Picasso Tiles

Christmas Gift Guide - Toys that Encourage Open-Ended Play

Got toddlers, pre-schoolers or primary aged kids in the house? Here's our pick of some fabulous toys that promote open-ended play. There's quite a bit of evidence out there on the benefits of cutting back on the quantity of toys that are…
We're a CIC

We've switched to a CIC!

ARGGG...not another acronym!!! What is a CIC?? I founded Whizz Kids Toys Limited as a direct response to the scenario we are seeing more and more of. Children entering the school system not physically ready for learning. I've been a research…
Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike with pedals

Strider 14X Sport Balance Bike with Pedals Hits UK

Strider Balance Bikes have been around for nearly 10 years now and STRIDER® is not the kinda company to rest on their 'good thing'. They're constantly refining their bikes to make them even more awesome based on technological changes and customer…
Balance Bike Licence

Celebrate Success with a Balance Bike Licence

Learning to ride a Balance Bike is a BIG DEAL in the life of a youngster. And it's great to be able to celebrate that success by giving them a Balance Bike Licence. They will feel so proud of themselves and rightly so! It doesn't really…
Which Wheel Size

Which Bike Size Should I Buy?

I was chatting with some parents at a Bike Circuit Event that I was running on the weekend in Devon and several of them were asking which bike size would be best for their children to start riding on? It's a common question so hopefully this…
Motor Skills and Link between Left and Right Brain Blog

Did you know poor Motor Skills Development can Impact your Child's Learning?

In my previous post  "What are Gross Motor Skills and Why are They Important?", I talked about the importance of motor skills, especially in those early years when your child's brain is developing at warp speed. But, what exactly is the…
Joe and Don at Parkrun

parkrun = Family Fun

Parkrun is about to launch in my home town of Exmouth which my family are super excited about! We discovered parkrun in Australia and loved it as it was an activity that we could all do as a family. As a worldwide initiative, it's mind blowing…
Gross Motor Skills Development

What are Gross Motor Skills and Why are they Important?

My store focuses on toys that develop Gross Motor Skills but what exactly are gross motor skills and why are they important for your child? I've been visiting kindergardens and pre-school centres to give presentations about this topic. The…
Which Balance Bike?

Which Balance Bike is Best for my Child?

You've made the decision that you want to buy a balance bike for your youngster, great choice, you won't regret it! Check out my post Stabilisers are Teaching Children Bad Habits if you want to read the science behind the benefits of balance…
Bowen Junior Triathlon

Tri a Kids Triathlon or Fun Run - there are plenty of events about!

I've just spent the last couple of months working on a local community Kids Triathlon in my small town of Bowen, North Queensland.   I volunteer to run it each year and it's quite inspiring to see our youngsters challenging themselves both…
Training Wheels Blog

Stabilisers are Teaching your Children Bad Habits - Buy a Balance Bike Instead

I'm a child of the seventies and remember, with the nostalgic fuzziness of time, learning to ride a two wheel bike. A rite of passage that most children go through which offers, once mastered, a sense of divine freedom to explore the neighbourhood.…
Navigation

Using Million Dollar Satellite to Hunt for Boxes in the Woods

"Using Million Dollar Satellites to Hunt for Boxes in the Woods" is how one child described Geocaching - I love that definition! Geocaching is a totally real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices as opposed to Pokemon…