• Alicia Keys only ever lets her children buy one item at the toy shop to teach them the value of money
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    Alicia Keys only ever lets her children buy one item at the toy shop to teach them the value of money

    The singer shares young sons Egypt and Genesis with rapper husband Swiss Beatz.

  • Parents are delighted by £12 pink light-up LOL Surprise trainers from Primark
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    Parents are delighted by £12 pink light-up LOL Surprise trainers from Primark

    They will make the perfect Christmas gift.

  • Build-A-Bear is selling a Christmas Grinch toy for the festive season
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    Build-A-Bear is selling a Christmas Grinch toy for the festive season

    This new Grinch Build-A-Bear is selling out fast as parents snap up the Christmas toy

  • Flash sale alert: 24% off Frozen 2, Toy Story and more Disney Store buys
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    Flash sale alert: 24% off Frozen 2, Toy Story and more Disney Store buys

    From Frozen 2 to Toy Story, stock up on all the Disney gifts you need now.

  • Paloma Faith says she sticks to 'unisex Play-Doh and gardening' for playtime with child whose gender she refuses to reveal
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    Paloma Faith says she sticks to 'unisex Play-Doh and gardening' for playtime with child whose gender she refuses to reveal

    The singer has never disclosed whether she has a son or daughter.

  • Hamleys reveals top 10 toys for Christmas 2019, including a 'smart' Pictionary and a Fortnite Nerf gun
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    Hamleys reveals top 10 toys for Christmas 2019, including a 'smart' Pictionary and a Fortnite Nerf gun

    Yahoo is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Founded 259 years ago, Hamleys of London remains one of the finest toy shops in the world and a true expert in its field.Which is why when the British brand reveals its top Christmas toys, we take note.Interestingly, not one soft toy has earned a spot in this year’s top 10 list. Instead, Hamleys predicts parents will largely be shopping tech toys.From Lego’s first augmented reality Paranormal Bus, to a new 'smart’ Pictionary device, there’s definitely a digital twist to the must-have toys for 2019.Pictionary’s not the only classic board game that’s had a technological do-over. While it might not have made the top 10 list, there’s a new cashless version of Monopoly out this year. The 2019 sees a voice controlled, electronic Mr Monopoly taking charge.But back to the top 10. A number of favourites have also made the cut, including the new LOL Surprise Chalet Dollhouse, Poopsie Surprise Dolls and brand new Stuff-a-Luvs.So, what are you waiting for? It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping...

  • Argos' giant toy sale includes up to 50% off LOL Surprise, Barbie and Lego
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    Argos' giant toy sale includes up to 50% off LOL Surprise, Barbie and Lego

    The sale will run until 1 October both online and in stores across the UK.

  • John Lewis predict the top toys for Christmas 2019
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    John Lewis predict the top toys for Christmas 2019

    Yes, it’s now only 17 weeks until Christmas.Although it may be a tad too soon to throw yourself fully into present shopping, getting a head start is always a good idea, especially if you have kids.Luckily, John Lewis have just revealed their predictions of the top 10 toys for Christmas 2019 - and the results may surprise you.The retailers have already seen a 21% increase in sales of wooden toys this year, due to the growing importance of buying products that can be passed down for generations.“As we all become more aware of our impact on the environment we are seeing a move away from products such as slime and collectables in favour of more sustainable toys that have limitless play value and can be passed down to younger children” says Harry Boughton, Toy Buyer at John Lewis.Therefore, 15 new wooden toys have been created for Christmas 2019, the high street store now having 120 types on offer, including a 50-piece train set, mini kitchen and a pull-along unicorn.The list also includes some trusty favourites, such as a rocket LEGO set, folding scooter and dolls house.The editors at Yahoo UK are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, Yahoo UK may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.

  • Mums delighted by new black Barbie who wears her hair natural and uses a wheelchair to enter Dreamhouse
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    Mums delighted by new black Barbie who wears her hair natural and uses a wheelchair to enter Dreamhouse

    The new doll even comes with a special pink ramp for ease of access.

