or toddler to learn shapes, colours, and the relationships between different size blocks
Fisher-Price Spell and Speak Sea Turtle
Available from Makro for R699.99
Kids can make stronger connections to their first reading words by seeing them, hearing them, spelling them, rhyming them and seeing a picture to help identify them with this fun sea turtle! Pushing the picture buttons on the Turtle’s back rewards your child with spoken and spelled words – and the back-lit LCD screen enhances the learning and play by letting kids see the words they are hearing through text and fun animations.
Fisher-Price Musical Pop-Up Eggs
Available from takealot.com for R349.99
Baby’s actions hatch a pop-up chick, turtle or toucan, with lights, fun sounds and music. He won’t even know he is in the car.
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