50% OFF Legler Digger With Wheels

Regular Price: $149.90 Sale Price Now: $74.95

Use Coupon Code “DIG50” at checkout to save 50% off the Legler Digger With Wheels. Sale from Thursday 31st January through to midnight Wednesday 6th February, 2019 AWST, whilst stocks last.

Buy the Legler Digger With Wheels at 50% OFF now!

The Legler brand, metal digger has big plastic wheels (20 cm) and is the ideal tool for little builders! The perfect addition for the sandbox, rotatable up to 360° with a bucket seat (seat height: 35cm). This is a very sturdy play toy, but also light weight! Get one now for your children’s sand pit and watch the creative play at construction.

Approximate dimensions of the Legler Digger With Wheels: 104cm x 33cm x 58cm, seat height 35cm, maximum load capacity 50kg. Actual product weight including packaging 4.99kg.

History of Legler Toy Brand

In 1988 Holger and Ingo Legler founded the trading house Legler in Delmenhorst. Initially they focused on the import and distribution of promotional and gift items made of wood. In 1995 the company’s two founders relocated the focus on wooden toys and since then the company’s range expanded.

Legler toys are designed considering the basic development needs for young children with sensory perception like hearing, seeing and gripping, for the development of motor skills and to promote coordination. Due to the nature of Legler toys, the motor and sensory tactile sense will suit children ages from babies through to teenagers. The company’s goal is to promote the mental and physical development of children. This is why Legler focus on wooden toys which are safe and yet fun to play with.

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Australian toy store AMouseWithAHouse has a large range of popular, quality made German toys and European manufactured wooden toys from all the major international toy brands in the toy market. All our selected toys are safe and durable, conforming to EN71 European standard for toy safety standards.

We currently stock the following toy brands: Grimm’s, Drewart, Janod, Sarah’s Silks, Selecta, Kinder Kram, Goki, Varis Toys, Fagus, Legler, Magic Wood, Nic, Verneuer, and Wobbel.

Would you like to know more about our wooden toys, special order options or toy sourcing services? Email info@amousewithahouse.com.au or phone our AMouseWithAHouse customer support team on 0424 833 164. We invite you to follow AMouseWithAHouse on Facebook to join in the conversation. Keep an eye out for our regular Facebook competitions which are easy to enter.

Organising the Kid’s Playroom After Christmas

How-To Organise Your Kid’s Playroom and Declutter Toys

Christmas may now feel like a fond distant memory and the holidays are nearing an end with the new year well under way and the new school year only days away. Christmas typically brings an assortment of new toys into the kid’s playroom toy collection, swelling the numbers of overall toys and those toys that once were a favourite may be passed over because of something else that is new and shiny taking front stage.

Post-Christmas is a good time to consider reorganising the kid’s playroom and an opportunity to declutter the toy collection, rotating some toys out, checking the safety of well used toys and creating systems to engage the children to be able to participate in organising and keeping the toy room clean themselves.

Just remember that “more” is not always better. “More toys” don’t always equate to more fun, more happiness, more excitement, more to experience. “More” isn’t always better. Sometimes in fact, more can actually be worse and harder to organise, store and keep clean.

Are you looking for ways to cut down on toy clutter? Considering a more minimalist approach and wanting to create some organisational efficiency for the toy collection? Or perhaps you have stepped on a few too many Lego blocks in bare feet – ouch! We feel your pain.

Some things to consider when organising the kid’s playroom:

Consider acquiring kid friendly shelving that is stable, sturdy, and sized to match the little ones and won’t promote unsafe behaviours such as climbing the furniture or risking furniture being pulled down upon the child.

Could you get multipurpose storage that is also seating or a play area in its own right? Some clever designed furniture provides convenient play nooks, may be part of day bed, or work with your creativity to build a cubby, fort, tepee or other play activities.

Some toys you select may help define the playroom or be artistic and a quality that encourages you to display them as a feature piece. For example, the NIC – Children’s Wooden Kitchen – Stove Top Oven Concealed Sink or Legler – Kitchen Bamboo.