  • Woman gets stuck in a children's toy car and has to be cut free with a bread knife
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    Woman gets stuck in a children's toy car and has to be cut free with a bread knife

    The 34-year-old was stuck in the Little Tikes mobile for over an hour.

  • Argos reveals top toys for Christmas 2019, including new LEGO Harry Potter and Fortnite toys
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    Argos reveals top toys for Christmas 2019, including new LEGO Harry Potter and Fortnite toys

    Is it too early to talk Christmas? We only ask because Argos has revealed their top 12 toys for Christmas 2019 so parents can get a head start on their crimbo shopping.But with previous last minute scrambles to find in-stock kids faves fresh in parents’ minds (Remember Hatchimal gate?), it’s never to soon to be ticking off the must-wants.From a Fortnite Battle Bus, to a Walking Buzz Lightyear and even a twerking llama, this year’s wishlist wants are expected to be equally as popular, particularly as this year’s offering takes inspiration from some of the biggest movie, TV and gaming franchises.New research conducted by the retailer reveals almost one in five of Brits look to the big screen for their main Christmas present inspiration, buying gifts inspired by TV programmes and films.The toy reveal comes as the retailer’s research reveals that 32% of us expect to spend more on gifts this year, with parents forking out an average of £273 on presents for their children.The list comes as Argos research reveals a quarter of Brits have already started their Christmas shopping and just under 10% have even finished their festive gift buying.The top toys of 2019 will be available to buy at Argos from Saturday 27 July.

  • Timeless children's toy Cozy Coupe is Britain's best-selling car
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    Timeless children's toy Cozy Coupe is Britain's best-selling car

    Do your kids drive a Cozy Coupe?

  • Mum calls for genitalia ban on kids toys after discovering son’s toy lion has a 'willy'
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    Mum calls for genitalia ban on kids toys after discovering son’s toy lion has a 'willy'

    "It's not acceptable to have things like that on children's toys."

  • Mcdonald’s is giving out free Roald Dahl books to encourage children to read more
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    Mcdonald’s is giving out free Roald Dahl books to encourage children to read more

    The fast food chain will distribute 800,000 books throughout New Zealand.

  • From Fortnite to slime, this year's most searched-for children's crazes
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    From Fortnite to slime, this year's most searched-for children's crazes

    Amid political uncertainty and financial drama, 2018 saw a number of adults across the globe give in to their inner child – all thanks to a number of crazes sweeping the Internet.Whether you’re guilty of embarrassing your kids by trialling dance trend ‘The Floss‘ or can’t resist humming along to ‘Baby Shark’, this year we all tried to take life a little less seriously.But which obsessions were the biggest talking point at the family dinner table?From cult game Fortnite to silver screen sensation ‘The Greatest Showman’, we’ve tracked down Yahoo UK‘s most searched-for crazes of 2018.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 10% of children stay up past 10pm: Here’s how to get children to bed on time Most popular baby names of 2018 revealedShould children be playing with more traditional toys? Expert explains why

  • Children's slime toys sold in UK contain worrying levels of chemicals
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    Children's slime toys sold in UK contain worrying levels of chemicals

    Just how safe is slime?

  • 14 best toys for 2018
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    14 best toys for 2018

    Wondering what to buy the small people in your life? It’s that time of year when the toy companies launch their new ranges.

  • Should children be playing with more traditional toys? Expert explains why
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    Should children be playing with more traditional toys? Expert explains why

    According to a recent poll, a large number of parents want their kids to play with traditional toys such as bikes, board games and teddy bears.

  • Mum's foolproof method for getting her children to tidy their toys goes viral
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    Mum's foolproof method for getting her children to tidy their toys goes viral

    Introducing the F***et Bucket!

  • John Lewis releases predictions for top 10 toys this Christmas
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    John Lewis releases predictions for top 10 toys this Christmas

    Too early for the 'C' word?

