When the kids are home from school for any long amount of time we’ll always be grateful of little ways to keep them entertained and to help them have as much fun as possible. Here we look at a few fun toys and activities to entertain children of various ages!
The Good Dinosaur on Blu-Ray and DVD – Join Arlo and Spot in Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur this March on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download. Directed by Pete Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, The Good Dinosaur has been praised for its ‘wit, style and heart’ combined to create a truly ‘spectacular’ animation and is available on DVD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and digital download now.
Voice talent: The Good Dinosaur showcases an extraordinary roster of voice talent. Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” – parts I & II) as Arlo’s wise Poppa, Frances McDormand (HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge,” “Fargo”) as Arlo’s strong Momma, Marcus Scribner (ABC’s “black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother Buck, Raymond Ochoa (NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) as Arlo, Jack Bright (“Monsters University”) as Spot, Steve Zahn (“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) as a fearless pterodactyl named Thunderclap, AJ Buckley (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) as teen T-Rex Nash, Anna Paquin (HBO’s “True Blood”) as Nash’s tenacious sister Ramsey, and Sam Elliott (FX’s “Justified,” “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” “Grandma”) as T-Rex patriarch Butch.
Disney Store also offer a line of The Good Dinosaur merchandise, including apparel, role play, toys, plush, party supplies and loads more. As you can see below, my nephew is quite taken with his The Good Dinosaur mug in the shape of a dino foot! Take a look at DisneyStore.co.uk.
UKick – It’s no secret that Dragon’s Dens most successful inventions to date actually failed to receive any financial investment in the den; infamous examples include Tangle Teezer which now boasts an annual turnover of 15m, and Trunki which, despite literally cracking under the weight of retail magnate Theo Paphitis, has since made its way into the households of 20% of British three to six year olds.
product-patriotJoining the ranks is David Robson’s UKick which has been backed by retail toy giant Hamleys as one of their top sellers for Christmas 2015. UKick, which is best described as a fusion of badminton and street football, was spotted by David on his travels around Far East Asia. A fresh, modern update to the traditional Asian game of jianzi, the aim of the game is simple: keep UKick off the ground with either your hands or feet.
Hailed for its wide appeal, the user can adjust UKick’s weighted pro discs to suit their skill level, attracting both adults and children, boys and girls!
UKick has a RRP of £7.99. You can get hold of it from Hamleys, Red5, Smyths.
Wicked Mega Bounce XL – Up the ante with the Wicked Mega Bounce XL – a super-sized sensation. With a whopping 80cm/31inch diameter, you’ll be amazed at its size. We recently put it to the test and my little nephew Jacob absolutely loved playing with the Wicked Mega Bounce XL.
Mega Bounce boasts Wicked bouncability on almost any terrain – even grass and sand! Despite being larger than life, Mega Bounce XL is still incredibly easy to throw and catch thanks to its super grip graphics. This extremely durable MEGA ball is perfect for the beach, park or playground and comes with a handy foot pump.
Priced at £20 it won’t break the bank and is the perfect toy for half-term and summer holiday fun! Get it from WickedMania.
Disclaimer: please note that unless otherwise stated some items featured have been provided on a review basis.