Let's hear it for the toys: exhibit sheds light on child's play

Children are known for their unfettered approach to creativity.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

How Tom the tiddler became a toy terrorist

I usually call my little boy, Tom, 'the tiddler'. However, he's acquiring a new nickname at the moment; it's more of a mouthful but appropriate nonetheless: the blond-haired terrorist.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Little ones with big ambitions

Buying the right toys and books for children below the age of three is not always as simple as grabbing the latest gizmo with flashing lights.

The development of motor skills, self-esteem and imagination are key considerations when visiting the range of children's toy and bookshops at Horizon Plaza.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Everything a growing young family needs

Bumps to Babes is Hong Kong's first superstore for expectant mothers and parents of young children, with a range of products for youngsters up to the age of eight.

The store prides itself in being a one-stop shop, selling just about everything a parent and child may need for the early years.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Construction toys

Moveable beasts

The Animals Creator by US-based PlayMe helps young children get to grips with the basic concepts of building. Wooden puzzle pieces and nuts and bolts supply the materials while simple illustrations provide the inspiration for 11 animals. HK$260 at Baby Central, 7/F, BT Centre, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, tel: 2553 8000 or

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sensational baby class

My 13-month-old son attends few activities that don't involve his older siblings in some way, so we were looking forward to our hour of songs, activities, baby massage and interaction with other babies at the Sensational Baby class led by Kathryn Eagle.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


This is a stick up

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pint-sized pop-up

Hong Kong's fashion forward parents love to dress their children in the latest collections, and Lane Crawford is tapping this demand with the debut of Cool Kids, a month-long pop-up store dedicated to exclusive children's products.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Choosing the right games

Dolls, teddy bears, the card game UNO, and Barbie ... all these are very popular among children. We all know that children love playing games, so different toys have been developed for them.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Playtime for grown-ups

While most people grow out of toys as children, Joel Chung Yin-chai's passion for them began much later as a design student. Some years on, the toy collector is now showcasing more than 1,000 pieces of his collection, in a bid to educate people about their culture and meaning.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Silent nights

1 Santa's little helper will be the star of the day in this two-piece elf outfit (HK$195) from Marks & Spencer. The soft cotton set is perfect for boys and girls alike.

2 Cute and cosy, this hand-knit cap (HK$248) will keep baby's head warm all winter long. Beetle and panda versions also available, from Organic Baby.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The importance of reading

Imagine a society where children face the possibility of entering adulthood as functional illiterates! That thought was running through my mind at the relaunch of the Barbados Association of Reading last weekend.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am



Get your kids off to a soaring techy start with the LeapPad. The touch screen simulates a smartphone and provides plenty to occupy them. There are e-books to learn how to read and writing options to encourage literacy, as well as games, animations and a camera. The interface is customised with the user's name and is simple to use.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fun and games

Toys Club motto is to bring the hottest, trendiest and most educational well-tested toys for children to Hong Kong, while keeping costs down and providing the best possible service for customers.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bleak Christmas looms for HK's toy exporters

Hong Kong toy exports could slump as much as 25 per cent this year as consumer confidence falls in the European Union and the United States.

Hong Kong manufacturers, who produce toys in factories across the border, face disappointing Christmas sales as the euro zone debt crisis enters an increasingly dangerous phase.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am