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InnyBin by Fat Brain Toys: The Benefits of Playing with this Shape Sorter

Posted on January 26, 2020 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

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When you're searching for toys that can not only entertain your child but aid in their development, you want toys that will spark their interest and encourage them to develop those vital skills. Fat Brain Toys keeps that at the forefront in all of their toys, designing toys with bright colours, fun designs, and a variety of purposes that can help little learners develop important skills. Inny Bin is no exception to that rule.

What is Inny Bin?

Inny Bin is a hard-edged cube with soft, elastic mesh that allows children to carefully place each of several unique, colourful shapes into the bin. Unlike normal sorting toys, Inny Bin does not simply have one hole that each block can go in. Instead, it offers the ability for toddlers to manipulate each shape through the elastic bands of the cube. It comes with a variety of shapes, each with their own unique textures to encourage exploration. Little ones can put them in their mouths, explore them with their hands, and experiment with how those different shapes fit through the elastic bands of the toy. This fascinating little toy is the perfect way to encourage exploration and invite little ones to learn more about the world around them, all while playing with a toy that is sure to delight.

Inny Bin was also nominated for 2020 Toy of the Year Finalist in the Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year Category.  

Important Skills Built by Inny Bin

Inny Bin helps little ones develop a number of important skills as they explore the world around them. Consider:

Fine motor skills. As little ones play with Inny Bin, they will experiment with fine motor skills: holding the shapes in their hands, manipulating them through the elastic bands, and pulling them back out again. Fine motor skills become increasingly important as your child gets older and needs to handle many tasks independently, including self-feeding, getting dressed, and manipulating other toys. Eventually, those fine motor skills will aid your child with handwriting, drawing, and other school-related tasks. 

Exploration. Toddlers are still a blank slate. They still haven't learned about all the ins and outs of their world, including how that world will change in response to the way they interact with it. Exploring safely is critical to fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and overall development. While experimenting with Inny Bin, your toddler will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of colours, textures, and elasticity--concepts that your child will need later in life. 

Cause and effect. When the elastic bands stretch, they leave room for the toy to slip through. Some toys, especially those that are larger or have bigger bumps, may need more room to slip through than others. Experimenting with Inny Bin will allow your child to get a better look at cause and effect, including how his actions impact the toy's ability to slip through. 

Unlike many traditional shape sorters, Inny Bin offers a lower-frustration experience for your child. While traditional shape sorters may quickly frustrate little learners who can't quite manipulate the toys into the proper shapes or match them to the exact shape they're supposed to slip inside, Inny Bin allows your toddler to easily slip the toy through the elastic bands at any point, decreasing frustration and increasing the time spent using the toy. 

Are you looking for educational toys that will help your children learn more about the world around them through play? We can help you find those ideal toys to help encourage development and present your child with more learning opportunities--and have fun at the same time.

You can purchase Inny Bin by clicking the following link that takes you directly to the Inny Bin product. Buy your Inny Bin today.

Contact us today to learn more about Fat Brain Toys or the other toys we've carefully curated to bring your child the best possible learning and play experience. 

Posted in Early child education, educational toys, fat brain toys, Fat Brain Toys Australia, InnyBin Australia, shape sorter

The Benefits of Fat Brain Toys Spinny Pins

Posted on January 25, 2020 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

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The toys your child plays with every day can have a huge impact on overall development--and in Spinny Pins, Fat Brain toys have, as always, kept that need for development through play at the forefront. This fascinating toy offers a variety of textures and movement options that will help entertain and delight little learners while helping them develop many of the skills they need. 

What are Spinny Pins?

Spinny Pins is a Fat Brain Toy that contains a weighted bowl on a wobbly base and five colourful, textured pins that also wobble and spin to help delight and entertain the child. Each of the five colourful pins has its own unique texture and design, including bright colours that are great for colour sorting and visual awareness. Children can use Spinny Pins for a variety of tasks: fitting the pins into slots within the big bowl, placing pins in right side up or upside down, or spinning and wobbling the pieces through incredible creative play. 

What Skills can Children Build with Spinny Pins?

Spinny Pins allows children to develop and enrich a wide range of skills, including:

Fine motor skills. Developing fine motor skills in early childhood is incredibly important to a child's eventual development and capability. Children with strong fine motor skills are better prepared to handle basic self-care tasks as they get older, including buttoning and zipping clothes, handling feeding tasks, writing and drawing, or performing many of the functions expected of children every day. While some of those skills may be a long way away for your child, working to place the pins in the wobbly bowl of the Spinny Pins toy can help build those important fine motor skills, improving grip strength and helping your child learn the cause and effect associated with those basic tasks. 

