With just over five weeks until Christmas, our top toy expert Ruth takes a look at the top toys for Christmas 2021 in Ireland.
Brainbolt has been a huge seller for us at Cogs since it arrived in October 2021 and it’s sure to be very popular this Christmas.
It’s time for the ultimate memory test with BrainBolt®! Challenge your brain by memorising the light sequence and following along for as long as you can without breaking the pattern. Sound easy? Not so fast! Take the challenge and see why BrainBolt is an addicting puzzle game to play until you win.
Meet Skye and Blazer the Coding Critters® MagiCoders, as featured in Toy Insider’s top Stem Toys for Christmas 2021 . Skye the Unicorn is the robot unicorn and Blazer the magic dragon are ready to teach your child early coding skills through fun, imaginative play. Use your pet’s magic coding wand to cast a coding spell that can make them dance, light up, and more! You can even design your own endless coding challenges with their 22-piece interactive playset.
For Ages 4 – 8
It’s a stacking toy with a spin—literally! Spin again has been our best selling toddler toy so far in 2020. Drop the vibrant discs onto the threaded corkscrew pole and go ooooh as they spin fast and smooth to settle onto the reversible base.
Want to make a rainbow? Want to keep all the round-edged shapes separate? You can! Even the smallest disc can spin all the way to the base. This visually stimulating toy will keep your little ones enthralled as they practice their hand-eye coordination and baby engineering skills! There’s stacking, there’s twirling, and then there’s Spin Again!
Age: 12 months +
Whirly Squigz are a set of three colourful silicone spinners that encourage fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning. Each one is made of 100% high quality silicone that’s colourful, pleasant to touch, and safe for teething.
Hold them, explore their unique contours, chomp on them and let them soothe sore gums…
Then, stick them to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface – like a bathtub wall, a table-top, or a window. Give them a spin, and… WHOOSH! – Around and around they go, faster than the eye can see!
Age: 6 months+
Light up the sky with the Stomp Rocket Ultra LED, the latest version of our top selling outdoor STEM toy Stomp Rocket.
The Stomp rocket is 100% kid-powered and the LED rockets are bright enough to use as a flashlight! The Stomp rocket is a really fun toy for solo play or turn taking with 2-3 kids. Run, Jump, STOMP to launch light-up LED rockets up to 150 feet in the air.
Ages 6 +
Snap Circuits Pro 500 is a fun and engaging way to learn how gizmos and gadgets work.
This Snap Circuits Deluxe kit builds more than 500 projects.
A Dr. Toy Winner for the top 100 best children’s products, it has easy-to-identify, color-coded parts and teaches electronic circuits through practical applications.
Kids can create their own experiments and games, or build their own digital voice recorder, AM radio, digitally tuned FM radio, AC generator, screaming fan, whistle switch and much more.
The kit contains more than 75 pieces and the projects are uncomplicated.
Features on/off switch on work board.
Ages 8 +
Bainisteoir Board Game is a brand new Gaelic Games themed board games, released in Nov 2021.
This is the family friendly, 2-4 player board game that will test your managerial skills, as you lead your team to All Ireland glory!
Age: 8 to adult
Game time : 45 mins – 60 mins
Help your little ones spin their first tunes with this portable DJ mix and spin studio! Play the keyboard solo with one of four instrument sounds or 18 fun sound effects or you can start one of five background tunes and use the tempo slider to change the speed, add DJ sound effects as well as scratching along with the black record!
Ages: 1 – 5 years
The multi-award winning wooden marble run by Hape is sure to entertain this Christmas. This beautiful STEM toy develops their imagination, problem solving skills, counting, color identification and more while playing while “escaping the castle walls”.
Quadrille marble runs help children to develop spatial and reasoning abilities, and has even been highlighted as a developmental tool for computer programming by the wall street journal!
Made from a renewable resource – you want the very best for your child and Hape delivers! This toy uses non-toxic, renewable materials that can also be recycled!
Ages 4 +
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This great train set from Hape lets you build your own town!
Unpack everything from the storage box then use the lid to create a cool little town for your passengers and cargo to move through!
Having won multiple toy awards including the ASTRA Best Toy for Kids 2020 award, the railway bucket builder set is certain to be a big hit this Christmas.
Age: 3+ Years