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The Bigjigs Toys Blog

With over 35 years experience in making award-winning toys, we know quite a bit about what children (and parents) love.

Explore our collection of toy and parenting blogs, written by our toy experts for you and your family.

How Do Sensory Toys Help Autism?

How Do Sensory Toys Help Autism?

A person with autism may have trouble processing the things they see, taste, touch, hear and smell. If you have a little one with autism, it may be worth trying some sensory toys for autism for them to play with.
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How To Host The Perfect Afternoon Tea

How To Host The Perfect Afternoon Tea

Children’s afternoon tea is always a good idea, especially when it’s of the pretend play kind. Kids can have the chance to be grown-up for an hour or two and mimic real-life scenarios as they serve tea and eat cake. Explore our handy tips!

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How Can Kids Stay Safe At The Beach?

How Can Kids Stay Safe At The Beach?

With the scorching beach days here, we’ve teamed up with our local lifeboat station to discuss all things beach safety. We chatted with Littlestone-on-Sea’s Lifeboat Operations Manager for his best beach safety advice.
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Friendship Activities & Games For Children

Friendship Activities & Games For Children

Having friends is an enjoyable experience and friendship is a skill kids naturally learn. For International Friendship Day we’ve picked out our favourite friendship activities and games for kids. 
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Small Business Spotlight: Toys N Tuck

Small Business Spotlight: Toys N Tuck

We spoke with Emma Dadswell at Toys N Tuck, a family-run business that was established in Essex in 1992. Toys N Tuck has traded in all parts of the county, covering Rayleigh, Billericay, Maldon, and Southend.
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How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

Uh-oh, the dreaded toddler tantrums! Find out why they happen and how you can handle them (without losing your sanity).
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Easy Ice Cream Recipes For Kids

Easy Ice Cream Recipes For Kids

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, we’ve picked our favourite easy ice cream recipes for your little chefs.
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Ideas For A Teddy Bears Picnic

Ideas For A Teddy Bears Picnic

Grab your favourite cuddly bear as today is the official Teddy Bears Picnic Day. Inspired by the famous children’s song, pack your picnic basket and take your teddy on a fun outing.

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Easy Chocolate Kids Recipes

Easy Chocolate Kids Recipes

For a day choc-full of fun, grab your favourite chocolate and transform it into something yummy for World Chocolate Day. Stuck for ideas? Read on…
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Zoom Into July For Formula 1

Zoom Into July For Formula 1

It’s an exciting time for self-confessed petrolheads and racing enthusiasts as Formula 1 is back for 2022. Celebrate in style with our formula 1 toys!
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Pramworld Giveaway

Pramworld Giveaway

Raise your hands if you’d like to nab some amazing Bigjigs Rail goodies! We’ve teamed up with Pramworld to give away a chuffing great prize bundle.
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Grab Your Pens For National Writing Day

Grab Your Pens For National Writing Day

Writing is regarded as one of the best inventions by humans, dating back to around 3,300BC. Studies show that whilst reading develops children’s writing skills, writing helps develop their cognitive development, organisational abilities and powers of persuasion. So, on National Writing Day, challenge your young wordsmith to write!
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