The runup to Christmas is always an exciting moment for gamers, with new consoles launching almost every year. 2013 promises to be one of the biggest we’ve ever seen with the battle of Xbox One vs PlayStation 4, both launching in November.
Last year, Nintendo’s release of the Wii U late may have given it the edge but this Christmas the big names of cutting-edge high definition gaming, Sony with the PlayStation and Microsoft with their Xbox, will be going head to head with almost simultaneous launches of new models. Their aim of course is to get their products into your homes and your cash out of your wallets. So which should you pick?
It can be a struggle to understand all of the features and figure out what to get, especially if gaming is not your thing and you’re buying it for the kids. So here’s the lowdown on the basics a non-gamer needs to know to choose between the PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One. Continue reading →
Between the ages of 12 and 18 months, babies are developing into toddlers. Most of them will progress from taking a few unsteady steps to walking confidently. They may start talking too, at least saying their first recognisable words.
Because of these developments, they will start to feel they have more control over their lives and their environment. The best toys for them at this age will give them challenges without being so difficult that they become frustrating. Continue reading →
Between the ages of 9 and 12 months babies are growing and developing in every possible way. You’ll see physical changes of course, but also changes in their understanding and in how they relate to other people and their environment. Many babies begin taking a few steps before their first birthday and a few will start to talk. Even if they don’t speak recognisable words yet, they will understand a lot more of what you say.
This means that their toys will be much more varied at this age. Some toys will develop their walking skills, others their fine motor skills and hand co-ordination, language, or reasoning skills. Continue reading →
Babies 6-9 months old are starting to want to get into everything! Most of them will start crawling at around 6 months, although you shouldn’t worry if they don’t because some babies never crawl on their hands and knees at all. They may have other ways of getting around and go straight to walking.
If they are crawling, shuffling or whatever, you’ll find they can move surprisingly far and fast when your back is turned! They like to interact with everything, pushing at things to see what they will do, and they’re very interested in discovering their world for themselves. They won’t yet understand danger so you’ll need to keep a close eye on them. Continue reading →
Between 3 and 6 months, babies are developing fast – and growing fast too. You’ll see big changes in your baby around this time. They start to recognize objects and identify them, although not with words, and they’ll respond more to your voice, your face and even your emotions.
Babies of this age are beginning to understand the world a little bit. In this article we’ll look at the kinds of toys that are best for their development now. Continue reading →
A newborn baby’s life is one long round of excitement and discovery, and the best baby toys will help with this. It’s a tiring life and they need a lot of sleep!
In their first 3 months, babies are getting to know their family and their environment. They enjoy a certain amount of stimulation in their waking hours and will love it if you play with them too. They may not do very much with their toys at first but it will help their development to have the right kind of toys around. Let’s look at what kind of things make the best toys for newborn babies month by month. Continue reading →
So you want to know how to make your Furby evil? It’s pretty easy really. Just treat him bad! Here’s a video showing you how one guy does it:
All you have to do is just stick your finger in his mouth like your feeding him, but continue on and on. Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite. He’ll try to throw up as soon as you stop but you still go on forcing your finger in his mouth.
As the guy says, it’s not as perverted as it sounds! But it’s pretty mean. After a while he’ll go crazy and if you’re lucky you’ll see the evil Furby emerge!
But what if you change your mind and want your cute, happy little Furby back again?
Don’t worry, it’s simple to change him back to nice. All you have to do is hold him around the stomach with one hand and press, over and over, like you’re trying to feel how fat he is.
Keep doing this with little pauses and don’t talk or he may pick up on something in your voice and not change. After about 10 or 15 squeezes he’ll go quiet. Then he’ll start to giggle and chatter in his high, happy voice. Success! Cute Furby is back!
Yes the new Furby can dance! I’ve got two videos for you on this page and you really have to see them both! First here’s a teal Furby dancing to ‘Gangnam Style’:
Isn’t he amazing! He goes and goes, and doesn’t want to stop dancing after the end of the song!
They do best with a strong, regular sound with a clear melody that they can pick up. Here’s Furby dancing to ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen. This one has him confused because there’s no steady music, only the beat and the vocals:
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