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Have fun learning with these top toys

Get the best of both worlds with this selection of toys that will help your child learn and develop while still having fun. Engage with your little ones with a game of chess, and let their imaginations guide them to have fun while learning new skills.
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Chad Valley Bumper 15 Pack Jigsaws, £9.99 or 2 for £15,

Chad Valley has created the PlaySmart range to help with children’s literacy, numeracy and social interaction skills. This bumper pack includes 15 puzzles, with animal themes, aliens, pirates, and emergency services.
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Chad Valley Wooden Shape Sorter, £9.99 or 2 for £15,

This is a timeless toy that children love. This is a great toy for discovering new skills, practising hand eye coordination and learning about colours and shapes.
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Chad Valley Magnetic Easel, £14.99,

A fun and interactive writing board from the Chad Valley PlaySmart range, featuring lights, music and songs to keep your little ones entertained as they learn.
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Chad Valley Wooden Alphabet Trolley, £12.74,

Another classic children's toy, this wooden alphabet trolley is great for helping your toddler with those first tiny steps, as well as lots of fun and games.
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Child-friendly Chess Set, £20 by La Cour Du Roi,

Chess was recently added to the national curriculum at schools in Spain, to instil concentration in schoolchildren, and improve memory and strategic capacity. This eco-friendly version of chess uses counters and stickers, and comes in an organic cotton bag that doubles-up as the game board - meaning it's easy to tidy away.
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Make Your Own Robot kit, £17.95

Create your own robots with this special kit for robot obsessives, featuring 15 different robot templates, suitable for 3+.
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