Matching and sorting. Matching and sorting skills help many children order their world. This process of sorting and organising can help children learn how to apply logical thinking skills. In playing with Spinny Pins, they're examining the pins and the holes in the bottom where the pins can go and making associations between those things. They're learning how objects are alike (after all, they're all pins!) and how they're different (different colours, textures, and shapes). This vital skill might still be in its early stages, but it can offer your child a number of advantages as they progress through those infant years and on to school. 

Sensory exploration. Like matching and sorting skills, sensory exploration is critical for children of all ages. Through sensory exploration, little ones learn more about how certain textures feel. Little ones may place those toys in their mouths, testing those textures against their teeth, tongue, and gums to get a better idea of how they feel. With Spinny Pins, your child can also experiment with balance and textures. 

Experimentation. Children learn about cause and effect through experimentation. As they experiment with the world around them, they get a better idea of how things work: how things move, how they interact with one another, and how one action can cause another response. The bump on the bottom of the bowl in the Spinny Pins set, for example, ensures that the bowl is always off-balance, which means that it will wobble and twirl with a light touch from your child. This can help your child learn about balance and how to impact wobbly objects. 

Spinny Pins are designed to encourage a wide range of play and exploration in your child. With its bright colours and unique textures, including different textures on the top and bottom of each pin, this toy helps encourage toddler play and development at the same time. 

To buy your Spinny Pins, please click on Spinny Pins

Posted in Early child education, educational toys, Fat Brain Toys Australia, fine motor skills

Hape Toys Made from Wood and Love

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

 

We are proud to stock an extensive range of Hape Wooden Toys. The craftsmanship that goes into each piece, there is no doubt that each and every one of the Hape Toys are made with love.

When we first bought our daughter the Hape Guitar, we were not sure what to expect. The beautiful little Guitar that turned up exceeded all our expectations. Not to mention that of our daughter's expectations.

Hape Guitar



The collection is not only musical, and these beautiful wooden toys also have a walk-a-long Puppy, push and pull Giraffe, and walk along Hedgehog.

 

Walk-a-long Puppy

 

Push and pull Giraffe

 



Walk along Hedgehog

One of my Husbands favourites in the range is the Hape Rock and Rhythm Band, and this is a Christmas present for our son and Dad :).

 

Rock and Rhythm Band


For the real little ones, the Hape little red rider is very popular and can be used as a car or as a walker. It is very versatile, and it will be the envy of every little kid. This little Hape Red Walker won the 2014 Toy of the Year Award in Finland.

 

Little red rider


Hape happens  to be a global leader in high-quality and bamboo toys. They are one of the largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials.

They are very particular about design, production, and packaging. This shows in their workmanship.

Our collection of Hape Wooden Toys is building every day, and we currently carry over 100 of their products.

So whether it is a Hape Fridge, Marble run Quadrilla Autobahn or Quadrilla Cyclone set or Hape Little Plane you are after we will have them in stock.

 

 

Fridge

 

 

 

Quadrilla Autobahn

 

Quadrilla Cyclone set

Little Plane



As you are probably aware, all of the Hape toys are brilliant for child development. Dependent, of course, on the product you select will depend on the area they impact most.

This can range from developing motor skills, math skill, cognitive skills, through to social skills.

For us at KidzInc it is not only critical that the toys we sell are of the highest quality, but they must also add something to the child’s life skills.

We feel learning should be fun, not one time, but every single day. Even as adults, because when it enjoyable we all learn quicker.

Our little one’s are little sponges, and the absorb everything so quickly that is why having the right toys is critical.

We know Hape toys fit this ideal, and we are proud to sell them. For the complete range please click here.

Posted in educational toys, Hape Toys, toddler toys, toys for babies, toys for babies and toddlers, toys for preschoolers, wooden toys

Tobbles Neo at KidzInc Australia

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo Stacking Toy

 

 

The Tobbles Neo is new to Australia in 2014 and made by Fat Brain Toys. It is the perfect little stacking toys for little babies and toddlers.

Awarded the international 2013 Toy of the Year at Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair. Which is the German toy fair, and considered one of the most prestigious toy events in the world.

The recommended age is 6 months+, and what a delight of a toy it is. The video of the Tobbles Neo below demonstrates just how much fun this toy is for toddlers.


With the Tobbles Neo, toddlers can stack, topple, spin, balance and more. With added tactile textures and wavy lines offering little hands never-ending possibilities for play and learning.

As you saw in the video, the colours combinations are beautiful, and this toy kind of makes stacking blocks look so 1980’s.

And honestly we love stacking blocks.

This is the perfect little toy to develop toddlers fine motor skills and spatial awareness. It also provides them with a sense of achievement when they stack them all up.

