Nursery Today magazine

Hamleys list of Top 10 Christmas toys

Hamleys has once again made their prediction for the Top Ten toys selling toys for Christmas 2015.

Six months out from the big day, Hamleys expert buyers are letting you know which toys, from the thousands launched each year, parents will be hunting for in December.

Toy manufacturers have focused on innovative imaginative play in developing new toys for this Christmas, a great example being the new Peppa Pig who will sing and play ring a ring a roses simply by having her hands held.

This innovation is also driving creativity in children with two ‘high tech’ craft toys featuring on the list.

Speech-to-text technology continues to impress with a tech-enabled cuddly bear and a quick witted robot that encourage imaginative interaction.

The toys are:

This is a Peppa you will just love to hug! Hold her hands and she will sing ring-a-ring-a-roses with you. And your friends can join in too - invite them to form a circle with you whilst holding her hands and she will sing the song all over again.
Suitable for ages 3+
Once Upon A Time Princess Rose Peppa - £20
Release date: August 2015

My Friend Freddy Bear is the bear who really knows you. Download the free app to an iOS or Android smart device and pre-schoolers will be amazed that their bear knows all about them! When not connected to a smart device Freddy Bear is a lovely, cuddly teddy who will talk when he’s cuddled, tipped upside down, or thrown in the air.
Suitable for ages 2+
My Friend Freddie Bear - £40
Release date: August 2015

LeapPad Platinum is the next generation 7" hi-res Wi-Fi learning tablet for kids with a fast, powerful processor and sleek design. This next step in children’s technology includes a front and back cameras, music player, enhanced parent controls, and more.
Suitable for ages 3+
LeapPad Platinum - £120
Release date: August 2015

Imagine sand you can shape. Well now there is Kinetic Sand that is so incredible you can’t put it down. It's easy to shape and mould and flows through your fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves them completely dry and as it’s kinetic it sticks only to itself and not to you. This soft and stretchy sand easily cleans up while delivering non-stop fun.
Kinetic Sand stimulates children’s creative skills allowing them to create anything they can imagine. It never dries out and is gluten free, although we don’t promote eating it.
Suitable for ages 3+
Kinetic Sand - £20.00
Release date: July 2015

i-Que is the quick-witted, smart talking know-it-all! He has a wicked sense of humour with lots of jokes and some cheeky sound effects. Watch him move as he thinks and speaks, play games with him and see if you can match his ‘i-Que’ by doing his quizzes. By using speech-to-text technology I-Que can literally understand almost anything you say.
Suitable for ages 3+
i-Que Intelligent Robot - £65
Release date: August 2015

It’s time to relive that film again, again and again with this beautiful skate and sing remote control Elsa. The easy to use remote control allows you to glide and spin Elsa around as if she is really skating while she sings the hit song Let it Go as she moves.
Suitable for ages 3 +
Skate & Sing Elsa - £40
Release date: September 2015

Recreate your own International Rescue adventures with this amazing Tracy Island Playset.
Put on the International Rescue communicator and John Tracy will set the countdown to launch a Thunderbird vehicle as the latest situation unfolds.
Based on the top secret headquarter’, the all NEW Tracy Island uses the latest technology so that the vehicles interact with the island and children can create their own Thunderbirds story.
Suitable for ages 3+
Interactive Tracy Island - £80
Thunderbird vehicles not included and retail from £15
Release date: July 2015

Clever Keet is your feathered friend who’s just like a real bird only smarter. Teach him to speak and he will talk, sing, dance and swing. He will respond to your voice, and be more than your imaginative friend - he even drives his very own cart!
Suitable for ages 5+
Little Live Pets – Clever Keet - £60
Release date: August 2015

The 3D Maker is a revolutionary toy that allows children to create 3D masterpieces from scratch using gel pens and the UV Creation Station. Children are able to make their 3D creations in four simple steps.
Each set comes with a selection of moulds to help children create anything from a 3D butterfly to the Eiffel Tower.
Suitable for ages 6+
3D Maker - £40, 3D accessory packs retail from £3
Release date: August 2015

Go on a food spree with the Shopkins, the collectible craze that is flying off the shelves! This playset adds an ice cream truck to the children’s play world which features a treat board, an ice cream display with an umbrella and storage for your Shopkins.
You can also sit them on the front of the Scoops Truck and take them for a ride as this playset has real moving wheels!
Suitable for ages 5+
Shopkins ‘Scoops’ Ice Cream Truck Playset - £20
Release date: July 2015

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