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I don’t know about you but with the summer holidays getting closer by the day I am worrying more and more about what I’m going to do to keep Erin occupied. It’s one thing to think of things to do at home but then we also have downtime on days out to fill and making sure we do some kind of activities to keep up with what Erin was doing at nursery. The summer holidays cost enough for days out and treats without having to think about paying a fortune for new toys or things to keep your child entertained on a day out/ while travelling.
Living in a small town means that we don’t have a lot of options for buying anything locally so I do a lot of my shopping online. If, like me, you’re looking for somewhere to stock up on some summer activities then Toys for a Pound is a great place to start.
One of my biggest issues with shopping online for things for Erin is that I don’t know what to look for or what to search for (this year she really wanted a top electric kids car). It can be difficult to navigate categories and ideas if you don’t really know what you’re looking for in the first place. Toys for a Pound has a new feature called ‘The Kids Toy Generator’ which can really help with this kind of problem.
The Kids Toy Generator is so easy to use and in only a few quick steps it can be giving you ideas of what to buy based on your choices. The first question asks what the reason is for you buying a toy. Unfortunately, the choices are a bit outdated (there’s one for Easter) and these could have been thought out a bit better I think or at least changed for different occasions throughout the year. Taking away the ‘Easter’ option, I do think the others are quite good and reflect the sorts of categories I would be looking in.
After choosing what kind of occasion you’re looking at buying for, you can also choose the child’s age from a range of options as well as their personality type. At this stage, once you have picked from the options the Kids Toy Generator will come up with some ideas for you based on your answers.
When the Kids Toy Generator shows you the results you can scroll through for more options, choose to add them to your basket or carry on with some more questions to narrow down the choices. Now, although the website is called ‘Toys for a Pound’, I think it’s important to point out that not everything costs £1. The suggestions shown do all have prices above them and they can be seen clearly so there won’t be any confusion about what the cost will be.
If you think the toys suggested aren’t quite what you were looking for, or you want to narrow down the search a bit, you can also carry on to a few more questions. You can choose specifically boys or girls toys, gender neutral toys or even just all toys instead and then to narrow it down even more you can set the budget you wanted to stick to. I really like that there are plenty of ways to search and options for making the results the best for you.
By using the Kids Toy Generator on Toys for a Pound I have discovered loads of different toys that I didn’t know about before. What’s even better though is that they are all at great prices and so good for stocking up for some extra entertainment for Erin this summer.