[AD] Parents today are taking an increasingly proactive role in their child’s education, with home learning a particularly common practice this year, amid the outbreak of Covid-19. But even before the pandemic hit, a lot of parents were wanting to offer their help outside of the classroom to support their child’s development and education, both in nursery and in school.

But, with more than a couple of decades having passed since a lot of parents were starting nursery/primary school, a bit of help goes a long way! Thankfully, there are some great resources and learning aids on the market to help children continue to learn outside of the classroom in fun and engaging ways.

Keep reading to find out more about Trends UK’s range of Hey Duggee electronic learning toys, where fun meets education. Based on characters that children know and love, the range is designed to provide a strong foundation for learning a variety of skills, such as letters, numbers, colours, and. The ‘Skills to learn’ section on each pack will help you select the most appropriate one for your child’s needs.

First up is the Hey Duggee Smart Tablet (SRP £17.99), featuring five activities to encourage learning about colours, numbers, shapes, letters, characters and badges. With the touch-sensitive screen, exploration will be made fun and easy to follow. Duggee lights up when questions are asked which relate to the characters and themes from the hit TV series. By playing with this great child-friendly gadget, children will be building their vocabulary and communication skills, as well as developing hand-eye co-ordination, and more!

Also not to be missed is the Hey Duggee Flip & Learn Phone (SRP £10.99). With this interactive flip-up phone, children can call Duggee and the Squirrels, and there’s plenty of fun to be had learning about colours and numbers. Plus, the Squirrels are on-hand to teach kids lots of fun facts! The Hey Duggee Flip & Learn Phone has a backlit screen and asks the child to find numbers and colours, listen to greetings, and pretend to take pictures. As well as helping to teach numbers and colours, the Flip & Learn Phone from Trends UK also encourages imaginative play, as well as supporting the development of communication and vocabulary skills, hand-eye co-ordination, memory, concentration, attention, among other skills. It’s also a great way to help little ones learn how to follow instructions!

Let us know what you think of the range on social media @UKMumsTV. Plus, don’t forget to shop the collection at John Lewis!

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