I never make any secret of my love of IKEA and just how much of an IKEA addict I am. I’m the person in front of you in the store who walks annoyingly slow, sits in all the room sets and pretends I live there, always stops for coffee, usually a meatball or twenty and never ever leaves the store without the obligatory tealight candles, paper napkins and a little something from the Swedish food shop….
Yes. My name is Wendy and I’m an IKEA addict.
This week I wanted to show you the new IKEA toy collections. I always feel IKEA toys represent good value for money and are always robust. They are designed in such a way that they are ‘cool’ to look at, they fit in with home decor and don’t look messy or out of place if left lying around. But most importantly they inspire play. Always.
The new toy collections are in my opinion fab! First up and my favourite is the new TRANING juggling set – this is priced at £25. It includes three sets of juggling apparatus – balls, batons and hoops and comes with a handy storage bag. I can imagine hours of fun with this set especially throughout the summer. Ideal for in the garden and keeping kids active. In addition to the juggling I’m sure there’s loads of other games can be made up with this set – I’m seeing lots of imaginative play involving circuses and fairgrounds – a great set of kit for keeping kids active.
Next up is the new IKEA PS 2014 balancing bench – priced at £40. A touch more expensive but I’m thinking this would get loads of use on rainy days when kids can get a little CRAZY cooped up indoors. Great for developing confidence and no doubt a few balancing tricks! I can also imagine this would be an integral feature in an enormous den complex within minutes! I can see this being causally used to perch on in the kitchen or to pop feet onto to fasten laces. And I definitely think it has the potential to be a space ship or dinosaur… yes. I’m sure.
I’m also liking the PLUFSIG folding gym mat priced at £25. This would be great for the budding yoga fiend and fab for throwing out some tumbles and rolls down the hallway and again a toy that would no doubt double as something else… a picnic mat… a little day bed. And it folds up for easy storage. Love it.
And as a little treat the SANDIG skipping rope priced at just £2 is brilliant value. Proper old style wooden handled skipping ropes. Great for picking up a handful of and keeping them tucked away in a cupboard to birthday gifts or stocking fillers. Just £2!
Well. You know where I’m going at the weekend… Yes, IKEA. Our school summer holidays are needing a juggling set!
All the above toys are now available in IKEA stores and online at IKEA.co.uk