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It's the Simple Little Things for Grapat in 2021!

It's the Simple Little Things for Grapat in 2021!

February 16, 2021 3 min read

One of our favourite wooden toy companies at BabyDonkie has just released their newest toys for 2021, aptly titled 'Simple Little Things'. 

With 12 new designs across their four ranges of toys, these new toys acknowledge a childhood that is slower and relishes the innocence of that first smell of flower, or jumping in a muddy puddle or climbing a tree to the top for the first time. 

The new collection is about remembering that time as a child when we looked at the world with rainbow glasses with a hope and joy for the future.

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Creative Play - DIY Baked Clay Dinosaur Activity

Creative Play - DIY Baked Clay Dinosaur Activity

February 02, 2021 3 min read

This DIY activity incorporating FIMO baked clay and wooden dinosaur toys from Lee aka You Give Me Grace is a wonderful way to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative play to make this dinosaur wonderland!  

Lee, the amazing product stylist, visual content creator, blogger and shop owner from You Give Me Grace, has kindly given us step by step instructions on how to create this fantastic Creative Play Dinosaur activity to add to your Tenderleaf Wooden Dinosaurs.

It is a great invitation to play activity that you can do at home.

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Creative Play -  DIY Baked Clay Coral Activity

Creative Play - DIY Baked Clay Coral Activity

December 01, 2020 3 min read

I am thrilled to welcome Lee, from the amazing blog You Give Me Grace, who has kindly given us an incredible Creative Play DIY Coral activity that you can do at home.

Check out Lee's step by step instructions on how to create each colourful baked clay coral piece that you can then use to play with your Tenderleaf Wooden toys.

This activity is perfect for the upcoming summer holidays to help entertain the kids!

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Learn and Grow vs Connetix Magnetic Marble Runs - how do they compare?

Learn and Grow vs Connetix Magnetic Marble Runs - how do they compare?

November 19, 2020 3 min read 3 Comments

With the introduction of magnetic ball runs this year, I am constantly being asked about the similarities and differences between our Learn and Grow and Connetix magnetic ball runs.

I thought I would do a little side by side comparison and run down for you to help you decide which one you like the best.

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The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids 2020

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids 2020

November 09, 2020 2 min read

Wow, what a year 2020 has been! Who could have known or predicted what this year would be like with the Covid pandemic but I am really looking forward to celebrating Christmas this year and spending time with my family. 

I wanted to share some wonderful gift ideas for your children and this year, after consultation with many of you, I have grouped our gift guides in age.

We have stocking fillers and gifts for under the tree and I know that our Marble runs and our Paola Reina dolls have been best sellers this Christmas. 

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BabyDonkie 50K Playspace Giveaway

BabyDonkie 50K Playspace Giveaway

August 26, 2020 1 min read

Wow, I can't believe we have reached 50K followers on Instagram! It has taken a lot of hard work and love to get here but I am so appreciative of you being with me on my journey. 

As a HUGE thank you to all my lovely customers and followers, I am hosting an amazing giveaway worth over $1500 in prizes!! 

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Miniland Asian Baby Doll next to rattan basket

Miniland or Minikane - which doll will you choose?

August 13, 2020 4 min read 2 Comments

There are currently a number of incredible baby dolls available for your little one and it can be hard to decide which one is best suited for your child. 

On the blog, I wanted to showcase two baby dolls, Miniland and Minikane that we are now stocking at BabyDonkie and explain the differences and similarities between them.

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For The Love Of Rattan Toys

For The Love Of Rattan Toys

July 31, 2020 2 min read

Rattan toys are stunning as their simple yet classic designs and sustainable nature mean they can be passed down to the next generation and leave a gentle footprint on our earth. When I choose new brands to stock for BabyDonkie, I carefully decided on brands that are eco-conscious, sell high-quality pieces and timeless designs. Brands that will go beyond any current interior or toy trend which is why I have chosen to stock some gorgeous rattan pieces from Tiny Harlow, Olli Ella and Juni Moon as I know these brands produce luxe quality, timeless pieces that will transcend trends. I also think they are pieces that will suit any room or styling. This month on the blog, we showcase the gorgeous rattan pieces from Australian brands Tiny Harlow, Olli Ella and Juni Moon.

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How Do Connetix Tiles Compare?

How Do Connetix Tiles Compare?

July 07, 2020 3 min read

Connetix tiles have been a HUGE at BabyDonkie since they arrived in-store in October. I wanted to do a blog post on Connetix as I get a lot of questions asking about how these tiles compare to Magna tiles, Playmags and Magformers. 

Firstly, just to give an overview, magnetic tiles are great for kids 3+ (even younger depending on their fine motor skills) as they allow kids to construct 2D and 3D shapes like triangles, squares, prisms, rectangles and more. These tiles are all about getting as creative as your child's imagination will allow. 

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Talking with Your Child about Diversity and Inclusion

Talking with Your Child about Diversity and Inclusion

June 12, 2020 2 min read

As parents, I feel that our children should be growing up in a world where people are loved and embraced regardless of race, colour or religion. A world where kindness is first always and a place where we treat each other with respect, dignity and love. I find that using books and toys helps with having these frank life discussions with my kids
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BabyDonkie Grapat Lola 2020 set

How to Play with Grapat Loose Parts and Mandalas

May 09, 2020 3 min read

Grapat is one of our favourite open-ended toy at BabyDonkie and has just released their newest collection in Australia. In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts from Invitation to Play, Invitation to Read, to colour sorting and pattern play.

In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts. 

One of our beautiful customers Nicole from @sweet_life_of_mine__ who is also a school teacher has kindly allowed us to share some of her Grapat activities and ideas for loose parts play. 

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Helpful Online Resources for Kids Stuck At Home

Helpful Online Resources for Kids Stuck At Home

April 03, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

We are officially remote learning as of this week as I am sure many of you are around Australia and indeed the globe! Here is my list of go-to online resources for maths, art, science, English and technology which we have been using for remote learning at home for kids aged 0-12 years.
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