Football Tables for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea & Liverpool
Exciting table football games just got better especially for Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool fans. Bang up-to-date styling and colours of Englands top Premier ship clubs gives a modern look to this timeless soccer game that boys and girls will love to play.
Official Football Tables
Sondico Unisex Professional Football Table Football Table One Size
These latest football tables from Hy-Pro feature quality construction with fixed legs for extra stability. They make great indoor fun for all the family to enjoy and look fantastic wherever they’re placed.
The stylish and sturdy design sets the scene ready for fast and furious football action. As the players come alive at the flick of a wrist kids from 6 years upwards will soon be in the winning frame of mind. Adults as well as children will enjoy this fun way of playing football.
There are four 4ft official licensed football tables available from Hy-Pro:
This football table features the Emirates Stadium graphics with club crest on each end and is finished in team colours. Also included are manual scorers and ball insert on each side of the table. It has a sturdy build with fixed leg and includes 3 footballs. Age suitability is 6 years upwards.
Liverpool Football Table Games
The football table is finished with the club crest at each end and has special Anfield graphics and team colours. It comes with strong fixed legs for added stability. There is a ball return, 3 balls and manual scorers. Suitable age range is 6 years +.
Manchester United Football Tables
The 4ft official football table features team colours, Old Trafford stadium graphics and club crest. It also includes 3 footballs, a ball insert, manual scorers and ball return at each end. The Fixed legs and sturdy build ensures safe play for children 6 years upwards.
Chelsea Football Table Game
The Hy-Pro 4ft Official Licensed Chelsea Football Table features Stamford Bridge Stadium graphics and club crest at each end. This sturdy table comes with fixed legs and is finished in team colours. There is a ball insert and return at each end plus 3 footballs. Age suitability is 6 years+
For the best game of table football you need a sturdy construction especially as the action speeds up and the goals start coming! All the above are quality 4 ft football tables that come with fixed legs, strong playing surface and durable design.
This is a great idea for kids who are crazy about football and an indoor game that friends and family will love too.
The rise of the digital age has brought about another dimension in the world of toys and games. Whilst there will always be room for traditional toys, board games, wooden toys, construction sets etc the trend for techy toys is growing stronger by the day.
More and more toys including old favourites that have been around for years are getting a digital makeover. Today’s technological advancements and electronic wizardry bring games alive and learning has never been so much fun.
Toy companies are thinking up new ideas all the time that are truly amazing and producing electronic toys and games that appeal to both kids and parents. The advancement in toys over the years has seen the growing emphasis on learning with Vtech leading the way.
It was back in the 1990s that Vtech made a grand appearance and since those early days has never looked back. V-Motion is their new offering for 2009 and looks set to be just as popular as Vtech’s V.Smile; which has been in the top ten toy list for the last 5 years.
V-Motion is a motion-activated educational video gaming system that includes wireless motion sensing technology. Interactive play is even more fun with the addition of the Action Mania game introducing exercise, colours, shapes, numbers, spelling and more. This new electronic toy from Vtech is aimed at 3 – 7-year-olds and makes an ideal preschool toy.
As a child develops and grows their choice of toys and games tend to change but this is not the case when it comes to electronic toys. Electronic toys, techy toys and gadgets appeal to both kids and adults alike. They are the best type of toy that suits all ages and offer plenty of play value.
There are also video games, remote controlled cars, RC vehicles, electronic board games including TV favourites like Family Fortunes, The Colour of Money, Scene it and popular Britain’s Got Talent electronic game that the whole family can enjoy together.
The latest craze appears to be all things electronic and the more interactive play the better even when it comes to the baby and toddler age group. Electronic toys for infants to three-year-olds are always in demand because of their developmental value. They can soothe baby, with different sights and sound, teach letters and as they get older more toys are introduced to stimulate and entertain them like the range of Leapfrog toys.
Leapfrog has obtained a good track record of excellent preschool learning toys with best sellers of 2008 still proving just as popular this year such as Tag, Leapster 2 and Learn ‘N Groove lines. Their new line up for 2009 includes Tag Junior; this is aimed at a much younger audience and comes with a book and special bookpal character replacing the normal electronic stylus.
One to look out for is the new Zippity. Leapfrog in partnership with Disney has come up with a sort of Wii Fit for kids. Although it does more than just get them active it is an interactive TV-based learning game.
It is designed to get children moving their entire body and comes with eight learning games, folding dance mat and incorporates wireless technology. The 8 built-in games feature popular Playhouse Disney characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Little Einstein’s and Handy Manny.