This is a toy you and your baby or toddler will have hours of fun with. We just love it.

When you see them first hand, you realise just how well they are made. The love and care that obviously went into designing the Tobbles Neo is obvious.

For babies and toddlers this has been one of our most popular items, and it has been only recently added to our new collection.

If you want to read more about every aspect of the Tobbles Neo or purchase this wonderful toy, simply click here.

Fat Brain Toys who make Tobbles Neo are a company dedicated to creating toys that develop young minds. At KidzInc, we are dedicated to the same purpose, and will only distribute toys that meet these criteria, and that are made to the highest standards.

If you are interested in more of their range, you can see them here. It includes HexActly, RepTangles, Squiz and much more.

We love the Fat Brain Toy range, and the Tobbles Neo as you can probably tell is one of our favourites.

We know your toddler or baby will love this one, in fact, we bought the Tobbles Neo for our little boy for Christmas last year.

That is how much like the Tobbles Neo.

Posted in educational toys, fat brain toys, fat brain toys tobbles neo, toys for babies and toddlers

Robotic Toys - Our Full Range of Robots

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments

Yes, it is the year for Robotic Toys. 2014 has seen some amazing products come on to the Australian Toy Market.

I still find it hard to believe the Robotic Toys are now coming with Artificial Intelligence! The new Robotic Toys form TX Juice are cutting edge when it comes to Robotic Toys. They have an artificial intelligent helicopter that does not crash into walls! The amazing thing is you can buy it from as little as $89.99.

Not only is the product very affordable, unlike similar products in its category it easy to control. This means accidents that destroy a more traditional helicopter are things of the past.

The TX Juice a.i Copter is shown in the below video and you simply will not believe how good it is.



Before we discuss other Robotic Toys in our range, the rest of the TX Juice range of Robotic Toys includes the Hovva Copter at $45.

The Radar Copter at $39.99 or for the more adventurous the TX Juice Stunt Buggy Xtreme at $59.99 or TX Juice Stunt Plane Xtreme at $79.99.

 

 Radar Copter    

Stunt Buggy 

Stunt Plane Xtreme


This company is continuing to develop amazing Robotic Toys. We have heard down the road there will be a racing car set that does not need side rails or grooved tracks. Again due to the artificial intelligence. In fact, it will be the first artificial intelligence race track in the world.

Next in the range we have the Switch & Go Dinos, that is right the Switch and Go Dinos. Sorry, I just wanted to say it twice because I find it a fun name :).

The Switch and Go Dinos are made by V-Tech and turn into the very famous Tyrannosaurus Rex. Also known by his friends as T-Rex, the Dinosaur among Dinosaurs.


They are amazing transforming electronic learning toys. Lex is king of the road, but then turns into the king of the meat eating dinosaurs as T-Rex. As a car he has a selection of drivers to choose form, and then when he turns into T-Rex he tells you all about his amazing Dinosaur life.

Lex the T-Rex

Hard to believe this toy is only $39.99 and is both a dinosaur and car. In the V-Tech Dinosaur range, there is also the Pteranodon, the Stegosaurus, the Triceratops, the MEGA T-Rex and new in 2014 the Remote Control (RC) Race and Roar Triceratops at $109.99.

 

Wing the Pteranodon

 

Mohawk the Stegosaurus


Horns the Triceratops

 

 

MEGA T-Rex

RC Race and Roar Triceratops

 

But our range of Robotic Toys is far from finished. Returning in 2014 is a new and improved DiscoRobo Voice, and the DiscoRobo Voice Superstar. Your child’s own personal robot. These little Robotic Toys come from Tosy.

 

Using the latest sound detection technology, these little robots feel the music. They can dance along with any song and have 56 moves! I don’t have that many :).

DiscoRobo has eight facial expressions, and they are hilarious. You can even pair two DiscoRobos together and let them surprise you as they dance and talk to each other.

DiscoRobo comes in Blue and Red, and the DiscoRobo Superstar comes with their very own dancing stage.

       

DiscoRobo Voice Blue                         DiscoRobo Voice Red

 

     

DiscoRobo Voice Superstar - Blue    DiscoRobo Voice SuperStar - Red



The DiscoRobo Superstar dancing stage is a portable mp3 player with built in high-quality stereo speakers. This means you can upload your own music, and your children can watch their little robot friend dance along to their favourite tunes.

It is amazing just how affordable these robotic toys are, and DiscoRobo start at only $64.99.

Last in our amazing range of Robotic Toys is the famous Engino Inventor series. It is just the toy that Michael Angelo would have played with as a child.

They are motor built model sets that depending on the set you choose you can build up to 100 different models.

