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Source: http://www.ravereview.co.za      December 2012

Well here we are again. Can’t believe that one year ago today we sent out our list of must haves for Christmas. This time though, we’re going bigger. We have two separate lists to share with you, there’s one for the adults and one for the little people in your life. What’s better than seeing a child’s expression when leaving a plate of cookies for Santa the night before Christmas, and then seeing the excitement on the faces when they see all the presents under the tree. In our book, there’s nothing better than the smile on the face of a child, and we have chosen our absolute favourite toys for the silly season. They’re educational, they’re fun, but most importantly, they’re engaging, so you’ll all be able to play along, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what Christmas is all about. Family.

Now onto Rave Review’s must have toys for the festive season…

XMAS TOY WONDERLAND

Well here we are again. Can’t believe that one year ago today we sent out our list of must haves for Christmas. This time though, we’re going bigger. We have two separate lists to share with you, there’s one for the adults and one for the little people in your life. What’s better than seeing a child’s expression when leaving a plate of cookies for Santa the night before Christmas, and then seeing the excitement on the faces when they see all the presents under the tree. In our book, there’s nothing better than the smile on the face of a child, and we have chosen our absolute favourite toys for the silly season. They’re educational, they’re fun, but most importantly, they’re engaging, so you’ll all be able to play along, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what Christmas is all about. Family.

Now onto Rave Review’s must have toys for the festive season…

FOR YOUR BABY

My Potty Buddy

R499.00

Make potty training fun, and not a nightmare situation with My Potty Buddy. It looks similar to a real toilet and helps tots to make the switch from ‘baby’ to ‘grown up’ potty. It comes with a toilet paper holder, and even sings songs, encouraging phrases and sounds.

Available in Pink and Blue.

Butterfly Dreams Mobile

R599.00

This mobile has the cutest butterfly like animals floating around that will keep your baby totally engaged. This gorgeous toy even sings lullabies and when baba gets older, this can be removed and used as a toy carousel. Totally genius. It also comes with a remote control.

Crib To Floor Mobile

R599.00

This is a ‘grow-with-me’ product with four different uses. It moves from the crib to the floor to keep your baby entertained all over the house. Containing 20 minutes of music as well as soft ocean friends that spin around to enhance visual and hearing senses.

Select A Show Soother

R299.99

This is a fantastic idea for a baby gift. This is a musical experience that ‘lights up’ all the senses. It soothes baby with classical music, lullabies or nature sounds. It presents a stimulating light show on the ceiling that changes as your baby grows. You can choose to use the projection, or the music, or both together.

FOR YOUR TODDLER

Babys First Doll

R149.99

This is the cutest, most huggable doll we’ve ever seen, and we’re sure that it’s one that will remain a friend of your tots forever.  It’s soft, cuddly, easy to hold and carry.

Click And Learn Remote

R149.99

With this toy, baby is in control of all the fun. Sing-along  songs and phrases help your toddler to learn numbers, colours, opposites and shapes. It’s ideal for a babies teeny tiny hands and is definitely a winner in our book!

Fisher Price Learning Book

R149.00

Another thing we love are books, and there are books just for toddlers that introduce the world of stories to them. With the Fisher Price books there are pages to turn, pictures to see, a story to learn and a song to sing.

Little People Range

PRICE ON REQUEST

I had to include this range, as I used to play with it as a child. Granted, the range has had maybe 50 makeovers since then, but the memories I have of playing with it, are still strong and evoke happy times in me.  There’s a Tow & Stow Garage, an Airplane and a School Bus to keep you company, not to mention the little people who fit into them. They are safe to play with, durable, and imaginative.

FOR THE GIRLS

Barbie Fashionista Ultimate Closet

R299.00

Now Barbie Fashionista’s can have their very own closet to keep all their fashion trends in. This gorgeous closet doubles as a stylish carrying case, but when you open it, it’s all clothes, shoes and accessories.

Barbie Hairtastic Cut and Style

R249.99

I remember giving my sisters Barbie doll’s a haircut way back when, she was less than impressed and I wish this doll was around when I needed her. With this Barbie you can cut her long hair with the magical scissors, and even add extensions for a longer hairstyle. This set includes Barbie, hair extensions and all other accessories to create her perfect look.