Kidizoom Multimedia Digital Camera
Other electronic toys that work well for toddlers are ride-on toys; they love the idea of driving their own vehicle and the feeling of independence. The cool VTech Kidizoom Multimedia Digital Camera is another great idea and makes a good first camera that lets kids take photos just like mum and dad. The Kidizoom has 16MB of internal memory; an SD Card slot and 1.8 inch LCD display.
Animatronics is a new concept in the toy world that was originally developed for the film industry. The use of robotics and electronics are used to make a model or puppet appear to be real or alive. Fine examples are the award-winning Elmo Live and the amazing Meccano “Spykee’ animatronic.
Handheld gaming devices
8 – 11-year-olds still enjoy the thought of toys but the type of toys they choose is changing. There are music orientated games, musical instruments, video games and handheld gaming devices that would also suit both sexes.
12-year-olds are more like “little adults” and are at the stage where you could consider a more grown-up gift like a camera, computer or digital music player. Boys at this age wouldn’t say no to the latest robot toy or RC car and buying for a girl is also easy if she is a fan of the popular talent shows on TV.
The highly successful game from Ravensburger “Memory” first came on the scene in 1959 and as it celebrates its 50th anniversary looks to be as popular as ever. Each generation no matter where in the world they are from can play this timeless classic. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies in over 80 countries.
Latest Memory Board Games
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The global success is all down to the simple structure of the game and because it is not based on language everyone can partake. The principle behind the game is simply to match pairs of cards using memory, turning two cards over per move.
The cards are printed with pictures based on various themes popular with adults and children including special edition releases. The game is simple to play, is suitable for all ages and there is no limit of players. Best of all because it revolves around concentration and memorising individual pictures it encourages the thinking process and exercises the mind.
It is refreshing to be able to appreciate old favourites that have proved the test of time and still hold the same amount of interest today. Kids, parents and grandparents can improve their memory and have fun too particularly with the “Memory journey through time” version.
Best of all is the game itself never gets boring because there are new versions constantly being introduced; so far there have been 250 variations. Ravensburger are releasing 20 different versions of themed style memory games this year to celebrate their fifty year anniversary.
Children in particular like memory games with Disney motifs like Disney Princess and Disney Fairies, there are Bob the Builder games, Star Wars Clone Wars memory and SpongeBob Squarepants.
Popular memory games
Winnie the Pooh
Bob the Builder
The Lion King
Thomas & Friends
On the Farm
Dora the Explorer
Tigger and Pooh
Memory is the world’s most popular matching pairs game and is suitable for all ages, the thick cards and easy rules means little ones can take part too. The basic idea of the game is simple- seeking pairs of cards that match; but the fun is turning over cards with favourite characters, heroes, TV stars and so one.
The huge range of arts and crafts toys can bring out the creative side of children allowing them to express themselves through drawing and painting. Plenty of messy fun can be had with easels, paints and pens in addition to the variety of craft packs that will keep them busy for hours.
There are plenty of creative toys and gifts out there to fire the imagination here is a guide of the benefits and top toys to look out for.
The introduction of Aquadraw products was a welcome relief to many parents with budding artists on their hands; at last the no mess creative play had arrived. Rainbow Aquadraw is perfect for toddlers from as young as 18 months and over.
This fantastic idea allows them to create no-mess colourful pictures with the special Aquadraw pen, paintbrush and stampers. The rainbow of colours will magically disappear so they can draw new scenes over and over again. The colourful mat comes with 3 accessories and a promise of endless fun.
The latest craze to hit our shores is the innovative Moon Sand; the clean and mouldable sand that never dries out. Kids love a day at the seaside so what better way to keep those little faces smiling than with their own indoor beach!
Moon Sand doesn’t dry out so no water is needed to make sand castles etc best of all it can be used again and again for sculpting and moulding endless creations. The exciting range of Moon Sand includes every little girl’s favourite the “Princess Castle” with all its glitter and sparkle. This comes with 6 moulds, 2 shades of sand, purple sand with glitter, a digging tool and an inflatable playmate/storage bag.
For animal lovers “Adventure Island” has special moulds to create a giraffe, monkey, elephant and alligator plus people, huts and palm trees. There are 3 colours of Moon Sand and a 2 sided play area. Recommended ages for Moon Sand is 3 years and over. These fun play sets won’t stain or stick and any accidents can be simply vacuumed up.
