Archive for November, 2010

Christmas Movies for Kids

There’s nothing like a Christmas movie to get you in the mood for the holiday season. Making a batch of popcorn and, perhaps, some hot chocolate, for an evening of festive films are a great way to do something as a family. Here are some fun holiday favourites for children and adults to enjoy:

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Although the version starring Jim Carey is fun and creative, the classic cartoon is just as festive!

2. A Christmas Story

This movie is on television every year, and I never tire of the Ralphie’s sense of imagination. Both children and adults can enjoy this movie!

3. Frosty the Snoman

For younger children, the classic tale of Frosty the Snowman is a fantastic choice.

4. Home Alone

Enjoy the holidays with Kevin McAllister and his forgetful family.

5. The Santa Clause

A pleasant holiday movie the whole family can enjoy.

Gift Giving Ideas

ELC My 1st Shop

Dominion Game

Snowstorm by Cooperative Games

Karito Doll- Australia

Lauri Locktagons

Melissa & Doug Trunki in Pink (also available in blue)

Schleich Animal Selection

Snow White Puzzle by Cobble Hill

Vintage Sesame Street on DVD

Doodle Pix

For more fun ideas, visit us in-store or online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Klutz to the Rescue!

If you’re drawing a blank for gift ideas, have no fear, Klutz is here. If, at any point, you are struggling to figure out what to get for your little ones, Klutz has a kit for you. Check out our website for a more extensive list of titles.

Keeping It Simple This Christmas

Christmas can be a complicated season. Traffic, dangerous driving, snow up to our knees, and packed malls make shopping so much more difficult than it needs to be. A great way to get your Christmas shopping finished with minimal stress is by going online to research, before venturing into the stores. Some even buy presents online only! Either way, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is here to help you out! We have five locations in Ottawa for you to visit, or you can check us out online. If you’re stumped for Christmas ideas, look no further… we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few classic ideas for gift giving this season:

You can’t go wrong with this cute little pouch and vibrantly coloured play tools. It’s perfect for any budding handy/boy/girl!

The Melissa & Doug Abacus is a classic educational and fun toy for kids. Learn to count, identify colours, and do simple math equations with this multi-purpose toy.

For more Christmas gift giving ideas, visit us in-store or online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Robeez Gift Sets

Face Painting at Bayshore

This past Halloween, our Bayshore location of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s helped make this holiday fun for kids of all ages with a face painting booth! Check out some of these great costumes!

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Cobble Hill Puzzles

Do you find it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit without snow on the ground? Me too! So, if you’re feeling nostalgic for a traditional Christmas scene, look no further. We just received a fantastic selection of Christmas and winter themed puzzles from Cobble Hill. Available in a variety of sizes, difficulty levels and pieces, Cobble Hill puzzles are beautiful, well made toys for all generations.

Walk down memory lane and remember the wonderful, snow topped trees and retro cabins of yesteryear with Cobble Hill puzzles, now available in-store and online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Our Catalogue is Here!

We’ve just released our holiday catalogue this past weekend! We hope you’ve had a chance to peruse the pages of this glossy 16 page Christmas brochure. It’s full of cool toys and great gift ideas. All products are listed under the appropriate age category and department, to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for!

Here are just a few of the items featured in our catalogue…

Try out these extra-large and lightweight Organeco blocks in fun, vibrant colours! Made of bamboo, this set is made for little hands and, most importantly, easy on the environment.

Another adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine has arrived! This DVD is free with the purchase of Charlie the Train and the Splish Splash Splosh Story Pack. Join in the fun and shenanigans with Thomas!

Whether it’s your real birthday or your un-birthday, K’s Kids Singing Birthday Cake is a great addition to your child’s toy chest. Light up the candles and serve individual slices to your guests! Machine washable, too. Always a bonus!

Now, something for the tweens! Full of crazy and fun trivia about world records, while also giving players the opportunity to create “house records” through dexterity challenges, this game is great for players of ages 7 and up! Adults can join in the fun as well. The more the merrier.

Available in pastel purple and blue, these SweetPea MP3 Players are easy and safe for children to use. Pre-loaded with music and stories for your children to enjoy this holiday season!

A series of books with sing along CDs from Barefoot Books features Knick Knack Paddy Whack. Other titles available inclue Here We Go Around the Mulberry Bush and If You’re Happy and You Know It!

Visit us in-store and online for more information at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Lego, Lego, Lego!

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November 2010