eBay have partnered with Social and Behavioural Psychologist, Honey Langcaster-James to uncover why these toys benefit a child’s development and help parents choose the perfect gift this Christmas.
Ebay has announced their ’12 toys of Christmas’, and they’ve all been chosen with kids futures in mind. The online auction site worked with Social and Behavioural Psychologist, Honey Langcaster-James to help uncover which toys benefit a child’s development and help parents choose the perfect gift.
The toy range includes choice which help children build on their companionship skills, and motor skills – and of course help encourage them to use their imagination.
The list includes favourites such as Harry Potter, and Barbie, and even unicorn gifts – the hot theme this Christmas. This year there has been almost 226 million searches for unicorn related items too, so there’s no chance they’ll disappear off the hot lists soon.
Honey Langcaster-James explains the importance of these toys and a child’s development saying, “Some toys are designed to encourage trust and friendship and others may foster early science, engineering and maths skills, so one way to get the best toy is to consider what additional benefits it may have for the child, beyond its mere play value.”
Alice Winter, Category Manager of Toys and Games at eBay.co.uk said, “In 2017 last year, we saw nearly 360 million searches for toy s during the festive period. This year we wanted to highlight the 12 toys we know kids will love this Christmas, and also offer some unique insight into the benefits of playing with them.”
ebay’s Top 12 Toys for Christmas
Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall £84.95 LINK
Creator Pirate Roller Coaster £64.99 LINK
Myla the Magical Make-up Unicorn £44.99 LINK
Toot-Toot Friends Kingdom Pirate Ship £39.85 LINK
Leap Start Leap Frog £37.49 LINK
Playmobil Family Fun 9060 Aquarium with Fillable Water Enclosure £42.49 LINK
Baby Alive Real as Can Be £74.99 LINK
FurReal Friends Ricky the Trick Loving Pup £134.99 LINK
Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash £49.99 LINK
Shimmer and Shine, Shine and Zoomdust £44.99 LINK
Nerf Laser Ops Deltaburst £49.99 LINK
Barbie Careers Care Clinic Ambulance Play £48.58 LINK