Category Toy Reviews

Ka’lide – loads of magnetic fun!

It’s around £19.99, it’s from Tesco, Hamleys or Toys R Us and it’s called Ka’lide…

Total magnetic fun!

Flick, slide and collide your way to winning with the all-new, exciting magnetic game – Ka’lide!

Pit your skills against friends or start a team battle as you take turns to flick your magnetic pucks and build a massive score, but of course that’s just the start of the magnetic fun and action!

Use the magnetic force of the pucks to ‘Bend it like Beckham’ around your opponents pucks and into your scoring zone or decide to play hard ball and use your force to push your opponents pucks into the low scoring positions or even off the mat and out of the game.

Keep your nerve and your cool to create puck clusters that could double, triple or even quadruple your score.  Every game is three rounds so even if you lose orund one all is not lost and anything can happen!


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Leapster 2 – is on its way to testers…

The Leapster 2 games consoledelivers a fun, safe and secure learning experience for children.  The handheld comes complete with a preloaded gameing title and an additional download of choice, so that children can begin their gaming journey immediately.

There’s more info over at and you can buy from Argos, Amazon and Toys R Us – for around £39.99

Leapster2 system also offers a whole new layer of benefits by connecting to the computer.  Kids can play on the go, and then connect their handhelds to the home computer to collect fun rewards they’ve earned.  A new online creativity studio also lets them upload art that they’ve created, embellish it or change it completely, and publish it to share.

With the new USB connection, you can also see children’s progress in recent games, get detailed updates on the skills they are exploring and share in their accomplishments.  The Leapster2 system is one of three new LeapFrog Connected learning systems that connect to the LeapFrog Learning Path, a free online tool that offers unparalleled insights into a child’s learning.

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Count and Draw!

Follow the lights! Learn how to draw shapes, write numbers, count from 0 to 10 and play early maths games.
Position words such as above and below guide children through activities.
You can even make counting a personal experience by adding in your child’s age!
Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customised learning insights and ideas to expand the learning.
Available from and Argos, Amazon and Toys R Us at around £14.99
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Ben and Betty come to town!

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There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to learning, well two new bunnies to be accurate!

Ben and Betty are two cute rabbits who are helping children from as early as aged 2 and a half to get to grips with reading and letters. The loveable characters are the heroes of the new Ben & Betty learning programme.

The Ben & Betty learning programme is an exciting, innovative new scheme to encourage young children to learn the basic educational skills through games and fun activities. The modern, lively approach makes the Ben & Betty programme a positive and successful experience for children and adults alike.

We even have it on very good authority that quite a number of celebrities use Ben & Betty for their kids too!

The system is around £45.95 and available from

We love the little rabbits and hope they do well in the awards!

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Our testers are being chosen…

All of our testers are now being verified and approved.

For the Rainbow Awards we’ll be having the toys tested by a variety of children in a wide variety of settings – so their parents, childminders, teachers and suchlike are all now being officially ‘approved’.

If you would like to consider becoming a Toy Tester please email us.

Any Toy Tester who has a blog will display the following logo to let everyone know they are an approved tester for the Rainbow Awards!

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Awards News…


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