Your child can build cars with turning wheels, cars with cranes, trucks, sailboats, carousels. In fact the list goes on to oil drills, horses, moving bridges, lifting machines, houses, catapults, and much MORE!

The 100 Models set is largest in the Engineering Series of products by Engino. However, if you want to start out small there is the Engino Inventor Basic 18 Model. This set still allowing your child to build up to 18 different models.

 

Engino Inventor Pro 100 Models Set with 2 Wired RC Motors

 

Engino Inventor Basic 18 Models Set with Motor


The great thing with these Robotic Toys is that as you buy more sets, you can use them together.

These are the best Robotic Toys on the market in 2014.

Posted in discorobo voice, educational toys, engino, engino toy system, remote control toys, robotic toys, tx juice, vtech switch and go dinos

Magna Blocks, Magnetic Tiles all You Need to Know

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 2 Comments

If you have read any of our recent articles you would know that we absolutely love Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles.  

These Magnetic Blocks are amazing, and so much fun, our whole family plays with them. Whilst they are recommended for 3+, our little boy who is only 19 months stills try's to grab them off his four-year-old sister.

The 3+ recommendation has to do with the fact that they are made out of a clear plastic and contain small magnets, so best to keep the real little ones away from them.

None the less the whole family loves the Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles. Your child can almost build any shape they desire. The structure choices are endless, they connect easily and provide a fun sensation every time.

In terms of children development this is where math, science and creativity meet.

The Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles come in 32, 48, or 100 Piece Set.

We currently have all of these on sale, and a 100 piece is proving to be the most popular. We started with a 32 piece set but will upgrade soon to the 100 piece. Luckily because they are all the same, all the sets work together.

Back to the serious part, the developmental side of the Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles. The Valtech Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles are popular in thousands of preschools across America. They are increasing every day in popularity here in Australia.

By using the Magna Blocks Magnetic Tiles children learn about constructing 3 D objects, geometric shapes, and develop fine and major motor skills.

In addition to this, they build a child’s creativity through designing almost anything they could imagine.

This allows your child to enhance critical thinking skills through play.

The Manga Tiles Magnetic Blocks are valuable for problem-solving. They are great for logical thinking and developing spatial relationship through creative play.

If you or child has had exposure to Magna Tiles Magnetic Blocks, you will know exactly what we are talking about. If you have not and are thinking about making a purchase, you will not be disappointed.

Like us, the only problem you may have is that you didn’t buy enough :). Nonetheless, whether you buy the 32, 48 or 100 pieces, we know you and your little  one will be happy.

Learning should be fun!

Posted in educational toys, magentic blocks, magnatiles

Kimochis Educator Toolkit for Kids

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Lubica Misevski | 0 Comments



The Kimochis Educator Toolkit is the teacher’s edition, and it has everything. It is a brilliant way to bring all of the Kimochis feeling dolls to the classroom.

Schools all over Australia are starting to use Kimochis Educator Toolkit to help children manage and understand emotions. KidzInc has supplied both Child Care Centres and Primary Schools in Australia with Kimochis and the Kimochis Educator Toolkit.

Learning how to deal with emotions at an early age, is invaluable.  The Kimochis Educator Toolkitt is the top of the line.

The core beliefs of the Kimochis are that:

1. Everyone Matters
2. Everyone Has Feelings
3. Everyone Wants to belong and be included
4. There is room for everyone at school
5. Everyone makes mistakes

The Kimochis Educator's Tool Kit comes with a

296-page Kimochis Feel Guide: Teacher's Edition
5 Kimochis characters and 29 feelings,
Take-home parent Feel Guide in a sturdy, black bag.

Whether you purchase and individual Kimochi like Bella Rose, or the every popular, moody Cloud. Kimochis are a great way to introduce social-emotional learning (SEL) to children.

The goal of the Kimochis is helping everyone be understood, and to create an environment where everyone can express their feelings.

Some of the activities include practicing tone of voice, body language, and appropriate words.

Kimochis can help children effectively communicate feelings, and as they do they become more confident, and their sense of self and worth builds.

This helps children build better relationships with each other and social and emotional intelligence.

At KidzInc, we love the Kimochis and the we love the Kimochis Educator Toolkit. We feel every child is special and enabling them to share their feelings and feel comfortable to do so is a wonderful gift.

We stock a complete range from Bella Rose, Love Dove, Cat, Cloud, Mini-Bug right through to the Kimochis Educator Toolkit.

They come in a couple of sizes depending on the age and preference of your child. They are a toy we have only had great feedback on, and we are sure you and your little one will be delighted.

Posted in award winning toys, educational toys, emotional intelligence books, emotional intelligence toys, kimochis, kimochis australia, kimochis educators toolkit

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