Store toys in baskets or tubs. Consistent style and design of easily-accessible baskets or crates makes efficient use of space as the storage can nest together efficiently. Using different coloured variations of the containers may assist in categorising the toys by types within the colour containers. Soft (material) storage containers are also very useful for very young children as it helps prevent children hurting themselves.

You really don’t have to label everything! This might seem complicated and prone for regular ‘upgrading’ as new development milestones are reached and new toy types are introduced into the environment. However, educationally associating ‘labels’ promotes spelling/word shapes with their meaning creating contextual learning. Using pictures on each of the containers provides a visual recognition and association for younger children initially as well to help them ‘match’ the toy to the storage bin.

Work out a rotation plan and bring new life to old favourites. You don’t have to throw old toys out just because the kids are bored with them today. Consider a seasonal toy rotation plan, by storing these types of unused toys in non see-through storage boxes so that they are out of sight, out of mind, then bring them out of storage like brand-new toys for the kids for a refreshing change in their play routine. If you find that the kids are truly no longer interested in these toys after a while of trying this approach, then it is time to get rid of them. Don’t forget you can donate certain safe toys to toy libraries or second-hand shops like the Salvos, or other parents in your neighbourhood and community. Don’t hastily get rid of something that might have sentimental value and tons of memories associated to it.

Display your child’s creations, completed artwork or built blocks in the playroom as this adds colour and shows to your young ones that you are interested and excited about their creative endeavours which motivates them to develop further. After a period of display time the drawings can be hole punched and filed in lever arch binders so that you can conveniently reflect upon your young art genius when they are twenty-one years or older!

Consider your child’s comfort and safety within the playroom environment. If you have a hard floor can you introduce soft foam flooring tiles which are easy to wipe up any spills protecting carpet, adds a level of noise deadening reducing loud echoes and provides more comfort and safety in this play space. Some foam tile systems help to add colour, patterns or even structured play activities as they may have a bird-eye view of a town, roads or country landscape.

Motivate and encourage your child to participate in the daily playroom pickup, to put toys away and keep the environment clean and organised.

Question your expectations and don’t expect perfection, as it isn’t going to happen. Playrooms should be a positive, creative and safe place for your children. We don’t want to introduce negativity and stress into this environment because a toy(s) have been left out.

There are many positives to reorganising the playroom, which your children will benefit from, along with enjoying all of the extra space in the playroom, the fact that clean-up only takes about ten minutes per day and they can much more easily find whatever it is they are looking for.

We hope that some of these ideas will motivate you and provide direction to declutter, clean and organise the kid’s playroom so that it is effective and efficient ready for the year ahead.

Parent Tip: How to Make Slime

Making slime is a bit like a science lesson meets cooking activity, as the creation of slime involves a chemical reaction between the slime ingredients being mixed together – primarily the borax changing the structure of the PVA glue (polymer) making it thicker. Our popular slime recipe for beginners is a simple how-to guide so that you can make your own slime at home for your children to enjoy. Your kids will love stretching and squishing slime. Experiment with your slime recipe to play with different textures and consistency.

You will need the following materials to be able to make your own slime at home:

  • Borax
  • White PVA Craft Glue
  • Water
  • Glitter and/or sparkles and/or confetti
  • Food Colouring
  • Air tight storage containers
  • Bowls to mix ingredients

Step-by-step directions to make your own slime:

  1. Start by mixing one teaspoon of borax in a bowl with one cup of warm water.
  2. In another bowl pour 1/2 cup of glue with 1/2 cup of water and mix until combined.
  3. Add your desired decorations; food colouring, glitter, sparkles or confetti until you’re happy with the colour.
  4. Pour the glue mix into the borax mix.
  5. Stir this combined mix furiously.
  6. Once it combines together enough, put it on the table and knead it.

Remember that slime play is for outside, as it is messy, sticky but loads of fun! Slime should NOT be eaten due to the borax, but it is fine in small quantities to play with. Always wash your hands after playing with slime. Note that vinegar dissolves slime, so is good for cleaning up! Store your slime in air tight containers.

If you are interested in a simple non-borax slime recipe, then you can use Blu-Tack with hand soap to make a quick and simple stretchy slime. Simply combine one stick of Blu-Tack to 3 pumps of hand soap.