Arts and Crafts are one of those toy categories that cater to all ages and make wonderful hobbies. Art sets, card making sets, jigsaws, model kits, painting by numbers, paper craft and needlework/sewing kits are as popular as they ever were. There is something for everyone and great Christmas gift ideas can be found in any Arts and Crafts section of stores.
Card Making Caddy
A Deluxe Card Making Caddy is a good idea for ages 8 and over and is packed with cards and envelopes, stickers, glitter, glue, ribbons etc all you need to make the perfect card. There are Pencil Caddies, Portable Art Chests, a Jigroll for storing jigsaws, brush sets and more.
Toys and games play a major part in a child’s life and are integral in their development, they offer a versatile approach to learning while being fun at the same time. Musical toys very popular and appeal to children of all ages from newborns through to young adults.
John Lewis & Partners Children's Professional Drum Set
Bee Smart Xylophone Glockenspiel Musical Instrument - Wooden Toys Percussion Musical Instrument Gift for Toddlers with FREE SONG SHEETS, WOODEN STORAGE BOX and TWO WOODEN MALLETS - Baby Musical Instruments Educational Percussion Sound Toy Gift
Babies are surrounded by the brightly coloured cot and nursery toys that introduce them to different sounds and noises. As they grow from the toddler stage through to teens there are dance mats, karaoke and sing-along microphones to enjoy.
Baby Toys with Sound
Musical toys provide a great way for young children to develop fine motor skills and improve hand to eye coordination. The style of play and interaction makes a great alternative to everyday toys as they help stimulate the senses as a child learns to create different sounds through their own actions.
Drum Kits and Pianos
Drum kits, mini maracas, recorders, xylophones, tambourines and triangles plus pianos and keyboards are ideal for the budding musicians in the family. Whilst would be superstars enjoy the excitement of singing along with a cool Hannah Montana or Camp Rock microphone. An ideal gift for 3-year-olds and over would be a Music Set that has 6 different instruments including a tambourine and cymbals which can be found at Amazon.
In addition to the many benefits of these toys, they are also a fun way of exploring musical talent at any age. TV shows have a great influence over their audience and their popularity has seen an increase in musical themed toys and games.
X-Factor and Popular TV shows
Older children are watching X Factor, Hannah Montana, High School Musical, and American Idol while the younger ones are having fun with the Teletubbies, Fifi, Dora, and Postman Pat. Not to mention new series like Waybuloo and the WotWots. These programmes have their own style of entertainment too that involve aspiring singers and musical dramas plus magical songs that hold a certain fascination with little ones who love to sing along with the characters in the show.
Girls will like the idea of the new Hannah Montana series of audio and electronic lines; these include guitars, keyboards and microphone and stand sets. For fans of High School Musical, there is a Musical Journal or HSM3 Got the Moves Dance Mat. While those that prefer iCarly the Megabyte Mic means girls can sing along to iCarly tunes or record their own.
DJ Musical Gadgets
Youth Electronics is another area that continues to grow as technology gets better, allowing for more musical gadgets to be produced like the innovative Ucreate Music from Mattel. Kids and adults can try their hand at creating their own music and see what’s it’s like to be a DJ.
There are built-in tools as well to mix the sound with different beats with the option to add more instruments. The best thing about this ingenious creation is its ability to connect to the internet so musical masterpieces can be shared with others.
Rhythm Stix Drumsticks
Rhythm Stix is synthesiser drumsticks that are great fun and a must have for the keen drummer who likes the idea of a drum kit but is not quite ready for a full-size drum kit. These unique drum sticks are ideal for children, teenagers and the young-at-heart who’ll love the authentic sounds and rhythms as they beat the tom toms, cymbals and snare through the Rhythm Stix built-in speaker.
Hurdy Gurdy Fully Fledged Musical Instrument By Ugears
Impact-activated interactive toy drumsticks make a good gadget toy and are so easy to use that everyone will want to have a go. For the full works, the V Beat Drums is the answer with 3 play modes, free playing and pre-programmed rhythms to produce awesome sounds.
Children’s Electric Guitar
Silverlit Air Drum Perform your own Concert comes with a pair of air drum sticks with motion sensors and foot pedals. Also by Silverlit and one for the rockers who prefer strumming to drumming is the V-Beat Electric Air Guitar. This motion-sensing electronic guitar simulator has built-in tutorials and rhythms with full instructions and a learning guide feature for creating the best rockin’ sounds around.
