New Year\nHappy new year everyone. We are officially done with 2020! We’re excited about all the exciting and new things 2021 is going to bring. We have a lot planned for you so make sure to check back in regularly to see what’s been happening. Or even better, sign up to our newsletter and be the first one to know everything.\n\n\nBri's January Picks\nBri has picked four favourites for this January. All very versatile and open ended, just as you like it. Our January pics will inspire kids to play, create and dream. Fantastic for all abilities and most ages. Let’s dive right in.\nOur January Line Up\n\nHere’s our January stars:\n\nMagnetic Tiles 110 piece set by Learn \u0026amp; Grow\nExpress Way 16 Pieces by Way To Play \nBuilding Pebble Set in Box A4 Cards by EDX Education\nZiptou Wooden Game by Djeco\n\nMagnetic Tiles 110 piece set by Learn \u0026amp; Grow\nNothing really compares to magnetic building. This extensively versatile play simply never gets old. It suits almost every age and it’s so engaging even adults eagerly join in. \nAfter years of using magnetic tiles as an educator, Bri knew firsthand what makes up a good magnetic tile set. Last year she embarked on the journey of creating her own product Learn \u0026amp; Grow Toys. Thanks to her expertise, Learn \u0026amp; Grow tiles have taken the world by storm. Its quality and performance put them on the wishlists around the world in a record time.\n\nWe’ve selected the larger 110 tile set because it’s building capabilities are almost endless. It also includes the car base! The tiles come in the mix of colours and shapes in each box. \nYou can grow it even further by adding additional sets or our Learn \u0026amp; Grow ball run. They are also compatible with most of the brands you might already have. \n\n\nWe’ve recently improved the tiles surface and structure by adding more magnets. Learn \u0026amp; Grow tiles are so fun, we believe everyone should have a set (or a few). Still have questions? Read our FAQ page here.\nExpress Way 16 Pieces by Way To Play\nThis set has been proved to be everyone’s strong favourite. It is suitable for all ages and consists of 16 road parts. Express Way set is perfect for imaginative play as it allows kids to create their own circuits and road maps. It can be used with any for their favourite toys and vehicles.\n\nThis is a great base set to build on as you add and expand your roads in the future.\n\nThe set is so durable it can be used on almost any surface indoors or outdoors. Use it in your water play at the beach, shower or bath. Wipe it clean or even load it in your dishwasher and it will look as good as new.\nBuilding Pebble Set in Box A4 Cards by EDX Education\nYou’ll have lots of fun with this colourful pebble set. From construction to early mathematics. It’s fantastic for developing fine motor skills, learning counting, sorting and even creative design.\n\nThe Rainbow Pebbles were recognised with a 3rd Prize on 2020 BlogOn Toy Awards by parent influencers who are used to putting toys to the test.\n\nThe smooth pebbles offer a calming tactile experience, and the bright colors visually stimulate younger children. Kids can match the pebbles pieces to what’s shown on the activity cards or explore with the pieces and build however they want. \n\nWith parent participation, these pebbles can be used as a tool to help with color recognition, sorting, sequencing, and more.\nOn their own, kids can explore the feel of the pebbles and how the pebbles can be arranged, which helps develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Check more activities ideas here.\nZiptou Wooden Game by DJECO\nThis game teaches kids to learn everyday skills by using three sweet animals. Master the skills of buttoning, snapping, zipping and unzipping. Perfect for developing fine motor skills.\n\nLearning these skills will help kids to get dressed themselves. As a result this will increase confidence, independence and a sense of achievement.\nThe game consists of three animals wrapped up in the colourful coats who need help. Bear needs to be buttoned up, the leopard's coat needs to be snapped closed and the raccoon's jacket needs to be zipped closed. A really helpful hand on game which is really fun at the same time.\n We hope you enjoyed our January picks. Tag us @thecreativetoyshop to show us your play ideas and play spaces. We’re so glad that you are playing, learning and growing with us!