Fashion On The Go Minnie Bow-tique

R599.00

Roll along with Minnie Mouse in this dress up and go set. All accessories come in a travel like case along with wheels and a handle for easy transportation. Opening up the Bow-tique reveals a dressing room and make-up area. Pushing the magic button will reveal a special disco lights show!

FOR THE BOYS

Cars 2 Grand Prix Race Launcher

R299.99

Line up, launch and race up to 10 cars. This toy is totally portable so perfect for a sleepover at a friends house.

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Booster Pack

R299.00

This awesome car racing set gives you the ultimate thrill. This booster launches cars up the ramp for anti-gravity thrills. There are also tons of extra’s you can get to add to the fun.

WWE Tornado Takedown Ring

R499.00

With this ring you’ll bring WWE action right to your bedroom. Spin fast to launch the figures out of the ring, you can even power your figures up with flashing lights and awesome battle sounds.

WWE Figures

R179,99

Recreate your favourite superstar moves with these WWE Figures. With extreme articulation and authentic details, you’ll think this is the real thing.

FOR THE FAMILY

UNO Deluxe

R129.99

Who doesn’t love UNO, its such a classic. It’s like what fish is to chips!

Quick to learn, easy to play and fun for the whole family to play on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Scrabble

R199.99

Another classic! Every word counts with Scrabble.  A new and improved version on every scale, let’s see whose the brains in the family and who can make the best words for the most points. Always a crowd pleaser.

 Madagascar 3 DVD

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

We found it on loot.co.za for R129.99

4AKID.CO.ZA FAVES

The Knot Genie™ Detangling Brush

R195

One of our favourite reviews of the year! Created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child’s hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you’ll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends. You’ve wished for hair brushing standoffs to end. Wish granted.

Teenie Genie 

R175

At 20% smaller than The Knot Genie™, it’s the perfect brush for little hands, travel, and, as all Knot Genies, making parents a bit more sane. So now you can give your child a bit more independence and knot-free hair.

Kids Slap Watches

R65

We adore these! Not only are they super fun to use as a kid, but the array of colours, shapes and characters they come in are boundless!

Smitten Flutter Diaper Covers 

R75

Sweetly ruffled panty adorned with chiffon ruffles. Choose from a wide selection of colours to match our pettiskirts and pettitops.

BOOKS FOR KIDS

My Fairytale Dream Palace by Maggie Bateson

R240

A magical, pop up fairytale palace! Petal, Poppy, Rose and Acorn are off to a magical sleepover inside the Sweet Dreams Fairytale Castle. Join them as they tip toe through Sleeping Beauty’s chamber, discover Rapunzel’s Tower, explore the Wolf’s Garden Maze and enjoy a midnight feast inside Cinderella’s Kitchen. There are dolls to cut out and play with and most magical of all, the entire book opens up into a pop up world. It had this 30 year old spellbound.

Alienography 2 – Tips for tiny tyrants by Chris Riddell

R204

Do you know the difference between a Nostromian Weevil and a Zyglon Tentacle Beast? Could you resist an invasion of Purple Peekons? And can you outwit a Fantabbydosian? No? You need this book! Rich in comic detail, this extraordinary book is packed with revolting aliens and impossible spaceships. Magnificently illustrated and with novelty elements including five pull-out postcards, a mini ‘Who’s What and From Where’ booklet and a ‘Bottom Trumps’ card game, this is Chris Riddell at his very best.

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS

MATTEL ARE GIVING AWAY 1 X BABY HAMPER, 1 X GIRLS HAMPER, AND 1 X BOYS HAMPER EACH TO THE VALUE OF R1000 EACH.

4AKID.CO.ZA ARE GIVING AWAY 10 KIDS SLAP WATCHES.

PANMACMILLAN SOUTH AFRICA ARE GIVING AWAY 2 COPIES EACH OF MY FAIRYTALE DREAM PALACE AND ALIENOGRAPHY 2

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