All posts tagged Toymark

Let’s Play Outside! – Let Toys Be Toys Gift Guide

Children learn through playing and often love nothing more than exploring the freedom of the great outdoors, developing healthy bodies and a spirit of adventure along the way.  The following toys can all be played with outside and offer something a bit different to children who might seem like they already have a full toy-box.

All shops featured on this page have received the Let Toys Be Toys ‘Toymark award’ – our good practice award for the stores that are getting it right.

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Books for Young Children – Let Toys Be Toys Gift Guide

Who doesn’t love the gleam and smell of a freshly unwrapped book? We believe all children should be able to choose freely the books they like best and we celebrate all the marvellous writers, illustrators, publishers and booksellers that avoid putting boy or girl labels on books. Here we list some of our favourite reads for the very small people in our lives.

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Toys for under £10 – Let Toys Be Toys gift guide

Avoiding gender stereotypes doesn’t need to be expensive. Check out our guide to great gifts and stocking fillers, from £1.50 – £10.

All shops featured on this page have received the Let Toys Be Toys ‘Toymark award’ – our good practice award for the stores that are getting it right. Read more…

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Early Learning – Let Toys Be Toys gift guide

Early learning toys are a fantastic way to introduce fundamental understandings and encourage creativity in very young minds. Sadly, even at this early stage, several toy makers and retailers are sorting their products according to the all too familiar pink and blue division.

In this gift guide, we’ve picked out toys that help babies and toddlers grow their minds without restricting them according to gender.

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First new Toymark awards of 2016 go to Scottish shops

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We are delighted to announce our first brand new Toymark winners of 2016.  Our good practice award recognises toy retailers and booksellers who are marketing inclusively to all children, without ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ labels or colour-coded signage.

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Let’s Play Kitchens! – Let Toys Be Toys Gift Guide

Playing kitchens is a firm favourite with many children – toddlers and older children too.

It’s very encouraging to see that the number of inclusive kitchen toys on the market seems to be growing; the toy kitchen industry seems to be moving faster than some other sectors at recognising the demand for attractive and functional toys that are free from tired old gender stereotypes.

We hope you enjoy this great selection of beautifully crafted mini kitchens, stoves, and food toys for your budding chefs.

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Let’s Play Kitchens! – Let Toys Be Toys Gift Guide

Playing kitchens is a firm favourite with many children – toddlers and older children too. So popular, in fact that we’ve had to rewrite this guide a few times as these fabulous toys are going out of stock so fast! Read more…

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Toys for Under £10: Let Toys Be Toys Gift Guide

Avoiding gender stereotypes doesn’t need to be expensive. Check out our guide to great gifts and stocking fillers, from £1.50 – £10. Read more…

Recruiting – Toymark volunteers

Let Toys Be Toys is recruiting volunteers to help run our Toymark good practice scheme. Could you help us? Read more…

Let Toys Be Toys Toymark Good Practice Award

Toy retailers challenged to make the grade: Let Toys be Toys launches “Toymark” Good Practice Award

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Let Toys Be Toys, the parent-led campaign that aims to see ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ signs removed from toyshops and websites, has announced the launch of a good practice Toymark: to be awarded with the help of mystery shoppers.

Supporters have been asked to nominate shops Read more…