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I would say that Great Britain is one of the best countries in the world for making music and writing songs, would you agree?
We have been at the forefront of excellent song writers and musicians for over 50 years, think of what The Beatles and The Rolling [...]
The last toy to bring to your attention just in time for Christmas is the Pintoy General Hospital from the John Crane collection.
It comes half flat packed in a box with just the second, smaller building which needs constructing and takes 5 minutes maximum.
Painted in vibrant, bright colours with a moving lift [...]
One of John Crane’s most popular toys is their fire engine and I have been sent one to review for Mari’s World.
I can say straight off I love it and it has been made to the usual very high standards that John Crane demands. No rough edges and very interactive, this fire engine [...]
Bananas in Pyjamas
Bananas in Pyjamas have proven to be a roaring success with children as they appeal to the ‘making mistakes’ crew where it’s seen that all turns out well in the end. The soft and cuddly B1 and B2 talking soft toy. Squeeze the characters’ tummy to hear one of five fun [...]
I’ve been working with John Crane now for over a year and know just how good their toys are. I’ve met some members of staff and know how much they all care about their products. A lot of time and thought goes into making sure their products are of top quality and desirable for [...]
It’s toy box time again and this week John Crane are proposing a 21 piece game called Animags Wild Animals.
A collection of 6 wild animals made out of wood and brightly painted plus three bushes to create a jungle environment. Each animal is divided into three pieces which fit one on top of [...]
Most little girls like to play ‘mummy’ at some point in their childhood, some more than others and some not at all but there again I have seen many a happy little boy cuddle a doll and rock him/her to sleep or take care of him as only a good parent can.
All good [...]
This is what I’d call an old fashioned game, it’s one that I remember from my own childhood and one that’s never gone out of fashion. Dominoes. It’s a brilliant game to teach children turn taking, losing and winning, strategy, thinking ahead and of course numbers and matching images.
The John Crane Safari Floor [...]
When John Crane included in their last review package a Sevi Breakfast Tray with eggs and bacon I smiled, what a brilliant idea to teach children to prepare a breakfast tray.
Plus it’s a beautiful wooden toy made by the fabulous Italian company Sevi which encourages role play and conversation.
If there’s one thing [...]
I went to Italy this weekend and as I had quite a few toys to review I thought it only fair to let my granddaughter Gracey have a go with them.
The Moo and Baa Tack Zap made by HABA is a craft kit aimed at children 3 years and up. It consists of [...]