Now that the dust has quite literally settled on the Christmas toys, two months on im always curious has the must requested item been cast aside or is it as much loved and wanted as it was when it featured on the infamous list. First up are those that are still very much played with.
1 – Irish Fairy Door Worry Plaque
Once the oldest saw this on the Late Late Toy show it was a done deal, Santa HAD to bring him one. Santa being the great man that he is duly obliged. Oldest is a real worrier about everything. The worry plaque for anybody who doesnt know is a genuis idea by the Irish Fairy Door Company. You put your hand on the plaque and it turns from red to green meaning your worry has gone. Simple but very effective. Our resident fairy JoJo (cuddly teddy by the Irish Fairy Door Company) brought the worry plaque and he sits a the end of the oldests bed to look out for him. The magic and wonder is so beautiful. I am a firm believer in letting kids be kids and the magic that the Irish Fairy Door products brings is just magical. Our worry plaque is ably guarded by Batman and Robin!!! The worry plaque is available from Irish Fairy Door Company and in my opinion well worth it.
2 – Melissa and Doug Horse trailer
This was a last minute addition as I dashed around TK Maxx on Christmas eve. The youngest absolutley loves this toy. The trailer carts Peppa, Ryder and all sorts of wierd and wonderful characters around. It cost €9.00 and it was so worth it. I have seen it in a couple of places since albeit slighlty more expensive. Melissa and Doug toys in my experience are really well made and last the test of time.
3 – Furry Friends Watch
Despite the fact that he can’t tell the time he insists on wearing his watch everytime he leaves the house! We were sent these before Christmas and I kept one as a stocking filler which turned out to be a great idea! Big hit here, they are well made and an ideal size for my 4 year old. They come in a range of colours and a reasonable price tag of £12. Available here
So what didn’t make the 2 month test!
The main item on the Christmas list was the board game Soggy Doggy. It was played with for approximately 10 mintues and that was it nothing….. it barely made out of the box after that. There is nothing wrong with the game I think he just expected more from it. Board games can be a bit hit and miss anyway unfortunately this one was a miss for us.