What to get the kids for Christmas – this year’s top toys & games

This Christmas there are some great toys to choose from for the kids – these are some of the new toys and games that are going to be really popular this year, there’s something here to make the perfect gift for kids of all ages…

Air Swimmers – these look amazing fun, remote controlled inflatable shark or clown fish, these will entertain kids and grown-ups. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

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AppBlaster iPhone Gun – this it tipped to be the hottest gadget this year. The gun houses your iPod or iPhone and uses the camera on your device to change your environment into a battleground. Come with a free App, works with iPhone 3GS or 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation. Click here to find out more.

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Doggie Doo Game – this one will really make you laugh, yes it’s a dog that poos! Okay so maybe not hours of fun, but the kids will find it hilarious, and it’s only cheap. Feed the dog, throw the dice and take turns pumping the lead, if it poos on your turn you get to collect it (nice). Watch the advert and find out more.

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LeapFrog LeapPad – this is a learning tablet with built-in camera, video recorder and microphone, 100′s of games and apps for fun learning, reading and art. Comes with a stylus for writing skills. Suitable for ages 4 and over, comes in green or pink. There are so many great features, click here to read all about them.

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Moshi Monsters – the latest craze in collectables for kids, there is a huge range of toys, video games, clothing and other merchandise to choose from, whatever your budget there is something here the kids will love. See the full range here.

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Nerf Vortex Nitron Gun – this is the first fully automatic blaster gun from Nerf with electronic scope, plusing light-up tracking scope and 20 disc ammo clip. For ages 8+. Click here to see this and the full Nerf range.

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Storage ideas for kids rooms

Keeping kids rooms tidy can be a chore, so with a bit of creativity you can encourage them to use storage in their rooms more, by choosing something that is fun to use and look at.

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There are lots of ideas on the market, one of the easiest is a blanket box that you can throw everything into quickly. Here are some suggestions from blanketbox.me.uk. Go for something colourful or why not buy a plain white one that they can decorate themselves.

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Make sure you label storage and that it can be reached easily. Fix taller cupboards to the wall. Here are some ideas for storage units with drawers or shelves from perfectbuy-kids.co.uk

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You can also hide clever storage within other furniture such as beds and tables…

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