Best Indoor Toys and Games for Kids Aged 8-12 Years

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What do you do or say to your 8 to 12 year olds who say they are bored? First of all, I suppose, you have to feel their pain as they have probably exhausted every single plug-in activity and feel … Read More

OurKidsCode – Louise Caldwell

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Myriam talks with Louise Caldwell, the Programme Manager of OurKidsCode which aims to engage families of primary school children to take part in creative computing. A unique learning environment for children and their parents. We will discuss the learning environment … Read More

The Holistic Parent – Sinead Kavanagh

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I have decided to call my video podcasts Learning through different voices and different eyes as I am interested in having a chat with people who are experiencing and encouraging learning, play, education, parenting and anything to do with children … Read More

Toys that Relax

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I have always been interested in sourcing toys that encourage children’s and young teenagers’ growth, development, and skills. I also know (from having 2 teenagers and 2 young adults living in the house) that living away from a phone or … Read More

Top Outdoor Toys for 2022 – Outdoor Play and Active Play

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Spring is nearly here with brighter days and sunnier skies, and we are thinking about how to get children outside and away from the screens. Outdoor toys are always seen as a good investment as they get children out in … Read More

Customer Service & The Small Online Toy Retailer

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Small Online Toy Retailers like Mimitoys can provide great customer service. How you handle customers and inquiries can be the difference between an unhappy customer who will never return and a loyal customer who tells their friends about your business. … Read More

New Trends – New Educational Toys for Spring 2022

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So in my blog towards the end of Jan – I detailed the implication of the Nurnberg Toy Fair being cancelled and how it impacts us sourcing new wooden toys, educational toys and sociability toys. I did my research on … Read More

Engineers Week 2022 – Tops Toys and Games

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Engineers Week is a fantastic nationwide initiative with the objective of encouraging young people, their teachers, and parents to explore the fun world of Engineering. Here are my Top STEM Toys relevant to Engineers week. Yes, it can be fun … Read More

Engineers Week 2022 – Celebrating the World of Engineering  

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Engineers Week takes place from Saturday 5th to Friday 11th March.  What is an engineer? Albert Einstein said it best when he stated, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.”   We all create or … Read More

Mimitoys Supplier of Toy Libraries 

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I remember so well the 1st time we were approached to quote for a toy library. The whole concept was new to me, I was a young mum then…used to going to mother and toddler’s groups but I did not … Read More

International Toy Fair cancelled – what does it mean for a small toy retailer?

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So mid January the toy business was rocked by the news that the Nuremberg Toy Fair has been cancelled because of this blasted Omicron. In view of the international audience that attends I suppose being COVID careful makes sense, after … Read More

Mimitoys – Reducing Waste & Carbon – What a small business can do…

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So its January! and it’s time to review, reflect and rethink, particularly after the busy Christmas period… It is always a bit overwhelming to think how to make a difference when it comes to the environment and making the world … Read More

The Team behind our Irish Toy Shop

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Who is the team behind the scenes at Mimitoys? Well the full list is here: But let me detail the characters that make up the company (in no particular order). Well, there is me – After 18 years running Mimitoys, … Read More

Buying Toys? Hints from this Irish Toy Shop.

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As a parent, buying toys in Ireland is never easy. It’s good to know that we will get something that children will like, will play with or that will have the WOW factor at Christmas or birthdays. But it’s also … Read More

Top Irish Toys – Christmas 2021

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On my previous blog on toy review for our Christmas 2021 Toy List, I have presented the popular toys, the toys that never disappoint. With this blog, I would like to promote 3 toy categories that have been going exceptionally … Read More

Top Kids Toys – Ireland Christmas 2021

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It’s that time of the year where we are looking for recommendations for the right present and the right toy. As you browse the Mimitoys.ie website, you will not find the latest toy trends or the latest character toys. Not … Read More

Mimitoys Toy Stock – all good but…..

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Its mid September ’21 and there has been media coverage about toy shortages this Christmas in Ireland. The Mimitoys Vlog covers our toys where stock is excellent and 1 category of toys where stock is unreliable.

Buitenspeel Outdoor Toys – Mimitoys Toy Review

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In our Vlog, I talk about our major outdoor toy supplier Buitenspeel. They offer a fantastic range of easy set-up and social outdoor and active toys.Here is my review of their range.

Mimitoys – How We Roll??

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In this short VLOG I answer 3 most popular Questions from our Customers.What Toys are In-Stock? ¦ How fast are Toy Orders Delivered? ¦ Who Delivers the Toy Orders?. All FAQ Questions HERE  

Mimitoys Warehouse Moment !!!

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Mimitoys Warehouse Moment – My VLOG CLICK HERE A new delivery of toys in from France. One remarkable Toy – Janod World Puzzle – I didnt know it was this big ???Age 7 – 12 Years Full Mimitoys Page to … Read More

Liliputiens “Cuddly Range” – Mimitoys Toy Review

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In my VLOG I’m reviewing the new range we recently imported in from Belgium. Liliputiens is a high quality “Cuddly” range with imaginative play capabilities. Designed by Belgian mums, the characters are high colour with plush fabric, that can be … Read More

Kapla Wooden Planks – Mimitoys Toy Review

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In this Toy Review VLOG I look at our full Kapla toy range – our most social and engaging toy. CLICK HERE Kapla is a simple wooden toy of planks, that are all the same size. Offering children endless play … Read More

Social & Creative Toys – Mimitoys Toy Review

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In this Toy Review VLOG I look at Creative Activties that help children to relax. CLICK HERE Either in group / family play or contentedly on their own. Flower Connecting Game is for children 5+. Is a creative toy that … Read More

GreenToys – Mimitoys Toy Review

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In this Vlog, I am reviewing Green Toys. Green Toys provide a range of Chunky plastic Toddler Toys. Yes, Plastic!!!  but exceptionally the toys are Phthalate and PVC free and made from 100% recycled plastic (milk bottles in fact). Also, … Read More

Mimitoys How We Work – Opening New Stock

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The excitement to open Djeco boxes, always a colourful surprise!

Cleaning Wooden Toys

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I love wooden toys and have since I became a mother decades ago! In fact, that is why I started Mimitoys.ie in 2004. Over the past few months, parents and creches have been asking me how to effectively clean wooden … Read More

Toys And Play For 8 To 12 Years Old

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Toys for 8-12 years old When we first started up Mimitoys in 2004, I probably would have written this blog to give ideas about how to prevent or delay an 8-12-year-old child from playing with a tablet or phone, how … Read More

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