Toy Fun Friday with Milly and Flynn: Dear Zoo

Today Milly and Flynn are launching a new campaign

A social media hashtag to capture the joy of playing

To share ideas for toys and games

Aimed mostly at preschool age children

#ToyFunFriday

Sounds like perfect for us to be part of

And we are proud as punch to be joining with Milly and Flynn

On their launch day

Sharing with you a Dear Zoo themed skittles set

And a few ideas of ways to play

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The set contains all the eight Dear Zoo animals for a fun skittles game

These shaped stand up pieces are perfect for knocking down with the wooden balls

This charming toy includes a pull along wooden animal storage crate for extra play value

We have only played a skittles game with this set once

We have used the pull along crate lots

And Bea loves acting out stories with the characters

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Esther and William enjoy retelling the story

Sequencing the animals in different orders to change the story up a bit

But by far the most fun we have with this toy

Is using the pieces for a treasure hunt

Sometimes around the house

But most often in the garden

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The children love to take it in turns to hide the animals

For the others to find

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Sometimes they make

A scavenger hunt sheet

And sometimes a booklet that needs to be stamped

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Inspired by the Dear Zoo Trail we visited

At ZSL London Zoo earlier this year

With Milly and Flynn

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Treasure hunts

Are a great way for children to play

A hunt gets them outside

It gets them active

It gets them thinking

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They have to choose where to hide things

Think where others might have hidden them

Give and formulate clues

Work together

Work against each other

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Treasure hunts

Scavenger hunts

Any form of hiding

Seeking

These are great ways to play

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Add in a little storytelling

And the hours will soon while a way

With shiny happy children

Hard at play

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We were sent a Dear Zoo Skittle Set for the purpose of this review

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