  • Furby, Barbie and more: The bestselling Christmas toys from the past 30 years
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    Furby, Barbie and more: The bestselling Christmas toys from the past 30 years

    While 2017’s Christmas toys are set to be full of ‘Star Wars’ paraphernalia and unicorn-themed gadgets, the past three decades have shown some changing trends in the likes and dislikes of children.Toys R Us collated the top Christmas toys from the past 30 years and some additions are rather surprising.While films have inspired many a popular toy, in 2010 children didn’t even want a toy, opting for the ‘Toy Story 3’ DVD instead.Furbies also appear on the list twice, making their debut in 1998 and then again in 2013 as they swept up an entire new generation.Take a look at all of the gifts and gadgets to see which you owned – and which you longed for.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Styles UK:This year’s most wanted Christmas toysIs this year’s most wanted children’s toy really worth its £60 price tag?Bizarre saddle that allows children to ride parents like a horse leaves internet baffled

  • Bizarre saddle that allows children to ride parents like a horse leaves Internet baffled
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    Bizarre saddle that allows children to ride parents like a horse leaves Internet baffled

    'Pony Up Daddy' has left parents confused

  • This year's most-wanted Christmas toys
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    This year's most-wanted Christmas toys

    If trying to track down an in-stock Hatchimal, last year’s sell-out festive must-want, is still fresh in your mind, you might want to check out this year’s most wanted Christmas toys list.And start your shopping early, particularly as the Hatchimals Surprise, this year’s reboot at £74.99, is also expected to be a huge smash hit. (*spoiler alert* the ‘surprise’ is twins!)The latest Nerf blaster, the original 1970s Stretch Armstrong action figure and an animatronic roaring tiger all make the must-have list this Christmas, as British parents prepare to fork out an average of £121 on each child.At £134.99, Hasbro’s FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, which responds to sound and touch and has over 100 movement combinations, is the most expensive toy on the 12-strong list. While the relatively inexpensive £9.99 collectible LOL Surprise dolls are predicted to be one of this year’s top stocking fillers. (Although not all parents are happy about the toy’s limited edition bigger version)Family games, collectibles and characters from movie blockbusters also dominate the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) annual DreamToys list of predicted top sellers.Lego’s £84.99 Star Wars BB-8 and the £69.99 Paw Patrol Sea Patroller are also expected to be sell outs, as is the £49.99 high tech tag game Laser X.The rather unpleasant sounding Toilet Trouble, the £17.99 kid’s game that asks: “Which flush will cause the gush?” is expected to replace Pie Face as this year’s most wanted family board game. Who doesn’t want to be sprayed with pretend toilet water?The list is decided by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK including Argos, Boots, Selfridges, Smyths Toys, The Entertainer, TK Maxx and Toys R US.Commenting on this year’s list, Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for the NPD Group’s toy division said: “The £3.5 billion-strong British toy market is holding on to its position as the largest market in Europe and the fourth biggest worldwide.“This year, British kids aged up to 11 years will receive on average 11 toys for Christmas, worth collectively £121.“All year, affordable collectibles have topped the best-seller lists, with seven out of the top 10 best-selling toys since the beginning of 2017 retailing for under £10.”Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys committee, said: “This year’s DreamToys top 12 is an exciting range of innovative toys that demonstrate the creativity of the toy industry and the magic of Christmas.“From the biggest collectible trends and licenses of 2017 to exciting action products and board game sensations, this year’s list is incredibly diverse and with price points to suit all budgets.“With so many products vying for a child’s attention it’s pleasing to be able to pick a list that promotes togetherness, innovation and creative play that will capture the imagination this Christmas.”Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Would you spend £175 on an advent calendar?People are decorating pineapples instead of trees this ChristmasOverloading on Christmas music isn’t good for you

  • Is this year's most-wanted children's toy really worth its £60 price tag?
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    Is this year's most-wanted children's toy really worth its £60 price tag?

    Must-have or major disappointment?

  • LEGO's New 'Women in NASA' Set Is Already A Bestselling Toy
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    LEGO's New 'Women in NASA' Set Is Already A Bestselling Toy

    Already the number one on Amazon