CDs, Tapes and DVDs are not so many toys but rather another form of entertainment for children of all ages from nursery rhymes to favourite theme tunes and pop star’s releases. It’s not surprising that iPods and MP3 and MP4 players are so popular with young and old alike.
Getting involved in music is rewarding and uplifting for an older person whereas for a younger child it can be a more magical experience. The little wannabe rock star can learn to strum on his first guitar with the Tomy Thomas and Friends rock n’ roll guitar or maybe try out the Fifi and the Flowertots Sing-along Keyboard instead.
Dance and sing-a-long Toys
Dancing and singing is a fun activity that toddlers adore and a great way for them to learn without them even realising it. Toy makers are making excellent educational toys that introduce the fundamentals of speech, counting, alphabet and colours through play and music like the Learn N Groove from Leapfrog.
Musical Caterpillar Toy, LIGHTDESIRE [Newest]Rattle with Ring Bell for Preschool Baby
This unique learning centre comes with a page-turning book to select different activities which include plenty of musical magic. There are piano keys, flashing lights, groovy sounds and upbeat music plus a disco ball that spins as baby whizzes around. The recommended age is 4 months to walking age.
Thomas & Friends Musical Toys
One for the boys is the Tomy’s Thomas & Friends Musical Bubble for exciting bubble fun. Little ones of 18 months upwards can use this as just a pull along toy or better still see Thomas in action as he chugs along blowing bubbles while playing his theme tune.
Leading brands like Leapfrog, Fisher Price and VTech cater well for babies and toddlers with a good range of music based toys. When it comes to older children, the tweens, teenagers and young adults its more about having funky items that are cool and up to date with all the latest technology.
MP3 Players, iPods, CDs and DVDs make great gifts for most age groups and are ideal presents when stuck for ideas for a birthday or at Christmas. Best of all there are plenty of music presents that are cheap enough to make excellent stocking fillers and pocket money toys.
Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones With Built-In Microphone - Black
Another one ready to hit the shops soon is the new karaoke game Disney Sing It Pop Hits released in October 2009. This is a sequel to the High School Musical Sing It and Disney Sing It High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
Karaoke Machines and Microphones
The new singing game from Disney is available to buy on Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 and will be a hit with all ages. The video-based karaoke video game plays all the latest chart-topping pop songs plus music from Radio Disney favourites: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Hannah Montana.
Great fun for players choosing to go it alone or to sing a duet, there is also a multiplayer mode for a head to head showdown with friends and family.
12 Months: Little Tikes Little Rhythm Maker Drum, Vtech Pink Musical DJ Junior, LeapFrog Baby Learn & Groove Bilingual Animal Sounds Guitar. 2 to 6 Years
Wooden Melody Mix Station, Little Tikes Tap A Tune Xylophone, Fisher-Price Fimbles Find-a-Tune Radio, Jester Musical Jack in the Box,
Baby Grand Piano.
Bontempi Musical Band Set, Star Wars MP3, Ladybug Percussion Set One (Wooden Box), Ladybug Xylophone
Bontempi Wind Instruments Trumpet, Bontempi Electronic Violin.
4 to 7 Years
The Wiggles Singing Wiggles Guitar, Bontempi Saxophone, Rock Drummer” Electronic Drum Set with Stool.
5 Years to 14-year-olds
Guitar and Microphone Stand Combo, Mookie Skipmate Musical Lolo Ball, Bontempi PM685 Digital Keyboard.
Electronic drumsticks-Rhythm Sticks, Bontempi Classic Pink Wooden Guitar, Character Options Hannah Montana Singalong Microphone. 6 Years. High School Musical Drum Set, Wooden Guitar with 6 strings, High School Musical Flip Phone Digital Music Player.
Hannah Montana Jammerz Air Guitar (Purple), High School Musical Electric Guitar, High School Musical DJ Mixer. 7 Years. Silver Stylophone Pocket Electronic Organ, I-No Electronic iPod Music Quiz Game (Pink), Camp Rock Sing-Along Headset Microphone. 8 years. Tomy Guitar RockStar in assorted colours, Hannah Montana Electric Guitar, 32 Midi Keys Digital Keyboard, Finger Beats Drums
i-Dog Pup – Pink. 9 to 11 Years. Power Tour Guitar Black by Hasbro, Bontempi Digital Keyboard with 61 Full-Width Keys, Blue Man Group – Percussion Tubes. 14 Years. X-Factor Karaoke Machine and Party Set, Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker, Guitar Hero Carabiner-Pocket sized Game
Name that Tune – DVD Game by Hasbro.