AMouseWithAHouse Toy Store has many different toys where slime can be used together or as part of the play scenario and enhance the creative play possibilities.

Browse through our Kids & Cooking section to explore a range of kids cooking utensils and play centers where your slime can take on a life of its own.

15% OFF Legler Cardboard Doll Houses (various)

Save 15% OFF the Legler range of Cardboard Doll Houses (various)

Enter the Coupon Code 15%OFFHOUSES in the shopping cart on AMouseWithAHouse to save 15% off your purchase of any of the Legler Cardboard Houses range. Creative and safe in a variety of designs; rocket ship, castle, house… On sale now!

Another one of our popular selling items this year. Cardboard Dollhouses are perfect for kids to get creative. Cardboard material is child friendly and super safe for kids to play with and have fun. Toddlers need to assemble multiple Cardboard pieces to form a beautiful doll house which helps to enhance their thinking ability and train their motor skills. The Legler – Cardboard Dollhouse comes along with an openable door and has open windows which makes the cardboard house airy for the dolls who live inside. Designed in accordance with kids, the cardboard dollhouse is extremely lightweight which makes it easy to carry around on trips & vacations. Kids can do exciting roleplays as well.

Explore the full range of Legler Cardboard Doll House variations by clicking the following product links. Remember to apply the coupon to obtain your 15% discount off marked prices for all Legler Cardboard Doll Houses.

Use Coupon Code: 15%OFFHOUSES

Popular Australian toy store AMouseWithAHouse stocks a large range of the most popular, quality made German and European manufactured wooden toys from all the major international toy brands in the market. All our toys are safe and durable, conforming to EN71, the European standard for toy safety. We are your specialist traditional wooden toy store.

We currently stock the following toy brands: Grimm’s, Drewart, Janod, Sarah’s Silks, Selecta, Kinder Kram, Goki, Varis Toys, Fagus, Legler, Magic Wood, Nic, Verneuer, and Wobbel. If there is a specific toy that you would like which we don’t have in stock, then let us know as we offer a toy sourcing service.

Would you like to know more about the Legler Cardboard Doll Houses range or other toys we stock? Email info@amousewithahouse.com.au or phone our AMouseWithAHouse customer support team on 0424 833 164. Don’t forget to click the LIKE button and follow AMouseWithAHouse on Facebook to join in the conversation.

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Parent Tip: How to Make Coloured Playdough

There are a variety of benefits achieved from playdough play including fine motor skill development as the playdough is great for strengthening muscle tone in little hands – squishing, squashing, rolling, flattening playdough all develops the children’s muscles and encourage prewriting and other skills such as cutting with a scissors, using a tweezers, holding a pencil and more. Children can also work their stress out through their hands, so playdough is not only loads of fun, but can be another useful way to help your children to release stress.

You will need the following materials to be able to make your own playdough at home:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • food colouring
  • 1 cup flour
  • saucepan
  • measuring spoon and cup

Step-by-step directions to make your own coloured playdough:

  1. In your saucepan, combine; water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food colouring.
  2. Heat until warm.
  3. Remove from heat and add flour.
  4. Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last six (6) months or longer. Dust the covered countertop with a little flour and turn out the dough on top of the flour. Knead the play dough for about ten (10) minutes to make it smooth and soft. Add a little more flour if your dough still feels sticky after 10 minutes, and continue kneading until the playdough no longer feels sticky.
  5. Store the completed cooled dough in an airtight container or a ziplock bag.
  6. To restore the softness to playdough, try adding water one drop at a time and working it in to moisten the playdough. You can also try wrapping the playdough in a damp paper towel, returning it to the container and replacing the cover. Let it sit overnight.

AMouseWithAHouse Toy Store has many different toys where playdough can be used together or as part of the play scenario and enhance the creative play possibilities. Try these NIC – Mini Cookie Cutter Set – 6 Assorted Animals. Children delight in making their favourite biscuits with these cute and practical mini cookie cutters. Includes elephant horse sitting rabbit pig butterfly and flying bird. To keep playdough from sticking to the cutter dip in flour before cutting. These cutters measure between 3 – 6 cm. Part of the Nic – Gluckskafer range of high quality kitchen play products – suitable for imaginative play at home pre-schools and schools.