Vilac Picture Dominoes
Dominoes is a classic and a brilliant tool when your little one is learning numbers. As well as numbers these dominoes have gorgeous animal pictures on the reverse. They come in a wooden box which will keep them safe and make for easy storage.
Age 2+ (although the seller is saying 3+)
Â£15.75 from Revilo Toys.
Latitude Enfant Soft Bowling Set
Bowling is heaps of fun and great for aim and coordination. This set from Latitude Enfant is made from bright and funky prints. They are soft but have firm bases so they are easy to stand up. Each of them has a hidden squeak so you’ll know when you tread on one!
Age 18 months+
Janod Green Spinning Top
A spinning top may not be a game per se but they are entertaining. If you get it going fast enough it will hum. ToddlerGeek recently got hold of a spinning top and was in fits of laughter once she got it going.
Â£6.99 from Revilo Toys.
Lilliputiens Magnetic Fishing Game
This is such a cool game and I’m really pleased that it is appropriate for babies from 9 months. It is a magnetic fishing game with five fun aquatic friends. You can use it in the bath or on dry land.
Age 9 months+
Plan Toys Balancing Cactus Game
A great game which will challenge both kids and parents. You each take turns to add a branch to the cactus and the first person to overbalance it loses. Definitely one of my favourites.
Â£12.95 from Holz Toys.
BigJigs Farm Carpet Croquet Set
It may be cold and miserable outside but you can still have some fun with this great Carpet Croquet Set. It comes with everything you need to set up a game of croquet indoors. As your kids get older you can set up ever more elaborate obstacle courses to add an extra element to the game.
Â£7.99 from Little Bundles.
Djeco Animal Lotto
Djeco have once again delivered a great game. Animal Lotto is loads of fun and will help your toddler develop their memory. It comes with five different game cards which have six animals on each.
Vilac Farm Threading Beads
This set of farm threading beads has a dual purpose as the chunky beads can double up as a mini farm yard. It comes with 12 beads and a string to thread them onto. The string has chunky ends to help little fingers. Excellent play value all round.
Age 18 months+
Check out all of the other toys that we’ve featured in our Hot Christmas Toy List 2008