Posts Tagged 'kids fun'

Play Time!

Boredom doesn’t have to be contagious. It takes only a little imagination and some ingenuity to turn a quiet afternoon into a day of play! Here are three great options for turning your home into an idea factory!

1. Create a Craft Station

Simply outfit a plastic container or shoebox with some finger paints, a smock, a stash of crayons, and glitter glue. Then make sure to have a roll or pad of craft paper handy. It doesn’t require fancy materials to turn a quiet, unexciting afternoon into a zealous crafting session. The potential is endless. You can personalize each craft station to match your child’s interests. For example, if your daughter loves to dress up, then it would be great to have a jewelry making kit! Or, if your son enjoys playing with toy vehicles, a paint-your-own Thomas the Tank Engine would be a fantastic option.

2. Puppet Show

Either full sized or finger puppets are available to create engaging stories for your children. Encourage them to write a story and act it out with puppets. Use different animals and characters to act out different lessons and stories. It’s a great way for children to learn about animals and their habitats, too! Simply pair a book about whales with a matching puppet.

3. Build a Fort

I used to build forts all the time when I was little! It was so much fun. There was nothing more entertaining than creating a tent out of sheets and clothes pins, where I could hide out and read, play with toys, and eat fun snacks. It’s a great way for kids to exercise their imagination.

And of course, there’s always Monopoly….

Visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, in-store or online, for more fun and ways to beat boredom on quiet afternoons.

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!

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!

Sticky Mosaics

Featured in this year’s holiday catalogue, the Sticky Mosaic sets are perfect for crafty days. Two great themes available for girly fun: Butterflies & Girl’s Rock!

New Arrivals

Here are three new games that are hot off the delivery truck!

Time’s Up, as featured in our catalogue!

Also featured in our catalogue, Qbitz is a great new logic game you’ll love to try. Visit us online for your copy!

Pigzup! will be a great addition to your toddler’s game collection.

Food Fun!

Learning the food groups doesn’t have to be a bore! Your child can learn about portion sizes and healthy foods with the Plan Toys Fruits & Vegetables Set. Separate wooden shaped fruit and put the pieces back together again, attached by a strip of Velcro. It’s a hands-on, visual way for your child to become familiar with a healthy selection of foods.

And, don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! The Plan Toys Breakfast Menu food set is a great way to teach your child about eating a complete meal every morning. Not to mention, you can mix both sets together for more imaginative play! They’re the perfect props for a make-believe restaurant or market.

There is also the Fruits & Veggies set by IPLAY, complete with canvas tote.

Use for play or educational purposes. All kits are versatile and great fun for toddlers.

New Lego!

A fantastic new selection of Lego products have just arrived in-store and online! Visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s to find the new line of Lego games, including  Magikus and Minotaurus. Build and re-build for a different game each time!

Family Fun in Ottawa

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Are you struggling to find fun, family friendly events in Ottawa? Tired of going to the movies all the time? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! After perusing the internet for local events in our Nation’s Capital, I compiled a list of interesting and unique parties, resources, and locations where families can go to have fun.

1. Pomme Party!

Being held at Billings Estate National Historic Site (on Pleasant Park), the Pomme Party is a great place to discover the many ways in which apples were used during the Pioneer days. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, too!

When: September 26th 2010

Time: 11 am- 4pm

Admission: $6 per person, $10 per pair, $15 for family

2. The Mud Oven

If you haven’t had the chance to check out The Mud Oven on Bank Street, I highly suggest you take an afternoon to visit this super crafty, unique little shop. Spend a couple of hours painting a plate, mug, or bowl, or create a hand print tile. A great alternative to the television.

Where: 1065 Bank Street @ Sunnyside

Cost: Prices vary depending on pottery piece selected

3. The 22nd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

A chance to raise money for Ottawa’s animals! It’s a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. You can choose to do either 5K or 2K, with or without your furry friend. Explore the Pet Pavillion Marketplace and enjoy a BBQ lunch.

Registration Costs: $25 for individuals and $40 for families

When: September 12th, 2010

Straws & Connectors

The potential for building fun is endless with Roylco’s Straws & Connectors set, available in-store and online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Look for the 705 piece set, or the 230 piece set.

Create a house, a boat, or car! It’s up to you and your imagination!

The Encyclopedia of Immaturity

Stay young and mischievous forever with a copy of Klutz’s The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, Volume One and Two. Learn how to “Make Your own Mood Rings,” “How to Bite Off Your Finger,” figure out if you have a weird face, or “How to be a Backseat Annoyance.” All these tricks, and more, are for you to explore in Volume One.

The hilarity continues in Volume Two, where you can learn “How to Cure the Hiccups,” “How to Make a Sticky Note Paper Airplane,” and “How to Amputate Your Leg.” These invaluable Volumes are full of fun, goofy ideas for both the young and young-at-heart.

Join us in-store or online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

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July 2020