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The 10 Best pre-school toys


1. Storysack

From £42, storysack.com

A cloth bag packed with items – book , CD, activity guide, games, props, scenery, soft toys and more – that bring a story to life.

2.Playmobil 123 Noah's Ark

£19.99, toysrus.co.uk

This ark comes with five pairs of animals, Noah and his wife. It floats (great for bath times) and has a removable deck for storage.


3.Tomy Aquadoodle Rainbow

£19.99, johnlewis.com

This large mat with special pen, brush and stampers that you fill with water to create bright doodles can be used again and again.


4.Leapfrog Learn & Groove Music Table

£34.99, mothercare.com

Keep your little one busy learning about letters, numbers, and colours with more than 40 songs.



From £9, buildabear.co.uk

Children can make their very own furry friend at one of 50 Build-A-Bear shops. And there are more than 30 bears to choose from.


6. Mamas & Papas Giggle Giraffe

£5.50, mamasandpapas.com

A little shake activates the giraffe's giggle and colourful fabric tags help to soothe baby's gums.


7. Janod Shape-Sorting House

£21, lulasapphire.com

This enchanting wooden sorter teaches colours, shapes, telling the time and more. It also has a small drawer and carry handle.


8.Fisher Price My Stroll and Play Walker

£39.99, elc.co.uk

As well as being an ideal support for baby's first steps, this toy buggy will also give long-lasting pleasure.


9. Little Tikes Cozy the Coupe

£49.99, argos.co.uk

After 30 years, the classic Cozy the Coupe is by far the best outdoor toy ever invented for children from 18 months to five years.


10.Happyland Village Set

Fire your preschooler's imagination with this village set that features vehicles, buildings, people, pets and more

£60, elc.co.uk