Welcome spring with nature inspired activities from toysandbears.com

Spring is here, and toysandbears.com have some brilliant toys and games available to keep the children busy, and also help with their development and learning. We tried out the Life Cycle Wheel, which is very different from other toys I’ve seen before. It is a unique idea, which makes life cycles really easy for children to understand in a hands on simple way.

The set is made up of a wheel, with a magnifying window, and six sets of five cards which take you through all the life cycle stages of various organisms like caterpillar to butterfly, the stages of a puppy growing into a dog, an apple into an apple tree and more.

This toy worked really well with my 4 year old daughter as she was able to understand the concepts well, and enjoyed playing with it and using the wheel and cards independently. All of the pieces are quite chunky and durable, and the illustrations and labelling are all very clear.

The graphics are very cute, and the concept of the wheel works easily and well. When you press the button at the front, the cards rotate and the next stage will be shown inside your magnifying viewer.

The Thinking Kits Life Cycle Wheel is available from toysandbears.com for 16.99 and recommended for ages 4-8 years.

More Ideas… Check out all of these toys and games which are perfect for Spring

All available from toysandbears.com

Pressed Flower Art £13.99 Recycle fallen flowers and leaves. Preserve the beauty of nature in with this pressed flower craft set. Includes items for making ornamental boxes, greeting cards and bookmarks. Suitable for 5+. Life Cycle Wheel £16.99 How does an organism grow? Experience the changes animals and plants undergo stage-by-stage. Suitable for 4+. Grow-A-Maze £15.99 Plant a bean in the soil and watch it grow and find its way through the maze. Observe the root development inside the soil chamber and water base pot. Suitable for 8+.

Quilling Collectibles Mini Flowers £9.99 Design, create and enjoy beautiful quilled potted plants. Learn the art of coiling paper with a quilling tool. Includes 5 colourful flowers in pots. Suitable for 6+. Glitter Pots ‘N’ Paints £24.99 Best Seller! Design, paint and decorate terracotta flowerpots, then plant a mini garden. Includes all you need to decorate 5 mini flowerpots. Suitable for 8+. Pressed Flower Fairy £‎15.99 Collect flowers and leaves from your garden and press them. Design beautiful dresses for 6 fairies and make them into decorations. Suitable for 8+.

Origami Room Lights £14.99 Create a string of origami butterflies, birds and flowers. Suitable for 5+, requires adult supervision. Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends £12.99 Make marvellous garden creatures, trees and plants using the ink stamps and pencils in this set! Contains 29 pieces. Suitable for 4+. Origami Flower Lights £15.99 Light up the origami flowers with 10 colour changing LEDs. Suitable for 5+ requires adult supervision.

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